I think it’s funny that I haven’t talked about my hair AT ALL on this little blog because I’m actually kind of fanatical about it in real life. I have naturally curly hair (type 3B) but it didn’t get curly until I was about 13 or 14 (puberty, anyone?) and so I love talking to other curlygirls about their hair, because I still feel like I’m trying to figure out what works best for my hair, and I love sharing what I’ve learned with others.
I recently stumbled on something that is so easy and produces AMAZING results. And it’s nearly free! I’m talking about plopping. But first, I’ll just give you a quick run-down of my hair routine, in case you’re interested. 🙂
First – I only use conditioner. I stopped using shampoo over a year ago and I haven’t looked back! I will use shampoo every month or so, or if my hair feels particularly grimy (like after a couple days of sitting around a campfire) but other than that, it’s just conditioner. And I usually stick with Dove, Herbal Essences (the blue one), or some kind of tea tree oil conditioner. My hair responds really well to that, but it’s expensive, and I don’t want it to become immune to the product. 🙂
Also! I wash my hair EVERY MORNING. I probably could get away with every other day, but I just don’t feel awake if I don’t shower. I could also probably wrap my hair in a flour sack if I didn’t want to re-wash it, but I never think of that until the conditioner is already in. It’s just habit to wash it everyday.
Next – I comb through it wet with a big comb, ring it out, then run some Herbal Essences curly mousse and gel through it. (Aveda’s curly products also work REALLY well for me, but again, they’re spendy, so I might just keep them on hand to use for nice occasions.)
Then – I plop my hair like this using a BIG flour sack. I then finish getting ready, and after about 10-15 minutes I remove the flour sack, give it a light shake, and I’m done! I then don’t touch my hair for the rest of the day.
I think plopping (or plunking) has really helped make my hair be more consistently curly, and it’s right up there as one of the single greatest advancements in my hair regimen.