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A Healthier You: Curly Hair

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I’m not an expert on straight hair, due to the fact that I have naturally thick curly hair. So curly in fact, that I look like Merida from Brave first thing in the morning.

Growing up, I always had a hard time with figuring out how to maintain my curls without trying to kill them. Always throwing my curls into a pony tail instead of taking care of them. Or, straightening them a few times in high school to fit in. Which that ended badly. I damaged my curls.
But after years of messing my curls up, I came across a website called Naturally Curly. This website is amazing. And it is a friend to all of those who are born with natural curls. I received advice on how to take care of my curls and what would be healthy for it. And now, I want to give some of this advice to you:

1. Baby oil once a month.

Depending on how thick your curls are, you should use baby oil on your hair once a month. It works wonders.

2. Drink plenty of water.
Water is our friend. It refreshes us. Refreshes our organs. Refreshes our hair.

3. Be selective on shampoos.
Ditch the sulfate induced shampoos. They ruin your curls. And if you must use dandruff shampoo, use only two tablespoons (small palm full) of it.

4. Invest in either coconut oil or Moroccan oil conditioner.
I use this amazing product that is free of gluten, free of sulfate, and is all natural that isn’t tested on animals. It’s a coconut and hibiscus curly smoothie cream. My curls are still insanely curly and look healthier.

Being of a mixed background, my insane curly hair is part of my genetics and I have to take care of it. I don’t want to lose my curls. It is best that you take care of your hair. That way you have a healthy head of hair. I recommend that when your curls are close to the end of your back, chop it off and donate it. There are a lot of people who are in need of hair, due to losing theirs from either cancer or other sicknesses.

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