All About Curls Series - Protecting and Refreshing Your Curls

By | Tuesday, April 10, 2012 4 comments


We last spoke about defining your curls. Once you have defined your curls using one of my four methods, you want to leave your hair alone to dry completely. I prefer to air dry in order to minimize my use of heat, but you are welcome to sit under a hooded dryer to help speed the process along.
Today we will chat about protecting and refreshing the curls you worked so hard to define. In this section, I will teach you how to wear your curls before bed in order to maintain those precious curls. You will then learn how to refresh those curls every morning until your next wash day.

Protecting your curls

If your curly hair reaches to the shoulder or further, you may use the Pineapple Method that I often use myself. Apply your nightly hair moisturizer and natural oil throughout your hair. DO NOT RUN YOUR FINGERS THROUGH YOUR CURLS! Turn your head upside down to gather your hair at the top of your head. You may use an ouch-less hair band to wrap ONCE around your pineapple. Cover your pineapple with your silk or satin scarf or bonnet. You are ready for bed!

The Pineapple Method
The Pineapple Method


The next method is for hair that is long enough to twist (at least 5 cm).The Two Strand Twist Method will allow your curls to do what they always enjoy doing...wrapping themselves around one another! Apply your moisturizer and sealant and begin twist your hair in section sizes of your choice. Unravel the twists in the morning for awesome second day curls.

Two Strand Twist Method


Refresh

When you wake in the morning, undo your pineapple or two strand twists. Be extremely gentle with your curls, as you do not want to get too much frizz. Defined curls is what we are going for. Smooth a little bit of conditioner, oil and water on your curls to keep them defined. DO NOT FINGER COMB YOUR HAIR!
Because of the way that you defined your curls in the last section, your curls will not be clumped together of tangled. You can repeat this protecting and refreshing method for the next couple of days until you are ready to wash and condition again.

The next topic in the All About Curls Series will be how to “FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions”. I hope this information is helpful to everyone. Feel free to leave your questions in the comment section or email me at Goodhairdiaries@gmail.com.

Have a Good Hair Day!!!
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