For Natural Curls
I love my CurlGirls.
I just think women with curly hair are fab! Why? Because curls are very unique, they add personality upon sight, and they can make a woman feel something special, sexy wonderful (oh yes I had to quote a song here). That’s how reeeal the curl game is.
BUT, the truth is, curls aren’t always the easiest to deal with it.
I like to think of hair as a garden. The more you tend to it, nurture it, give it water, vitamins, and love, the better it will be.
Well I didn’t have that memo early on in life. My hair was a nightmare from as far back as I can remember all the way to about the age of 20. Dyed, fried, chopped. You know the way.
I just wanted long hair!It wouldn’t grow. Luckily, my frustration led me to the internet goddesses who shed light on some of Mumma Nature’s gifts.
I began conditioning my hair once a week with natural ingredients from my fridge, washing, air drying, straightening, then rolling my flat ironed hair into pin rolls each night. The hair was fab. It looked so healthy and I loved my waves. My hair was it!
But it wasn’t really my hair, or more specifically it wasn’t my hair in its natural state. I mean I straightened it once a week, and the curls were finger made. I wasn’t embracing Mumma’s gifts.
It made things worse for wear when I saw these beautiful women with the most amazing natural curls I’d ever seen. Fro’s / defined curls/ spectacular waves/ BIG AMAZING NATURAL CURLY HAIR! I wanted in, but I couldn’t imagine that I could ever match their pedigree. I had had my curls all my life but they never seemed to work before. I never felt that I had the science down, BUT countless other curlies had, so I vowed that it was time I joined the ranks.
- Condition. Keep those locks hydrated!
- Research products, read/watch reviews, then experiment.
- Learn your curl type (mine is 3b) and look for products and methods that are in line with your specific type.
- Long layers give volume.
- Find a stylist who will dry cut.
- Don’t give up on your swirls!
Below is a timeline of my hair from 2009 up until 2016 and stay tuned for the 2017 photos of my first professional chop! Stay curly, beauties!
7 comments on “For Natural Curls”
I have naturally straight hair and no matter how long I leave the curlers on, they don’t curl at all! I love your top tips and I tried #1 today. I found that wetting my hair first makes it easier to curl it. So thanks for the tip! Love your curls, they look really chic!
Hi Lily, thanks so much! I’m glad that one of the tips helped you and I would definitely recommend wetting your hair first for longevity of curls. Also have you ever heard of flexi rods? They are these flexible rods that do wonderful things for curls. Use a water bottle to saturate your hair then wrap it around the flexi rod, fold the rod to resemble a doughnut and leave in either overnight or for an hour, unwrap then I’m sure your curls can last much longer. 🙂
Thank you for the article. I have curly hair but it’s very dry and frizzy. The only thing I do to it is use dye but it does get exposed to the sun a lot. I think I might be trying the egg, honey and oil treatment.
That treatment will certainly help you! Especially if you dye your hair, using a natural conditioner can help with putting that much needed moisture back in it. Please let me know how it goes for you and if you have any more questions or comments 🙂
I have natural curl and dry hair so I may try a couple of the treatments of natural stuff. In the early 70’s my older sisters used eggs and stuff on their hair. I will try that one first. My hair is all silver (white) now. Any tips on keeping silver hair shiny? Love your posts.
I love silver hair! That might sound strange, but I always have. One tip that is great for such is eating avocado and also making a mix where you add avocado and jojoba oil to really bring out the natural color in your hair. I also have used egg hair treatments many times in my life and can attest to how stronger, shinier, thicker, and prettier it made it. I hope this helps, thanks so much for reading!
I must say, I’ really great full to this writer just for remedies told for my crisis. I am not sure what I would’ve done by myself, if I hadn’t come across such a subject like this. I can also at this time look forward to my future. Once again, thanks for your time so much for your high quality and result oriented guide.
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