Curling Natural Curly Hair

Is the title of this blog post conflicting? I didn't know how to explain it any better. However, it's taken me almost 23 years to figure out how to curl my hair to look like "all the other girls". The problem with naturally curly hair is when you blow dry it, its huge and frizzy. This post is for the girls still struggling with naturally curly/wavy hair and trying to make smooth curls.

When I use curling irons in the past, the bottom would curl but the top of my hair would be very full and frizz. If there was any humidity in the air, it would slowly get bigger and the curl would fall out. I still don't understand how the curl falls out of naturally curly hair. ha! 

So then I thought I should straighten my hair first and then use a curling iron so it would be smooth but the curl wouldn't hold. And once again, if there was any humidity, it would get big and frizzy. I used a straightener from Sally's, I can't remember the brand. It was pink and I have used it for the last 4 years.

I've been told that Chi was an excellent straightener but I couldn't pay what they retail for. However, Marshall's sells them for half the retail price and this past summer I finally got my hands on one. It was easily one of the best purchases I've made for my hair styling needs. When I straighten my hair's actually straight. It does't frizz up anymore! I finally figured out how to curl my hair with the straightener and it's Jaime's favorite style now! I've been trying to figure out the best method to get the best curls since this summer. I've learned my hair curls better if it's "dirty" and I brush out my hair that had mouse in it the day before or I let it air dry and/or dry over night.
When I get out of the shower, I spray It's a 10 on my hair and then comb through. If my hair is has to be dried with a blow dryer, I also put Paul Mitchell's Super Skinny Serum on the end of my hair for added protection before I straighten it. They are my favorite and only hair products I use--thanks to my hair stylist of 8 years: Jennifer!

This is the before picture after letting my hair air dry all morning. Is that beautiful or what? ha!

I part my hair the way I like to wear it. Start with a piece of hair from the front of my face, working my way to the middle of the back. I straighten my hair till a couple inches from the end and then turn my hand to give it a little curl on the end.

Left Side Complete!

Silky, smooth, shiny AND curled!

Starting the other side. This one takes longer because there is more hair.

It's a hot look, huh? haha!

This is what the other side looks like after it's complete.

Ta Da! There you have it folks. Super easy and my husband loves it! I don't know why it took me so long to figure it out but I hope I've saved some girls from suffering!

Total Curling Time: 20 minutes or less usually.

Is this news to anybody or am I just slow on the hair styling train? Got any other tips for me! I'd love to know all the hair secrets!

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