1. Satin/Silk Pillowcase
I bought mine a few months after I started my curly hair journey. At the time I didn’t think it would make much of a difference, but, boy, I was wrong. I found that the pillowcase has helped reduce my frizz and keeping my curls intact in between wash days. Especially, as I’m yet to find a refresh routine that works for me.
I’ve developed a love of headscarves and headbands over the last year. When I cut hair short I could no longer tie it up and it kept getting on my eyes. I started using scarves and bands instead of scrunchies, and I’ve found that I prefer them to tying my hair up.
3. Hair Dryer with a Diffuser.
Before I started my curly hair journey I never used hairdryers, my hair was heavily bleached and even the hint of heat turned my hair into a frizzy mess with a ton of split ends.
However, it takes up to four hours for my hair to dry and I found that with product in, my roots had no volume and it wasn’t a good look. So I decided to bite the bullet and get a hairdryer with a diffuser. I won’t lie, it’s been life-changing. It does take me up to 45 minutes to dry all my hair, but I’ve found that my hair looks a lot better diffuser than if it’s air dried.
4. Muslin Cloths
Yes, the same muslins that you use for babies. One thing of the first things I learnt about curly hair, is too use either a microfiber towel or a cotton t-shirt to dry/plop your hair . Now, like so many parents I have a ton of muslins around the house that aren’t being used anymore, as my kids are now bigger. Muslin cloths tend to be 100% cotton, and the perfect size for plopping hair, it is a great hack for any other curly haired parents out there.
5. A Good De-Tangling Brush
I only brush my hair when it’s wet. Brushing it dry, makes me look like a mad scientist after their experiment blows up in their face, and like many curly haired people, my hair knots like no one’s business. So I need a good brush, I currently use a Wet Styler Tangle Teezer.
I originally got it for the kids, but the comb I was using was leaving my hair still tangled and my scalp sore. I decided to give the Tangle Teezer a go and I’m glad I did, it get rid of my tangles and knots, while not hurting my scalp, which I think has improve my curls.
My fellow curlies, what is the product that is a must in your routine?