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VIDEO: 3 Ways to Refresh Curly Hair - Full Week of Refreshing

Monday, January 13, 2020
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Refreshing naturally curly hair is one of the biggest challenges I always hear from y'all, and it's something we all struggle with when trying to preserve our stye. Many of you have asked how to sleep with your curls at night, how to refresh next day hair, and go longer in between washes. Today I'm taking you through my wash day routine and how I refresh my curls each day through day 4.

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-How to Get Volume, Prevent Flat Roots, & the Triangle Shape

VIDEO: How to Get Volume, Prevent Flat Roots, & the Triangle Shape with Curly Hair

Sunday, January 05, 2020
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The triangle-shaped hair cut - every curly girl's nightmare. Everyone has had this shape to their hair at some point, whether it was from your hair cut, how you styled your hair, or just from simply having fine hair. I have low density fine hair, which makes it difficult for me to achieve volume and big hair. I often get product buildup, and heavy products weigh down my roots.

Today I'm sharing tons of tips and tricks to prevent flat roots and create volume. These can be used no matter what your curl type is.
  • Get a haircut with long layers, or a Deva Cut to improve your shape. Cutting off dead ends can also give you a volume boost. More on curly haircuts here.
  • Remove buildup from oil, heavy products, and silicones by clarifying often. Watch this video to learn how to clarify and prevent oily roots
  • Use lightweight silicone-free products, and avoid thick butter creams and oils. More on silicones and the Curly Girl Method here.
  • Avoid applying conditioner or styling creams directly to your roots
  • Try conditioning your hair before you shampoo
  • Rinse your hair upside down and comb hair forward with fingers
  • Use a mousse at the roots to boost volume
  • Apply styling products upside down, combing hair forward and scrunch
  • Avoid creating a defined part. Instead, zig-zag your part to lift your roots
  • Use a Denman brush when your hair is wet, after you've applied styling products, to direct your hair up and back, and create lift at the crown
  • Diffuse your hair upside down. Use the diffuser teeth to lift your roots and hold for a few seconds. Set the dryer to cold air to set.
  • Fluff/shake your roots with your fingers once hair is 100% dry, or use a hair pick
  • Lift roots and hairspray to provide hold at the root
  • When refreshing, wet your roots and diffuse using the diffuser teeth to add volume back
  • Use a dry shampoo or scalp refresher

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-Talk-Through Winter Wash Day Routine, Testing Miche Beauty

VIDEO: Talk-Through Winter Wash Day Routine, Testing Miche Beauty

Sunday, December 29, 2019
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Sunday's wash day routines usually involve testing new products, treatments, and trial and error because I have more time to experiment. Y'all seemed to enjoy the last Sunday wash day routine video where I talked through what products and treatments I decided to do based on how my hair was feeling.

Today my hair was feeling very dry, tangly, and my scalp was more oily than usual. When I experience an imbalance in moisture, I like doing an apple cider vinegar rinse to clarify and balance my hair's pH. I'm also testing out the Miche Intense Moisture products, using a deep conditioner and styling butter. This routine focuses on moisture for dry winter hair, and creating volume for fine hair while using heavy products.

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-A Message for You + DevaCurl Giveaway

VIDEO: ❤️ A Message for You ❤️ + HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY

Sunday, December 22, 2019
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Words cannot express how thankful I am to have each and every one of you as curl-friends! I wanted to spread some holiday cheer and give back for all of your support along this journey, and wish you a very merry Christmas and happy new year!

I created my blog way back in 2009... wait, it's been 10 YEARS?! That's insane. It's evolved over the last decade and I truly feel like y'all are my tribe. I've been sharing much more hair content the past year, and I've been amazed at the response in this supportive curly hair community. I love sharing my journey to healthy hair with y'all, and teaching you along the way. My blog and YouTube channel is not about me, but it's about YOU and how I can help by being the best resource I can.

Again, THANK YOU! I hope you enjoy these products as much as I do.

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How to Adjust Your Personal Care Routine for Colder Weather

Monday, December 16, 2019
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Fall & winter are my favorite times of the year because I'm finally getting a break from the Virginia summer humidity. I like to change up my beauty and personal care routine in the colder months, especially with the air being much dryer. Today, I'm sharing a few issues I tend to face during this season, and some adjustments I make to my daily routine for fall and winter!

