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Embrace Your Messy Hair

I’ve been blessed with my messy curls.

I used to not like them. I wanted blonde, straight hair like my friends. It wasn’t until college that I started to embrace my curls.

Now I wouldn’t trade my curls for anything, but I’ve learned how to manage the crazy.

Here are a few tips and tricks that I use manage my messy, crazy and wonderful hair. I’m by no means an expert. These are just some things that have worked for me and so I thought I would share.

  1. Don’t brush your hair.

That sounds weird to say but with curly hair it’s not a good idea to brush your hair and NEVER brush it dry. Brushing your hair damages the curls and increases the frizz.

2. Dry shampoo is my favorite friend.

I don’t wash my hair but twice a week (I see your face). It’s not as gross as it sounds. If my hair is visibly dirty, I wash my hair but washing it too frequently takes the natural oils away. It dries it out and makes it more frizzy. Because I don’t wash my hair that frequently, dry shampoo makes it fresher without all the work of actually washing my hair.

3. You can try your hardest to control it, but in the end, it’s just going to do its thing. Accept it. Embrace it.

My state of mind got better when I decided not to fight against my hair. Instead of me freaking out because my hair will do its own thing regardless of how much time I put into doing it. Im learning to take an “it is what it is” attitude with my hair. I mean 9 times out of 10 when I feel like my hair looks awful, someone else is thinking it looks good.

4. Condition. Condition. Condition.

The thing about curls is that you have to keep them hydrated. Conditioner reduces the frizz and keeps your curls looking controlled and defined.

These are just a few tips and tricks that help me embrace my messy and crazy hair.

2 thoughts on “Embrace Your Messy Hair

  1. I don’t have this to deal with, but I’m glad that you’ve embraced it. I think your hair is absolutely wonderful, Sara. I guess I like curls. Hmmm… if I like curls maybe others would like them on me… if I grow my locks out and curl them, do you think it look good :-)? Don’t get too excited about it, because it won’t happen. I’ve never used dry shampoo. Sounds intriguing, though..

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  2. Loved this blog! Mostly because I can relate 😀. Only, when I was your age we didn’t have all the hair products of today. I washed my hair only every two weeks. Now, I wash only once a week and don’t rinse out all the conditioner. Every morning I lightly dampen my hair and work in a little conditioner…or…mousse. I now embrace my curls, but when I was 19 I gave myself a reverse perm to straighten my hair. It only lasted a short while so I never did it again. You’re right…it has a mind of its own! I experience the same thing…on days I think is a bad hair day… I will get several compliments 😄 Thanks for sharing… and thanks for being willing to be a small group leader!

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