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Big Curls for the Summer!
By: JunyJu ( 3b, 3c ) | 7.6.16
Step one in my routine is cleansing. I use the DevaCurl Decadence No-Poo to cleanse my curls and moisturize them at the same time (killing two birds with one stone, woo!)
Step two in my routine is deep conditioning. It makes my curls soft, manageable, and easy to detangle! I use the SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Masque because it is life. I detangle and then leave it in for about 30 minutes, and plait my hair in four sections, wrapping that in an old tee and then a cheap satin hair scarf.Once the 30 minutes are up, I take out the plaits and rinse it out thoroughly. This part of my routine is done at night, so once my deep conditioner is rinsed out, I plait my hair again for the night, then re-wrap in the tee and scarf to sleep.
Step three takes place the next morning. I take my hair out of the plaits and condition. I section my hair into two big sections, and then wet them thoroughly before applying liberal amounts of my DevaCare One Condition. I rake it through with my fingers, then continue my shower routine to let it sit for 3-4 minutes. I rinse briefly in cold water (I'm hardore! LOL B) ), leaving in about 50-60% of my conditioner.
Step four is styling! After turning off the shower water (save the fish!), I rake through my DevaCurl SuperCream (I do about 4-5 pumps). Then I get a quarter-sized amount of my As I Am Curling Jelly and scrunch that in, scrunching as much as possible.
Step five is drying and re-styling. I scrunch excess water and product out with a cotton tee, then get another (I have a lot of old tees lol) and wrap my curls in it for 15 minutes while I get ready so the products can set. After that, I take the tee off and diffuse to about 75% dry (typically takes me about 30 minutes). I let it air dry after that. Once dry, I flip my head side to side, front and back, you name it, to shake my curls out and get my bangs to fall in front. If it's not big enough still, I put it in a pineapple for about 10 minutes to let it stretch a little before letting it down again and fluffing with my fingers and flipping. And voila! Big, bouncy curls!