How To Maintain Wet And Wavy Hair
(Waterloo, Iowa, USA)
Q: What is the best way to maintain this style and what kind of products should you buy to main the curls without getting matted down and looking like a hot mess?
I'm a sista with four kids and work full time as a nurse. I just wanted something with a bounce and swagger for my professional day look but my sexy side for the husband.
A: Hi Angelique. You go girl. I have a lot of respect for a woman who can juggle family life, work life and still find it in herself to try to keep the sexy intact for their husband! :)
As for the hair question. I've always found that for curly weave styles, the most important thing to make sure the hair doesn't look a "hot mess" after a while is the hair itself!
For that reason you have to be very careful to go with hair that's labeled as tangle free since these don't tend to matte up and look awful after a short while.
The matting usually happens with the hair when you go to sleep and the cotton pillow case dries it out.
There are a few things you can do to cut down on this.
1. Plait your hair up into about 3-4 big plaits before you go to sleep.
2. Wear a silk or satin scarf to bed to keep your hair from drying out.
3. Don't use a lot of heavy or sticky products in your hair.
4. Spritz your hair lightly with a light liquid leave in every day before you style it.
5. When you wash your hair, hold your head back and don't tangle it with your fingers. Focus on your scalp and let the shampoo run down the length of the hair.
P.S. I don't like the Milky Way brand of hair for this exact reason. I prefer Bijoux.