I have been trying for some time now to embrace my natural hair texture. It’s not quite straight, but not quite curly. I guess it’s wavy. But it’s also very unpredictable. Sometimes I let it air dry and I look like a wavy-hair ginger super model. Other times I rock what the girls in my high school youth group liked to call the Girl Scout Wave*.
But seriously, fighting the natural wave takes time and effort. It takes blow drying and straightening and waking up to shower in the morning, and I’m just not that dedicated to do that all the time. On top of that, because my natural hair texture isn’t straight, one hint of humidity will return it to its Girl Scout Wave state.
So I’ve decided to try my best to embrace the wave. Sometimes it looks good, just showering and letting it air dry. But I often find it gets frizzy or my waves aren’t defined enough. But then I try some sort of “curl enhancing” hair product and my hair looks crispy and heavy.
Now before you go all, “You spent (x amount of money) on all of that?!” I’ll let you know that I talked to the good people of Walgreen’s before I made my purchase, and they assured me I could return all the products after I tried them once or twice. So don’t freak.
So this week I shall test all nine products and find what works best for me. My mission: find a product that gives me the best-looking defined, natural, frizz-free waves without feeling crispy. I’ll let you know what I find out! Stay tuned…
Do you have a favorite wave-enhancing hair product? Any other wavy-haired tips?
*The Girl Scout Wave is that uneven, not cute, awkward wave that most elementary-school-aged girls wear for a while until they realize it’s “not cool.” I have discovered it’s still not cool in college.