So You Want More Bounce In Your Curls?


A question I get a lot (and from adults, surprisingly!) is how I manage Bear’s curls. I would love to say it’s just a magical thing and he naturally wakes up like that every morning, but no. I have to work at it.

Here is what I use and the various tips that could help you. I’ve also included my Bear’s curly hair playlist for you to check out!

Know thy hair type.

This is something I’ve explained numerous times. You need to know if you’re a Type 2, Type 3, or Type 4. Curly hair is generally between Type 2C and Type 3A. Sometimes, you might be a combination of two or more. Don’t worry if you’re not exact. If you know the general idea of what you are, that makes a huge difference.

To find out what your hair type is, click here.

Use products for your hair type.

Products for kinky-curly hair (like moi) isn’t going to do the same for Bear’s springy curls. A lot of my products are oil- and cream-based, which is way too heavy for Bear’s hair. I tend to look for products that give him curl definition without breaking the bank.

In fact, unless you have the money to splurge on $20 or more products, you can find most things either online, in Target/Wal-Mart, or at your local beauty supply.


Be patient with your hair and experiment with different products. 

I’m constantly trying something new on Bear’s hair. While a lot of the products I use are generally for adults, if it works for his hair, it works. The first few times I’ve experimented with Bear’s hair weren’t anything to write home about but eventually I got the hang of it.

Set a time limit.

I have this motto for everything really. Something you do all of the time shouldn’t take more than it should. I usually have a time limit of 10 minutes for Bear’s hair.


My favorites:

The products I use for Bear’s hair:

click on the pics to purchase!

I can’t say enough great things about the L’Oreal EverCurl Hair System. While they have an entire line of products, I generally use the shampoo and conditioner for Bear’s hair. 

If I don’t feel like shampooing Bear’s hair, I generally use a co-wash. My favorites are As I Am, and Aunt Jackie’s Soft & Sassy.

For a leave-in (which is a must! You have to use some sort of detangling spray for the curls), I favor Cantu’s leave-in Conditioning Foam and Garnier Fructis’ Curl Renew.

And I couldn’t leave this without my absolutely favorite hair product:


This will even detangle your mama’s hair. I should know because I used it on mine. To purchase, click here.

And that is all! Here is our Bear hair care playlist for your viewing enjoyment!



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