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Here are some of the questions I get asked the most, and what my answers have been. This way you can get your answers immediately, without having to wait on me. And you never know, you might find answers to a few questions you didn't even know you had yet.

*This is still a work in progress. I'm continuing to add many more questions, and we are still ironing out a few quirks. But we wanted to make this available as soon as possible.

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Question:
Do I need to wet my hair every day?
Answer:
I used to think I had to wet my entire head every single day. So every morning I'd wet my whole head. What a pain that was! However, it turns out we don't need to! Wetting and washing your hair every day wears it out, and it's so much more work than you need to do. Our hair does like water, but not all that wear and tear that comes from washing every day (not to mention the combing of it that we usually do after a wash. That's fine once a week, but imagine the wear and tear on a sweater you washed 365 days a year as opposed to a sweater you washed 52 times a year or so. It would be pretty worn out.

So I'm going to suggest you trying this. This will still give your curls water, but also moisture, and it will cut down on the wear and tear (and save you countless hours of unnecessary work):

At night, don't wash, wet, or comb your hair. Just put it back in a bun or braid or two to protect it while you sleep. When you wake up and take your hair out of the buns or braids after sleeping, it does look like all our curls are flattened and ruined, but they aren't.

To refresh your curls in between washings and combings: In the morning, undo your braids or bun(s), wet your hands, and add a dime-size drop of a good combing conditioner (or more, depending on how fuzzy your hair is), rub that between your hands. Then smooth your wet hands over your hair to smooth out any fuzz on your hair line and refresh your curls there. You might need to do this a few times (adding more water and conditioner each time). Often this will refresh your whole head, making your curls spring back as they dry, and this keeps them more defined, and causes no damage, and moisturizes them. Then, wet your hands again, add more conditioner to them, and smooth over your ends to refresh all your curls.

Wet your hands again, add more conditioner, and if needed, go through your hair, and find fuzzy parts. If you are twisting your hair around your fingers, find any twists that came undone overnight or got really flattened or fuzzy and re-twirl them. This will keep your whole head smooth and twisted until time to do your hair again.

Don't rinse your hair. The conditioner is what keeps your curls calm and together.

This technique works wonders for smoothing fuzz and getting all your curls to spring back to life by the time they dry.

You can check out pictures of this process if you follow the Curly Primer (I just added my first video showing how I define all my curls). It will help weigh down your hair, and turn frizz into curls. Depending on it's length, you can also check out what Aja is doing on the Before & After page to turn her hair into stunning curls.
 

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