Are you experiencing some troubles with getting your parting line to be where you want it to? I certainly do, because if I part my wet curls after washing them I’m breaking up clumps and am thus creating unwanted frizz. If you know this problem, today’s “how to part curly hair” post should be great read.
In order to get my curls to build nice clumps I’m unable to rake through them as soon as I’ve rinsed the conditioner. Not raking also means I can’t part my curls after rinsing the conditioner.
So when is the right time to part your curls?
If you also need to work on getting your curls to clump properly, I strongly suggest you to create your part before you’ve even started to wash your curls: When they’re still dry!
The above picture shows how my parting line isn’t perfectly straight, which I like because it adds some root volume to my curls.
Use the back of a comb (or a pen) to get a perfectly straight parting line
However, if you prefer to part your curls in a perfectly straight line, I suggest you to use the back of a comb or if you don’t own one (I don’t) you can also use any kind of pen (just make sure you don’t actually draw a line on your scalp with it):
Wash and style your curls as you always d0!
Since I don’t mind having a parting line which is a bit messy, I just wash and blow-dry my curls as I always do and I don’t pay attention to my curls staying on the right side of the just created parting line. I even blow-dry upside down. I then finish with clipping my roots and that’s what my curls looked like afterwards:
My parting line is exactly where I wanted it to be, but always turns out a bit messy, because I don’t pay attention to it while washing and blow-drying. It’s a bit messy, because some curls from the right and the left side of my parting line build clumps. I don’t mind it, because you can only see it’s zig-zag form when looking a me from above (who is doing that?), but not when looking at me from the front. Plus it doesn’t only hide your parting line a bit, but it also creates more root volume:
Getting a perfectly straight parting line is a bit more complicated
In case it’s really important to you to have a perfectly straight parting line you’ll have to be careful while washing and styling your curls. You’ll have to make sure no curls switch to the other side: