Some mornings can be rough, there’s no denying it. We wake up late, rushing out of bed, frantically trying to get ready for the day, all while sporting a wild bed head of curls that needs to be tamed. Every curly girl has been there and knows full well it takes more than just throwing your hair into a bun or ponytail and calling it good. Curls often need extra attention, but what can you do when you’re short on time?
Rather than having a chaotic morning, we’ve put together a few curly girl tips and tricks to help you stay organized and give you a little extra time to focus on your locks.
Curly Girl Tip #1 — Prepare the Night Before
If you know you’re going to have a big day or need to rise earlier than normal, prepare everything the night before. Try picking out your outfit (including your shoes) before bed so you aren’t spending time figuring out what to wear and you can use that time to put together your favorite hairstyle. Try doing this even if you don’t have to get up earlier, just to save some extra time in the morning!
Another way to prepare the night before is by putting out all of your makeup and hair products for them to be readily available to you when you need them. There’s nothing worse than trying to find your favorite curl cream when you’re in a hurry to get out the door! While there are many more things we could suggest to prepare the night before, everyone has different routines. We suggest making a list of the tasks from your routine that could be done or prepared the night before and moving them around to prioritize what’s more important in the morning.
Curly Girl Tip #2 — Preserve Your Hair Overnight
Just like we take the time to prepare certain parts of our routines the night before, we can often do this with our hair, as well. Washing your hair and prepping your curls the night before can be helpful when trying to avoid a busy morning. There are many styles we can put our hair into to help shape our curls for the morning. Try putting your hair into braids, knots, or sleeping in a silk bonnet to help protect and preserve your bouncy spirals. Then, in the morning, take your hair out, put your some of your favorite styling product on, and you’ll be good to go!
However, it’s important to remember that not everyone’s curls are the same, so an overnight style that works for someone else may not work for you. Try testing out overnight styles and curl preservation methods on a night where you don’t need to rush in the morning to get ready.
Curly Girl Tip #3 — Find the Perfect Products
More often than not, the products we use can make or break a good hair day for us curly girls. Finding the right products to give you beautiful waves, curls, or coils can definitely be a challenge. At Royal Locks Curl Care, we understand the frustrations, so we did something about it. Our curly girl founder was in the same boat as you—frustrated about products that just didn’t work.
From shampoo and conditioner to gels and creams, we’ve created a blend of ingredients that nourish, strengthen, and moisturize curly hair. Our products are designed to help you achieve those luscious, bouncy curls you’ve always dreamed of! What are you waiting for?! Head to our shop to see our product selection.
What are your favorite curly girl tips and tricks for an organized morning? Let us know in the comments below!