Articles By Waterlily/Sarah S.

Video blogger Sarah does a deep conditioner tutorial and a product review of Curl Junkie Curl Rehab Moisturizing Hair Treatment. She explains that deep conditioners are great for those who need to rejuvenate their dry hair, or for those who need extra moisture. Be careful not to over-condition! Over conditioned hair feels very soft to the point where it is mushy. It results in frizzy, flyaway hair that does not hold a style very well.

How to Deep Condition:

1. Start with cleansed/rinsed hair.

2. Rub deep conditioner through your wet hair. Be sure to evenly coat each section!

3. Brush hair with a wide tooth comb to evenly distribute.

4. Pin up your hair in a messy bun.

5. Place the shower cap over your hair and let it sit for 15-30 minutes.

6. Rinse out your hair!


Video blogger Sarah, also known as Waterlily716, shares her routine for big, voluminous curls.

Waterlily716, otherwise known as Sara, shows us her never fail routine on how to get big curls.

You will need:

1. Styling products (lots!)

2. Curl activator (preferably with magnesium sulfate)

3. Blowdryer with diffuser

4. Cotton t-shirts (2)

Let's Begin...

1. Start with soaking wet hair. Apply a leave-in conditioner and styler. She used Kinky Curly Knot Today and Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper.

2. Apply a curl activator...TIP: Use DIY sea salt spray

3. Smooth on gel...make sure it's a lightweight gel so it doesn't hold down your big curls.

4. Use a microfiber towel (she uses microfiber gloves!) or t-shirt to scrunch out extra moisture.

5. TIP: Scrunch and style upside down for extra volume.

6. Plop your is an article on how to plop. This creates an accordion feel to your curls

7. Diffuse your hair on low heat... TIP: Turn on diffuser after you've gathered it in the diffuser bowl

8. Diffuse till your hair is about 75% dry. Let the rest air dry. You're done!


Sarah does a video review of the CurlsLikeUs Cloths and Hand Dry Hair Gloves.

A how-to video for rope braids.

In this video, Sarah shares her second day and overnight hair routine.

Sarah shows you an alternative way to blow drying or air drying your hair: plopping.

MORE: How to Plop

Sarah shows you how to blow dry your curls with a diffuser

Sarah, also known as Waterlily716, shows you in this video how to straighten your curly hair.

Things you'll need:

1. High quality flat iron

2. Good brush

3. Duckbill clips

4. Satin scrunchy

5. Leave in conditioner

6. Hair polisher (she used Fantasia IC hair gel)

7. Heat protectant

Tips and Tricks:

  • If air drying your hair, leave it in a pony tail or braid so you can smooth it out 
  • Turn the flat iron on to its highest heat setting 
  • Straighten your hair slowly, don't rush it
  • Check for bumps or crimps at every layer (or section) 
  • Spray heat protectant on every layer of the hair  
  • Be thorough, and do it in small sections 
  • To maintain the straight hair, be sure to sleep on a satin pillowcase! 



Video blogger Sarah (aka Waterlily716) shows you how to grow your curly locks long and healthy.

Growing long hair is an art, and so many covet long hair that we asked WaterLily716 for her secrets on growing long, gorgeous curls. She says:

1. Moisturize - keep your hair well moisturized when you're growing it out. Use a thick, moisturizing conditioner. Do deep treatments and distribute moisturizers, such as coconut oil or olive oil, to the ends of your hair.

2. Hair Vitamins - Waterlily recommends trying biotin supplements. You can find them at your local drugstore under "hair and nail growth supplements." She tried GNC Ultra Nourish Hair and loved it.

3. Get Frequent Trims - this comes with a catch. Only cut your hair frequently if you have lots of split ends. If you do, go to the salon and have them cut off 1/4 to 1/2 an inch of your hair every 2 months (or so).

4. Talk to Your Stylist - tell them you are trying to grow your hair and don't let them chop off too much. They may even recommend more care methods.

5. Dust Your Hair - look for single strand knots or split ends and cut them off. This keeps it healthy and more likely to grow faster.

6. Be Patient - hair growth varies from person to person. What worked on one person may not work for you. Curly hair grows even slower than straight hair because it coils and shrinks.

Good Luck!


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