Having curly hair is a way of life. If you have curls, you know what I’m talking about! It took me a very long time to figure out my hair.
This is the #1 rule: do what the hair tells you to do.
I wake up and plan my day according to when I can find a 2 hour window to let my hair dry on its own. I shower with my special products, put in my special gel (all by DevaCurl), and leave it alone for 2 hours. Then I scrunch and go. If it’s raining, well, it might be a hat day.
I don’t brush my hair, or even own a brush. I comb through it with my fingers when it’s wet and has a ton of conditioner in it. That’s it.
I recently discovered curly girl haircuts (dry cuts in which the stylist trims each curl instead of combing out your hair and cutting straight lines) which accommodate the different types of curls on my head. Some are long and wavy, some are short like corkscrews, and some defy all logical explanation.
I would love to have Nancy Travis’ style, but it’s not working out for me right now. I’m currently thinking about getting a shorter cut. I’ll let you know how it goes.