Earlier today I ran to Sally's to pick up some cheap hair to add to my hair to give it a little more volume since we're filming today.
While I was in there a lady commented on my blonde hair…
“OMG that blonde is beautiful on you!” she said.
“Thank you so much! It's a process…”
“Yeah I know, I can get my hair like that too it's course, so you know it's unruly, but it does color good.”
I smiled and started to walk away, then I just couldn't help myself…I had to say something.
“Course hair is not unruly you know. My hair is coarse, and yes it colors just fine, but it's also VERY manageable… I just hate when course hair is deemed unruly. It's as simple as knowing how to take care of it.”
She paused for a minute and started to ask me what I used on my hair and how I was able to get it to look so healthy.
Here's what I shared with her…
1. Conditioner is my BFF – I condition my hair a few times per week. With my hair being blonde it's so easy for it to dry out, so conditioning is of the upmost importance to me. My favorite is the It's A 10 Silk Express Miracle Silk Hair Mask.
No, you dont have to be a blonde to take advantage of this amazing product. It works just as good on non-colored hair as it does on blondes.
I apply this treatment in the shower and either sit under steam for 45 minutes, heat for 30 or wait 5 minutes then rinse depending on how much time I have.
2. A good leave in is a MUST – I have 2 leave in conditioners that I love!
Mixed Chicks – This conditioner is excellent if you're natural because it reduces frizz and is heavy enough to work as a styling creme, yet not heavy enough to weigh the hair down too much.
It's A 10 Miracle Leave-In For Blondes – This leave in is awesome and I never leave home without it. It's perfect because it's not at all heavy and so helps to tone any brassiness out of the hair.
3. Light oil will seal the deal – I'm a firm believer in the benefit of using a weightless oil on the hair before blow drying, flat ironing, or styling. My absolute favorite is 100% pure coconut oil. If I dont use that I love to use the Keratin Complex Blondeshell Enhance High Shine Brightening Oil.
The key is to use something light weight that's moisturizing. Another favorite is Moroccan Oil.
These 3 simple tips wont turn “course” hair into straight, but these tips will help considerably when in terms of manageability.
One of the hardest things for me was to learn how to manage my coarse hair. I was just like that lady, I thought it's was unruly, needed a relaxer and was just bad hair. Since I've learn to really love my texture because I understand how to manage and care for it properly.
I hope this helps in your journey as well!
I hope you enjoy!