Hairy Situation

Anyone with curly hair knows it can be frustrating. My mane is like a toddler - it won't behave unless I give it exactly what it wants, and it's constantly changing its mind.

As for maintenance, I cut shorter in the back and keep it longer around my face (an inverted bob, or reverse mullet as I call it). I also layer it all the way around so I'm not left with a triangle of curls. I only wash it once every 3 days (if you think that's gross, don't ask how often I wash my jeans).


1. Curl Quencher Moisturizing Shampoo
2. Double Detangler Comb
3. Hydrafusion Curl Cream
4. Alligator clips
5. Hairdryer with diffuser
6. Mongongo Oil

After showering, I spread the curl cream through my hair to tame fly-aways and smooth my curls out.

I begin twirling small sections (focusing around my face) to create defined spirals.

I scrunch my hair a few times (especially in the back) to be sure every section got attention.

I pin alligator clips along my roots so my hair isn't weighed down while drying...
and I cross my fingers hoping nobody stops by for a surprise visit.

I either let my hair air-dry or blow it dry with a diffuser. Either way, I don't touch it while it's drying!

Once dry, I remove the clips and add the oil to protect it and add shine. Added bonus: it smells amazing!



Have your own special styling technique? I'd love to hear!