Texture Tales: Dervla on How She Learned to Care for Her 3a Curls + Top Curly Girl Tips
Wash & Go on 4a/3c TWA
By: AngelSingz ( 3c, 4a ) | 3.18.17
When finish washing your hair shake it out to get rid of the excess water. I try not to use a t-shirt or towel because it will just create frizz for me. I start to perform the LOC Method (please use whatever method works for you) I then use my leave in conditioner and smooth/rake it through my hair in sections to make sure it's spread out evenly.
Next I use my Jamaican Black Castor Coconut Oil & Jojoba Oil DIY mixture and scrunch it in to my hair to seal in the moisture.
Lastly I use my gel (I don't really need a cream because my hair is curly even without product and my leave in is super duper moisturizing but you can if you choose to) I like to do very small sections when using my gel because my hair is so short and I always go for a very defined look. I start from the back of my head doing the first row of hair **then sub sections of that row** by smoothing the product in my hair and then raking it through until it starts to look/feel defined. Once I'm finished with the row and it's all defined I shake my hair out to clump it more together. Then I repeat this same process row after row until I reach the very front of my head.
When I feel like I'm finished defining my curls I give my hair one finally shake to clump the curls together and to make sure its not sticking to my head. I diffuse my hair on WARM and LOW settings. **I do not touch my curls when I'm drying them because that will bring about frizz so I shake my head a lot while drying.** When my hair is officially dried I use my pick comb and shape my hair for my desired look. **If I was in a rush to go to work or something I would put the settings on HIGH but still leave it on WARM so it will dry quickly and it won't be too harsh on my hair**