hipster barbershop (they did girls hair too) and i said, "why not" to a cut and let the guy go curly with my hair afterwards, something i had never experimented with before. his secret weapon? bumble and bumble curl creme.
i have talked about my love affair with this brand before, i even use the creme and surf spray in stella's curly hair, it is that amazing, and that worth it. to build on that, i wanted to share how i achieve what i think is some darn good curl. it was a learning process for sure (can you believe my weapon of choice used to be herbal essence gel?) but there is no reason you should be afraid to embrace some curly hair in your life!
2. dry (sorta), never wrap your hair in a towel, the fibers cause frizziness! i just ring my hair out with my hand. then, i detangle with a super large tooth comb.
3. apply your favorite creme lightly, a little goes a long way! i always make sure to rub into my parts and hair line well to help cut down on any straggler fly-aways. ps, you want your hair SOAKING wet for this step. the wetter the better!
while applying the creme i always get another chance to give my hair a good ring of the extra water.
4. scrunch with a cotton tee-shirt (not a towel!). you will instantly see a difference in how your curl defines.
5. extra steps: if i am in a hurry and want to throw my hair in a pony or headband, which i think works better if my hair is dry, i will throw a diffuser on my blow dyer and on warm, slowly give my hair a little air. also, stellas super fine, soft curl, loves the sea - so i like to spritz some sea salt spray in her hair from time to time to give her some gorgeous bouncy curls too! i have come across some amazing diy tutorials on how to make your own like this one, and this.
can't wait to hear how this works for you! not everyone has the same type of curl, so it will take a little playing around and patience, but i can guarantee that you can get a better looking curl without trying to hard!