Saturday, February 26, 2011

Curly Hair

I have curly hair.
crazy. out of control. giant frizz ball.
kind of curly hair.

(In case you were wondering...
The awesome hat is Mackenzie's most recent craft project from Bible Study. She insisted I wear it for the picture. How could I resist?).
Most days my hair looks likes this
except not quite as pretty.

Which makes me want to go like this
and then contemplate shaving my head.

Anyways, I was wondering if any of you fellow curly hair people out there have any tips for me and my hair.
We need help.
Lots and lots of help.
Any of your suggestions and/or favorite styling products would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much!

Hopefully happier hair days will be in my future :)


Amanda said...

Thus is going to sound gross, but don't use shampoo, it's drying out your curls! I too have what I like to call a white girl afro, and after hearing about the no-poo method, and reading Curly Girl by Lorraine Massey and doing lots of internet research, I tried it and didn't shampoo for 3 years. My hair was never dirty (because you clean your hair with cheapo conditioners, think Vo5, then condition with the real stuff) and after only a day or two my curls were defined and way less frizzy. Email me and we can talk curls girl!

Kyla Armstrong said...

Deva Curl. Srsly. They have a full line of fabulous. Join the revolution! LOL You also need to talk to Ruthanne at Eclectic Whatnot. She is the curl master.

Unknown said...

Amanda has great tips, but I think (not sure because I've never read Curly Girl) that it is the sulfate in the shampoo that dry out our curls. I use a sulfate-free shampoo (it does not become foamy) and a conditioner. I use a microfiber towel to dry it out, so the curls don't split apart. Then I put in a hair "polish" which I think is just a kind of leave-in conditioner. I won't give the brand, because I live in the Philippines and I'm sure that it isn't available there. Hope I helped a bit!

Kim | It's All Reitz said...

I sooo feel your pain! I love that you posted this so I can steal some tips. But honestly, the best thing I ever did for myself was to fight back and start getting Brazilian blowouts (not the kind with formaldehyde). You can still wear your hair curly if you want, it just relaxes everything and takes out the frizz. I'm hoping they perfect the technology because it's expensive and doesn't last very long (a few months) but I've never loved my hair as much.

Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

I was going to suggest the brazillian blowout as well. :) It's the only thing that has made my hair managable! Like you, my hair is one giant frizz ball. :(

Beth said...

You can use hair moisturizer. Use cream for EXTREMELY DRY HAIR, even if your hair isn't extremely dry. It works. :)

Now also, I have curly hair, but prefer straight. So, to make it straight, I blow-dry my hair each night from COMPLETELY SOAKED to ENTIRELY DRY. It will look natural and straight, and will be comfortable and bouncy. You should really try it. :)

courtneyricole said...

I don't have curly hair, but I think yours looks great! :) I actually dreamed last night I got a perm. . . weird!

Curly Girl said...

I will also vouch for the Deva Products. The No-poo shampoo has no harsh sulfates. Then use OneCondition. Most days I only use the OneCondition. You might also want to find a local haircutter that specializes in the Deva cut. My daughter has my hair and its been so much easier knowing which is the right product to use on her.

These products have literally made me fall in love with my hair everyday and love to wear it down. And I have very thick hair like yours.

Brandy@YDK said...

good luck. I don't have curly enough hair to help

Anonymous said...

I use a curling lotion this one:
But kendra products like this
is also good!
Your hair looks great cute in the picture.

Amy Jo of said...

I have to second Curly Girl by Lorraine Massey and the DevaCurl stuff. Honestly changed my life. Check out, it really helped me. I wash/condition like Amanda mentioned, and then "plop" it, which I find helps a TON! Here's a video on it, I know it sounds super strange, but once you try it you'll love it!

(Also,I love your site! So many cute things!)

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