If anyone knows me for something, it’s my hair. I’ve dyed my hair every colour you can think of, cut it a lot & even style it in cute ways (I love my hair bow!). My hair is something I have always been proud of.
Although I dye my hair often, I am certain that my hair damage is not caused by dying. My natural hair is very very very curly (I’d say between 3B & 3C).
Like this but frizzy.
I love curly hair but mine is hard to handle because of the frizz. The length of my hair is also kinda awkward when its curly & doesn’t look good on me. Therefor, I straighten my hair using my trusty GHDs!
I have been straightening my hair since I was 15 and of course, I damaged my hair at first. But as time went past I learnt how to blowdry & straighten my hair properly without too much damage.
For anyone who has known me for the past 2+ years, you know I want to grow my hair out but it hasn’t grown much. I believe this is due to my addiction to my hair straighteners and blowdrying. I have told myself countless times that I will leave my hair natural starting from next week, but always fail and proceed to ceramicly bake my hair.
But I have found an alternative to natural hair!! And before you say it, no I am not getting a weave. -_-
I will never leave my house with rollers in as it does not look cool. But these are a God send.
I found a bag of hair rollers my mum used to use in the 90s! As my hair is so thick & curly, i cant use the soft bristle ones. Luckily my mums hair rollers are plastic which allows them to grip my hair more & stay in place with a plastic pin thing.
I wash my hair as usual, using an argon oil shampoo & conditioner. Then I dont towel dry ny hair (My hair dries super fast & I need it to be wet when putting in the rollers).
I then add some CHI Silk Infusion to my hair. Then I simply roll my hair. At first ask someone to do it for you. My aunt does mine because I need the rollers to be tight in order to get rid of my tight curls. If you can’t get someone to help you, do them as tight as you can & practice makes perfect! For best results, finish rolling while you hair is still wet.
Then just sit back, watch a Korean drama & let your hair dry naturally. As I am trying to avoid heat as much as possible, I air dry. My hair takes a minimum of 6 hours to completely dry. If you don’t have time, just dry your hair with the blow dryer on the lowest heat setting.
When I unroll my hair I look freaking crazy with massive curls on my head. So I tie my hair up in a bun because the day I wash my hair, I don’t leave home. What the rollers do is straighten my hair but add a curl as if I curled my straight hair. My roots are still naturally curly in some places, but it’s fine.
The next day I straighten my hair if I am going out. If I am going out but not meeting friends, I keep my hair in a bun without straightening.
I’ve done this hair routine for 2 weeks now & noticed the condition of my hair improve already. I hope this routine will help my hair grow so I can do something new for my graduation in November!
If you try out hair rollers or already have tried them, let me know by commenting below!