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How to Handle Dry Curly Hair

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Hello everyone!

So, lets talk diversity shall we? All of us come in different shape, size, color, height, personality, features, and HAIR! Some have beautiful luxurious long thick hair, while others, like me, have dry, thin, hard to handle curly hair.

Curly dry hair problems

Today I shall attempt to make your lives easier by letting you in on my curly hair routine and how to handle that dry curly hair!

  1. Stop straightening your beautiful curls! Embrace them, let them live and prosper! Once in a while it is okay, but the more you use that hot iron on your curls, the more you kill the beauty of the bounce!
  2. Don’t brush when wet! Instead, slowly and oh so gently take the time to brush out your hair BEFORE you shower. Once your hair fossils get in contact with warm/ hot water, it is WAY easier for the hairs to fall off when you brush after the shower. Save some hair, brush before you wash!
  3. Limit your washes! This goes for almost everyone, except for people who have extremely oily hair…DO NOT wash you hair every day!!! This is like asking you scalp to produce more oils to then when you try to not wash your hair for a day it looks like you poured olive oil on your scalp. When you wash your hair you strip it of its natural oils that are healthy and protect the hairs, try washing every other day to start, and if the oiliness comes on the second day for you, get a hat on and get through it because after getting your scalp used to the new routine, it will become the new ‘normal’ and wont try to produce more oils than needed like before. I personally wash my hair either every other day or every three days.

–>If you are looking for an organic and healthy dry shampoo – try this one out, I’ve heard great reviews plus it’s  super affordable at $22 per bottle!: Bambu Earth Organic Dry Shampee It comes in both colors/ formulations so regardless if you’re a blonde or brunette, there is a safer option for you for a dry shampoo [ I like this rhyming thing ]

4. Coconut Oil is your best friend! Once a week, after I’ve gone the two or three days of no washing, I will cover my hard to handle dry curly hair with my Kapuluan Coconut Oil Organic coconut oil[Full review of their product here]. They are a wonderful company that truly takes care of the people and habitat from where they get their coconut.  I do this once a week, as I said, I will lather the coconut onto my hair AFTER I slowly and gently brush it out, I cover my pillow with a towel, and call it a coconight. In the morning I rinse it all out with shampoo and conditioner { But these times I do not apply the conditioner onto my scalp, only my ends because the coconut oil overnight was enough moisture for 24 hours}.

5. Skip the up-do! This is my last tip, skip to do! Let your hair breath, when you restrict and tie up your hair, it truly is being suffocated! ( by the way if you are a person who sleeps with their hair tied up at night, STOP IT NOW)  Also, when you tie up your hair, obviously it is being pulled, no matter how lose the style is, the hair follicle then becomes weaker / or simply get’s pulled out. This is no bueno for anything with thin hair as it is, so FREE THE HAIR! Embrace the nature state of your hair.

6. OK , I lied, one more tip about product post shower – Use essential oils on the tips of your hair, I mix it up and use either rosehip oil, my coconut oil, argan oil, you name it, it works! Use VERY little, a few drops on the palm of your hand, rub together both hands, and then gently apply to the BOTTOM of your hair while still damp. It will make the biggest difference in your lovely curls once they are dry, plus it’s like an all day treatment at the same time 🙂 .  I also like to tame the puffiness/frizziness of my hair by spritzing it with my rose-water once in a while usually during summer time, and I end up spraying my entire self with it because it’s so GOOOOOD! : Rose waterIt’s actually one of the products I recommend in my February Favorites Post . rose water - curly hair

The End! I hope this helps!

XOXO L.V

(Picture’s used from: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/wavy-hair-type-2/what-if-curly-hair-was-mainstream/ )

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