the polished curl

My name is Becky and I am a stay at home mom to my 3 year old daughter. We have recently moved to the Dallas Fort Worth area and love it. My hair is between a 2b to a 2c wavy curly--it all depends on the day and weather. If I can coax a little more curl out of it.

I used to ask my mom for a perm because I wanted my hair even curlier... Today, I have learned to love and realize that my hair is awesome even if it is more wavy than curly
I have always loved my curly hair.  I only went through one stage in high school when I tried straightening it but it didn't last long. It was too much work. I used to ask my mom for a perm because I wanted my hair even curlier than what I had! Now I know that if I would have known how to care for it better I would have probably been a lot happier and maybe gotten the spirals I always wanted. Today,  
I have learned to love and realize that my hair is awesome even if it is more wavy than curly.

wavy hair products- the polished curl

My curly hair routine & holy grails

  • Once I'm out of the shower, I use a leave-in, a cream, topped off with a gel. My hair really wants to be frizzy so a cream is never enough to style it. If I try to use a gel alone, my hair gets stringy and tends to not scrunch out into flowing curls. Currently my go to routine is once out of the shower use as I am leave in conditioner followed by a few sprays to my roots of Tresemme Sea Salt Spray.
  • I scrunch a few sprays to my roots of Tresemme Sea Salt Spray and Raw Curls Mousse, which is the only mousse I have found that I can use without drying out my hair.
  • I have been using the Devacurl Ultra Defining Gel. I diffuse with my hair upside down for about 15 minutes and then let it air dry the rest of the way.
When my hair is completely dry, I scrunch out the crunch and use a Garnier Finishing Paste. This routine gives me curls that last at least 3 days before I need to wash and style again.

One product that I constantly use regardless of my routine is my Garnier Finishing Paste! I absolutely love that stuff--it gets rid of fly-aways without weighing down my hair at all.

As for ingredients, I no longer use sulfates and silicones in my routine. Because I am prone to build-up, I normally clarify with a sulfate shampoo once every 2 to 3 months and follow-up with a nice deep conditioner. Silicones just simply do not get along with my hair. When I finally started cutting them out, I noticed an instant improvement in my hair. If I want to have a good hair day, I stay away from these.

You can find a full list of my favorite products here.

wavy hair - the polished curl

My biggest hair issue

Beyond the frizz I deal with, I have a few pieces in the front that like to pull straight. I'm not sure why it happens, but normally I don't notice this until after my hair has been styled and dried. I lightly wet my finger and smooth the section with a little light hold product like Ouidad Wave Create Texture Taffy and then finger curl that piece, holding it in place for maybe 2 minutes (so it heats up from body heat). However, I am still looking for the best way to deal with those pieces of hair.

wavy red hair - the polished curl

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