The Curl Files, Changing My Ways.
If you follow me on instagram you may know that I have been changing up my curl routine.
And apparently y'all like my curls. Aaaand I take a lot of selfies. Ha! My top 9 photos...
So I am promising to do better at sharing about my curl journey and process.
So why the change?
...It has been over a decade since I have changed up my go-tos when it came to my hair. Why the change? My curls were becoming dull and lifeless, lacking body and too tangly. Plus I have been slowing removing chemicals from my house, now it's time to address my hair.
...The first step was a haircut, which you can read about here. It had been 3 years, crazy!!
Next... I reached out to the curly community on instagram and I couldn't believe what I found. So many curly girls AND new curl products. I am so STOKED to see all these women embracing their curls, and sharing their curl journeys with the world. I was inspired and motivated. And some of the before and afters are Ahhhmazing.
And here we are.
My curl journey is still evolving, a work in progress.
But there are two big changes I wanted to share...
1. discovering Bounce Curl, I am using the Shampoo, Conditioner and Light Creme Gel. I am still trying out other styling products - I feel like my hair needs a teensy bit more hold, but I am so happy with the results from Bounce Curl. My hair is lighter, less weighted down, softer and curlier, there just seems to be more spring.
2. how I am applying my conditioner, run the conditioner through your hair in sections until it is completely smooth and slippery. No more brushing, and I was previously dedicated. I know I'm so behind, but I was using the brushing after my shower to achieve the smoothing effect that i now do in the shower with the conditioner. I mostly use my hands in the shower but if my hair is extra dangly I have a wide tooth comb, that I GENTLY use while conditioning. Then rinse. And the important final step is applying my Light Creme Gel when my hair is dripping wet. You can read more about that here. I am a believer.
I promise to share more as I discover new products I love and ways to care for curls. Next up I will attempt to share some of my favorite naturally curly resources that I have been compiling.
In the meantime I'd love to hear about your hair journey? No matter what type, it is about embracing our beauty and celebrating it.