Hair Talk : Maintaining the curly madness

March 10, 2014

I’ve neglected my hair ever since, like, forever ago. I always used to get yelled at by hairdressers and stylists for leaving my hair suffer from dryness – I still get yelled at, occasionally. When you have curly hair, not giving a damn about it sure isn’t an option, for me at least. Maintaining a jungle as hair strongly incites you to let your hair be (air drying, no leave-in conditioners and sometimes no brushing). I slowly came to realise how wrong I was for not caring at all.

A little confession: I never really took care of my hair (you already know that). I would shampoo and condition it normally and let it air dry. As for brushing, I would brush my hair in the shower while my hair is still soaking wet. And I sometimes would not brush it at all. I used to believe it looked good that way after the shower. Now that I think of it.. Gross.

Here’s a little story about my hair: I used to have curly/frizzy/crazy volume/stubborn hair. With time, I lost a lot of volume. Like, a lot. And the curliness toned down a bit. The worst part is that my hair is still stubborn and the frizz is still keeping me company. Also, I have different types of hair on one head (“what on earth is she talking about?”). Some areas would be curly, some would be wavy, some would be straight-ish and others would look like they’ve been through a electric shock. In other words, they look like nothing. Any curly heads have that problem too? So yeah, my hair is super weird. But I’m totally fine with it! I’ve learnt how to embrace the frizz. 
Now that I’ve bored you with the story of my life, here is what I use on my hair after every shower and how I use it: 
I start by using my beloved hair oil from Davines. If you’ve been following me for a while, you would know that this an all-time favourite of mine. Seriously, this rocks my socks! A bit of that is applied to the lengths and ends of my hair. Then Biosilk’s Silk Therapy is sprayed all over the jungle. I also like to put some in my hands to rub into the ends of my hair. This will make the hair look and feel so smooth, soft and shiny (a good shiny, don’t worry). Finally, L’Oreal’s Liss Control is applied to the ends. The tiny tiny tiny tiniest amount of this is needed to define the curls. I wouldn’t go overboard as it might end up giving the wet look like a mousse would do. Scrunch up the hair a bit, let it air dry. Es todo! 
If you have curly hair: 
a) never brush your hair when it’s dry – unless you fancy the overly brushed 80s hair
b) throw away your hairdryer, it’ll only add up frizz. It’s useless in your life
I do this little “routine” after every hair wash which is everyday if not every other day. I know it’s bad to do that but curly hair looks good only after a wash. Believe me. And you can’t do anything with it once it’s dry. Anyways, this is probably not the best haircare routine out there. But it’s working for me now and it’s just a debut.

Also, I’ve been currently testing new hair products: the sisters of the Davines Oil and the L’Oreal leave-in conditioner. Will keep you posted. Until next time lovelies!

Do you have curly hair? Product recommendations? Good tips? Please do share, I would love your advice! 😀 

– Zein xx 

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