First Hair Tutorial

As many of you know, I am on quite the Natural Hair Journey. I did The Big Chop back in June and I’m learning how to care for my new natural hair. With an unlimited selection of curly hair products out there, it’s hard to know what’s going to work best for each hair type. It’s been a process of hours and hours of trial and error. Not only for product combos, but on how to style my new hair.

I tried out Jane Carter Solution Curl Cocktail Conditioning Styling Cream mixed with Eco Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel. Finger coiling seems to give me great definition from root to end. This technique lets me wear my wash and go style for about a week and refreshing somewhere around day 4. Here’s a little tutorial for ya!

Here is what I’ve gathered so far to help with (my) definition and frizz.

  1. Water– I make sure my hair is very wet before applying the product. Basically dripping.
  2. Amount of Product– It took me some time to find the right amount of product to apply. Too little, results in frizz and lack of definition. Too much, results in flaky and my curls feel heavy and looking weighed down. I don’t really have a technique in application other than mixing the products in the hand and distributing it evenly through my hair. I spend a lot more time on the bottom half of my hair because the texture is very different from my crown area.
  3. Drying– I like to air dry until I’m about 70-80% dry. For the last 20% I’ll alternate my diffuser on cool and medium heat until fully dry. It’s important to avoid manipulating my curls too much while in the drying process. For me, this ends in frizz and all that work will be for nothing.
  4. Finishing Oil– Once 100% dry, I’ll put some oil on my hands and go through my hair to soften and add shine. I like to use DevaCurl’s High Shine; a little bit goes a long way.

As always, leave your tips, comments, and suggestions below. I like to hear what you guys have to say =).