The ability to wear ones natural curls is awesome, once we figure out how to achieve a look that will last us all day. There's nothing worse than spending tons of time to achieve the perfect curls in the morning then catch a mid-day glimpse of yourself in a mirror that frightens even you! I've been there. So many women are struggling with how to do 'the natural curl' look and still maintain that chic, polished and pretty image we love.
If you like to wear your hair out and curly I recommend trying a natural 'set'. You can set it with bantu knots, two-strand twists, braids or lots of other ways. Design Essentials has a great 'Naturals' line that I've really been enjoying lately. In doing the set you can wear your curly style for a week or so & just freshen it up daily with a little product & manipulation as opposed to re-wetting you hair daily and starting from scratch. You waste lots more product & hair usually doesn't look as nice as the day progresses. It looks great at first but as the curls dry and shrink it becomes a different look. Hair is in its 'weakest' state when it's wet AND curly hair is more fragile by nature. So you don't want to have to wet that hair and comb through the curls every day. You will end up losing more hair than is necessary. When you have natural curls it makes it very easy to set in a curly style and the curls LAST! The trick is to find just the right set for you. The one that fits your length, texture and type of hair. The one that you'll love! To save yourself a little time and money I advise taking a trip to the salon. Find a hairstylist that is very comfortable with naturally curly hair and ethnic haircare as it has been affectionally coined in the salon world. Your stylist will understand the products and the "shrinkage" process that natural curls go through. Always bring pictures if possible. Sometimes you may be trying to achieve a style natural that your hair isn't long enough in it's natural state to achieve. It's such a fun and exciting time when we as women can have fun with our natural hair texture, it's liberating! So Let's have fun together! Enjoy!