The decision to transition from a relaxer to a curly hairstyle was one that I struggled with for years. Even once I decided to commit, there were so many obstacles that I almost instantly regretted it. After much research on Pinterest and Instagram stalking curly gurus who seemed to have similar textures and lengths as me, I realized there were a couple of changes I need to implement into my routine ASAP.
One of the first mistakes I realized that I was making during my transition to #TeamNatural was that I was still using regular towels on my hair; my hair was constantly super dry, frizzy, and tangled. Then I discovered microfiber towels. A microfiber is a synthetic fiber that is about 1/5 the diameter of a human hair strand. What I love about these towels is that they absorb water quickly without having to rub the towel against your hair, which can cause breakage and frizz.
I first started off with a cheap turban microfiber wrap (it think it ran me about $3-4) that I found at Tj Maxx. It worked for awhile but I was not in love with the shape and size of the towel. It was really too wet to use for any else after I wrapped my wet head up. I prefer to have something on my shoulders when I do my hair so the wrap wasn’t cutting it.
Enter – the Deva towel. I decided to go ahead and purchase the towel. I would say that it is definitely worth the price. In the summer I probably wash my hair every 2-3 days depending upon what I have going in. I love the size of this towel. I can comfortably wrap it around my hair and it is a nice size to cover your shoulders while styling your hair. It is durable and washes well. I plan to purchase a couple more of these.
I also had no idea what a diffuser was or how use it, so when I did my first “wash n go” I had watery product running all down my face and neck. These two issues made me reconsider if this lifestyle was right for me. Soon after my first few too wet n go’s I decided to look more into how to get my curls to dry quicker. I stumbled upon diffusers.
The first diffuser I purchased was a collapsible one. It is great for traveling and got the job done. I just didn’t like how sometimes it would collapse back in while I was trying to dry my hair. It also took a while to get my hair all the way dry up to my scalp. I really love the Deva Curl hand shaped diffuser. I feel like I can get the hair closest to my scalp drier way faster because the hand shape always you to get in between the curls. The hand shape even mimics the scrunching motion.
In the video below I’m using my Deva Towel and my Deva Diffuser to dry my wash n go!