Sharing my curly hair styling routine was long due. You won’t believe that these pics I had clicked in August last year….but I didn’t want to post coz my nail polish was chipped (lol!). I had thought that I would click another set of pics. But I never got around to clicking those. So, if you don’t mind the chipped nail polish, here is the basic routine.
I use different products, but the styling routine is pretty much the same. I will also share few other routines or variations that I follow for styling..but then these pics took about 8 months to be up on the blog…so for the next set you can anticipate the expected time of that post!! LOL 😀
Anyway, let’s start….
In the shower, I used
- Giovanni Smooth as Silk Shampoo (it is sulfate-free)
- Loreal Smooth Intense Conditioner for detangling and as a rinse off (it is silicone-free)
After the usual Shampoo and conditioning routine in the shower, I follow the below steps. I shampoo, detangle, apply conditioner, and wash it off completely. I apply the leave-in conditioner once I am outta shower.
Steps for Styling
On dripping wet hair, I start applying my leave-in conditioner. During the time of these pics, there was so much humidity in air so I had been using thicker conditioner as a leave-in. I have used Nyassa Hibiscus Conditioner.
- I take the required amount of leave-in conditioner in your palm and rub together
- Then I rake-in the product onto your hair section-wise. See below in Pic numbered 2. I don’t just run my fingers down, I take hair between fingers and press then tight and run them through the entire length ~~This gives even product distribution and controls frizz
- Once all sections of hair are covered, I start scrunch my hair.
- I scrunch all sections several times. ~~This enhances curl formation, clumps hair and helps in product being socked up and squeezing out excess water.
After applying the leave-in conditioner, I take a lot of hair gel and apply it all over my hair. I used the Set Wet Cook Hold Gel.
- First, I apply the hair gel with my head upside down.
- I scrunch in the gel all over. Usually I start from near one ear and section-wise move towards the other ear
- Then I also apply more gel once I turn upright – extra gel scrunched on my bangs and the graze slightly on top of my hair
- Since I have already started scrunching my hair while applying leave-in conditioner, I do not rake-in my gel. ~~ raking at this stage will break the clumps. So I prefer scrunching in the gel.
Here I am done with applying products. Now is the time to dry hair.
- At this stage, I usually plop my hair with a t-shirt for about 15 minutes. (I don’t have pics 🙁 ) ~~ this enhances curls and fastens the drying process. It is best suited for wavy haired people, I feel
- Once I take down my hair, I let it air dry ~~ which takes ages.
- You can diffuse your hair for fast drying.
- If my hair gel gives a gel cast, once my hair is 100% dry, I break the gel cast by Scrunching Out the Crunch(SOTC). ~~ this gives volume and makes curls pop!!
On this day, I had air dried my hair.
This is how my hair looked on drying:
Here are few related links:
- List of Sulfate-free Shampoos in India
- List of Silicone-free Conditioners in India
- List of Silicone-Free Hair Styling Products in India – Gels & Mousse
- How to Shampoo Curly Hair
- Hair Care Routine for Curly & Wavy Hair
Hope this post helps!! 🙂
P.S. These pics are of Aug 2016. My hair has grown now and a lot of those damaged flatter ends are gone!! Yay!!