The hair love and support I receive from readers truly warms my heart. As I shared in 13 Photos That Make Up My Hairstory, I’ve only had the confidence to rock my natural curls since May of 2011 (not even a year!) and so it’s blown my mind to have other people tell me how much they love my hair and for them to further inquire how they may get the same look.
Honestly, I haven’t found that holy grail of products so I’m reluctant to share what I use! I’m trying new things every few weeks and as soon as I get my go to’s yall will be the first to know!
One thing I can say, is if you want your curls to behave it truly take persistence. You have to get to know how your curls will react to certain products and behaviors. Let me tell you, it will never happen if you keep going back to straightening!
I was like many of you, flat ironing and blow drying every week (and then flat ironing bangs and fly aways every day to get a polished look lol) and it wasn’t until I let go of straightening did my curls HAPPEN! I truly believe (and I say this ALL the time) you have to deep condition regularly and stay away from the heat! The more you let your curls BE, the better they will define!
I deep condition once a week using no heat just letting it do its magic for 30 mins-1 hour. The only time I use heat is to diffuse my curls which is no more than twice a week. When my hair isn’t down it’s in a bun (aka 75% of the week). And that’s it! Since I’ve been doing this process my hair has grown immensely. And when I do flat iron (like 1 time every 2 months – length checks just feel too damn good!) my hair is soooo much more healthy looking! I can’t even believe it sometimes lol.
I help this helps!