As a curly hair stylist, my goal is to have you love your natural texture, and making it as livable as possible . Part of that is accepting that everyday is different ,since there are so many variables at play with our curls.
In the beginning,your hair may need to detox from silicones, or other product build up. There are a few different ways to do that. I'll go into details in a later post. Your hair also may be in real need of hydration, in which daily rinsing and conditioning may be needed. Once you reach maximum hydration, a less demanding routine should be possible. It's all about preserving your curls, thus preventing frizz. When you do wash, a more heavy-handed product application can help give you more days of hydrated curls.
So ~ here are some nighttime options.
~ The Pineapple or Unicorn
Bend all the way over and gather your hair, or as much as you can, in a ponytail as close to your forehead as possible. Use a soft scrunchy, scarf, even panty hose or a round claw clip to fasten. Check out your ponytail. If you see any spots in need of a little hydration , you can take a little watered down conditioner and smooth out some curls , or scrunch it in. Be creative and thru trial and error make up your own night time cocktail. As long as you use water soluble products, the sky's the limit. Remember - there's no right or wrong. You also may find that you need different products or routines depending on the weather, how your hair feels that day, or any other variables.
~ using a satin pillow case is much less abrasive on your curls, so if your hair is too short for the pineapple, this can be another option. It's also a good idea with the pineapple.
~ A sleep cap
In the morning , flip up side down, shuffle the roots, maybe a little spritz and scrunch, and happy curl day!