My wonderful readers, thank you for the good response to the previous collaboration post! Today, I have another talented blogger with gorgeous curls to boot, and she’s here to let us in on her secret to great hair! Presenting… Mikayla from mikaylacherise.com who is also a #veganblogger!
Alright, let’s read what she has to say in today’s blog post:
MY CURLY HAIR ROUTINE
Hi! I’m Mikayla from www.mikaylacherise.com. I am a curly-haired lifestyle blogger from the Caribbean who has a lot to say. Today I’m here to talk to you about my hair routine. It should be noted that I am still in the process of switching out my products so not all these items are vegan.
Typically when I get asked about the products I use in my hair, I try to keep it simple because well…there’s a lot of them. But today, I get to expand and I couldn’t be more excited (I’ll try not to ramble). So let’s start off with wash day.
With curly hair, wash day can either be a hit or a miss, depending on how it’s done. I like to start off with my shampoo and conditioner from Hask. This is by far the best shampoo and conditioner duo I’ve tried yet. It works wonders for my curls! I like to detangle my hair while the conditioner is in it to cause the least amount of breakage.
First using a comb (to do most of the detangling) and then a brush (to help the curls to form better). Then, I usually scrunch the ends of my hair to get excess water out and I then proceed with styling.
I typically use the LOC method when styling my curls: liquid, oil, crème. This helps to maximize moisture and prevent frizz. On damp/wet hair I use the Bella Curls leave-in conditioner as my liquid. This helps to define my curls and adds moisture in order to minimize frizz. It’s important to use a product which is water-based for the LOC method to work. I ‘rake’ this through my hair for even distribution and then scrunch.
Then, I use this oil from Aunt Jackies to help seal in the moisture. I like to use the scrunching technique to apply this product. This multi-purpose oil is filled with so many great ingredients and is probably the most moisturizing oil I’ve ever tried.
And lastly, I use this styling crème from John Frieda to help close the cuticles and prevent frizz. I also like to focus this product at my roots to add a bit of hold to my fly-aways. It’s super lightweight and doesn’t leave my hair feeling crunchy which is always a plus.
In addition to the LOC method, I usually use a bit of sea salt spray. I like to twist my curls and then scrunch them to get the best possible results. This just helps to imitate those lovely beach curls we all get (and love) after a dip in the ocean.
From this point onwards, I try to avoid touching my hair as little as possible as I allow it to fully air-dry.
After just about 100 hours (I may be exaggerating…but only a little), my hair is finally dry! At this point, I use my afro pick to give my hair a bit more volume. I also like to spray a bit of hairspray to help hold my hair in place and to help me fight the battle against humidity. My favorite is this one from Garnier.
And that’s wash day. So what about the other days of the week?
I typically wash my hair once a week and only ever pass a brush through my curls on that day. Otherwise, I’d have a frizzy mess for hair. So throughout the week, I like to spritz my hair with water and style, typically using the leave-in and the oil…a dynamic duo in my eyes. This is repeated almost daily until it’s wash day again.That’s about all I do with my hair.
I don’t use hair masks very often but when I do, I either use one from Hask (which are amazing!) or I use aloe vera straight from my plant, right before I wash my hair.
Hope you enjoyed this post. Be sure to head over to www.mikaylacherise.com to read Mahalakshmi’s post!