Sensodyne Rapid Relief Whitening Tooth Paste

Teeth Sensitivity
I don't know about y'all, but I LOVE a good cup of coffee. My day doesn't officially start until I've had my coffee. When I get chilly in the office or need an afternoon pick me up, I love grabbing a cup of coffee to get me through the day, and sometimes I switch it up for tea or hot chocolate. However, as of lately, I've noticed my teeth have been more sensitive to hot (and cold) drinks, and it's gotten to the point where I need to find daily relief moving forward.

I came across Sensodyne Rapid Relief Whitening Toothpaste at my local Kroger, that is designed to beat sensitivity pain fast.* Sensodyne is the #1 dentist recommended brand for sensitive teeth, and the new Rapid Relief Whitening Tooth Paste can relieve pain in 3 days* and provides long-lasting protection.

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I have heard of Sensodyne toothpaste helping with sensitive teeth before, but I've been nervous about giving up my regular whitening toothpaste. Because I drink coffee daily, I prefer a whitening toothpaste to maintain a whiter smile between whitening treatments. With Sensodyne Rapid Relief Whitening, I don't have to compromise a whiter smile to enjoy fast sensitivity relief, as it offers great whitening benefits too. After incorporating the toothpaste into my daily routine, after just a few uses, I noticed I didn't have as much sensitivity when drinking cold water, and hot drinks.

Dry, Flaky Lips
Dry lips are a constant struggle in the winter, especially if you're outside a lot in the chilly wind. I recommend using a homemade lip scrub, such as sugar and coconut oil to buff away the dead skin. 

How to Fix Dry, Flaky Lips with Lip Scrub

I also tend to choose tinted lip balm and moisturizing lipsticks more than matte lipstick or long-wearing gloss in the colder months. Matte lip colors can really accentuate fine lines and flaky skin.
Apply a thick layer or lip balm or petroleum jelly at night before bed, and wake up with softer, hydrated lips.

Dry, Cracked Skin & Razor Burn
Dry cold air always leads to dryer skin for me. I love taking a hot bath once a week and soak in epsom salt, however super hot water can really dry out your skin. I love adding a bit of body oil to the bath water, and reducing the water temperature just a bit.

Exfoliating is also key in the winter, especially before shaving. I find that my legs tend to get irritated after shaving more in the winter with wearing tight pants and leggings, so exfoliating first makes a big difference. Removing dead skin first also helps you get a closer shave!

How to Fix Dry Elbows

Afterwards, I slather on a thick body butter, focusing on dry areas like elbows and knees. I also recommend applying body butter every night to your hands. I keep a mini jar of it at my desk at work and use it after I wash my hands.

I also tend to suffer from cracked heels, so I always use a pumice stone after my feet are softened from the bath. Then, I coat them in the body butter and put on thick socks. If you can stand to sleep in socks, leave them on overnight and you'll wake up with soft heels.

Split Ends & Tangly Hair
Just like our skin, our hair also is more likely to get dry in the cold weather. While it's nice to not battle the humidity with my naturally curly hair, but I still fight frizz from dry ends. I like to use more curl creams and butters this time of year, versus styling with just mousse or strong hold gel that can dry out your curls. I still love using gel to get a long-lasting style, but I look for gels that contain moisturizing ingredients like aloe to prevent dryness. I also like to apply a leave-in conditioner or curl cream first before using a gel.

Deep conditioning weekly is essential for preventing dry hair in the winter. I have a previous video I've done all about deep conditioning curly hair for beginners.

Tangly hair is also a huge issue for me when wearing sweaters, scarves, and coats. I also have a video about the various causes of tangles and breakage, and ways you can prevent them.

Those are the various ways I like to alter my typical daily personal care routine for the colder weather. What are some ways you adjust your routine? 

And don't forget to give Sensodyne Rapid Relief Whitening toothpaste a try to ensure you can enjoy all the seasonal cold and hot beverages without sensitivity!

*Proven pain relief in 3 days with twice daily brushing

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