9 Tips Need to Know for Maintaining Beautiful Curly HairHaircare for curly girls can be challenging! Thankfully, there are loads of tips from the pros about keeping your hair looking ah-mazing all the time. This list goes over ten essential tips for maintaining curly hair.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Curly hair comes in many different colors, shapes, and sizes just like the bodies that rock it! Naturally, your hair type will vary based on a number of factors. It’s definitely a blessing, but it can come at a cost! Since it’s so versatile, it can become complicated to take care of. Thankfully, with the knowledge of experts on and offline, it’s much easier to perfect your curly hair routine! Whether your curls are tightly coiled or fall loosely, these tips will help! While you’re figuring out how to take care of curly hair, allow us to ease the process.1. It’s all in the condition.Adding moisture to your hair can make a huge difference. Especially in the winter months, curly hair can dry out. It’s the same concept as your skin. In the winter, you tend to add more moisturizer. Doing this with a hair conditioner will work absolute wonders. However, don’t overdo it! Putting a dime-sized amount (depending on the length of your hair) throughout while you lather your body with soap is enough. Conditioning hair masks are also available for deeper treatments. You can purchase pre-made ones or look up the best DIY recipes online! We recommend looking at cherie.com for deep-treatment hair masks!2. Use the right shampoo.This may seem obvious at first glance, but picking the best shampoo for curly hair is essential! It really makes all the difference in the world. If you give your hair a proper “diagnosis,” it’ll be easier to identify problem areas. Once you know this, finding a great shampoo will be much easier. There are products designed specifically for curly hair. In fact, some of the best products for curly hair will run even deeper with specifics. They have ones that often get as specific as the level of dryness that you may face. Each one can be paired with the perfect conditioner for a solid shower routine.3. Comb from the bottom to the top!An old trick for straight-haired girls is to hold their hair above a knot they’re trying to pick out. The same runs true for curls, but in a different way! If you start at the ends of your hair, it’s easier and safer to brush or comb. Slowly working your way to the top of your head eases any pain, too. 4. Wash your hair less often. Also, make it less hot!Applying less heat, in general, is a good idea for curly hair. For naturally curly hair, washing it every few days instead of daily is the best idea! Spacing it out evenly throughout the week will leave your hair looking luscious for longer. This will also preserve any dye job that you may have! Highlights thrive when they’re exposed to fewer chemicals that are in shampoo. They make products that are designed to preserve color treatment (you can find these on cherie.com). Also, try not to fully blowdry your hair after each wash! Keep the settings on low or medium and reduce the level of heat.5. Tie your hair up in a bun overnight.This is sometimes referred to as the “pineapple method.” Whether you’re a fan of sweeter fruit or enjoy the tartness of a pineapple, the benefits of this hairstyle are apparent! Leaving your hair up while you sleep keeps its natural shape. Sometimes, if you leave it down all night, it’s easier for unwanted frizz to build up. So, to keep your mane looking tame, remember to put a scrunchie by your bed. If you have one on your nightstand every night, it’s easier to remember this trick!6. Make sure to get regular trims.It doesn’t always have to be expensive to get a haircut. In fact, getting regular trims can save you some cash! Scheduling your trims regularly will make them less intricate and in turn, less expensive. You can also try trimming your hair at home! This can feel a bit scary for beginners, but online tutorials will make you a pro in no time. Your local beauty supply store will carry professional-quality shears. Ask a clerk to help you pick the right ones! Trim the tips of your curls every few weeks will leave it looking even. This method is called “dusting.”7. Mixing products together is a life-saver!As we’ve mentioned before, many products are catered to your specific needs. However, there are some that are almost there, but missing something. If you find yourself in this pickle, mixing different products with different benefits together will help. There are recipes online for at-home “cocktail” haircare. You can either go the organic route or mix products that you already own!8. Try new things!It’s easy to stick to your tried and true routine forever. There’s a reason you love it so