A few days ago my sister wrote a great post about Curly Hair Tips on her blog. She is smart, funny and finds some of the best recipes and drink mixes on the web. Seriously, check out her blog. Did I mention she also has GREAT hair…perhaps the best curls of anyone I know. And she knows how to take care of them.
In fact she taught me how to “do” my hair.
Let’s face it. My hair has always been “curly,” but I just never knew what to do with my curls. In high school I brushed them to form a weird frizzy wave and in college I cut them short and let it poof. Neither look was a winner.
See photo for evidence:
Then one New Years Eve everything changed. My sisters and I were all in Santa Barbara and had decided we were going to go out this year instead of staying at home, falling asleep before the ball dropped.
Steph, introduced me to two things:
2) The right technique (NO brushing, lots of scrunching, extra gentle)
And voilà. The results were instantly better.
Pregnancy has done a number on my curls. On good day they get swept back in a pony tail; on a lazy day twirled into a messy bun. Neither of which is particularly flattering.
But whenever I take the time to wash my hair (hint: if you read her post you’ll learn, it’s NOT every day) and apply the right stuff and scrunch my curls I always think of my sister.