3 Quick Tips for Curly Hair

I’ve had curly hair since, well, forever basically. Once my hair grew in it (which I’m told took an unusually long time), it was curly. 

3 Quick Tips for Curly Hair - Marvy Moms
This is me, on a good hair day, age 5ish.

After many, many years of struggling with my curls, I finally love them.  Anyone with curly hair knows what I’m talking about. To me they scream SHAINA, they’re a huge part of my identity and so coming to a place where I can love and enjoy them is awesome.

I really can’t be bothered with long and laborious hair routines, and these tips keep my curls manageable and low maintenance.

  1. Wash sparingly and condition regularly. Washing your hair every day will at worst dry it out at best is probably unnecessary, curly or not. Give it a healthy dose of your favorite conditioner and save the shampoo (sulfate free) for a few times a week, if that. 
  2. Brush/comb sparingly. Again, only a few times a week, and either right before or during a shower. Combing it out with your fingers in the shower might take a few minutes longer than dragging a brush through it every day, but it keeps the curls tighter and cuts back on frizz. 
  3. Plop. Towels also increase frizz and blow drying hair takes forever and is not super great for curly hair. So try plopping, a quick drying/styling method using a t-shirt. Enjoy less frizzy hair, tighter curls, and a good laugh at the name.

I hope these tips are helpful! Do you have any helpful tips to share?


About Shaina Charron

Shaina Charron has lived in Rochester for 25 years. She is the mother of one four and a half year old little boy. She spends her days trying to gratefully fill her roles as a mom, daughter, sister, friend, student, and employee. In January 2010 she left a full-time job of two years in order to spend more time with her child and return to college. She is currently earning her Liberal Arts Associates Degree and planning a transfer to a four year school where she can study social work.

Shaina enjoys spending time with her family and their beloved pets, crafting, reading (her favorites are the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon and Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling), eating and cooking (mostly vegetarian, though occasionally gluten free and vegan as well), spending time with friends, and being outside in nature.

As a mother, she’s found breastfeeding, bed-sharing and gentle discipline to be the best fit for her child. She dreams about the beach in Florida, living in a cabin in the woods, and taking a cross country trip without any sort of time or financial restraints. She is looking forward to sharing her adventures with you.