This post is sponsored by Curls. Although I received free products to help facilitate my review, the thoughts expressed below are my own.
Growing up with a mom who didn’t understand how to manage curly hair was somewhat of a nightmare. From brushing my hair to styling it, there were a handful of hairstyles my parents would do. Most of the time, my hair was pulled back into a braid or parted to the sides with braids. On weekends, my hair was in a bun for ballet class and in a French braid during show season.
Taming Curly Hair
There was nothing more painful than having my mother try and brush my hair — most of the time it was dry. If you know anything about managing curls, then you know there’s a certain technique to combing curly hair. You always want to start brushing from the ends and work your way to the top. My mother did the opposite, and whenever she would try to straighten my hair, I’d end up with burnt marks on my forehead or ears. It was a mess.
When I turned 12 I no longer wanted my mother to touch my hair. Although I had been going to the salon for years, I wanted to wash my hair at home. Most of the time that meant I’d leave my hair in knots. You can imagine how excited the hairstylists were to see me enter their doors.
For some time, all I did was wash my hair and comb it back. I never knew how to manage my curls. My hair only looked its best whenever I came home from the salon. Little did I know I was hurting my hair every week.
Apparently, I didn’t learn my lesson. When I started working at 18, I spent my hard-earned cash at the salon or shopping for the latest trends. I still have a number of bangles and earrings from when I wore accessories all the time. I also started dying my hair and did my nails often. Expensive? Yes. Worth it? Eh. I liked feeling put together.
Throughout the years I learned how to dye and tame my own mane — going to the salon for many years does that to you. That’s how I’ve been able to save every month.
I recently discovered Curls, a brand for people with curly and wavy hair offering variety products with quality ingredients. Founded in 2002 by Mahisha Dellinger, Curls is considered a leading brand in the natural hair care industry.
I received a handful of products from their PR team to review, and I’ve been very impressed. I’ve tried the Curls Blueberry Bliss Leave-In Conditioner prior to receiving their package. I love the smell of the Blueberry Bliss line, and the way it leaves my hair feeling smooth and frizz-free.
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In this week’s video, I shared a tutorial on how I condition my curls to take form. In the video, I use the Curls Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave-In Conditioner to tame the frizz and mold my curls. Catch the video below: