My shorter hair has forced me to change my morning curl routine a bit. This length is a no bun zone and in all honesty that can be tricky.
So with the new “All Afro all the Time” look I needed a plan for the morning.
The water crisis and the fact that I have to get ready at 6am in what seems to be the coldest May in years made it essential for my curl routine to be waterless.
I usually deep condition and detangle on a Saturday evening then rinse and style on Sunday morning. This means I have fresh curls on Sunday and Monday. The problem comes in here on Tuesday where I wake up looking like an ungroomed poodle or a dreadlocked sheepdog.
Since washing it daily is not on my list of “fun things for Eleanor to do” I have found products to help refresh and style until I end up in a scarf at the end of the week.
My waterless morning curl routine
I either spray my curls with BLM curl wake-up spray or Aunt Jackie ‘s half and half hydrating milk and scrunch it. It depends on what I need from the spray (moisture from the milk or shine from wake-up spray)
An afro comb helps to fluff out the curls and a satin scarf helps keep most of the frizz at bay.
For the curls that don’t make it through the night, I use Design essentials deep moisture milk soufflé to finger coil. I simply dip my finger in and twist the piece of hair around my finger.
For styling options, I either clip my – currently growing out of its style – hair to the back to create a sort of faux hawk with height on top.
My other go to is simply tying a scarf around my head…The back of my hair is concealed with the bulk of my hair coming out of the top.
What is your morning curl routine?