How 1 Small Change Transformed My Morning Routine

August 4, 2017

Back in June, I made one small change to my morning routine that yielded massive results and gave me four hours of my life back each week! And before you start thinking this sounds too good to be true, let me assure you that I never imagined one little update to the way I navigated my mornings would yield such dramatic results. Curious about what change made all the difference? Well, friend, I broke up with my heat styling tools and haven’t looked back since.

How one small change in my beauty regimen simplified my mornings and helped me fall back in love with my natural waves | b is for bonnie design

I have naturally wavy hair that I have truly abused over the years with flat irons, curling wands, and blowouts. In an effort to get glossy, effortless-looking beach waves, I spent at least 30 minutes most mornings styling my hair. You see, I was convinced that my natural hair texture wasn’t pretty enough, “in style” enough, or good enough. So I spent hundreds of dollars over the years on tools and products to change my hair texture and spent countless hours along the way to make it all happen.

And the more I curled or straightened, the less satisfied I’d be when my natural (now very frizzy) waves would appear after every shower and before they were styled to perfection. One day, I looked in the mirror and realized that I didn’t want to start my day like that anymore. I didn’t want to spend time or energy changing the way my hair naturally fell. I didn’t want to be 70-years-old, attacking my grey hair with a curling wand! So I knew something had to change.

I came across DevaCurl, a hair care brand dedicated to equipping women to embrace their natural waves, curls, and kinks with products that actually work, thanks to my friend Lara Casey. I resonated so much with Lara’s story that I knew any brand she recommended would be worth trying, so I reached out to the team at DevaCurl to see what the fuss was all about. And, y’all, was I in for a game changing surprise!

I swapped my styling tools for products that were designed for ladies with waves like mine. Silicon, parabens, and sulfates made their way to my trash can as I started incorporating shampoo and conditioner, texture cream, and volumizing foam, that were truly kind to my hair! And I even swapped my regular terrycloth towel for this handy little microfiber one which made all the difference in nixing frizz.

You might not think that such seemingly small changes would yield such amazing results, but little by little I fell back in love with the unruly waves I’d spent so many years attempting to style to perfection. Instead of blow drying my hair after every shower, I can put in my styling products, scrunch my hair with my DevaTowel, and I can go about my day while my hair air drys without any frizz popping up! This means I can start my day with a workout, take a shower, go make coffee, and then dive into my workday without missing a beat.

How one small change in my beauty regimen simplified my mornings and helped me fall back in love with my natural waves | b is for bonnie design

How one small change in my beauty regimen simplified my mornings and helped me fall back in love with my natural waves | b is for bonnie design

By embracing the hair on my head that I was born with, I feel more confident in my own skin. Rather than hiding what’s naturally mine, I can lean confidently into the truth that this is who I am, stray hairs, beachy waves and all! And that’s something worth celebrating, friend. Embracing my waves gave me hours in my week that I didn’t know I was losing. On top of that, embracing my waves gave me the opportunity to spend less time in front of the mirror each day and spend more time doing what truly matters most.

It’s rare that I feel like a product truly changes my life for the better, but I can confidently say that the DevaCurl products for wavy hair types has changed my life in a significant way, and absolutely for the better! If you’re a boss lady with curls or waves and you’re looking for a way to simplify your routine without sacrificing style, I highly recommend looking into this company! I’ve linked all the products below that I use, as well as a defuser attachment that I am excited to try soon, so be sure to check them out.

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What are your go-to methods for embracing your natural beauty and simplifying your routine? I’d love to know in the comments below!

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I'm Bonnie -- a designer, brand designer + strategist, writer, wife, and pet parent to the most rambunctious golden retriever this side of the Mason-Dixon! I'm passionate about building authentic brands, encouraging small business owners to chase their dreams, and spreading joy through design. It's a delight to have you here, lovely! Grab a cup of coffee, pull up a comfy chair and stay a while, won't you?

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