Back to School
It’s that time again, it’s back to school! Time to purchase school supplies and get ready to move back in the dorms. I know you have so much on your mind including your classes, moving, and hanging out with your friends. Thinking about packing can be stressful and annoying. Here are eleven dorm room must haves for curlies!
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Whether you share a bathroom with your entire floor or just one person, you have to carry all of your Holy Grail products with you. A shower caddy is a great storage option for you to bring your shampoos and conditioners without the multiple trips. They even have them in your favorite colors!
A wide tooth shower comb is a must have to detangle your curls. It may be best to purchase one to store in your shower caddy to avoid another trip back to your room. Shower combs are super affordable and you’re able to find them at local stores.
A hooded dryer is a great way to contribute heat with your deep conditioning. You can find them online or at your local beautiful supply stores. They won’t take up too much space in your room and it’s a great way to give yourself the salon treatment in your college dorm.
Not feeling the hooded dryer? Heat caps are available to deep condition your hair without feeling constricted to a single area of your room. It’s easy to use: simply put the gel pack in the microwave according to the temperature stated on the directions and put the gel pack in the wrap. Before placing the wrap on your head, don’t forget to place a plastic cap on your head.
A beanie is a common necessity, especially for curlies. Whether you almost over slept and need to get to class fast or you’re simply not having the best curl day, just throw the beanie on. Don’t have time to sit and deep condition? Place your beanie over your plastic cap. Trust me, your classmates and professors won’t even notice.
Hair Drain Catcher
Catch your curls in the drain before your roommate finds a surprise in the shower after you. It’s a convenient way to clean your excess hair from washday and your roommates will love and respect your effort of cleaning behind yourself.
Bring plenty of towels, especially for washday. Microfiber towels are great for preventing frizz. Is it close to laundry day and you’re running out of spare towels for your hair. Simply use an old t-shirts to dry your curls.
It may be best to purchase a small bulk of your favorite products to bring with you for many different reasons. You’re favorite products may not be accessible to dormitory. It can also save money, especially if you already purchase them at a great price. It allows for your curls to still receive the great care and love even while you.
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A satin pillowcase will help reduce frizz and breakage with your hair. It’s also great for your skin. It can come in handy on those days of late night studying and you can’t find your satin cap.
Pumps are convenient especially if your shampoo and conditioner bottles are big. It’s less messy and you won’t have to worry about using more product than you have to. This can also save you money that you can use for your books and school supplies!
If your hair is not dried from the night before, a diffuser can come in handy to reduce drying time. It’s also great for those who like to stretch their curls to achieve big hair.