I have stocked up on Darcy’s Botanicals Madagascar Vanilla Styling Creme to help prepare for the cool weather heading our way. I will use it as a butter to seal in moisture for Simone and me. It provides much-needed oils without the oily feel, including organic palm, castor and jojoba oils. Nadia’s fine strands will not require anything quite as heavy. A leave-in conditioner will help protect her hair from the cold dry air.
I’ve been thinking about all of the new products, Web sites and communities created for curly hair. I love that curlies like me finally have more choices and support for our hair. Still, I strive for simplicity.
Author Teri LaFlesh told me to braid my hair at night, and it has made a big difference. The single strand knots are gone, and my hair has inched past my shoulders. It was such a simple change and didn’t require me to buy anything. That is just one of the reasons why I love Teri’s method.
The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. When I was a kid I didn’t sleep on satin pillowcases or wear a sleep cap. My mother kept my hair in braids, except for special occasions, and I slept with it like that. My hair thrived then and it’s thriving now.
Taking care of curly hair is not rocket science. Consider the messenger and what he is trying to sell when hair care advice is offered. Keep the regimen simple and enjoy your curls.
What’s your simple curl regimen?