Hello there. I hope you’re finding some way to enjoy this strange 2020 holiday season!
So, about a week and a half ago I decided I’d attempt to revive my natural curls. That was a much larger undertaking than I’d anticipated! Fortunately there is a lot of guidance out there for clueless curly-haired people like me. I’ve especially found YouTube channels Manes by Mell and Jayme Jo to be invaluable on my hair restoration journey. Neither Mell nor Jayme uses the Curly Girl Method (CGM) and they both have really useful tips for achieving gorgeous curls without it.
I’ve also been trying so many new products and techniques! I won’t get to most of them here, but the biggest change was in diffusing method. For years I diffused towel-scrunched hair, saturated with gel, by cupping the ends and scrunching with the diffuser. That resulted in dry and damaged ends with frizz on top. Both of the YouTube channels I mentioned earlier recommend hovering the diffuser over the hair until the natural curl pattern has set a bit, then scrunching. So far, this has been the biggest game changer for me.
If anyone else is on a similar curl recovery mission, or has successfully accomplished reviving damaged curls, let me know what worked for you!
Another note, I think I’m a 2C curl type but it’s still very confusing. If anyone out there could give me some insight, I’d really love to know what type you think my hair is!
Happy holidays! I’ll try to do a post about something other than curly hair soon! 🎄