Crunchy Curls? Scrunch 'Em

Davines Curl Enhancing SerumI have naturally curly hair that I blow dry, straighten, big barrel curling iron, tie up, twist, bun, braid and at times secure with a pencil while I’m at work. But sometimes it’s really nice to let my hair air dry. It not only gives my hair a much needed rest from the MANY heat appliances I love so much, it also give me a break from styling.  Makes me wonder where I find all that time everyday to style? Hmmm…. 

On the days that I do let my hair air dry I always like to use a little product to help coax and control my curls so they don’t dry into a frizzy mess – never a good look. First I use a leave-in conditioner – right now I’m loving Infusium 23, I got the giant bottle from Target. I really load up too. If the bottle says to use a ‘dime size’ portion, I figure I’m using about $1.25-$2.00 in assorted change.

Then I follow with some curl cream, I usually will use anything that says curl or cream or both. Lately my faves have been Bumble & bumble Curl Creme – Kinky Chick and Davines Love Curl Enhancing Serum (pictured). I find this conditioner/cream combo will really create the nice defined curls I want but sometimes they dry a little crunchy. If you have curly hair you know what I mean.

Nothing is worse than a crunchy curl! Curls should be light and full of movement. Happy curls love to bounce – not hang there looking all stiff and crunchy. What to do? Scrunch ‘em. How? Watch this… finally a video from someone who understands, thanks Jessicurl!

  0 comments for “Crunchy Curls? Scrunch 'Em

  1. February 29, 2008 at 11:20 am

    I keep reading about all kinds of celebrities using Davines. I wonder if it’s natural-based…like your blog and thanks for the comment on mine. I’ll have to check out that blueberry white tea!

  2. shelley
    February 29, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Thanks! I read your blog all the time! I really like Davines products – since the first time I tried them. They really are as good as “they” say – LOL. You might want to check out this post:

  3. March 3, 2008 at 1:22 pm


    This is my first time in your blog and I really like it, because as you can imagine I have curly (really curly) hair, sometimes it looks terrific and I love it, but others it looks just bad and dry….I cannot understand how the same hair, with the same products can look so different from one day to another.

    Anyway, I’ll be checking your site offen and I will let you know how is it working for my hair. Thanks!

  4. shelley
    March 3, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Thank you!
    We have the same hair, so I know exactly what you mean- LOL! I try to rotate the products I use every few days to eliminate styling fatigue. I find this really helps my hair to respond its best every day. I like to mix it up constantly according to the needs of my hair. – sometimes it’s dry, sometimes it’s not. Try to determine what your hair needs every day, that should help you choose the product that will work the best that day.

  5. March 6, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Hi Shelley,

    You know, I haven’t change products in a while, I am definitely buying a different shampoo and conditioner next time!

    p.s I didn’t use to dry my hair, but now that I live in Montreal I have to dry it during the cold season (november-april) or it would literally freeze!!

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