Curly Girl Method done 1 every 2-4 weeks
Products are a personal choice and different hair responds to products in different ways, Seasons also have a bearing on your hairs needs . These are my personal favourites:
Massage in by roping/milking each section of hair (like milking a cow) until the texture changes (the cuticle will feel a little uneven & rough then when enough hydration is in the hair change to smooth seaweed slip) adding more treatment and little water as needed.
Coarse wiry dry frizzy hair – Rinse but not fully out leave about 1/4 in the hair (you might need to experiment to find what suits you).
Finer hair – Rinse more but again experiment with what suits.
While hair is saturated flip upside down and micro plop, take just enough water out of the hair so that its heavily wet but not running with water. Add your products of choice these are my suggestions (if you feel there’s not enough water re spray just before adding your styling products): Everescents Universal Style Cream, Curl Cream or Clever Curl Curl Wonder Foam and Humidweather Gel, and smooth down the hair.
For Fine hair I recommend Innersense I Create Lift Mousse and I Create Volume Gel and YEShair products.
Separate curls with a smooth tail comb, pen or chopstick.
Diffuse on low heat low fan or allow to dry naturally – if you have the time take a cuppa and sit in the sun (the more naturally hair dries the more elongated the curl will be).
Once the hair is dry and stiff/ chunchy…….Scrunch the crunch out of the cast……… this will soften the curl but control the fluff & the fuzz.
What next…… to help maintain the curl use a sleeping tube or satin pillowcase to protect the curl.
Refresh……. lightly spray with water to reactivate the gel and freshen the curl. Allow the hair to dry naturally again (it will stiffen again). When dry scrunch out the crunch you’ll then have soft curls again.
Continue this pattern until the gel no longer give you crunch.Once this happens re wash and condition with your preferred product Everescents Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner , Innersense or Clever Curl product add mousse or Curl Cream and Gel.
Co-Washing: What is it and who should use it? Note: (shampoo is the only way to clean the scalp)
While anyone with curly hair can try it, it may be too heavy for some fine hair. So experiment and see if it works for you.
If you have coarse, wiry, dry, fuzz hair give it ago.
Simply go through the shampoo process with your conditioner only. Wet your hair get your conditioner and rub away as if shampooing and rinse.
Add your styling products and casting gel allow to dry and scrunch the crunch.
Experiment with co-washing and shampooing , you might choose to fully Co-wash or co-wash 1x or 2x per week and shampoo 1x a fortnight or shampoo 1x per week this will be a personal decision based on your personal preference.