Hair Care

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Today we are going to talk about one of the most important things in life: hair. As someone who has literally had hair their entire life (came out the womb with a head full of jet black straight hair), my hair and how I care for it has certainly been a topic of discussion for me. For those of you who don't know, I have naturally dark brown, tight curly hair. And a lot of it. Before we get too far into this, let me answer a few FAQ's:
  • I am half black, half Mexican
  • My hair type is a mixture of 3B and 3C
  • My hair is super thin, not thick contrary to popular belief
  • I have never permed or relaxed it
  • I straighten it occasionally and yes it takes me a long time to do so
  • Yes if you continue to pull on the curls and release them they will spring back up (ahem, the boy who sat next to me in chemistry in high school)
  • Yes it is soft enough to use as a pillow😜
lol @ bby syd
Growing up I never paid too much attention to my hair as my mom always did it for me. I was never much of a hair person as a child (never a girl to sit in class and willing want to play or braid others' hair). It was when I was in the 6th grade that I really had to start actually caring for it. My mom told me I was old enough to start doing my own hair for school and so as a result I did the only hairstyle I knew how to do: a ponytail. And for the next three years of my life I walked out the house everyday with my hair smoothed back with LA Looks gel and a crunchy curly ponytail. How tragic.

I decided my freshman year to ditch the ponytail and attempt to wear my hair out. By the end of the year I had managed to actually make it look presentable. Who knew (lol in all honesty not me). Fast forward to my junior year of high school when I had this random thought of "hey I should cut all my hair off". So I did. (It was approximately mid back before the chop)
whos mans is this smh
Now as a sophomore in college I'm still growing my hair out from then. From lots of trial and error, I've figured out what works for my hair and what doesn't work. Here's what my "routine" consists of (routine in quotations due to the fact that it changes so often):
  • I co-wash once a week using whatever I have on hand. (I'm currently using this). I then condition also with whatever I have on hand. (this or this), and then I deep condition using this Pantene one or this Aussie one. While in the shower I comb through my hair with conditioner in it with a wide toothed comb and always make sure my final rinse is with cold water. 
  • For styling products I'm currently using this Cantu leave-in.
  • I air dry or diffuse, but only do the latter when it's 100% necessary.
  • I only shampoo my hair once a month or so.
Since my hair is thin it's not as high maintenance as some of my other curly haired friends. I rarely straighten it as it takes me forever to do so and I simply prefer my curly hair!
it me this past summer! 
(I know the two hair lengths might not look much different but that's what shrinkage will do to ya)

Here are some of my favorite products:
Gels (mainly used for when I want my hair slicked back or I use a little if I reeaaaaallly need extra hold):
I also use a satin pillowcase when I sleep. If you have any suggestions or products you think I'd like, please leave them in the comments below!!!

Ciao for now!
spooki syd