It probably won’t come as a major shock to know that heat isn’t great for curly hair. It isn’t great for any hair! Not to sound like a broken record but curls need as much moisture as they can possibly get. When it comes to drying curls, it should be done strategically!
You have now learned about washing curly hair properly and your curls feel great. Now what? Once the shampoo process ends, many people get lost over what to do next when it comes to curly hair. I don’t blame anyone for feeling lost at this point. There are so many products to choose from and techniques to try. It can feel very overwhelming! I hope by sharing of what products we use and what we do after washing curly hair, it can help you have a less stressful curly haircare process at your house!
Washing curly hair is a science of its own! Curly hair is generally drier than straight hair, so the main goal when washing curly hair is adding moisture. Moisture helps keep frizz at ease and makes the hair healthier. Because keeping moisture in the hair is the ultimate goal, it is not recommended to wash curls daily. If you have only worked with straight hair, this might seem like a foreign concept but it is a very common practice for curly hair!
Generally speaking, the more curly the hair is, the more moisture the curls need. Using that same thought, the curlier the hair is, the less frequently washes need to happen as well. If you are worried about reviving curls, or making them last more than one day, we will be going over that a little later! For today, we will be talking about the actual curly hair washing and conditioning process.
When you look at any head of hair there are visible differences. Each person has different colors, textures, and hair density. This goes beyond just having straight, wavy, or curly hair. It includes several subcategories to define different types of curly hair.
Knowing what type of curly hair you are working with will help you make better product choices and styling decisions. One head of hair will most likely have more than one type of curl. This is part of the fun of curly hair!
Something to know about hair is it can change over time! Hair can develop curls or have curls relax from hormone changes. This can happen to both men and women and is actually quite common. There can also be changes to hair density and hair strand types. Knowing what categories hair can fall into is important so that you can know how to best take care of those curls and know what to watch for as they change over time. …
For years, I have had a nagging in the back of my head. I knew that I needed to launch a curly hair care course with realistic tools and recommendations for people with curly hair, as well as parents with curly haired kids. There have always been things that have held me back from launching… moving, pregnancy, busy seasons of life, the amount of work that needed to be done, and the fear of it totally flopping.
Curly Hair Course
After much work, I am thrilled to announce that starting March 1st, Girl Loves Curl will begin! Instead of launching this as a paid curly hair course, I am offering it for free!
You can sign up for Girl Loves Curl by following the link below and filling out the form. I can’t wait to help you go from curly clueless to curly confident!…
This Christmas is extra exciting for our family because we are in our new home! With such a wild year it has been, it was fun to feel a little normalcy by decorating for Christmas. Seeing our old decorations finding new life in our new home was really special but adding a few new things was really fun as well! Welcome to our Christmas decor tour for 2020!
This post was sponsored by Worx Tools. All opinions are my own.
Over the last decade or so, I have grown to really love power tools. The problem is that they can really add up in expenses and space! When I learned about the Worx Tools MakerX, I knew that it needed to be the next tool in our collection. It is a whole system that gives you loads of creative freedom!
There is a variety of different tools that work with the MakerX system but the one I chose to use for my project was the wood burning tool.
I was challenged by Silhouette to a gift wrapping competition. I brainstormed about different ways I could wrap a Christmas gift and none of them really felt that unique. Then I started thinking about what Christmas was like growing up. I was born in 1988, so the Christmases of my childhood all happened during the 90’s. The 90’s were a pretty epic time in music, including Christmas music! So, I decided to combine two of my favorite things into one… my childhood in the 90’s and music to bring you this epic gift wrap, inspired by 90’s Christmas music. Let the nostalgia begin!
There is nothing that is more reminiscent of 90’s music than a cassette tape. I wanted to embrace this throughout the gift wrap, so I made a custom cassette tape stamp out of my Silhouette Mint machine….
I always wanted to be the type of family who dressed up together for Halloween. Once we had our first child, my husband was finally on board with the idea. It is one of the biggest highlights of our year! This year’s Mario Kart costume theme might be my most favorite. However, I do seem to say that every year! If you have been wanting to dress up in a Mario Kart Halloween family costume or dress up as a group, I have everything you need to create this look for yourself!
Making the cars for our Mario Kart Halloween costumes was the most intimidating part of the costumes for me. I put it off until the very last. I thought they were going to be really complicated to make. Thankfully, I was totally wrong! These Mario Kart cars made from boxes were incredibly easy to make and would be perfect for any Mario Kart themed Halloween costume.