Week 3 of Naturally Curly Hair: No Blow Frying
Tracy (Dandelion Mama) recently posted a picture of her hair after using the naturally curly method for 2 weeks. Her hair’s response is nothing short of amazing. It is absolutely beautiful. In addition to avoiding shampoo and brushes, I asked Tracy to stop using a hair dryer and any other damaging heat devices.
Curly Girl Commandment No. 3: Avoid Using Damaging Hot Hair Appliances. No Blow Frying!
This was probably one of the hardest steps for me in following the naturally curly hair routine. I always hated my daily ritual of blow drying my hair, using a straightening iron or curling iron, and then applying the final coat of hair spray. Just the thought of the nasty aerosol hairspray smell gags me! Not only is blow drying and straightening hard on your hair, it is very damaging to the scalp. With the assistance of a microfiber towel, I can usually damp dry within a hour. For those days when I need my hair to dry my hair faster, I use a Hot Sock Diffuser or a hair dyer with a diffuser attached.
This is one of my favorite tools to ensure frizz free curls. It fits on the end of just about any hair dryer and keeps the air from blowing your curls all around. It’s light enough and small enough to fit in your purse, thus making it great for travel. If you view the product demo videos on the home page, you’ll see how I use it. The Hot Sock rocks!!
If you are a fan of 12 step programs (and I am!), the term insanity is defined as, “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” Before learning the naturally curly haircare rules, I kept doing the same hair routine over and over again, expecting a different result. Guess what?! It never did change, and usually just made things worse! Breaking your old routine and trying something “tried and true” really is an amazing experience. Yes, I am a beauty blogger who is waxing philosophical, but I cannot help but draw parallels.
Tracy, your progress has been astounding! You are not to be mistaken for Hagrid’s sister any longer. Your head of curls is to be envied!
Here’s to week 3!
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