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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:
How do you do your hair?
Answer:
I've broken my hair care routine into seven steps that have made my hair really happy. I put my hair care regimen in the Curly Primer—which is what I do with my hair every week.

The products I recommend are in the Recommended Products (click on any of the subcategories).

A brief overview of what I do is:

Make sure to comb your hair when it's sopping wet, and with lots of conditioner in it (the kinds I recommend give weight without stickiness). The conditioner will foam up, but that means you have enough in there. Then take each little curl you see starting to separate, and smooth it between your fingers, making sure it's still wet with conditioner. When all your hair is done, leave it alone. Let it totally dry. Otherwise, if you put it up, it mashes all the curls that were trying to set. Once your hair is totally dry, it's safe to put it up in buns or braids at night. This protects your hair, but it also helps "relax" your curls. In the morning it will look like your curls are gone. They aren't gone, they are just sleeping. Smooth a little water and a little conditioner over your ends and fuzzy spots so it's just slightly damp. You can also smooth a tiny bit of water over any left over white spots where there might be too much conditioner left in a spot (no big deal. It vanishes quickly). Don't brush, comb or fingercomb your curls or you'll just get a giant puff ball. By the time your hair dries again, your curls will be back. This should last all week, smoothing with water and conditioner (just a little, so your hair is barely damp on the ends) every morning.

In winter, I also occasionally put a little olive oil or coconut oil on my ends before braiding it up at night. These tips and products work in the drizzle and rain of Seattle (where I live), and the 100% humidity of KY (where my mom lives).
 

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