February 23, 2007
Curly Hair Hair Cut and Hair Care
Hair pictures, shall we?
This is where I started, before the fiasco (similar):
You saw where I was after the first cut. Below is where I wanted to be (similar) after the damage repair cut was finished:
I took her the example pictures above from this site.She studied the pictures and went to work. This is what she came up with:
You can see I don't have my bangs pulled forward. I'm not accustomed to bangs at all but I probably should be with that big ol' forehead of mine. I should try it forward jussa see what it do.
Like I said, all went pretty well. I'm satisfied with my haircut. I'm not screaming from the top of the trees that it is, like, my mostfavoriteeverIloveit, but it will do. And it is a base for future cuts. I blurred out my face. Call me a freak, but I don't like putting my face out there. I know, I put my kid's faces, but not mine. More evidence of me the Freak. My daughter saw me blurring my pictures out and made fun of me. But whatever. It's about the hair right now. I don't think the pictures are very good. But then maybe it is the haircut that's not very good. Gah!! I just don't stop. The haircut is fine.
Let's talk curly hair hair care. For the record, I use some of the tips from this book:
All curls are different, but I'll tell you what I do with mine to keep them generally happy.
My Curly Hair Care Routine
Day 1 - Wash, rinse, condition (leave conditioner in and comb through with a wide-tooth comb). Leave conditioner one while I do my other showerly duties. Rinse hair, letting it fall naturally, trying not to disturb it too much. Take a dime-sized blob of conditioner and squeeze through hair. Finish shower, wrap in towel and let air dry being careful not to let anyone (husband or kids) put their hands through my hair while it dries (which takes a looooong time) or when it is dry.
Day 2 - I put it up in a ponytail.
Day 3 - Same hair regimen as Day 1, except I do not shampoo. I work the conditioner into my scalp to clean it and rinse, but don't use shampoo.
Day 4 - I put it up in a ponytail.
Day 5 - Back to Day 1 routine and start all over again.
My favorite conditioner (that doesn't seem to irritate the heck out of my scalp and is good for my curls): Cantu. Love it. Wish I could use different kinds, but many seem to irritate my scalp. I think I have allergies or something.
Another conditioner I use and like that is paraben-free: Jason Scalp Balancing Natural Jojoba Conditioner. I really like this one and have had good results with it.
If anyone else out there has curly hair tips or product suggestion, I'm all ears baby. It has taken me years upon years of testing different products, hair-care regimens. I finally have things down to where I'm pretty satisfied.