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.
- 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.