Methods and Methods Oh My!
It's crazy to me to think that for so many years there were no "curly methods". Now, how lucky are we that there is such a plethora curly hair methods that I bet you can name 10+ off the top of your head right now, right?
Here's the thing most of us get overwhelmed looking at so many options. It's like picking gum out in the checkout line. Do you want mint, wintermint, spearmint, peppermint or fruity? Now, do you want sugar free or regular? Do you want the 5 piece pack or the mega 72 piece pack? Get the picture?
I believe we over complicate it by believing that our hair will look like "x" if I do this. Or it will look like "her" hair if you do exactly what she is doing. Then you try it for one day and when the results are not what you thought you give in and change it up, again. Sound familiar?
If so, STOP take a moment and decide what you would like to focus on. What would you like to see YOUR curls do? Be more defined, less frizz, more volume or whatever it is pick your thing. Then pick 1 method, 1 set of styling techniques and 1 set of products and WORK IT. Work it for 20+ plus wash days using the exact same method, techniques and products. You will never know what works or what doesn't if you are always changing it. Give your hair time. Give yourself time to master the technique. Practice makes perfect, right?
Now, take it up one more notch and hair journal. Make notes of the method, techniques and products and the results daily. You might also include notes about weather like humidity. Give your hair a rating every day. Doing this will allow you to look back and pin point what makes a great hair day or a terrible one.
Don't forget pictures so you can see just how far you've come.