Curly Divas thanks for joining us for another week of inspiring your curls. So far we’ve covered the best products for curls (sulfate free), how to cleanse & condition, how to style & how to be fun & up to date with braids no matter your age curl patterns or texture.
This weeks features:
STEPPING INTO THE FALL SEASON WITH FAB HAIR & SAY GOODBYE TO SUMMERS DRIED ENDS.
Lets chat moisture. With natural to chemically processed curls, you want to be sure to purchase the best products with key ingredients such as Shea butter, caster oil & wheat proteins to help repair the inner structure of hair. Soft hold & frizz fighter (Shea moisture & Ouidad’s Climate Control gel) Understanding that curls loves moisture & lacks it easily as the cuticle is left open 75% of the time depending on tighter to looser patterns it is best to use cool water rinse as often as possible.
Having a difficult time with your curls dulling? Be sure to have a consult with a curly hair stylist & get a gloss for those locks. Glosses are a great in salon pick-me-up. This is important all year round & will be beneficial stepping into the fall season as it gives the hair an outstanding shine.
Paying more attention to your hair with a hydration mask, conditioning everyday & or hot oil steamers throughout summers hot beach days is amazing. However over time leaves build up & an irritated scalp when not cleansed properly which then leads to scalp blockage & product build-up which slows the hair growth process. Using a mild scalp exfoliator, Garniers all natural scrub is ideal and targets those specific needs by lightly removing excessive build up. Applying a small amount on the scalp and massaging with shampoo/cleanser helps proper blood circulation. Rinsing after 7 minutes with cool water to seal the cuticle repeating this only once a months.
Being out & about with summer activities can cause you to want to overly shampoo your hair but don’t. Shampooing often removes the natural oils from your hair and leaves it dry. Be sure to get sulfate free shampoos and or cleansers. Condition as often as you’d like, especially on those extremely muggy days…. rinse & condition those fab locks.
SHOULD I OR SHOULDN’T I?:
Clients are curious and always ask me about Keratin treatments. It claims to give an abundance of shine and removes frizz & hydrates…but is this two good to be true? While the treatment removes frizz it also removes your curls.
THE PROCESS OF THE KERATIN SMOOTHING:
Hair is first shampooed with a clarifier stripping the hair of the moisture & natural oils, The hair is then blow dried to remove additional moisture. Next, solution is applied with a brush and then combed throughout the hair. The hair is then wrapped into a plastic cap and should set for approximately 20 minutes. The hair is then blown again followed by flat iron taking small sections. As the treatment sets into the hair for 24 hours your no frizz or static hair strands are normal. Your also advised not to shampoo & not to sleep with hair up in a bun, hair should be kept straight for at least 72 hours. Some short term affects we are aware of are watery eyes, skin irritation, coughing, nausea and burning sensations in the eyes, ears and throat. Still I fight to bring the normality & consistency back to curls after having this done… DO YOU DARE TO TAME YOUR LOCKS…!
Continue with the journey curly Divas.
Your Beauty Editor