Surviving Curly Hair

Long story short, my hair is a nightmare. I’d love to say I hate it, but honestly I just would not be me without my curls.

I’ve always promised myself I wouldn’t heat damage my hair, as all throughout middle school and still in high school I see girls who just do not love their curls. In order to seek some inspiration I, like I usually do, turned to YouTube.

One of my curly haired favorites is sunkissalba, she herself used to use a lot of heat on her hair and has documented her curly hair progress over the course of three plus years.

Last year I entered a phase where I loved giving myself loose curls. At the time I used this as a confidence thing, because I always found myself hiding behind my hair. I do love the way it looks curled, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve been working hard to recover from that.

In April of 2015 I decided to give myself bangs, I now only use heat on them. Changing my hair was honestly a lot of fun and something I had never done before.

At the moment I’m recovering from my curling ‘addiction’. The first three products above are my absolute favorite “recovery” products and all happen to be under $10. My absolute favorite is the olive oil one. It leaves my hair soft, but not frizzy. I buy mine at target (along with 80 other things I don’t need).

Curls and Shea Moisture are fantastic curly hair brands as well. A tip when shopping for curly hair products is to avoid sulfates. I usually have the best luck when I go to the ethnic hair section in my Target, appose to the aisle full of Garnier Fructis hair gels. These products are usually much more moisturizing and don’t leave your hair feeling crunchy.

Sally’s Beauty is my cheap, go to store for hair products as well. This ion heat protectant is what I use when straightening my bangs. The concentration is perfect, not too greasy, but just the right amount that your hair doesn’t dry. If I DO happen to add too much, I just simply spray a little dry shampoo in my bangs. I have extremely dark hair, so finding a dry shampoo that doesn’t leave my hair white is challenging . Believe it or not, I got the dry shampoo pictured above (from the brand reFRESH) for $1 (on sale at Sally’s) and I can honestly saw it’s the best dry shampoo I’ve yet to use.

Sorry I have not been on as much, but I’ve been working on a photography series and midterms 🙁 But, since those are all over or ending, I have 2 exciting blog posts planned. Also I’ll be posting the photography series so look out for that!

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