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3rd Day refresh success!

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Super happy with this Day 3 refresh. I’m currently using a spray bottle with about 1 cup water, 3 drops lavender oil and about a third of a dropper of Argan oil instead of plain  water to spritz down morning hair. I call it Lavender argan water. So I did a medium amount of spritz down with that and then about one pump of Deva Supercream  scrunched in all over the length and then Curly Hair Solutions CurlKeeper. Surprisingly good combo!  #hair #hairofinstagram #bbloggers #wavy #wavybob #wavyhair #wavyswavy #wavyswavyhair #curlyhair #curls

Olaplex #3 overnight and Curl Junkie Coffee Cocoa Creme Lite

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Well results after Olaplex step #3 overnight. (Have not had a full treatment. Just the take home stuff) But I did a ton of squish to condish with Tresemme perfectly undone in the shower. I used ONE styler, Curl Junkie Coffee Cocoa Curl Creme lite. Only second time trying that, first time I’ve tried it by itself. No gel. I’m pretty impressed. Since sleeping overnight in the Olaplex didn’t make it icky or anything I will do it once a week until the bottle is gone and see if that is more impressive than I originally thought. I only used it once before. It seemed no better than a good deep condition. But it sure has bounce today with only one product styling which is unheard of for me.

Wavy Nation: A 2nd Refresh with Briogeo and Camille Rose!

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Hello Nation! So many people wonder about 2nd refresh routines. There are many ways to handle second day hair but this is the type of thing I most often do.  I like it because I can get close to Day 1 results in about a quarter of the time. Now, of course, when time is a real premium (like I have hit snooze one too many times), I’ll just try fixing what The Pineapple has delivered, which for me then means a fairly “beachy”look. All well and good, but sometimes we would like a more completed routine look, right? So this video is for you!

The products used here are probably my favorite combo. Briogeo Curl Charisma Leave In Cream, which I purchased with points from Birchbox, but you can find other online locations too. And Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker, which I adore!!!  You can find it at any Target that carries Camille Rose or Target.com, Camille Rose’s site or CurlMart.com.  Look for those shipping sales and give it a try.

Please comment here and on the video, share if you know anyone who would like it. And feel completely free as usual to offer your own tips and tricks!!!  What works for one person doesn’t always work for another. As I like to say, it’s always great to have more tools in your arsenal!

Next week, we have an interview with a fantastic wavy/curly who has done a tremendous job of transitioning to the Curly Girl method and has some great videos and tips for you! Stay tuned!

Frizzitudes

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Nation, we need to have a talk about frizzitude. Frizzitude is the overamplification of one’s own frizz. Over and over I have people say to me “OMG I’m just a huge FRIZZBALL!” and I peer at their head and see a little halo frizz. I see something that says “my hair is naturally curly/wavy”. It says, “I have real hair”. It’s almost never something that I would even notice if they didn’t say “OMG! OMG! FRIZZ! Look at the frizz!”

I believe that the root is in the commercially presented perfect and shiny model hair that has been ironed flat, siliconed to perdition and then curled again. Fake curls. Fake waves. Presented as “You TOO can have this hair if you buy X”.

Everyone needs to learn to discern a real frizztastrophe from some halo frizz. Can you aim for even less halo frizz? Sure. Trying to tame your frizz is laudable. But, I think it is equally important to come to terms with not looking ONLY at any frizz you happen to be experiencing.

Because this only leads to thinking that this:

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Looks like this:

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Just stop it.

I will freely admit, I don’t have the kind of frizz a tighter wave or curl is prone to. I’m of the ilk of the pokey frizzer.

photoBaby, kinky hairs poking straight out into the universe. But that said, I am surrounded by women who say “The frizz, look!” and I just see some very light curls over the surface of their hair which to me are reminiscent of a lovely croquembouche. I wouldn’t even really notice if they didn’t point it out. I’m just focused on the lovely curls inside.

So, thank you magazines and tv shows, for warping our image of curly wavy hair to about as realistic of a view of frizz as I have of good skin. Or normal thighs. Re-organizing our way of imaging our hair in our mind is hard and takes the eradication of something that took a lot of work, straightening and re-wavying to look perfectly natural from our good hair day goal.

If you have any tips that work for you to tame frizz, please share, because I’ll admit, I don’t have answers. But also remember, most likely you are the only one noticing your frizztastrophe. If anyone does point it out, just smile and change the subject. After all, it’s really none of their business.