Sunday, March 28, 2010
The big hair is back. Woot woot! I feel like myself again! But I must say I'm grateful for my 2 weeks of fried, droopy hair. Why? Because it forced me to reexamine my hair routine and eliminate some bad habits. The changes:
1. OLIVE OIL!!! That gets all caps and several exclamation marks for a reason. I've started putting olive oil on my hair before styling, and it is working wonders! It makes my hair feel so soft and moisturized and gives it much needed shine. This is a new staple for sure.
2. Stop using the High setting on my hooded dryer. I really can't believe I've been sitting under a super hot dryer once a week almost the entire time I've been natural. No wonder the top layer of my hair always ends up so crispy! Not good. No no no. Last night I decided to try the Low setting, and what a difference! It helped get my hair dry, but my hair never felt hot or crispy.
3. Use a lighter styling product. I like the shine I get from the Curls Gel-les'c, but I think it was a bit too heavy for my curls. So, I went back to DevaCurl Set-It Free, an old favorite. It controls the frizz, but the volume stays. I forgot how much I love this stuff!
So, lesson learned. I'm going to take much better care of my hair from now on.