Of course, there is no one right way for every curly girl. You have to find the right products for your curls, try different things. This is my regimen.
I have read so many things about "no-poo" and "co-washing" washing your hair with just conditioner or once a week with sulfate-free and then in between with conditioner...um, no. My hair will be a grease pit if I followed those methods!
Instead, I wash and condition my hair with Kirkland Signature Sulfate-free Shampoo and Moisturizing Conditioner from Costco. These are amazing on my hair!! After washing, I wrap my hair in a t-shirt, not anything terrycloth or microfiber. I absolutely cannot stand how microfiber feels on my skin!!
This girl loves some hair products. This is my current regimen.
1. Slip Detangler by Curly Hair Solutions - I love this. I spray it, wait a minute, then brush. Yes, I said brush. I use a paddle brush and not a pick or comb because I would be crying on the floor if I used a pick or comb every day!
2. Argan Oil of Morocco - again amazing stuff. I use a nickel size amount, avoid the roots, and just finger it through my damp hair. It softens, helps with frizz, overall amazing. I can find this almost anywhere, bought it at Target.
3. Curl Keeper by Curly Hair Solutions - This is like a primer for me. I can't use it alone, although some people can and it looks amazing. I use a lot of this, several squirts on each section of hair, making sure it feels squishy wet when I squeeze it.
4. Mega Firm Hold Gel by Vidal Sassoon - BEST gel for my hair and I have tried every gel out there
. I can only find it at WalMart so every time I go, I stock up with about 5 tubes. I use a generous amount and make sure every part of my hair is covered.
Once all of this is in my hair, I flip and use the t-shirt to scrunch and remove excess liquid. I let air dry for as long as I am able, sometimes only 10 minutes. I like to wait until there is a bit of a crunch to my hair before I blow dry.
I flip and blow dry my hair for about 10 minutes. I use a diffuser otherwise all the curls will be blown apart. I usually use this time to check instagram, blogger, etc, because it is boring to stand flipped over for 10 minutes with nothing to do! Sometimes I read quilting magazines, or books. I make sure the roots are as dry as I can get them and work into the rest of my hair.
And that's it!! Seems like a lot, but it's not too bad. I still haven't mastered 2nd or 3rd day hair. Usually it goes in a pony tail or some kind of up-do. I hope this post has helped any other of my curly girls out there!