Re: how to make curly hair look good so you do not have to wash it every day
I have really curly and thick hair. I always buy gel made for black women so you will have to look in the section with black womens' products. It usually comes in round tubs with a lid. There are different brands. My favorite kind is made by Long Aid, it's a Curl Activator. Another really good one is EcoStyler. It comes in clear and pink. I buy the pink. There is also Smooth and Shine. They contain aloe vera and are alcohol free and do not make your hair crunchy at all. I blow dry my hair upside down for about 10 minutes and let it air dry the rest of the way. I just try not to sleep on my hair at night. You'd think it's hard because you're asleep, but I'm so used to it that I guess I even think about it when I'm sleeping. My hair usually looks great in the morning. If there's is any frizz, I do the same thing as a previous poster and simply add more water and maybe a touch of gel on the frizzy spot. One important thing though, is that after I get out of the shower and brush my hair . .. I put the gel in while it is soaking wet. This helps the hair to stay in clumps. If you have 30 hairs stuck together it will make a much more beautiful, shiny, defined curl than thinner curls with less hair. I don't know if you know what I mean. I brush my hair, lean over and shake my head and put the gel in my hair in kind of crunching manner . . then I use a towel and scrunch my hair upside down to get out the excess water. Good luck. Let us know if you try it!
P.S. Oh, I just thought of another little thing that I do. When I'm in the shower, I never completely rinse out all of the conditioner. It helps decrease the frizz and also makes it easier to detangle next time you wash it!
Last edited by DVS; 12-07-2007 at 08:29 PM.