Ever wondered how I manage my crazy hair? Well look no further than this blog post, because that is precisely what I'm going to share with you today. I've done many different routines with my hair, from straightening it exclusively, to putting way too much sculpting cream in when it was short. My current routine is so easy and stress free, and I can guarantee its success (on me) every time so I'm never worried about how it will turn out. As always, your hair will be slightly different than mine, so results will vary. It's taken me nineteen years to figure out my hair, so don't worry if how I do it doesn't work out for you. Everyone's hair is different and you'll fine tune every tutorial online to fit your preferences and style.
My own hair is very thick, and pretty curly. I have little ringlets some places and awkward straight pieces other places, so my hair pretty much does what it wants in its complete natural state.
This routine has also been done on my friend who has super straight hair, and it turned out pretty nice. Again, just play around with this until you find a method that suits your hair.
I shower at nights so that my hair has enough time to air dry and because I like going to bed clean. Right after I get out of the shower, I brush through my hair. In the shower I use shampoo and conditioner, and recently I've been putting in my little sister's leave in conditioner (ssh, don't tell her!), which makes brushing out my hair a lot more manageable. After I brush my hair, I let it air dry for about 15 minutes before I move onto the next step.
After the (roughly) 15 minutes are up, I part my hair into two sections right down the middle. I part the top with my brush, and the back with my fingers. This by all means doesn't have to be perfect. Then I set aside one section by securing it with a hair tie.
Then I french braid my hair. I'm not very good at making it look pretty, but thankfully it doesn't have to be. Once I'm done french braiding the first section, I move on to the other.
The final step for the night is to straighten my bangs. I do this partly because I usually won't have to do it in the morning or if there are any annoying fringe hairs from when I straighten it, I can press it down with a bobby pin, sleep on it, and in the morning it turns out normal. I also do it partly because my weird natural dry fringe is really annoying.
In the morning, I undo the normal braided part of my hair by simply unweaving the sections. The part that's french braided, I shake out with my fingers. I do this because my hair is usually still a little damp in the morning and I don't want to lose the wave that the braid gave.
I don't actually have a middle part, but force my hair to part in the middle for this routine so that when I put it back at its natural part, I have added volume on top of my head. I shake the hair in the back with my fingers and then toss my hair over my head to shake the middle part away and make my hair not look so separated. Then I flip back over and adjust my part as needed.
And of course the routine is not complete without a bow! I usually wear a bow on the first day after washing my hair because it is extra poofy and needs to be pulled back a little bit.
And that's all! I generally wash my hair twice a week in three day increments, sometimes four if I'm feeling extra lazy, but by that time my hair is really oily.
If you have any questions about my routine, questions in general, or suggestions for future posts, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Have a great day!