OK, y’all. I have to clarify that this is not a hair tutorial because that would imply that I have a secret knowledge of how you should do your hair, when in fact, I do not (sadly). But, I have gotten quite a few requests from people to tell how I normally do my hair, so I thought I would share it with you!
First, I’ve got to say that I think the most important thing is to know what works for you and your hair. Experiment with different products and with not using products at all. Find people with hairstyles that you like, and more importantly, with hair that is similar to yours and ask them what products they like and how they style their hair.
My hair is thick and already has a bit of a curl and I am not a product kind of girl. In fact, I’ve discovered that most products simply weigh my hair down and cause it to fall more quickly.
I wear my hair piled on top of my head to sleep so I tend to look kinda crazy in the morning.
Example A…me in all my glory…
I’m still washing my hair everyday. I was going to try to quit this terrible habit, but so far I’m still addicted to daily shampooing. Can someone with oily hair please tell me what works for you?! I use plain ole’ Herbal Essances or some other drugstore brand- I tend to choose my shampoo by what smells the most heavenly.
After washing I hang out with a towel on my head for a while, do my make-up, drink a cup of tea, just generally let it dry a bit.
Then I blow dry – upside down and all around. One little trick that works for hair that has a little natural curl is to twist it as you dry. I discovered this trick a couple years ago and now I do it every time I blow dry. It really works to give your hair loose curls on the end!
Here’s how my hair looks after drying.
Then, the only thing I do that might be a little out of the ordinary is to use hot rollers. I swear by hot rollers and if that makes me old-fashioned or out dated then I’m fine with that. They give my hair a much more natural bend than a curling iron and lots of volume – which, you might have guessed – I’m all about.
I put the rollers in and within 2 minutes start taking them back out. If your hair is straighter then I recommend leaving them in longer, but my hair gets too curly. I’m not trying to look like Shirley Temple!
Then I flip my head over and shake it out and lightly brush through it.
The one product I do use is a shine spray. My favorite is Chi Shine Spray 🙂
That’s it. Sorry that there isn’t more to it, but I do recommend taking a step back in time and trying hot rollers. They just might change your life. Or at least your hair! If you want suggestions on which kind to use then you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below! 🙂
Y’all have a wonderful day!