Monday, April 12, 2010

Tiff's Top Curly Tips, say that 5 times fast

Top Curly Tips
#1 Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize.

Daily Moisturizer:
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Get a spritz bottle and put some Luv in it. I’ve tried Oyin Juices and Berries ($11) and Sweet Eddie’s Growth Daily Moisturizer ($13.50). Both have a light berry scent and are great for daily spraying.

Leave In Moisturizer:
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I’m not committed to any one Leave-In. I’ve tried Knot Today by Kinky Curly and Giovanni Leave In with success, I like them both. Giovanni gets more play cause it’s at my local Tarjay.  No s&h makes me happy.

Styling Moisturizer: Ditch the Blue Magic!!

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Look for products with natural oils and butters.

Shea and Cocoa Butter are the most popular. As for oils, try jojoba (most like your hair’s natural oil) but you can use olive oil, right from your kitchen cupboard.
See what Chicora has to say about layering water, butters and oils effectively for GROWTH.

{2} Ditch the Sulfate in your Shampoo:

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Sulfates are listed as Sodium Laureth Sulfate/Ammonium Laureth Sulfate. They are degreasers and strip the oils, grease and gunk from your hair. You do want the gunk gone, but you need your natural oils to stay.
Find a happy medium.


{3} Always comb, detangle, brush the hair while it’s damp,  moist or wet.



{4} Be gentle to your hair, but especially to the ends.

The average person will grow 6 inches of hair per year. The key to growth is retaining the length, protect your ends with moisture and gentle caring. (:
Sometimes you may have to rewet your hair to minimize breakage. Invest in a spray bottle that will mist or try a hair milk product to dampen for combing and styling.

{5} Don’t break the bank.

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Your hair can be FAB on a dime. Spending more money does not always mean better products.  Do your research before you open your wallet.

3 comments:

  1. Great article, excellent information - http://almcleary.com/blog/

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  2. Thanks for visiting and leaving a nice message, it made my day :)

    I think you're right, quality doesn't mean overspending. We suffer from allergies over here, and that can be to any ingredient in the hair product. You have to read the label.

    See you soon, curly girl!

    xoxo

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