So, your blog’s called Pulling Curls… you must talk a lot about hair, right? Wrong. In this post, we’ll cover How to style curl hair, and also what styling products for curly hair.
Because my blog is called Pulling Curls.
I’ve had curly hair forever. My mom used to just pull my hair until the tangle was too much and then she’d just cut the tangle off — and that’s how we did haircuts.
I used to brush it every day.
Yes, I looked like Rosanna, Rosanna Danna.
Enter, college — where I had roommates that shared in the curly festivities, who mentioned maybe I didn’t need to brush it every day. Maybe ringlets were cool?
Fast forward, everyone said I’d lose the curls when I had a baby. 3 babies later, they’re tighter then ever.
Unlike my abs.
So, without further adieu — here’s the 2014 edition of how I style curly hair.
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I only wash every month. I use T-gel shampoo, only because I have a SUPER itchy scalp. It comes with the curly territory. I don’t have oil glands on my head. I may look like I have oily hair, but it’s only an excessive amount of product — if I didn’t style my hair it will never look greasy. And trust me, I’ve tried. 😉
Most of the time I usually just wash (and by wash, I do scrub my scalp, just not with shampoo) with conditioner (I do this 2 times/week). Most often I use Aussie, but if it’s cheap enough I’ll use a Herbal Essence or something similar. My main concern is a VERY thick, moisturizing conditioner. And by thick, I mean Crisco would be great. thankyouverymuch! I also don’t wash out the majority of the conditioner. I start conditioning at the ends, and then move up my head. I comb through it in the shower with a wide-toothed comb. This is the ONLY time I comb my hair. I do a quick rinse at the root area, and out I go. No squeaky clean for me!
After the shower, I just squeeze out the water with a washcloth. I don’t pat, I don’t rub, I don’t do anything like that. I need my hair wet to dry right:
RIGHT after that (do not stop, do not pass go, do not yell at kids — RIGHT after that) I put on Hair CPR. I found it in the “black ladies hair care”section of my local Walmart. It does a good job of locking moisture in, which is what I REALLY need. I run that through all my hair (using about a nickle-sized puddle on each section). I actually don’t have a lot of hair as curls are decieving.
Then, I scrunch in a moderate-hold gel while holding my head upside down and WHAMO, I’m done.
It air drys while I am free to yell at my kids. 🙂
That’s what I do. I’d love to hear from any other curlies! It can be a lonely world when you choose not to straighten. I’ve just decided to use my time in like 900 other ways instead of straightening. 🙂 I did do it a few months ago when I got a cut (which I only do yearly, or a bit sooner), but I leave straightening to a paid professional.
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