Before I show you how I "manage" my mane, lets clear something up....
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Ok. Glad I got that off my chest.
Although how beautiful are both of these women?! Holy moly!
GENERAL TIPS :
// Only shampoo your hair 2-3 times per week. Well, unless you get super nasty some how. Nobody likes to smell like spit up or the gym... But we can use dry shampoo too!
// Rotate how you style your hair. Admit it, I lost you for a second with that first tip. "But I HAVE to wet my hair each and every day!" No you don't. ;) ROTATE your 'do!
I wear my hair down on day one, bun on day two and a braid, sock bun or whatever looks presentable on day three.
// Conditioner is your best friend. Condition each and every time you shower and use a more stout conditioning/repair mask 1-2 times per week. I even use conditioner as my "anti-frizz" product, but more on that in a second.
// Wide tooth comb only. Run a wide tooth comb through your hair while you are conditioning in the shower. No brushes unless you are going for a Simba like look.
// one : Allow your hair to towel dry while you are getting dressed. After you are dressed take your hair out of the towel and kind of "un-mat" it using your fingers. Just give it a little shake.
// two : Allow your hair to air dry while you are doing your make up (ten minutes.) Still no products at this point.
// four : I don't know if it's because my hair is on the longer side, but it is a bit flat at my roots. So, I tease a bit. (gasp! Teasing curly hair?!) Don't worry, it's nothing crazy. I just grab about four sections around my crown, tease and finish with a little hair spray.
// I'm not really married to any particular conditioner, curl enhancing spray or teasing brush. I usually just purchase whatever is on sale. The conditioning mask and hair spray products I use are amazing! I don't see myself switching anytime soon. The conditioning mask is Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque and the hair spray is L'Oreal Elnett Satin.
What are some of your hair care tips and tricks?
PS. If you don't already know about Curly Hair Problems, you have to stop by their Tumblr. Too Funny!