much in the first place. However, if your results are looking stagnant, maybe it’s time to branch out. Ask your hairstylist for their recommendations. If anyone knows your hair better than yourself, it’s them! They can give you a proper “diagnosis” that can allow you to shake up your routine.9. Speaking of stylists, be specific with them!When you go in for a transformational cut, be sure to make your requests specific. Have inspirational photos with you for reference. These can be found on websites like Pinterest or Cherie. Knowing exactly what you want will make it easier for your stylist to achieve that look. It’ll also make you more confident overall. Also, if you have a specific look in mind, caring for it after will be much easier!Understanding the ins and outs of curly hair can feel like trying to read all the books in a library. There’s so much information to unpack. But, your curls are a blessing! They’re unique and beautiful. Nobody’s curls are exactly alike. So, with these tips, your curly hair will look fierce all the time! 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Jan. 20, 2020
DISAPPOINTED BY THESE 100% NATURAL PRODUCTS 😩
I was so excited to try these out because I love moisturizers & I am always in search of a good one! These looked & sounded very promising! They’re from a woman owned company, completely natural, vegan, & cruelty free! However, I was quite disappointed. EARTH HARBOR - MERMAID MILK Nutrient Glow Moisturizer This moisturizer claims to give you a glow right away & it contains spirulina + matcha. I was excited about the matcha because it has so many amazing benefits for skin. It has a very whipped consistency which I like. However it always contains essential oils that were strong, although not toooo strong for my liking. But I’m really just not a fan of essential oils in my face creams. The moisturizer did make my skin appear a little brighter but the cream just sat on my face. All day long I could touch my face & still feel the cream sitting there! I hate that feeling! It also almost gave me a greasy appearance after a while? Not a fan. EARTH HARBOR - SIREN SILK Multi-Tasking Hydration Creme This one was absolutely awful. If I could give it 0 stars I would. It says to use it at night time & the apply it at least 5 minutes before bed so it can absorb on your face & not your pillow. It contains Sea Retinol + other Superherbs which normally make me love a product! But that just wasn’t enough here. First, when I put it on my face my eyes started to actually burn & I felt suffocated from the scent. It was THAT strong. Guys, I’m not being dramatic at all. The smell like attacked me it was crazy! I have never had something like that happen with a face cream! I couldn’t believe how strong the fragrance was. & to top it off, it wasn’t even a pretty smell. My husband described it as smelling like floor cleaner. But I powered through. The longer I had it on, the more “used” to the smell I got. So, I wore it overnight. But then I woke up even more upset with it! I had pilling all over my face. It almost looked like my face was peeling but it wasn’t, it was jus the cream. One thing I cannot stand about a moisturizer is pulling. That’s enough for me to throw it out! It also didn’t really even moisturize my face that well! All in all, I hated this experience. But if you want, you should try them out for yourself, don’t let my experience deter you from trying something new! I however, will be sticking with my Youth To The People Dream Mask & Superfood Whipped Moisturizer! Love those two!! YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream 💗💗💗 @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
Clear skin the gentle way?
Thank you @cheriefor this amazing gift 🤩 “buh-koo-chee-all” HERBIVORE - Bakuchiol Anti-Aging Serum I’ve already become a diehard Herbivore lover. So to receive this beauty was super exciting. When I started my acne journey on Cherie I was (and still am) a Differin Acne Gel stan. This was my choice of retinol and I wanted it strong to treat acne and boost my cellular turnover. Now that my acne is currently under control and it’s getting hot again, I definitely want something smooth and gentle. Bakuchiol is a gentler alternative to the very popular ingredient retinol. So essentially you’ll get overall youthful results for your skin. I haven’t tested this on my acne theory yet, but overall my face has been smooth and irritation free. This serum does not have a smell which I love for products of this caliber. I also love that it’s light and not drying at all. I use this at night and since i have a tolerance to retinol I use it every night. I haven’t been using it long enough to see results (about 12 weeks) but I definitely can’t wait to finish this. Have you tried Bakuchiol?
