Have you ever wondered about the texture of your curls and why they are a certain way? So did YouTuber RockynCurls. As a teen, she struggled with “poofy” strands, without realizing that her natural hair was actually type 2c/3a, and also highly porous. After years of struggling with her curls, she finally figured out the secret to avoiding the wet gelled down look.
After purchasing and reading Curly Girl: The Handbook by Lorraine Massey, Raquel learned that the biggest issue her curls faced was frizz. In order to combat that and keep her mane under control, she needed to get her dry curls under control. She needed to find the right kind of products to help seal her strands down to keep moisture in. She chose to adopt the LCEG method for the spring and fall months:
L- Leave-in conditioner
E- Enhancing gel
G- hard hold gel
In the cold, harsh winter months, Raquel switches up her routine and adopts the LOCG Method:
G- Hard hold gel
This method allows her to get the extra moisture she needs, and the hard hold gel locks her curls in place, to keep them from falling throughout the day.
Products to use:
Understanding which products will work best for your curly hair type is important. Raquel tailors to her porous hair and uses SheaMoisture Curl and Style Milk as a rich, moisturizing leave in conditioner to give her curls a daily infusion of moisture. To get her curls enhanced to where she needs them to be, she favors SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie to lay the foundation and follows with LA Looks Extreme Spikes as her hard gel to lock everything in place. She also finds DevaCurl B’Leave-in and DevaCurl Supercream Coconut Styler to be effective as well in helping her get moisturized, well defined curls.