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Curly to Straight Hair - My Top 6 Tips.

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Today is day 17 of the Blog-tember Challenge and today's prompt is to record a vlog. I love watching vlogs. If I'm on YouTube chances are I will watch a few and I admire people that have the confidence to record them and put them out there, unfortunately I don't have that confidence yet. I still wanted to post today though so instead of a vlog I am going to share some of my best hair tips :) 

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I have naturally curly hair. Everyone tells me that I should embrace it and that people pay a lot of money for hair like mine. During my school years though I was teased so much because of my curls that I find it hard to love them. A few times a year I will try to embrace my curls and I only ever last a few weeks at most before my hair straighteners come back out. Straight hair is just easier. I can wake up and go. When it's curly I have to wash it everyday and it takes a lot of upkeep. 

We all know that continuously straightening your hair can damage it so over the past 18 months or so I've been trying new things to try and keep it as healthy as possible. It's working though and yesterday my hair dresser told me that my hair is the best she's ever seen it. 


So what have I been doing? Read on.... 

Moisture Moisture Moisture 
Not only can naturally curly hair be very dry but when you use heat on it most days that just adds to the dryness. At least once every two weeks I will smother my hair in coconut oil and leave it on for a few hours before washing as normal. Coconut oil is fantastic for adding moisture back into your hair.

Choose the right Shampoo & Conditioner
Over the past year I have tried SO many brands of shampoo and conditioners. Some were just ok, some made my hair dry and brittle and others were amazing. The best by far was the Pureology range. It is pricey but definitely worth the money in my opinion. Try to choose one that is for dry/damaged hair. It will help add that elusive moisture back into your hair. 

Rinse in Cold Water
After washing your hair, it's a good idea to rinse it in cold water. This helps to close the cuticles and seal in the moisture from your conditioner. I've also noticed that by doing this it helps makes my hair less prone to frizz. Isn't frizz every curly girls worst nightmare?!

Heat Protector
No heat touches my hair now without me adding some heat protector beforehand. A year ago I was only adding the heat protector when it was wet before drying, thinking that it would carry on working whilst I then straightened my hair afterwards. Wrong! Once I've finished drying my hair I now section it off, ready for straightening. Each section then gets another spray of heat protector. The next day if I have to quickly go over it with my straighteners it gets more heat protector. It's called protector for a reason! 

Lower the Temperature
Purchase hair straighteners with a temperature dial. I loved my GHD's. Unfortunately, you can't adjust the heat on them, meaning that they are probably frying your hair. It's probably a blessing that my GHD's broke for the second time in one year a few weeks ago. I realised that I am just paying for the name. (At the time I was devastated!) I am now using straighteners that I can lower the heat setting on them and I've already noticed a difference. Yesterday I ordered a new pair of Corioliss C3's  after reading some great reviews on them and I'm excited to try them. There may be a review coming! 

Leave 3 Days Before Washing
I am prone to greasy hair. I can normally get two, very occasionally three days, before my hair looks a greasy mess. I try not to wash it again before 3 days though. Washing too often strips your hair of it's natural oils (which in turn will make it even more greasy) On the 3rd day I tend to just wear my hair up to try and get one more day. I think this has played a big part in my hair being healthy at the moment. When I wear it curly, I have to wash it everyday and that's definitely not good for it! 

Any other curly haired girls out there that prefer their straighteners to their curls?

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