For a long while, I refused to accept my unruly waves. I insisted on straightening and then re-curling my hair so I had no frizz. As you can imagine, this was not only ridiculously time consuming, but also damaging to my hair. On mornings when I didn’t have time to complete this very lengthy process, I threw my hair in a not-so-cute braid. BUT, after switching to a more natural beauty routine, I’ve been using less heat on my hair and learning to love my natural waves!
Recently, a rad new company called Casper asked me to share some tips for their “Own Your Bed Head” project. I’m so excited to share how I’ve been dealing with frizz and embracing my bed head:
I like to manage my frizz BEFORE I go to bed, that way I can hit the snooze button and snuggle with my pup a little while longer. My favorite trick is a once-a-week coconut oil treatment. Before I shower, I rub about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil through my hair. I usually focus on the ends, but I also love massaging it into my scalp. You can let it sit and work its magic, or if you’re impatient like me, just hop in the shower and shampoo it out. It’s amazing at moisturizing, detangling, and reducing frizz — it can even undo some of that damage caused by straightening, curling, and blow-drying!
Instead of letting my hair towel or air-dry, I use a soft cotton t-shirt! It’s much less rough than a towel and helps keep everything smooth.
Learning how to deal with my natural hair has been a fun and frustrating process, but I’m definitely learning to embrace it. If you have any tips or tricks for owning your bed head or dealing with frizz, feel free to share in the comments below!