I know you want to see instant results but it can take a few weeks to get your hair back to good condition after years of using hair care products laden with nasties.
Don’t touch your hair too often because it transfers oils from your fingertips.
Don’t over wash. Yes you wash it to cleanse the grease but no it doesn’t help. Daily shampooing can strip your scalp of natural oils so your scalp produces more. Try cutting back to every other day at least or 2 to 3 times a week. (Right now I haven’t washed my hair for 7 days). Your hair will thank you in the long run.
Don’t over condition. You may be applying a conditioner that’s too heavy for your hair type or you may not be washing it out properly. I use Deep Conditioner on my fine hair more as a leave in. I smooth a small amount over the canopy focussing on the ends.
Check out Jess’s video on using the Light and Luminous product collection
Hope this helps and you have a curly day
One of the first questions a hairdresser should ask is how much of your hair you want to keep. He/she should show you anything that needs attention—like uneven pieces or damaged ends. Explain what is wrong and give you options on how to make it look even and better.
When you see another curly with pretty and healthy hair ask them the name of their stylist. That’s usually the best referral system.
Team up with your hairstylist to examine your hair so you both understand the real condition of your curls and ask them for suggestions on how to fix your issues.
If the salons Facebook or Instagram page doesn’t show pics of their work then ask them in person.
And of course RUN if a stylist tries to brush or comb wet curls prior to the cut. Run from thinning shears or razors. And RUN from those who want to straighten your hair before cutting. They should only use quality shears that produce clean, blunt cuts.
People ask me all the time to tell them exactly what I do to my hair to make it look “so perfect all the time.” I might disagree that it looks perfect ALL the time, but I’m happy to share my routine just the same. 🙂
A few times a week I put in a dime sized puddle of Oil Blend For Softer Hair and leave it in overnight and once a week I use my Deep Conditioning Treatment to provide extra moisture. I get little trims every 3-4 months to take care of any dead ends and re-shape it. If I don’t, my hair turns triangular pretty fast. 🙂
Ok, now for my daily routine.
I wash it every 2-3 days with either >>>>MORE>>
My hair is 3a-3b — straighter/wavy and frizz-prone on top layer and curlier underneath. My hair is about medium thickness. When dry, my length varies from mid-neck and mid-ear level.
I have been using about 4-5 quarter-size puddles of the CCSS with RR lately. I usually put RR on to cover all of my hair (4-5 quarter size puddles of RR, too), to the point that it feels smooth when wet. Perhaps I need to cut back on the CCSS? It distributes easier than it looks like it will, so maybe I have been using too much…?
Answer: Yep, it sounds to me like you’re using WAY too much of both RR and CCSS. I would cut back to 3 puddles of RR and 2 puddles of CCSS – and even THAT might be too much for your length – you might only need one puddle of CCSS. You’ll need to try it both ways and see.
For perspective, here’s how much I use. I make a mixture of CCSS and RR – about 3/4 RR and 1/4 CCSS. I use about 3 puddles of that in total, plus an additional quarter sized amount of CCSS. My hair sounds longer than yours and my hair is also VERY coarse and VERY thick.
So you have some experimenting to do. 😉 I’d suggest that tomorrow you try it with 3 puddles of RR and 2 puddles of CCSS. The next day try 2 puddles of RR and 1 puddle of CCSS, just to compare the differences.
NB An American quarter is bigger than an Aussie 10 cent but smaller than an Aussie 20 cent.
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Step out of the shower after cleansing and conditioning, tilt your head to one side. In a downward motion use your microfibre towel to pat out excess water, gently repeating this motion all around your head.
Lean forward and with your head in an upside down position gently distribute either Rockin Ringlets or Spiralicious using your fingers to drag it in a downward motion from scalp to ends.
Stand upright, and place long clips on the indented concave parts of the wave formations in the hair around the face. If your curls tend to contract when dry you can place clips on the ends, which weighs them down to keep length and create a more wavy look.
Cover your hair with a hairnet or silk scarf, and allow the hair to air-dry. You can also use a blow-dryer with a diffuser on a low setting.
Once the hair is dry, remove the clips, gently shake your hair with your fingers, or allow the hair to stay in its gel cast.