Who needs a blow dryer, when you can use air? Try braiding your hair into four larger sections and letting it air dry. You may find you'll have more curl definition and volume.
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Do You Have Low or High Porosity?
Porosity is your hair's ability to absorb moisture and is broken down into three categories: low, normal and high.
Here’s the test: First, drop a strand of clean hair in a glass of water. If the strand immediately sinks to the bottom, your hair is of high porosity. If it lingers about midway in the glass, it’s of normal porosity. If the strand floats towards the top and it takes a while for it to sink, your strands are of low porosity.
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Use the L.O.C method, but don’t dry completely
After washing your hair, apply three steps: Liquid (leave-in conditioner), Oil and Cream, but don’t dry it completely before styling. You’ll need the extra moisture for styling.
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Always Use a Heat Protectant
Heat majorly destroys vital proteins in your hair, so before drying be sure to spray it on generously.
Try: L'Oréal Color Vibrancy Dual Protect Spray, $6.99
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