10 Best Blogger Tips for Fabulous Kinky/ Curly Hair

Bethany Gardner

Posted on November 22 2016

 10 Best Curly Hair Tips From Bloggers

Have you ever felt like there are an infinite number of tips, tricks, and products you could try on your kinky or curly hair? How on earth can 1 person get through all of it? If you’re looking for a shortcut, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 helpful hair tips from some of our favorite bloggers that will have your hair looking and feeling fabulous.

1. Make your own gel

I have friends that live for their Eco Styling Gel. But there’s another gel that’s been really making waves – flaxseed gel. Packed with fatty acids, this natural gel solution is pretty easy to make, healthy for your hair, and economical. Ready to DIY your gel? Check out MahoganyCurls’ tutorial.

2. Massage your scalp

Shampoo day can be loads of work. But the My Natural Sistas blog shows us how to sneak in a those moments of relaxation and scalp stimulation that make is enjoyable.  Incorporate the shampoo scalp massaging brush into your routine. It helps cleanse your scalp without damage and promotes blood circulation necessary for hair growth. It can even help control dandruff. But best of all, it feels good.

3. Use a tea spray

If you’re not already familiar with tea sprays CurlyNikki has got the scoop on this one. If you’re looking for an easy way to refresh your hair, this is it. A good tea spray can also detoxify your scalp depending on what kind of tea you use. Be sure to use organic to eliminate the negatives effects of pesticides. Steep your tea for 15-20 minutes and then pour it into a spray bottle or use it as a rinse. For the best results, use a spring distilled or structure water boil for your mix.

4. Skip the coconut oil

For most people, coconut oil is like a gift from the gods for their hair and skin, but if you’ve been experiencing breakage and irritable scalp like Whitney of Naptural85 was, try eliminating the coconut oil from your hair routine. Even if you never had issues with coconut oil before, our hair is can change over time. Give it a try. It could make a world of difference.

5. Repair damaged hair with a Castor Oil Mask

Coming from a Jamaican household, castor oil was always a staple for us. It’s rich in fatty acids and other nutrients that help strengthen, condition and moisturize your hair. My Hair Crush even gives some recipes for castor oil masks for damaged hair.

6. Change your products seasonally

Have you ever noticed a product that works for you in the summer may not work the same in the winter? The temperature, level of humidity in the air, and other environmental factors affect how your products work. Chinwe at Black Girl with Long Hair recommends replacing your shampoo with cleansing pudding or a masque for the colder drier winter months.

7. Trim your ends

Just because your hair is natural or curly doesn’t mean your ends need to be trimmed infrequently. Mo from MoKnowsHair recommends getting your tresses “dusted” every 8 weeks. Especially if you manipulate your hair a lot.

8. Deep condition your hair

It’s easy to feel like you don’t have time to deep condition your hair, but many of the frustrations we have with our hair come from not deep conditioning often enough. Smartistabeauty recommends deep conditioning on the go. Throw on a cap or a hat and go about your regular daily chores. A trip to the grocery store or a workout routine in the gym shouldn’t prevent you from deep conditioning your tresses.

9. Try Cupuacu Butter

If you have a latex allergy, swap out your Shea Butter for Cupuacu Butter. Irma Leticia Garcia at NaturallyCurly.com let us know that like Shea butter, Cupuacu Butter will act like a sealant, strengthener, and shine booster.

10. Stimulate your scalp

Massaging your scalp with a massage brush or your fingertips isn’t the only way to stimulate your hair follicles. 4Chairchick.com recommends using jojoba oil, rosemary oil, or peppermint oil to help prevent breakage, stimulate growth, and reduce excess oils on the scalp.

Hair can be so unique and individual. No two people have the same head of hair, and trying new things will help you find what works best for your tresses. What are your favorite hair tips? Let us know in the comment section below.

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