I’m currently obsessed with my hair right now. I’m a wash and go girl, and prefer naturals, so I appreciate the perspective that encouraging healthy hair with good, natural ingredients and no fuss is the best way to shine.
I’m learning how to do the Curly Girl Method. Have you heard of it yet? The book was written back in the 90s, but for some reason it went from a trend to mainstream popularity.
Curly Girl is the surprising bible for the 65 percent of women with naturally curly or wavy hair and a desire to celebrate it. Even if you have straight hair now, if you start the Curly Girl regimen, you might be surprised to find that you actually do have natural curls. I had no idea my natural hair is so curly! I’m 4 months in and totally shocked!
There are SO many variations to the basic steps in the CG method. In fact, you can obsess as much as you want to or just keep it simple. Search on Youtube tutorials and join a curly girl group on Facebook for some social troubleshooting.
Everyone’s scalp and hair is different, so routines and products that work me might not work for you. I’m just a white girl with wavy hair and I’m trying to figure out what works for me. You gotta figure out what works for you. That’s what is exciting about the Curly Girl. No one can do this trial and error for you because no one knows your hair like you do. Experiment!
Curly girl routine after third baby:
Chelsey’s postpartum hair routine:
- Scrub scalp with co-wash. Rinse.
- Add conditioner with prayer hands. Detangle gently with my fingers and a wide-tooth comb. Rinse.
- Turn off the water and scrunch in some flaxseed gel.
- Then I wrap my hair in a microfiber towel or an old T-shirt to scrunch the excess water/product from my hair.
- To dry completely, I diffuse on low-warm. Do not touch until completely dry to minimize frizz.
Hair Mask Monday
About once a week (aka whenever I remember), I put a bunch of different oils in my hair before I co-wash. I put them in anywhere from overnight to 30 minutes before co-washing.
My FAV postpartum hair accessories
- satin bonnet
- silk pillowcase
- hair wrap
My favorite resource:
Word of caution:
Experimenting with the Curly Girl Method gave me so much confidence and authority over my hair. Learn at your own risk. 😉