“I can’t plop, it messes up the back of my head!”
“How on earth do you guys style your hair upside down and not have a rats nest in the back?”
“I have to style upright or the backside of my head is so messy!”
I see things like this in Wavy/curly Facebook groups and forums all the time. I completely understand why, too. I had a really tough time with the back of my head when I had first started the curly girl method. I mean, look at this picture!
In the past I did a blog post comparing the importance of hair products vs the importance of hair techniques. In that post I explain how techniques are extremely important. Something important to understand about techniques is that the little details can make a big difference. I am happier with the results that I get while styling upside down rather than right side up, but it requires doing upside down styling in a rather detailed way. (I also have a upside down vs rightside up hair styling blog post if you want to check that out).
In this post, I’m going to go into more detail about how I style upside down, specifically sharing the little tips and tricks that I use to avoid getting a big mess in the back of my hair.