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Why you should stop using regular hair towels

Hello everyone! Do you want healthy and luscious hair? You probably use the perfect shampoo and conditioner and have a few hair masks and leave-in hair products to help keep your locks hydrated. You think you have the whole hair-washing routine down, but did you know that  your towel might be damaging your hair ? Most people have the habit of drying their hair with a  terry towel  as soon as they step out of the shower. That said, this practice has to stop. As I told you in my previous post, I discovered the  Curly Girl Method  over a decade ago. Although I do not follow all the "rules", one permanent change I made back then was,  ditching the terrycloth towel , and I did not use one on my hair ever since.   Drying wet strands with a bath towel can seriously damage the hair. Rubbing your hair with a towel can lead to excessive hair breakage.  Keep in mind that the hair gets more elasticated when wet, making it more prone to breakage.  The hair shaft can be roughed up during t

My curl pattern is changing...

Hello everyone! Today I want to talk to you about my curly hair journey. I discovered the   Curly Girl Method  over a decade ago, and I loved pampering my hair and seeing it curl in a way I did not know it could. After years of wearing my hair curly, I wanted a change and started straightening it every Saturday. I eventually cut my long hair and wanted to wear my curls again. Luckily, my hair was not damaged and curled as it did before I straightened it. The last time I straightened my hair was in the spring of 2019. Whenever I wear my hair down, it's always in its wavy/curly state. Alternatively, I put it up in a bun.  December 2021 Christmas Day 2022 However, in the last year or so, I noticed my curl pattern was getting looser. I cut it shorter because, as it grows longer, the weight of the hair can cause curls to stretch. Still, to this day, my hair is a much looser wave pattern. Throughout the years, I learned a lot about specific ingredients and hair ca

Curly hair gift ideas for Christmas

  Hello everyone! Christmas is almost here, and if you’re stuck for curly hair gift ideas, I’ve got the gift guide for you. In this list, I included various useful items which vary in price. Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for yourself or trying to decide what to buy your curly-haired friend or family member, this guide is filled with ideas.  Here are my choice of curly hair gift ideas: Curly hair accessories Satin scrunchies  Satin-lined beanie hat Satin accessories are great curly hair gift ideas; not only do they look super cute, but they also help keep curls frizz-free. Headbands Claw Clips Headbands and claw clips are back in style, and most of all, they are curly-hair-friendly. You can also find satin-lined headbands. Scalp massager/Shampoo brush A silicone scalp massager can be used when cleansing the scalp to give a really deep cleanse. Anyone can use a shampoo brush, but it is ideal for those who co-wash or struggle with buildup. Spray bottle Every curly girl needs a spr

Fact or Fiction? #4 - Curly hair myths, debunked!

Hello everyone! I have not published a  Fact or Fiction?  post in such a long time, but this is, actually, my fourth beauty myths post. These posts are meant to debunk common beauty myths and misconceptions. For this fourth (4th) post, I chose to focus on curly hair.  I have a loose curl pattern (2c/3a) and, I have been wearing my hair naturally, on and off, for over a decade. I haven't straightened my hair in almost two and a half years! Needless to say, I learned quite a few tips and tricks along this journey. I found a lot of helpful information online, but also a lot of misinformation such as: 1. Do not wash your hair more than once a week. Fact or Fiction?  Fiction. There is no one golden rule when it comes to hair cleansing. If you don’t wash your hair enough, it will become flat and greasy. If you wash it too often, it will be dry and frizzy. You should wash your hair when it needs to be cleansed. 2. You only have curly hair if you don’t have to scrunch it. Fact or Ficti