All in the name of hair, people.
So, it’s winter in Vermont again.
My hair is super dry.
I’m getting older.
It’s not as curly or bouncy as it used to be.
Enter The T-Shirt Curly Hair Method.
It discovered the method from Jessicurl (I’m dying to try their products! I attempted to order them once before but I couldn’t check out?), except she doesn’t use a t-shirt. The Curly Girl book method is also very similar.
It’s my favorite method for my lackluster winter curls. You’ll look like a complete wacko because you wear a t-shirt on your HEAD, but it’s so worth it. I showed my cousin and her friend – who have wavy hair – and it works wonders on them too. I bet it would work on amping up straight hair too.
A little video:
*I just lightly dab my hair with a t-shirt, not a towel after the shower. (I also rinse my hair with cool water after washing out my conditioner.) So it is usually much wetter (almost dripping wet) when I put the gel on it, and I bend over to scrunch it up. Then plop it in my t-shirt. These Jessicurl videos show those steps better.
**My hair wasn’t completely dry at the end….and I’m touching it too much….don’t do that. Essentially, it looks better about an hour later if you keep your hands off of it, but you get the idea.
My hair products, which change ALL the time:
Shampoo: Something I won at an event. I think it’s Avalon? I only shampoo about once a week and just use a small amount.
Or maybe I should try to go shampoo-less again, like they suggest in Curly Girl: the handbook? I had tried the baking soda/vinegar method before, but I never found enough research on how often to use it. And my hair was having trouble adjusting. It looked like crap. My mom came to visit and said I need to wash my hair. So I did.
Conditioner: Okay, so I read on Into The Gloss that Redken All Soft conditioner is great. I’ve been using that and love the smell/texture. I use conditioner anytime I get my hair wet. Gobs of it.
Leave-in Conditioner: Infusium 23.
Gel: Again, changes all the time. Currently, Aveda Be Curly Lotion and Confixer Liquid Gel mixed together. Use whatever works for you. My hair is dry, coarse, and long. It needs some hold without turning it into crunchy curls.
I’m tempted to try a homemade one again. I often wonder, people had long hair hundreds of years ago, so what did they use? I really hate spending money on hair products, but I look like a frizzball without anything. I’ve tried it.
Finishing Oil: Moroccan Oil. My splurge! I feel like I’m on a tropical island, which is especially appealing in the winter in Vermont.