Curly Hair Tips

SOOOO many questions about my hair recently so I’m going to try to answer them here the best I can! But first off, I am giving away a $100 Sephora Gift Card just to thank you guys for your support as I have started up this whole blog thing! To enter the giveaway, follow me on Instagram and the app (mere_carriker on both) and tag a girlfriend that you think may enjoy following along!

Ok, back to it! I have curly hair…so to all of the people asking what I did to my hair recently, the answer is…nothing! For SOOO many years I have dried it straight and put a little curl in it with a flat iron to give it some body (which I will also do a post on someday). A couple of months ago, my friend, Mel, introduced me to a product for curly hair and I LOVE IT. Since then I’ve just been embracing the ease of letting my hair do it’s thing.

The DevaCurl Wave Maker is a light weight, non-crunchy cream that provides texture and volume to your waves while helping to control the frizz that most of us curly headed girls hate so much. I literally cannot say enough good things about this product. It enhances the natural wave/curl of my hair without feeling like there is a bunch of junk in it, smells SO good and is 100% sulfate, paraben and silicone free. I have a whole list of more DevaCurl products that I want to try because this one is the BOMB.

SO – After Shampooing/Conditioning with the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo and Conditioner, I towel dry it, scrunching it in the towel and not rubbing at all. I love this shampoo and conditioner – my hair feels cleaner longer and it doesn’t build up in it at all!

I scrunch in the Wave Maker then I let it air dry a bit continuing to scrunch it up every so often while I throw on make up and such.

Then I pull out the blow dryer and diffuser and scrunch away until it’s dry!

I like to get a lot of volume at the roots of my hair, so I usually take a wide tooth comb and tease the top by the roots. And to finish it up, I take a wand and help out any stragglers that I have that didn’t curl just right – I have a few pieces right on top that are always difficult! When using a wand or curling iron, I always curl back away from my face and I leave the ends uncurled so that it blends in with the rest of my hair.

That’s it yall! Depending on how long I let my hair air dry, it usually takes 10-15 min from the time I start drying. If you have curly or wavy hair, I really can’t recommend the Wave Maker enough!

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4 thoughts on “Curly Hair Tips

  1. Julie

    100% supporting this natural hair. I have the same hair and it took me moving from Las Vegas to San Diego (and back again) to finally embrace it. I have always used Aveda’s Be Curly, but I’ll have to check this one out! Great job with your blog 😊

  2. Karolina Simmons

    Love this! Thank you so much for sharing, will definitely need to try the hair products and tips

  3. Brandi Goins

    Thank you so much!! I was hoping you would do a blog on your hair, can’t wait to try some of these products!!

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