YouTuber, comedian, and loc inspiration Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey teamed up with us here at NaturallyCurly.com for her South by Southwest #chescaTX meetup! She wanted to meet all her Texan fans who were in town for the conference, so on March 9 we brought swag bags full of NEW Tigi BedHead products and tickets for free beverages to The Upper Decks in Austin, TX. Franchesca brought her beautiful personality, sense of humor and of course that hair we all admire so much! We took photos, gushed over her amazing YouTube videos, and got to connect with other men and women in our community over a shared love of all things Chescaleigh! Thank you to TIGI for the swag bags, and thanks for making a stop in Austin, Franchesca!
Is the wash & go your staple style? Some people use the winter months to wear protective styles, shielding their curls and coils from harsh weather. We know that’s not a desirable route for everybody, and the wash and go will continue year-round.
But how can you avoid leaving the warmth of your home to fare frozen temperatures with wet hair? We’ve done the work for you and found a couple popular ways people still enjoy wash and gos without catching a cold in the process.
Wash & Go in the evenings + pineapple + air dry
If you already have a preference for night showers, these next three methods will be easy to get used to. First, try doing your wash and gos in the evening, giving your hair time to air dry in the comfort of your warm home. Experiment with the pineapple method and gather all your hair (or sections of it) into a high puff(s) or ponytail(s). Just wrap the hair tie once or twice around. This will keep the roots stretched as they dry, but the length of your hair will stay defined through the night.
In the morning, just take out the hair ties, shake/fluff, and go!
I hope you checked out the seven curly kids books suggested to read with your child for naturally curly hair acceptance. But the list doesn’t stop there! Scouring the Internet produced seven more books the kiddies will love! Some are specifically about curly hair, while others just feature a main character with lusciously springy locks! Try to find these at your local public library, and if you come up empty-handed, try Amazon or eBay.
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Ahh, autumn. The leaves change color, the air is crisp and it’s finally cardigan season again…except here in Texas. It’s about 80 degrees these days, so we southerners have to usher in the new season a bit differently. Nothing gets me in the autumn mood faster than comfy, yummy fragrances. Here are some hair products with sugar, spice, and everything nice to get me in the autumn mood. As the weather starts to get cooler, these products also provide a massive moisture boost, so our coils won’t dry out.
Roll call: who got their first relaxer around 6 years of age? If you’re raising your hand, you’re not alone! I got my first relaxer around that time also. My mother never said natural hair wasn’t beautiful or presentable, but it was always explained that straight hair was just more manageable: easier to wash, easier to style and most importantly, easier to comb. I was never teased too horribly about my hair being “too big” or “too nappy,” but a good dose of self-love is always in order!
If you have little ones who are starting to beg for the flat iron, or if you just want to help build a sense of self-love in a curly-positive home, check out these children’s books!
I’m the self-proclaimed queen of styling old hair. I usually try to shampoo my hair once a week, but sometimes I just can’t be bothered. You know how it gets — one thing leads to another and your routine “wash day” has come and gone. Over the two years and some change that I’ve been natural, I’ve figured out what styles and methods work best to maintain my hair during the extended periods of time that I’m just not in the mood for a hair styling marathon. No shame!
The goal is to shampoo, detangle, and deep condition my hair every Saturday or Sunday. My scalp doesn’t get oily very fast, but cleansing and detangling weekly helps me control tangles. My go-to style is a twist out on clean, wet hair. I choose this style because it’s a good starting point for many other styles. It stretches my hair out enough to add some length and prevent tangles that my shrunken hair is prone to.
Read on to find out how to restyle old hair…
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