Blow-Drying Curly Hair Can Be Difficult, But It’s Doable

I prefer the way curly hair looks peeking out from under hats, so I’m going to try and rock the curls more often this winter.
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I prefer the way curly hair looks peeking out from under hats, so I’m going to try and rock the curls more often this winter.

My hair’s crazy-damaged. We’ve been through a lot together. I try to tenderly care for it with deep-conditioning masks and precious serums, but I just can’t seem to quit it with the heat styling.

It doesn’t help that it’s winter, and as a pathetic baby who literally starts to cry when I feel too cold, I can’t walk around with wet hair in my freezing cold house for even a minute.

In winter, I end up styling my hair straight quite often. I really couldn’t tell you why. Straight hair just feels more wintery. I do prefer the way curly hair looks peeking out from under hats and stuffed into a big scarf, so I’m going to try and rock the curls more often this winter.

Like I mentioned, my hair is really damaged, so it starts to dry on its own super-quickly. It’s also a lot thinner than most people think it is, so it doesn’t take long. I start by taking my weekly shower, and I immediately spray some Organix Instant Repair Weightless Healing Oil. 

It helps smooth my damaged ends, while giving my hair a soft, pretty shine. I like that it’s a spray because I can get a little heavy handed with oils and serums, and this one stays light as a feather.

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For my next step, I work some sort of curl enhancing product into all my hairs. Right now, I’m into Not Your Mother’s Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream.

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This cream keeps my curls frizz-free and gives them some extra oomph. I really like the way it smells, too. It’s got grapeseed oil and jasmine in it, which sounds fancy, right? I don’t use a whole lot, because we don’t want crunchy curls ever.

“Stop giggling.” – my boyfriend taking this photo

“Stop giggling.” – my boyfriend taking this photo

So work that stuff all the way through your hair, but try not to hit your roots because it can look a bit greasy there.

And here’s the most important step: you need a blowdryer with an attachment called a finger diffuser. My blowdryer came with this attachment, but you can find them separately. Just make sure it will fit onto your dryer.

Fun fact: Anything with the word “finger” in it makes me feel weirdly twitchy. Moving on.

Fun fact: Anything with the word “finger” in it makes me feel weirdly twitchy. Moving on.

Then flip your whole cabeza upside down, and blowdry! 

I keep my dryer on the lowest speed and the lowest heat, and you should, too. I run my fingers through my hair as it dries and I sort of shake my head around like a manic dog. Sometimes this whole thing makes me dizzy and I have to sit down for a while. It’s OK.

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After it’s all dry, I blast it for a few minutes with that “Cool” button on the dryer.

Then I usually spray a couple spritzes of that Organix oil into my hands and use it to tame down the poofiness of my hair.

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So far as styling, lately I’ve been pinning my bangs to the side because I just cannot be bothered.

That’s how I do my hair. How do you do yours?