When I was in California for Lucky FABB, I met the adorable Cassidy from TextureMedia. Upon finding out I have naturally curly hair, she
twisted my arm encouraged me to be a part of their Real Texture Talk series on Naturally Curly. Since I’ve never shown this side of myself here on the blog, I decided it was about time! And I do tend to straighten my hair much less in the summer months – mainly due to the humidity & heat, but also to give my hair a break from the blowdryer/flat iron/curling iron process. At the risk of embarassing myself, I just had to share this picture with you:
I think I was about 10 years old here…clearly, this was before they had mastered the correct formula for anti-frizz products. Frankly, I’m a little upset my mom let me walk around looking this way. But, this proves that I wasn’t born with the most manageable hair to begin with. Thankfully, after two pregnancies it has relaxed a little and I’ve learned the best way to handle my curls.
The key for me is letting it air dry and touching it as little as possible. For this reason, I always shower at night so that I can allow it to dry naturally & then I’m ready to go in the morning. I should also mention that my hair looks much better when I have long layers cut into it (the curls lay nicer and my head looks less “mushroom-shaped”). Here’s my step-by-step process:
When I get out of the shower, I spray on a leave-in conditioner & detangle with a wide tooth comb. Next, I work anti-frizz cream through my hair and make my part. I then take 1/2-inch sections and twirl the hair around my finger, making a ringlet & twisting away from my face (my stylist taught me this trick – it helps with curl definition & separation). I continue until all my hair is done and then I let it air dry completely.