My curly hair routine has been my life’s struggle, so I’d like to think it is the subject I have the most expertise on. Ever since a fatal chop my sophomore year of college, I’ve been trying to grow my hair out. And looking through pictures, it never seems to be any longer than shoulder length! Meanwhile, straight hair seems to grow like a weed. I’ve done quite a bit of research (Pinteresting) to get to the bottom of this crucial dilemma. Take a look for yourself: http://www.pinterest.com/sophiamargolis/hairstyle. You’ll find my hair section littered with braids, purple hair, and tips for growing long, healthy, curls.
1. Sulfate free shampoo. Sulfate strips the scalp of it’s natural oils, which for dry, curly hair, are essential to it’s health and in turn the growth of hair. The product I use, solely because of it’s affordability is L’Oreal Paris sulfate free.
2. Moisturizing conditioner. I use Tresemme Moisture Rich Conditioner, also because of the price and recommendations from other curly girls.
3. Oil or leave in conditioner. This one I switch up quite frequently. I used MoroccanOil for a while because my hair stylist gave me a deal on it, then switched to various drug store brands that have Moroccan oil in their product. As of late I’ve been using a thicker leave in conditioner to add some volume to my hair. Clearly this step is something that varies for each person depending on the end result desired.
Last but not least! The most important step I’ve learned this year is to not over do it with products and drying. I have cut back to washing/conditioning every 2-3 days and drying my hair upside down with an old t-shirt which is less harsh on curls and spreads the scalps natural oils. In general I am of the go natural philosophy, and from my research have concluded that the best thing for a curly girl’s hair is the natural oils your scalp produces. My curls have never been happier =)
What are your curly hair tips?