Curly Hair Question: I want to wear my curly hair down, but it starts to poof as it dries, what do I do? Curly Hair Tip:
Using the right Blended Beauty Curly Hair Care Product
should minimize this problem. Make sure you are using the leave-in product specified by the hair chart. If your curly hair tends to poof when it is down, let it get 3/4s dry in twists or braids. Then smooth out the hair with your fingers.
Another option is to allow the hair to set in a plastic cap, after applying the leave-in cream. Let it sit for about 20 minutes, to allow the curls to form together. Squeeze out excess water before applying the leave-in cream.
If you have extra time to perfect your hair when leaving it all out and curly, instead of using a plastic cap, dap your hair with a towel after the cream is all applied. Then while you bend forward, put on a large panty hose crotch and stuff all your hair into it. Allow the water to evaporate from the crotch for 1-2 hours and when you take off the crotch your curls will be perfectly formed and bouncy and not looking pulled by gravity. You'll have body, fullness and beautiful curls with no poof. Curly Hair Question: I have BB5 Hair (Afro Curls), which Blended Beauty products should I use to achieve a more curly look? Curly Hair Tip:
Remember that the kinkier your hair, the tighter or smaller your curls are naturally. Since your curls are much smaller, it will take a little more time to achieve the curl you want. The bright side is, over time you will have "trained" your curly hair and it will be more willing to curl up with A LOT less work.
Curly Hair Question: I would like to do a hot oil treatment. How do I do this with Blended Beauty Curly Hair Products? Curly Hair Tip:
- After washing and conditioning your hair (conditioning is a MUST with this type of hair), squeeze excess water out of hair with hand. Do not let your curly hair fully dry until all the products have been applied.
- *Optional* We recommend putting either a small amount of Curly Frizz Pudding or the Natural Hair Oil to the hair and comb through with fingers to give your curly hair that extra moisture.
- Taking as few strands as possible, GENEROUSLY apply Happy Nappy Styles to that section of hair, starting from the top down, and then twirl your hair with your fingers until you get a curl. The "whiteness" will clear once it dries.
- *Optional* Use Kick for Curls to give your textured curls a little more bounce. You can always use a spritz of water. It's not as effective, but it works.
- We recommend tying the hair up with a silk scarf, bonnet, or wave cap at night to protect your curls.
The hot oil treatment is a great way to combat hair dryness. It can be applied after shampooing when the hair is wet or it can be applied to dry hair before shampooing. Start by applying Natural Hair Oil
to the hair in small sections. Next put a plastic cap over the hair and sit under a hair dryer or a heating cap for about 10-15 minutes. This will allow the oil to penetrate the hair more deeply. Remove the cap and rinse. Next apply Quenching Conditioner
and rinse out after several minutes and style as desired. You can also heat the oil first and then apply it to the hair. Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes then rinse, shampoo, condition and style as desired. Regular use of Natural Hair Oil
minimizes dryness and adds moisture and sheen to your hair-NATURALLY! Curly Hair Question: My curly hair poofs at the bottom, how can I minimize this reaction? Curly Hair Tip:
If your curly hair poofs at the bottom and lays flat on the scalp, use less cream close to the scalp. You can even comb the hair up side down to gain fullness at the scalp (while in the shower with conditioner). You can also use a diffuser at the scalp. Try applying more product to the ends. Curly Hair Question: Is the type of water I use on my curly hair important? Curly Hair Tip:
Yes, the type of water used on the hair is important. When caring for the hair, you should always think on a molecular level. Hard water contains rough particles like calcium and lime. These are like molecular stones or pebbles. Combing ability is reduced and more br/eakage occurs when the comb has to fight through these 'pebbles'. Also the feel of the hair is rougher. Even when styling the hair, the residue remains on the hair and you will not achieve the desired effect of your hair products. If the 'pebbles' are removed with a water softener, you will see better results. With Blended Beauty Curly Hair Products
a softener will cause a synergistic effect. Curly Hair Question: Is hair grease good for my scalp? Curly Hair Tip:
No. Thick solid grease, like petroleum, clogs hair follicles preventing normal hair growth. Curly Hair Question: Which products can I use to replace my current hair grease? Curly Hair Tip: Straight Pearl
, Blended Cutie Soft Curls & Swirls
or Blended Cutie Butter Me Up
would be the best products for this. Curly Hair Question: Are relaxers damaging to my hair? Curly Hair Tip:
Straight perms can damage the hair, but with daily moisturizing and weekly reconditioning of the hair and hair ends breakage can be greatly decreased. Relaxers should be applied by a professional with a regular routine to avoid breakage. New growth that gets too long can cause the relaxed hair to break off. The point at which they meet is very fragile, and having the new growth causes more tugging when combing, so more breakage. Curly Hair Question: Why are products that contain solvent alcohol damaging for my curly hair? Curly Hair Tip:
