(Closed) how to control curly hair…

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
953 posts
Busy bee

I’m mixed race and I don’t straighten my hair. I find that mixed chicks products work pretty well. 

But the truth is – when fighting huimidity – I find I need to weigh my hair down! The best thing I’ve found is to buy heavy conditioners (even cheap ones like Herbal Essence) and wash the  conditioner through my hair – but NOT wash it out. I use that as leave in conditioner and I twist my hair into small curls. This works pretty well!! 

Post # 3
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’ve never really had an issue with humidty affecting my hair,  I’m probably in the minority on that, so I’m not sure if the products I use would be any help at all.

As far as over all curl care, I switched to all natural shampoos and products that don’t contain sulfates, parabens, silicone, etc about six months ago and the difference has been amazing. That alone made a huge improvement in the looks of my curls… they’re smoother, bouncier and hold their shape better. I really like Giovanni’s shampoo, conditioners and styling products… they aren’t crazy expensive and work well without all the added crap. Their Frizz-Be-Gone serum may help with the humdity…

Post # 4
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

SO MUCH CONDITIONER! I’ll usually co-wash, use a no-poo shampoo when my hair needs it so usually about once a week. I also use conditioner as a leave in, either bumble and bumble creme de coco, devacurl onecondition decadence, or kinky curly Knot today (make sure to use a lot and comb through your curls in the shower) then I’ll use miss jessie’s pillow soft curls and let it air dry.. some days I’ll use a diffuser, but not often.

Post # 5
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

I swear by DevaCurl. I live in a town that has months of 100% humidity so I know the struggle. If you use the Deva line, you’ll notice a huge difference. It keeps the moisture in your hair without weighing it down or looking greasy. I would recommend the NoPoo and the OneCondition, the Coconut Cream Styler, and then a gel. Then like another PP said, a deep conditioning once a week works wonders. It sounds like a lot, but it really doesn’t take that much time and it’s worth living with curls you love! 

Post # 6
1431 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I get Keratin treatments to deal with humidy and friZz – they work wonderfully for me. Groupon often has coupons for this service at local salons. The only pain is finding sodium/sulfate free shampoo and conductors! 

Post # 7
316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Honestly, I find that any curly hair mousse ususally does the trick. As other bees have said, you need something to help weigh the curls down sot he flyaways don’t happen. A leave-in conditioner might work, or mousse. I love the tresemme brand, but any should do the trick.

Post # 8
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I have the curliest hairs and here in new york its easy to control i usually straighten my hair myself and blow dry it out but when i go on vacation and its very humid thats when my anxiety kicks in. I started using shea moisture coconut products and they leave your hair smooth and curly and NO frizz. not sure if itll work for your hair i have more of a wavey curl not tight. but this seems to work for me also coconut oil on the ends 

Post # 9
2176 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

first off do you know what kind of curly hair you have? http://www.naturallycurly.com/hair-types

I have something arund 3A/B and for me what works is:

a version of “no poo” (as in no shampoo – I only “wash” my hair with conditioner 95% of the time and then about every other week or so I will just use a tiny bit of shampoo to wash my scalp and get out any build up)

I only comb my hair in the shower when there is conditioner in it using a big wide tooth comb (so that means no brushing or touching it at all once it is starting to dry! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!)

using a curling creme (actually from sally beauty supply – called noodle head in an orange bottle) and some styling gel at my hair line to keep the small baby hairs under control.

I use “rake and shake” method 95% of the time – the more sections you do in your hair the better it looks (IMO) but when its morning and I am late sometimes that gets cut down to like 6 sections vs like 12-15 if I am trying to look nice http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/hairstyles/the-rake-shake-method-for-softest-touchable-curls/

I air dry most of the time from here but sometimes if I have to be someplace I will use a diffuser

the other 5% of the time when I really really want to look super nice I will first do rake and shake but then I will finish each section (that I raked and shaked) with twisting to make sure that each individual curl is perfectly formed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qfXjNQLvF8



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