Thursday, March 3, 2022

 Sponsored by Hair Food. All opinions are my own.

I started fully embracing my curls over two years ago; and I get questions about the products I use and my journey every time I do a Q&A! So, I want to go ahead and answer all your questions.

Hair Food has been part of my hair routine for almost two years for several reasons.  I love that Hair Food is free of sulfates, parabens,  and dyes!  I also love that all of their products are cruelty free + they truly work on my hair.  I can’t recommend them enough! I only partner with products I love and I would recommend to my offline (and online) friends.

Secret #1

I wash my hair once a week. This is what works for my hair type and curl pattern the best.

So that weekly wash is SUPER important, and I must use products that keep my hair nourished and hydrated.

My current go-to: Hair Food Avocado & Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner, which is part of the Smooth collection.  It smells amazing and it hydrates my curls!

If  I have to wash my hair more than once a week, I skip the shampoo and only use the Hair Food conditioner. I apply it from the roots to ends and I massage my scalp. Many curly girls do this to hydrate their hair even more. The reason: the massage/friction stimulates and loosens any dirt or product residue!

Secret #2

Ok, let’s talk styling!

When it comes to styling, I’ve realized that the less quantity of product I use, the better! 

After washing, I comb my hair (always starting from the bottom up), and I apply gel to hold my curls as much as I can. I apply generously and scrunch it!

Then, I use a microfiber towel (or an old t-shirt) to “plop” my hair. This is going to help your hair dry faster and without frizz!

Secret #3 

 99% of the time I let it air-dry, if I’m in a hurry I’ll use the diffuser, but it is something I don’t do often!

Because I am being totally honest, I do use a curling iron to curl some pieces around my face or if there are any strands that are feeling a little rebellious (always use a heat protectant). I do this because a big part of my job is to be on camera or video. But if we are not recording anything, I try to avoid heat tools completely.

 To break the curls from the gel, I run my fingers through it while applying Hair Food Avocado & Argan Smoothing Hair Oil. I love this product when I travel, I always take it with me because it makes my curls so shiny and pampered!

Secret #4

Let’s talk SLEEP and how to make sure your curls last throughout the night.

If your hair is long enough, try the PINEAPPLE technique, where your hair is loosely gathered at the highest point of the head. This helps maintain the volume and curl pattern.

I try to avoid regular hair ties as much as possible as they break your hair a lot- I learned this the hard way! My recommendation is using spiral hair ties or a clip.

In the morning, sometimes I spray a bit of water to bring those curls back to life- and a little bit more of the Hair Food Avocado & Argan Smoothing Hair Oil!

Now it’s your turn to share a secret about your curls/hair with me!

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