Hey curly friends!
I’m a busy girl, with a busy schedule. Juggling with university, my job, the blog (and all other social media), a social life and all the other stuff life throws my way, can be time-consuming…to be honest I don’t always have time to take care of my hair, and make those sexy-pretty-gorgeous curls look their best (don’t be fooled by my Instagram picture, sometimes my hair looks like a pretty hot mess).
I know I’m not the only one always racing for time, and I know how taking care of natural curly hair can be a tedious job, but here’s a good news….. *drum rolls*….. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE!! You can show some love to your curls without letting your hair care regiment rule your world! And here’s are some tips that will help you quicken your routine hair care routine.
1. Protective styles: Try to keep your hair stretched (e.g. braid outs, twist outs, bantu knots, etc) – if your hair is in a protective style, this will most likely reduce tangling so this will obviously cut down on the time it takes to detangle on wash day. And obviously you won’t have to do your hair as often.
2. detangling while co-washing:
what is co-washing: it is when you wash your hair with conditioner not shampoo.
when I’m in a rush and I need to wash my hair, I saturate my hair with conditioner, and I detangle my hair while they are wet and filled with conditioner. After detangeling I rinse the conditioner off. There’s something about conditioner that makes the detangeling process a lot easier (and a lot quicker).
3. Use a diffuser: this one I don’t recommend to do too often, it does involve heat (but you can do it so the heat is minimal). After you wash your hair, try drying your hair with a hair dryer using the diffuser attachment instead of waiting for your hair to dry. This will help spread the heat evenly across your hair and will prevent your curls/kinks from getting crushed or flattened. I recommend focussing on the roots, because they take the most time to dry.
You see? Natural hair doesn’t have to take forever! With just a few minor changes, you can cut down on the time it takes to care for your hair. Your curls will looks healthy, happy, leaving you with enough time to conquer the world!
Hope this was helpful!
Love, Helene Xxx