Using products that contain solvent alcohols are very drying. This is the kind of alcohol that smells strongly with that familiar solvent scent. Note:
This does not include cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, behenyl alcohol, or stearyl alcohol. These are not alcohols as you know it they are creamy emollients. Curly Hair Question: What is the benefit to using natural oils in my curly hair? Curly Hair Tip:
Natural oils are much better for the hair, as they contain nutrients that synthetic oils don't. For example, Mineral oil is a crude oil like the kind you use in your car. It's not from a plant and so doesn't contain organic nutrients. Note:
Hot oil treatments are wonderful for the hair and manageability. Curly Hair Question: Can I comb my curly hair after it's dry? Curly Hair Tip:
Not usually. Only comb naturally curly, biracial and ethnic curly hair when it is wet with conditioner or product in it to avoid breakage, unless you are blow-drying it straight. You can comb through silky curls if there is no tugging involved. Or a moisturized afro if you do not wish to have definition. Curly Hair Question: I'm in a bit of a rush, how can I revive my curls in minimal time? Curly Hair Tip:
if you don't have time to condition the hair or to comb it just spray it with a bit of water or liquid conditioner and smooth it out with your fingers. The products best for this would be Blended Beauty Kick for Curls
or for more sensitive scalps Blended Cutie Satin Style Detangler
. Don't comb, pull and tug the hair if you are rushing. No combing is better for the hair and will look better too. Reviving the product currently in the hair, with water or a sprits, will bring back some definition without combing. Curly Hair Question: Can I shampoo and conditioner my curly hair everyday with Blended Beauty products? Curly Hair Tip:
For optimal growth, and health of the scalp and hair, shampooing twice a week minimum is best. Blended Beauty shampoo is both conditioning and gentle enough to use daily if desired. Wetting or conditioning on any day and as often as desired, is just fine. The cleansing conditioner can be used in place of shampoo and used as often as every day as well. Q. How often should I moisturize my curly hair? Curly Hair Tip:
Always use a leave-in conditioner or cream that suits your hair. Find one for your hair on the hair chart. Moisturize lightly when not washing and liberally after every wash. Curly Hair Question: How often should I blow dry my curly hair? Curly Hair Tip:
Keep the use of a blow dryer down to about once a week. Don't blow dry the hair unless you are trying to straighten it or you are using a diffuser at the roots. Curly Hair Question: Should I use a brush or a comb for daily maintenance of my curly hair? Curly Hair Tip:
Wide tooth combs or a pick should be used instead of a brush, to get out tangles. A brush can be used on straightened hair after the tangles are out. For daily maintenance of curly hair that is only being revived and not combed through with conditioner, just use your fingers. Curly Hair Question: How should I comb my hair? Curly Hair Tip:
Start combing from the ends down and work your way up, closer and closer to the roots, combing down. Never start combing from the roots down if the hair has knots. Comb the hair in sections to avoid breakage even when conditioner is in the hair. Curly Hair Question: What should I do to maintain my curly hair on a weekly basis? Curly Hair Tip:
Weekly Spa Treatment Routine For Curly Hair:
1. Start off with the Soy Cream Shampoo to remove old hair product debris, dirt and oil.
2. Massage it in for approximately 3 minutes. You may need to rinse and do this twice.
3. If you choose to not use shampoo and you prefer the Cleansing Conditioner, Follow the same instructions for it.
4. Rinse out the product you chose as your cleanser.
5. Apply the Herbal Reconditioning Treatment, and place a plastic cap over the hair. Allow it to soak for at least 30 minutes. This product works to strengthen the hair with regular use.
6. Rinse out the Herbal Reconditioning Treatment and apply the Curl Quenching Conditioner. Leave it on for 2-3 minutes, then comb through it in sections.
Depending on your hair type choose your choice of leave-in conditioning cream based on the Hair Types & Product chart.
BB1 -Big Curls and Waves
BB2 -Cupid Curls
BB3 -Spiral Curls
BB4 -Corkscrew Curls
BB5 -Afro Curls
Twists & Locs
7.Apply the leave-ins (on damp not dripping hair, in sections to ensure you get every strand for best results. You may want to comb through the section once after applying the leave-in, then smooth each section with your fingers to clump the strands together again.
8. If you are wearing your curly hair all out, when you are done applying it, for extra frizz control and definition, put a plastic cap on for 10 minutes to allow your curls to form locs and stay together better.
Note: For kids with thick curls, a great thing to do is make about 12 twists with the hair and let it dry, then open the twists and smooth out the hair with your fingers. They can dry overnight as well.
9.Take off the cap and use a towel to gently dab out extra water if your hair. You can now style or use a diffuser to lift up the roots if you need to. You might want to let it dry a little before using the diffuser. But you will probably be just fine letting it air dry.
a.At night cover the hair so in the morning you can use the Kick for Curls or Satin Styles Detangler to bring the curl back to life. Try cutting the legs off pantyhose and using the crotch as a night cap.