My Wavy Hair Journey

by - April 27, 2021


I've always assumed I had straight hair. Until I watched videos on the internet of women with my hair type trying the curly girl method. I was shocked to see these women's hair transform from frizzy "straight hair" to gorgeous wavy/curly hair. I was intrigued and curious to find out if my hair was actually wavy. I used to wonder why my hair was never pinned straight and why some strands were on the wavier side.  I noticed a difference in the texture of my hair after I stopped using heat tools, products with harsh ingredients, and when I cut off the dead ends. When I finally tried the curly girl method, I discovered that my hair was wavy. The more I did it, the wavy my hair became. This experience taught me how to properly care for my hair and how to embrace my 2a/2b waves.


Back when I had no idea my hair was wavy. My haircare routine after the shower was straightforward. I'd let my hair air dry before brushing it and would apply a small amount of oil to the ends (that was it!)  I'd always noticed that I had a slight wave in my hair, almost like an "s" shape. I discovered my curl pattern after watching Brad Mondo. (His video was very informative, especially if you don't know what your hair pattern is.) He discusses four separate topics. The first of which is scalp type. Which can be normal, oily, or dry. Hair thickness and density fall into the second category. People (including myself) frequently confuse the differences between these two topics, so he explains them in greater detail in his video. He'll help determine whether your hair is thick or thin. If it's damaged or if it's healthy. The final topic he discusses is hair patterns. Type 1 is a rare hair type that is naturally straight with no curl pattern. If your hair isn't pinned straight, it's because it's wavy or curly. Wavy, curly, and coiled hair are the three subcategories. Once you've determined your hair type, you'll have a thorough understanding of what products your hair requires.


As stated earlier, I stopped using heat on my hair to reduce damage, switched to natural products, and got rid of the split ends. I purchased hair care products specifically designed for wavy/curly hair. Along with styling moose/gel. Once a week, I use hair treatments to strengthen and repair my hair. A few times a month, I rinse my hair with rice water, which has improved the overall texture of my hair. In addition, I use a regrowth serum ( I highly recommend incorporating both into your hair care routine.) I scrunch and plop my hair after the shower. After that, I'll wrap a silk scarf around my hair before going to bed.


My hair used to be damaged, dry, dull, and frizzy. I had no idea what products to use or how to tame it. I didn't even have a proper hair care routine. My hair is now thicker, healthier, softer, and more manageable. My hair looks wavier the more I embrace my natural hair texture. My routine isn't perfect. In fact, I still have difficulty styling my hair, but at least I now know how to care for it.


Never in a million years did I imagine my hair to be wavy. I've only been using the curly girl method for a month, and I've already noticed a significant improvement in my hair's appearance and texture. Transitioning to wavy hair is difficult as it requires a lot of maintenance, but believe me when I say it gets easier once you get the hang of it. If you think you have wavy/curly hair and want to find out, I recommend the curly girl method. Walmart and Target sell affordable hair products for curly hair under 20 dollars. Give it a shot, and share your results in the comments section below.

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