August 9, 2009 | Filed Under Hair Care, Tips N Tricks | 1 Comment
Chronicles of a Curly Girl
As a curly hair I am always trying to find products and techniques that work for my curls!
Favorite Curly Products of the moment:
- Aveda Be Curly Shampoo; conditioner; and curl enhancer
- Moroccan Oil
I love the shampoo and conditioner and the curl enhancer!
I also use a little Morrocan Oil whenever I wash the hair; it helps to speed up the drying process.
I wash my hair every two to three days to avoid product buildups and to further define curls
- Brush hair while dry
- Wet hair completely before applying shampoo
- Apply diluted shampoo ( mix some water with your shampoo)
- Do not mix hair all over your head as it will cause tangles
- Brush the shampoo through the hair to make sure its distributed all over
- Rinse, Rinse, Rinse, Rinse, make sure you reinse all the shampoo out! Rinse with a brush to make sure all product are cleaned.
- Once you have rinse the hair completely; apply conditioner
- Apply conditioner from roots to ends, in sections,
- Brush conditioner through the hair to make sure product is distributed
- Let the conditioner sit for about 5-10 minutes
- Brush through
- Rinse the conditioner thoroughly
- Once the conditioner is rinsed out.. Use your hands to wring out excess water
- Apply a little Moroccan oil or any Frizz ease product – I also like Chi Silk Infusium
- Bend your head towards a towel- wrap the towels on your head – let the hair sit in the towel for about 15 minutes
- Apply the Aveeda Curl Enhancer while scrunching hair up to define the curls – before hair is completely dry
- You can either allow hair to air dry or use a diffuser to dry the hair ( when using a diffuser i normally tilt my head down and scrunch the hair)
Days when I do not wash or completely wet the hair, I have a spray bottle with apple cider Vinegar and distilled water that I spray completely on my hair.
To purchase Aveda products go here:
April 9, 2009 | Filed Under Hair Care, Tips N Tricks | No Comments
Hair: Lanik’s V. Curls X^2
Length: 20″ and 18″
Color: natural color
Installed- let very little hair out in the front. No hair on the sides, just the edges out
Stylist: Stylez By Karan in NY
Braid Pattern: Not sure, used a net
*Questions regarding installation should be directed to:
Stylez By Karan
Hair was worn in a bun for work.
Washed and conditioned with Sexy Hair Soy
Second week: Needed some more curl definition–
Washed and conditioned: Giovanni Tree Tea (sulfate free Poo) and conditioned with Giovanni conditioner.
Leave in conditioner– none, I did not wash off all the Giovanni conditioner- I left it in and use a white t-shirt to get the water out – when hair was about 70% dried, I use a diffuser to speed up the drying, after it dried, I use a little Olive oil to seal in moisture
Daily: Spray with water while head is upside down — use a little diluted non sulfate conditioner
Are you a curly girl? Share your regime! Thanks for reading!
March 27, 2009 | Filed Under Hair Care, Tips N Tricks | 4 Comments
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Straightening Curly Hair
(We do not advise that you straighten process curls like Kinky Kurls)
Most people are afraid of straightening curly hair,however, the task is not as daunting once you know what you are doing.. a few tips!
The most important thing is that you do not want to damage
your pretty curls! And you do not want to end up with a
head full of frizzy straight/wavy/curly hair!
Ceramic Iron – To get your curls super straight without
damaging the hair you need a ceramic flat iron.
- GVP at Sally’s is very effective and goes for about $60!
Heat Protection: this is to protect your hair from the heat.
- GVP Heat protection at sallys
- Nexxus Heat Protectant
- IC Hair Polisher Heat Protector Straightening Serum
Humidity Control- this is so that your straight hair lasts
Once you have all your tools; you are ready!
Wash hair thoroughly, you should use a clarifying shampoo and then a moisturizing shampoo, then condition as usual!
Do not leave any conditioner in the hair, rinse hair very well, make sure all products is out of the hair.
You may opt to blow dry or let air dry. If you are going to blow dry, the work will be easier, use a diffuser ( so that the heat will be distributed equally) Use heat protectant before blow drying.
Once your hair is dry; you can section the hair, use heat protectant again on the hair, and use a light serum; wait a few minutes for serum to dry; then flat iron as usually.
Once all the hair has straightened spray your humectant lightly on the hair. Daily basis, you should get away with just using a tiny bit of serum and the humidity control product.
Versatile curls rock !