People ask me how I look after my curls since I’m old enough to do my own, I’m going to share how I look after and maintain my curls.
My hair is a mix of English and Jamaican hair so it’s not frizzy just very curly and sometimes poofy. When it’s wet, it shrinks and looks like I have a head full of ringlets done by a curler.
I used to straighten my hair which made it go even poofier and lose my silky curls. Ever since my mum cut her hair and decided to go natural hair, I haven’t straightened it since.
Brushing my hair while wet is super easy but when dry can be challenging.
I have managed to maintain my curls and look after them. Having curly hair means that my washing routine is a bit different to those who have dead straight hair. I shampoo my hair every other week, if I I did it any more than that, it would quickly dry out and damage my hair.
My curls are delicate, so I have to treat them using oils and leave in conditioner. I use Cantu Leave-In-Conditioner in my hair before I go to sleep.
Every night before bed I plait my hair into two french braids top to bottom. I make sure it is well moisturised as it can get dry and tough really easily.
In the morning I can take out my plaits and shake out my curls. They’ll be well defined and moisturised. Doing this every night keeps my hair in top condition.
Rhea-Hope is an 11-year-old who enjoys experimenting with makeup; in particular new styles, different colours and mixing and matching techniques. She also enjoys drawing and reading; normally drawing people but sometimes animals or landscapes. Her favourite food is Spaghetti Bolognese and Steak Pie. During the summer holidays, you’ll probably find her doing gymnastics in her garden!
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