Although the natural hair movement has been going for quite sometime, almost 18 years for Urbanbella, there is still a large portion of our community that are trying to get THEIR perfect solution for the perfect curl.
One thing that is a struggle is once you think you have the perfect curl and the perfect look it just does not last long enough. Sometimes it last for a few days and in worse case scenarios only a few hours.
I recently did a Facebook Live this week where I walked through what steps you need to take to get your Natural Hair Style to Last. It was a bit lengthy (2 Hours with the Q&A) So I am going to break it up into 2 parts for you.
This Blog post is Part 1 and I will post Part 2 here on the A Beautiful Life Blog for you. Here are the first few things you can do to get your hairstyle to last longer...
Level Up Your Products
I'm just going to say it. Most of the stuff out there is just watered down junk. And that will not get great results that can last. Sure it probably looks good on the first day. But not long after that. And if you are going to put in the effort then you want it to last. When I go into the lab and make products I am trying to see how I can make your natural hair process easier. And one of the first goals is to make sure that the product helps your style to last. I do this by using enough of the ingredients that add to that. My collection will make your hair look good for several days. This is true for Urbanbella Hydrating and Moisturizing Products as well. The moisture lasts for several days and this is key in getting your styles to last.
Choose the Right Product for the Job
Start by understanding yours goals for hair. Are you looking for softness with the finish? Do you need a firmer finish based on your climate and hair softness? I always recommend a good balance between these two. You need real power in your hair gels that is going to hold but won't leave your hair feeling brittle. Botanical gels like the Urbanbella Styling Collection will give you the softness you want or firmness you want for Wash-N-Go's and any other textured styles. Products such as moisturizers won't get the job done if we are aiming for long lasting style. And mousses tend to be too light and fluffy to provide longevity. Mousses are nice but when you use them your styles last for few days max.
Maximize your moisture with a good weekly washing routine
Let Your Hair Fully Dry
So What's Next