when you have permed/naturally curly hair and you are drying it to style: while still damp from shampooing, towel blot excess water, don't keep it in the towel! detangle with wide tooth comb, apply gel/texturizer/whatever you're using (mouse isn't the best product for styling curly hair..it doesn't distribute well, and often dries crunchy without proper 'hold'.) comb product through hair from roots to ends, and gently cup sections of product-applied hair into your hand. don't over-squeeze or run your fingers through it. by cupping it and gently squeezing, you are forcing it to lay into the intended curl-pattern. if you use a drying tool, use a diffuser (shaped like a bowl w/fingers) on your b-dryer, and dry section at a time. do not stop and scrunch--you'll upset the drying/curling process. once hair is 95% dry, you can let the rest airdry. do not touch until dry. afterward, gently shake or rake fingers thru hair, and go.
at 11:46 AM on May. 6, 2009