Natural Curly Hair: Quick Fixes for Humid Days

My hair always has a mood of its own, some days it’s frizzy, other day’s it’s puffy… most days I don’t quite know what to call it. It has this interesting combination between curly and wavy that it just can’t seem to figure out.

While I do have a pretty consistent routine to stick to, I also have lots of quick fixes that I use depending on what I want my hair to look like that day. As always, weather plays a HUGE role in how it’s acting and I need to make sure to keep that in mind.

When I was a teen I’d go back and forth between wearing it curly and straightening it ALL the time. But in the last few years, I’ve come to accept (and love) that it has a mind of its own. So - in support of all women with naturally curly, ruthless, and wild hair of any sort. I put together a quick list of how I solve last minute issues with my curly hair.

I partnered with Amika to share my tips and suggestions for those days when you just can’t get your hair to chill, here’s what I do:

If your curly hair is puffy: two high buns

Product: Dry Conditioner (a little bit of mousse will work if you don't have any), Coconut Oil or Serum

Time Spent: 3 mins

Steps: I take just a little bit of coconut oil or serum and pat it by my roots to get rid of any frizz, then I add a little bit of the dry conditioner to my hands and twist my hair into two high buns. If you have time for it, you can also do 4 or 6 buns for even more form. 

Tips: make sure you do your hairline the way you want it, and then leave it in the knots for as long as you can (this works even if it's only 10-20 minutes but the ideal amount would be an hour or two). I like to do it on a drive to work or an event. 

*** it does not need to be super neat or pretty, when you take it down run your fingers through it to let it out of the form.

If your curly hair lacks form: two french braids

Product: Bombshell Blowout Spray (a little bit of coconut oil will work if you don't have any)

Time Spent: 6 mins

Steps: Spray your hair with product, separate your roots into two pieces, and start the french braids from as high up as possible.

Tips: make sure you do your hairline the way you want it, and then leave it in the braids for as long as you can (this works even if it's only 10-20 minutes but the ideal amount would be an hour or two). 

If your curly hair is frizzy: product and spray

Product: Un.Done Texture Spray (another hair spray would work as well)

Time Spent: 4 mins

Steps: when it comes to frizzy hair I actually do the opposite of calm it down, I own the frizz. Toss your hair upside down and scrunch it up with your hands, let it take even more form. Then spray it a bunch, and do it again. When you flip your hair back over you'll have lots of body, movement, and style.

Tips: don't go overboard with the hairspray, you don't want it to get crunchy.

Quick tip - when it comes to it - if I don't have any products with me I'll use hand lotion to pat my hair down and calm the frizz!

These are my quick fixes for wild hair, let me know if you have any last minute fixes you use on your naturally curly hair! Thanks to Amica for letting me try out their wonderful products. If you haven't yet make sure to visit their website.

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