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Question

"I am trying to get my type 3 curls back to normal in time for my interview in a few days. I went diving yesterday, HELP!"

Answer

If you are a diver or spend a lot of time in the sea or pool water, you want to practice a 3 part care method: before, during and after your fun.

Before
  • Cool your hair cuticles with room temperature tap water.
  • Run a leave-in conditioner through your hair. Find one that has a light formula like Jane Carter's Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner. You may use olive oil or coconut oil, too.
During
  • Braid your hair with your leave-in saturating the hair. If your hair is shorter and cannot be braided, use a fabric tie to keep hair out of your face and in one neat place under your hood or behind your mask. You may also opt for a fabric diving cap as well--do not forget, the sun can cause damage for curly and wavy hair, as well.
After
  • Rinse your hair with fresh water (keep an extra water bottle in your cooler).
  • Use a gentle clarifying shampoo like Moptop's Gentle Clarifying Shampoo once you are ready to shower.
  • Condition and style as usual and allow your hair to air dry. For hold and definition try a styler like the Carol's Daughter Hair Milk
  • Use a deep conditioning treatment like Ouidad's Hair Treatment, or use the DIY hair mask below for about 30 minutes, a few days in a row. You should start noticing a major difference in your hair health within 8-10 days.

Almond Milk and Coconut Oil Hair Restoration Mask

  • 3 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil

Mix all the ingredients well in a bowl and gently apply it on your hair with brush. If applied overnight, it is the best remedy for those with dry hair. Wash off with cold water and mild shampoo. Use it 2-3 times a week and if your hair is badly damaged a daily use for 8 to 10 days improves your hair condition. You can continue using it twice a week until you get the required results.

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