I spent most of my kid life in battle with my hair. It never set the same way twice and I couldn't, for the life of me, get my hair to look like all the other cute little 6th grade girls with their stick straight locks. It also didn't help that I had BANGS which is about the worst thing to have as a curly-headed girl with no curly-hair-taming tricks. And don't even get me started on my preteen nemesis: HUMIDITY.
It's been a few years since I went out in public looking like I stuck my finger in a light socket and I'm up to about 50%-50% on good hair days vs. bad hair days. :) (Humidity and I are on more civil terms these days as well. ;)) I thought I'd share a few tips (and a video!) to help all my curly-haired girls out there... here's to good hair days and banishing straighteners. ;)
-I know it looks like quite a process, (because it is...) but I want to point out that I only wash my hair twice a week... and I only have to do this routine twice. It all evens out in the end in terms of time and I probably spend the same amount as the straight-locked gals. Most days I can just wake up, tousle my hair a bit, and I'm ready to go. I've found that my hair and the products behave best on day 2 or 3 anyways. :) Also, it is healthier to wash your hair less.
-As for the hair products themselves, I don't use anything fancy. (I do put overnight conditioner in my hair after I've washed it to help hold in some moisture.) I usually use Suave for mousse... or something a couple dollars more if I'm feeling rich. ;) I use Tresseme gel, Aussie "Sprunch" for volume, and I love, love, love the Aussie "Aussome Volume" hairspray for toning the curls. I also take "Hair and Nail" vitamins when I remember. Ha.
-With curly hair, product is your friend, my friends.
Hope these tips help! Any questions, just drop a comment. :) You can also see another hair tutorial I made, how to do DIY feather hair extensions!
PS-- Project 365 post coming tomorrow sometime. I was too excited about video-makin' to post it today. :D