How to wash and tame your curly hair

December 18, 2018
It’s here! It’s Here! IT’S HERE, IT’S HERE!
I get asked almost daily how I fix my hair everyday.
Please don’t hate me, but it’s crazy fast and easy. 
I don’t know how I got so lucky to end up with this hair, but I’m so thankful everyday that it takes me no time at all. 

First things first…let’s talk about washing.
I try to go as many days as possible without shampooing my hair.
However, I condition my hair EVERY night!  I will wet and condition every night to help tame frizz and to keep cute curls. I also only condition the ends on the dirtier hair days because it makes my roots more greasy.
I’m not super picky on what brand of shampoo, just as long as it’s a combo.  The more conditioner the better!

This, however, is my GO-TO mac-daddy conditioner that I always use. It’s my favorite and I use about 2 pumps every night.

You ready for my FAVORITE hair product EVER?! 
It’s Garnier’s Sleek & Shine leave-in conditioning cream.
Friends, this product is amazing! I put this on my wet hair and then go to bed.
I go to bed with wet hair and I wake up like…

I know, super scary right?
When I first started going to bed with wet hair, I basically woke up like this

But then, I discovered the leave-in conditioner and learned to put my hair above the pillow like this.

I know you think I’m crazy…
but it’s TRUE!

Next up, gel.
This is another go-to product.  I’ve tried just about every gel out there and this is definitely my FAVORITE!
I put my first “coat” on as soon as I get up on dry hair!  I do NOT wet my hair!
I then put on my second and hopefully final coat right before I leave my house.

I always let my hair air dry, but I do have a hair dryer & diffuser in case I’m ever in a hurry or need a little volume added to my roots, but that’s a rarity.

Ok, I feel like this is a little necessary because I am not a hair expert.  This is what works for me and I hope it works for you.  I try to keep it as healthy as I can, which means it very rarely gets straightened or heated.  I always say that my hair is “trained” because it rarely goes from the extremes of being curly and straight.  So many girls say they have curly hair, but it doesn’t curl like mine, but that may be because I keep mine natural all the time. 
Like, I said, I’m no expert 🙂  This is simply my opinions.

How about my adorable Tennessee t-shirt I’m donning?
The sweet folks at The Home T sent it to me a few days ago ANDILOVEIT!
These super cozy/soft shirts are made in the U.S.A. and they also donate a portion of their profits to multiple sclerosis research!  How fantastic is that?!
Thanks guys!

My sweet friend over at Avenue Blue sent me this adorable mug
 and I knew this was the perfect post to show it off.
Thanks so much Beth!
I’m exhausted!

2 responses to “How to wash and tame your curly hair”

  1. Robyn says:

    I know this is an old post but I wanted to thank you for sharing your hair routine. My hair is similar to yours and this routine is a life saver. I was curious if you still use these products?

    • Jenn Pennell says:

      Hi Robyn! Thanks for reaching out! This post is a few years old and while I don’t use the same shampoo/conditioner anymore, I still use the leave-in treatment and gel. I’ll post an updated blog post within the next few weeks to show what I use now.

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