I get stopped all the time and people ask me about my curls and I LOVE sharing curly education.
Thanks to my sister Sarah for pushing me to better curls. It's an exploration in products and styling, just read the 3 rules first so you know the most important parts!
Bringing your curls to their full potential takes the harmony of two things: how you care and style your hair and the products you use. Below are the products, social groups, and videos that have helped me on my curly journey. Embrace your curls, waves, and kinks!
First things first. The 3 rules you need to know and learn:
1. Don't use shampoo! It has all kinds of bad things that are stripping your hair of the nutrients they need. Curly hair is naturally more coarse and dry and we need to be adding moisture to it. Not drying it out. All curly product lines have some sort of conditioning wash or no-poo product that you use to clean your hair without damaging it. You don't need soap suds. Trust me.
2. Leave your conditioner in! Your hair should be wet enough and have enough conditioner in it that when you scrunch it, it makes an audible squishy sound. 3. Now you're ready to apply your styling product.
The Facebook group that is great for sharing tips and product recommendations. Remember, it's always great to be part of a community!
My local curly stylist in Baton Rouge, LA. She's the best! This is her instagram link where you can access booking info and see her beautiful work. Bonus - she is also named Kayla!
The tutorial that taught me how to wash and style my hair!
A good curly girl method overview:
Sleeping methods to protect those curls you worked so hard on:
Gel cast - an important technique - and in South Louisiana this is the key to preventing frizz.
How to blow dry your hair with a diffuser for minimal frizz and max cast.
Plopping - a technique I use to dry my hair when I don't feel like diffusing with the blow dryer.