Thursday, September 9, 2010

Styling Tips for Curly Hair

While the Miss MyMy curly hair wigs and extensions are a truly beautiful thing, there are a few things you should know in order to keep your curl looking it's Miss MyMy best.

Curly hair tends to get very dry very quickly. It's imperative that you wash your hair at least weekly with a moisturizing shampoo. Miss MyMy's Nourishing Shampoo is formulated to clean your hair without stripping your hair. People tend to think that frequent washing will wash out all the moisture from their hair, but think of it this way: when you wash your hair, you are saturating it with water, cleaning away pollutants and build up which can cause your hair to not behave properly. Believe it or not, even your natural scalp oil if allowed to build up for weeks on end (trust me, Miss MyMy has seen it ALL!) can cause the hair on your wig to break.

Once you've cleaned your hair, you want to lock in some of that moisture with a good conditioner. Miss MyMy's Pliant Conditioner Series is specially formulated to replenish your hair with moisture. Your hair is left feeling silky and smelling great too! I like to comb my conditioner through with a wide tooth comb.


I was reading in a fashion magazine this morning about caring for curly hair (which is where I got the idea of today's blog topic) and one of the things mentioned, was serum. Well, well, well...Miss MyMy has been shouting the praises on Miss MyMy Hair Essence Hair Serum for years! This is the second article in the past couple weeks that I've seen them mention the importance of serum. In one of my previous posts, I mentioned using serum with styling to achieve the long, straight look. I've been telling you all for years, with your curly hair, whether it's a wig or hair extensions, you'll want to smooth some serum through your wet hair. Comb it through thoroughly. Allow it to air dry UNDISTURBED if you can. If you can't, then blow dry using a diffuser. SCRUNCH those curls!

Avoid Over Touching
While your hair is drying, resist the temptation to run your fingers through. All that touching creates friction. Friction creates frizz! I know, it's hard to resist touching your lovely Miss MyMy hair ;-)

Periodic Deep Treatments
At least once every 4-6 weeks, give that hair a deep treatment. If it's a removable unit, Miss MyMy Spa dip is an excellent product! (soon available online) Simply add a small amount to some warm water in a basin, and soak your (already washed) unit for at least 30 minutes. If your unit is sewn in or glued on, you can apply a deep treatment, wrap hair in a warm wet towel, and cover with a plastic cap for at least 15 minutes.

When we at Miss MyMy ask whether you'll be needing any products, bear this in mind: you've just invested in your beautiful hair, whether a unit or extensions. Using the proper products to care for your unit only enhances your original investment. With proper care and maintenance, your unit will look beautiful and behave beautifully, for a much longer time!