Monday, February 12, 2018

Caring For Your Curls

Curly hair is truly a thing of beauty, although it does require its share of maintenance. Here are some curly hair care tips to keep your hair looking as beautiful and as healthy as it can possibly be.

Easy on the Shampoo

Curly hair should not be shampooed that often. Those with very thick curls can go up to three days without a shampoo while every other day is the recommendation for those with finer curls. And when it comes time to pick a shampoo, opt for one that is completely free of sulfate. Most traditional shampoos are very harsh on curly hair.

Stress the Conditioner

The main purpose of conditioner is to add moisture, something that is always needed in curly hair. The longer the conditioner remains in your hair, the more effective it will be. You don’t have to overdo it when applying the conditioner as only a minimal amount is needed to new growth. Another helpful hint is to apply conditioner to the ends of your hair before going to sleep at night.

Hands Off

The more friction to your curls, the more you will create frizz. Instead of toweling off your wet hair forcefully, try blotting it with a soft cloth. In winter months, cut down on friction by avoiding coarser types of garments like sweaters and scarves. Anything you put on your head should be lined with satin instead of cotton.

Sleep Soft

Just as coarse garments can negatively affect your curls, so can pillowcases. A soft, satin pillowcase is much better for your hair than ones of the cotton or flannel varieties. That provides less friction when you sleep at night.

Get the Right Products

When it comes time to blow dry your hair, don’t do it without a diffuser. Also, you can get rid of that thick brush which does nothing more than mess up the formation of your curls. You can use your fingers to refresh your curls. Adding a few sprays of a reactivator will also help.


Getting the right proteins is important for your hair, so be sure to use products with the right concentration of protein. Also, make sure to avoid too much heat as that can negatively affect the protein, which gives life to your curls.

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