This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 21 messages.)
Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.
I usually put a bit of oil and some curly frizz ease spray stuff and let it dry naturally. I end up with mostly corkscrewy type curls. I tried using a round brush and blowdrying today and its a disaster. Its now bushy and wavy. Please help me! I like having curly hair but sometimes long for a more polished version of corkscrews (wjich although nice are a bit 'girly' and unpolished iykwim?!) Tell me how you cope with your curls!!
Babyliss Big Hair works for me. I mostly just let it dry naturally, especially in the summer, and live with my random corkscrews, but the BBH loosens all the curls and makes it look much more polished and sleek.
It's a rotating hot brush. Gives the same effect as having a blowdry using a round brush but a lot, lot easier. You need to get it semi dry first, then finish it off with the BBH. There were loads of threads about it on here around Christmas time.
I plait it in 2 sections and let it dry then I use a babyliss conical wand in sections to get loose sophisticated curls rather than my 80s perm. That's my current look though more often than not it's in a topnot as I cannot be arsed.
Not sure TBH, I haven't done it for a while. Maybe 15 mins (hair is just below shoulder length). Rough dry it with a normal hairdryer first. Have you tried just drying it over a round brush? Might take a bit longer but would give you an idea of what the end result might look like.
Wash with a non-SLS shampoo and moisturising conditioner, wrap in towel but DO NOT towel dry, spray in lots of leave in conditioner add a bit of Boots curl creme and leave to dry naturally gets the best results. Do not touch. Routine found after lots of reading about curly hair!
Can you recommend me a non sls shampoo queenofallbiscuits ? Hmmm going to bed with damp hair - does it give you neck ache? But I like the idea of heated rollers and the associated hilda ogden look is something I already rock in my day to day life... I am such a virgin on these matters though - how do they work? Are you plugged in? I've tried the round brush thing and just get it tangled up in my hair and a very aching arm after about 2 mins..!
I do what Queenofallbiscuits says apart from I don't avoid SLS and don't leave it in a towel as I have to go out too soon in the mornings and I don;t like going to bed with it damp either. I do however avoid silicones in conditioners, using Aussie Frizz miracle shampoo and conditioner and Boots Organics leave in conditioner before the Curl Creme. When leaving it to dry naturally I just comb through with a wide tooth comb and let it hang, if drying I use the BBH. As ChuckyouFarlie says, if you are blowdrying either with a round brush, or using a BBH, you need to do the underneath layers first, I clip mine all up from about the bottom of me ears first to do the bottom layer, then let it down to about the top of my ears for the middle layer, then do the top layer last. Just use a big grabby clip thing.
I tried avoiding SLS, used Dr Organic for a few months, but hated it, my hair never felt clean, avoiding silicones (which also means no Frizz ease) has really helped it's condition. The combination I am using now leaves it silky and well defined with minimal frizz.
Sorry I didn't mean leave it in the towel I just meant don't rub dry! I tend to just blot. My current shampoo is horns and halo which is a baby.shampoo. I also use a clarifying shampoo every 10 days or so. I think soap and glory in boots do a non sls shampoo as well.
I do Curly Girl so I don't really use shampoo (I just use a non SLS one about once a week) and definitely no sicone. I wash everyday with conditioner, then condition as normal. I put Boots Pink Curl Creme then Umberto Giannini gel on and leave it to dry as much as possible. Then if I really need to, give it a blast with the diffuser and scrunch.