I’ve been getting so many compliments on my full natural curls. People tell me all the time, “I love your hair” and very often ask to feel it. Many have asked how I define my curls and what products I use. My apologies for not being able to answer you all sooner. Below you’ll find step-by-step details on how I achieve my curly fro from beginning to end. Now I must admit, I am constantly trying new products to see what works best with my hair so the products listed may change so if and when they do, I’ll be sure to update you.
1Washing My Hair – The first thing I do is part my hair into 4 sections. I have really thick hair so it’s a must. I usually start in the back and begin rinsing and shampooing one section of my hair with African Pride Olive Miracle 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner. I massage the scalp thoroughly to make sure all dirt and residue has been removed. Next, I rinse the shampoo from that section and immediately apply Mixed Chicks deep conditioner. I absolutely love this product! I let it sit in my hair for about 10-15 minutes while I shampoo and condition the other sections. Once all sections of my hair have been conditioned, I put a shower cap over it. I’m usually in the shower when I wash my hair so I’ll do whatever else I need to do while the conditioner is working its magic in my hair.
2Rinsing My Hair – I take one conditioned section and begin thoroughly rinsing out the conditioner. I ring out that section, leaving it damp and then I apply a little Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, massaging it into my scalp and throughout my hair. Next, I add Cantu’s creamy hair lotion; I cannot get enough of this product! This lotion is a wonderful detangler for those who don’t like to use a comb or brush, making finger combing your hair super easy. As you know, it’s normal for hair to shed on a daily basis and finger combing is great for removing only the shedding hair and nothing more. Do not rinse the lotion out, instead, braid or twist up this section and repeat this process on the remaining 3 sections.
3Creating My Curls – Your hair should still be sectioned off into four parts. This will enable you to easily manage and quickly style your hair. Begin by taking one section and apply Cantu’s Coconut Curling Cream. This is my most coveted hair product, absolutely love it and no future plans to replace it! This cream brings out the best in your curls, revealing your natural curl pattern. With this cream, I take tiny sections of my hair (within a section) and begin applying the shingling method. I’ve created a video below showing you how I shingle my hair but if you prefer, you could just do a wash and go. Make sure you leave the completed section down with the curls hanging free. Once again, repeat this process on the remaining 3 sections.
4Long-lasting Curls -If you feel your hair is still a little frizzy on the ends or the curl doesn’t appear silky enough, go ahead and break out that Eco Styler Gel. You get amazing results when you shingle your hair with this gel but I usually don’t feel the need to. On occasion, I do use the green Eco Styler Gel with olive oil to give my curls some extra staying power and my style usually lasts for an entire week. Eco Styler has many different gels so find the one that’s work best for your hair type and texture.
5Drying My Curls – I don’t like putting heat on my hair so I let my hair air dry but if you don’t have the time, use a diffuser to dry your curls as it also creates volume. A diffuser is great because it doesn’t concentrate heat on one section, which can damage your hair. Once my hair is dry, I rub Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Tamanu Serum, which smells AMAZING, on my hands, turn my head upside down and massage the oil into my scalp and throughout my hair. It gives the best shine and leaves your hair moisturized without feeling sticky! I oil my hair and scalp twice a week to stimulate blood circulation which promotes hair growth.
This may seem like a lot but once you do it a few times, it’s a piece of cake! If you’ve never tried the shingling method please do and let me know what you think. If you have any products that you think work really well, please share, as I am always up for trying something new. If you have any other questions, please leave them for me in the comment section below. Hopefully this information will help you in your natural hair quest. As always, Thank You for reading!