Drink of water for your skin!
We’re in the deep of winter and our skin get dehydrated and beaten by the harsh elements. Treat your skin to a pure drink of water that is based with pure Artic water —The ultra pure water that flows from the Arctic is known for its unique functional composition that’s buzzed about for helping to recharge dull-looking skin. By adding moisture back in helps fortify your skin and enhances skins’ luminosity. LUMENE - Nordic-C Glow Boost Essence Serum 30ml $12-$25 depends on size and retail. Based with pure artic spring water and two types o hyaluronic acids this serum is super emollient and hydrating. Love love love how gentle this formula is. LUMENE - Nordic C Valo Glow Lumenessence Brightening Beauty Lotion $14-$18 A gorgeous lightweight toning essence with pure artic water, hyaluronic acids and vitamin c rich berry complex. I love that it is gentle and not drying. 🐰 cruelty free and sustainably sourced
Drunk Elephant- The Littles 🐘
I won this cute little kit in a raffle & I couldn’t be more thankful! I have always wanted to try these products but never wanted to spend the money on all of them incase I didn’t like them! Inside this kit are the following products: DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 That’s literally a whole skincare routine! So far I started out my day with one of Drunk Elephants infamous “Face Smoothies” I washed my face with Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser & then combined C-Firma Day Serum, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, & Protini Polypeptide Cream together on my mixing trey with a disposable skincare spatula! I applied it all over my face & neck. Once that absorbed, I applied Umbra Tinte Daily Defense SPF 30 over my face & neck & was done! I love how the kit comes with steps to walk you through different routines you can use in the morning or at night! I will do a follow up review after I have used all the products for a few weeks! But so far, my skin feels & looks great! I have been breaking out lately & haven’t felt the best about my skin so I really needed this pick me up!! Thank you for reading! You guys are the best!! ❤️ @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
At Home Exfoliating Facial ✨✨
So I recently received the Mimi Co Exfoliating Wand via IG PR. I couldn’t wait to do a full facial and I decided to do it tonight. Order: I purchased a steamer from Amazon for $23 and I’m obsessed with it (DM me for product info). I started with UpCircle - Cleansing Face Balm With Apricot Powder As my oil cleanse to get my sunscreen from today off and any other oils and dirts. INDIE LEE - Purifying Face Wash This cleanser is perfect for getting dirts and oils from skin as well. It’s not drying and it’s totally worth it! I paired it with a face cleansing scrub brush, I also purchased from Amazon. I love it and I paid around $20 for it as well! It doubles the vibration frequency put out by Foreo. CLARISMA - Namaste Glow Energizing Face Mask This was the mask I chose for the enzyme properties. This breaks down dirts and oils in pores and dead skin cells. I also steamed my face during this time. Follain - Toning Mist: Balance + Prime This was what I sprayed over my face for the prep for my exfoliating wand. I didn’t have a true medium and I am out of Aloe Vera plants so😭 I then exfoliated with my wand starting at my cheeks and working upward and then to my forehead. I went down and to the sides of my nose. Glow slow! innisfree - Jeju Lava Seawater Lotion I used the toner to cleanse my skin and get any dirts left over from me exfoliating. SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask I use this as my hydrating mask. I took the back of my Mimi Co Wand on switched to the Moisturizing Setting. I gently slid upwards my entire face for the last 2 mins only and then wiped the mask off with a damp cloth. earthtoskin - Tea Time Anti Aging Eye Cream This is the most hydrating eye cream I own. I used this with the back of my cleansing brush on the heat setting! Yes it made my eye feel so hydrated and relaxed. fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer This was the final step as a good moisturizer seals in everything! To prevent acne I use the SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil as my last step. I didn’t use an astringent type toner, so I wanted to still treat my skin💚
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