Trying to tame my frizzy, curly hair has always been a bit of a challenge. You will rarely see me with my hair down with its natural curl. If it is curly, it is pulled back. I have pretty much given up on trying to leave it down unless it has been straightened with a flat iron or curled with a curling iron. The upside to dealing with these curly locks has lead me to experiment, invent and sport dos that I wouldn’t have if I had the perfect, frizzless strands I desired as a teenager. In blog posts to come, you will see tutorials for some of these dos — so stay tuned. In the meantime, here are a few tips I have learned about dealing with curly hair:
1. Bobby pins are your best friend, all shapes and sizes of them.
2. Learn to love the curls. There is no easy, cheap way of getting rid of them, so learn to do fun, easy styles that flaunt your curls. Also, look at it this way: you can easily straighten your hair with a flat iron, while those with straight hair would have to go to the extent of getting a perm to enjoy the bouncy curls you do.
3. My solution to flyaways: Slick the front of your hair back with a comb when it is wet, spray a little hair spray and let it dry some before styling. This makes a world of difference in taming what I like to call my little “friends” that like to come out and play along my hairline. It is a great flyaway fix for straight or curly styles. When I get my hair cut, I never pay for the stylist to fix my hair because she never knows how to tame these guys. The front of my hair is always still frizzy and gross looking so I have to go home and fix it myself anyway.