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Monday, May 4, 2015

My Hair Diary | Styling On Wet/Damp Hair: No Thanks!

How To | Wash And Go Tutorial  
Wet styling...

They're just not for me!

Seriously tho...you would think that wet styling would give you longer curl definition or even be easier to style. But no! Whenever I wet styling, I tend to get more frustration and have absolutely no patience than when I'm styling on dry hair.

My coils don't tend to cooperate when wet styling. And overall, sometimes my hair is not dried by the morning, so wet styling is definitely not for me.

5 hours later...

Now that the weather is becoming more beautiful day by day, the humidity is also creeping too. So that's a straight up NEGATIVE when I do a wet style to my hair. Like my wash n go...which would come out all pretty, just to end up in a tangle mess 5 hours later. And don't tell me that I'm not doing the right method or using the right products, BECAUSE I'VE DONE IT ALL! I basically have success with just the bangs and top of my hair, but all of my hair?

I laugh at your suggestions...

...and no I'm not going to "wash n go" my hair style daily.

Even when I style my wet/damp hair for a twist out, they come out all cute and fun. I would definitely be ready for the day...

...only to end up like I been exercising the entire day...but sometimes the style becomes something cute.

3 hours later...

But I digress, here are 4 tips to keep in mind when wet styling:

1). Detangle your hair before/while styling

Your hair will dry soon and you don't want lots of knots and tangles when you plan on removing the style. When your hair dries, your hair gets coilier and kinkier. Throughout the week without touchup, your hair will have more volume but will have even more volume from tangles. So best to detangle the hair for your own sanity and patience of your mane.

Detangling also helps to define your curl pattern. If you don't detangle, your hair will just be a mess...just saying.

2). Dry your hair with a T-shirt

I know you are like WHAT?! But when you dry your hair with a towel, the fibers on the towel fuse to your hair. This will cause your hair to get frizzy and even do unnecessary knotting. Just wrap the T-shirt around your hair to get the excess moisture out for about 30 minutes, then proceed with styling your hair.

3). Use products that will set your hair

If you want your twist out or roller set to last more than a day, use a product that will keep your curls defined for that length of time. You will achieve more volume as the days go on, but your curls will remained defined when you start with the correct foundation for setting your hair.

4). Make sure the hair is dry after styling!

I cannot scream this enough. When you style your hair wet, in order to get the style work you need to make sure your hair is completely dry. If not, your hair will get tangled and knotted up. You may even get single strand knots in your mane. So please make sure your hair is completely dry.

As for me, I rather do my hair on dry hair than wet...

Natural hair says: do what's best for you and your hair when setting a style. If you are not sure which is best for you, try both ways. And remember to take pictures to compare your styles.

Always Desire Your Natural,

Christina J

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