(Closed) Curly Hair Bees

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

Curls are tricky because everybody’s curl is different.  Do you have a picture of your hair to help us give you good advise?

Post # 3
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Helper bee

How are you letting your hair dry?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

What kind of products/shampoo/conditioner are you using? A variety of things are possible… You could be using silicones but they’re not washing out well, which weighs down the hair. Or you could be overconditioning, which means the moisture-protein balance in your hair is off, leading to flat, frizzy hair.

I have wavy hair, but found it immensely helpful to look into hair “science” and understand more about what I was putting in there. Check out the Curly Girl Method (it sounds so dumb, I know), Naturallycurly.com (including their forum), and the Science-y Hair Blog (http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.com/).

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Check out naturallycurly.com

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Do you use heat styling tools on your hair? Heat is the curl killer!  If you must use heat use a thermal protectant. But in general avoid heat styling at all cost  

 Also I noticed that Rinsing with cold water really helps my curls retain bounce and shine. I also only use shampoo when necessary to get dirt out of my hair.  Stripping natural oils is a no-no for curls.  Using a light conditioner daily and sleeping with curls in a loose braid and on a satin pillow case keeps frizz to a minimum.  

Detangle daily while conditioning in the shower with a wide tooth comb. 

Find the right products to hold your curls intact.  You may have to change products when the seasons change.  Try a curl moose and when you need extra moisture a curl gel or pudding.

Do a deep conditioning mask.  You can try store bought or homemade.  I love using avacado oil, olive oil. eggs, mayonase and honey. Wear a cap and Leave it on for an hour then rinse out with cold water.  Your hair should be very shiny and well conditioned. you can find other recipies online.   

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

You could try only using a wise toothed comb in the shower then put Moroccan curling cream in as you exit the shower. Don’t scrub your head dry (that adds to frizziness) instead ‘ploop’ your hair with a cotton shirt or turbie twist hair wrap. All your hair will basically be sitting on top of your head as it dries, maintaining its natural curl. YouTube it. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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missdaydreamer :  I’ve found this works for my curls to look their best.

1. Wash and condition and brush out knots with a wide tooth comb in the shower. Pat dry my hair and I never brush my hair after I shower. I let it dry naturally. Once it’s a quarter dry I put in hair mousse to set the curl.

2. I always use a light weight conditioner. If I use anything heavier it weighs down my curls.

3. I always get my hair cut to encourage my curls to be tighter and sit better. Not all hairdressers understand curls. Its taken me years to find a great hairdresser who knows how to cut. If they pull out a diffuser attachment to put on the hairdryer to dry my hair…they never see me again ever! It means they know nothing!!!

4. Curly hair takes training to sit properly. Sometimes I blow out my curl and it takes a while for my curls to sit back how they were. 

Hope that helps 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Look up the curly girl method. It literally changed my life. If you wanna know anything specific or have questions message me. Here’s my hair before and now –

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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cmsgirl :  What’s wrong with diffusers?  I use one every day.  (I know, I know, I should be air drying but ain’t nobody got time for that.)

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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kooshball5 :  haha…it probably depends on the type of curly hair you have but it turns mine into a big fluff ball of frizz that looks like I’ve had a bad 80s  perm and mistakenly washed it before the allotted time!!!!

 I can never decide if if I look like this dog

or an 80s country western singer

after being attacked by a  diffuser!

Many of my curly hair counterparts have had a similar horror story about a diffuser! Lucky you that it works for you! I hate dripping wet hair on a cold morning…. A diffuser would be useful on those days if it didn’t have such a bad effect on my ‘do’! 😉

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