Reusing Old T-Shirts (Curly Hair Edition)
Like many people in the world, I have wavy/curly hair. It was pretty weird to grow up with it, because I grew up with my sister while she was in her late teens, and she was always straightening it, because she didn't like her curly hair. I always struggled with my hair too. Never liking that it was so frizzy or how tangled it would get. It was hard, especially since my mom has pin-straight hair.
That had all changed during the Coronavirus quarantine this summer. I was bored out of my mind, and I was starting to love my hair a bit more (although still frizzy and not as curly as I'd like). That's when I came across a series of Tik Toks explaining how to take care of curly hair, and the curls were so pretty that I just had to try it out!
There was no way that I could get the supplies that I needed though. They all had hair diffusers, microfiber towels, and special curl creams. So I made do with what I had.
First, right when after I got out of the shower and squeezed out whatever water was in my hair, I'd flip my head down and brush it, starting at the bottom and working my way up. My hair is till wet, so I'd scrunch it up with an old cotton t-shirt. It HAS to be cotton, because it's soft and keeps your curls intact well. Then I'd scrunch it up with some conditioner, or whatever hair moisturizer I have, and lastly, I'd do the same with some hair gel. The gel is to keep the curls in their nice little ringlet form.