If you have curly hair, you know how difficult it is to keep those luscious locks looking their best. This is especially true if you live in areas with high humidity or pollution.
Curls require special care because they are prone to dryness, tangles, and hair loss. However, there are several simple ways to take good care of your hair without making frequent trips to the salon.
Here’s a list of ten tips to give some love to your curls, what to avoid and how to take care of your curls.
- Avoid anything that could possibly dry them out, such as harsh surfactants, and instead use ingredients that help to keep the frizz and curls in place.
- Choose your products for styling and moisturising your curly hair with care. Sculpting gels and extra-strength creams can be beneficial but commit to light-weight creams and serums. If you have coarse hair, use a silicone serum.
- Rubbing and heaping hair together while washing it can be damaging to your curly hair. This entangles and causes them to snap. Rather, you divide your hair into sections.
- Apply shampoo to your head, gently squeezing along the tresses. Section by section, rinse your hair.
- The desire to shampoo frequently can also do more harm than good. This will remove moisture from the hair and cause it to become even dryer. Also, avoid using shampoo on the hair shaft. Always use a good conditioner after shampooing.
- Instead of washing your hair, choose to refresh it with a diluted or gel conditioner – this way, you will be able to keep your curls for a longer period of time. You can postpone cleaning, but make sure to use the correct products to keep the look.
- Instead of co-washing your hair when it is dry or damaged, opt for deep conditioning. It will hydrate your hair, making it shiny and springy.
- To deep condition, your hair, apply conditioner to it and put on a shower cap before entering the shower. Shower in lukewarm water to ensure that the heat and steam from the shower lock in all of the moisture from the hair conditioner. After a few minutes, thoroughly wash out the conditioner.
- After washing your hair, use a wide wooden comb to detangle it. When your hair is dry, never comb it. To detangle your hair, never use a fine-toothed comb or a paddle; instead, use your fingers or a wide-toothed comb. Also, when using the comb, never begin detangling from the roots; instead, begin at the ends and work your way to the roots. To dry them, use a microfiber towel, a silk or satin cloth, or an old t-shirt.
- Make it a habit to oil your scalp at least twice a week. However, if you do not wash your hair more than three times per week, oiling once a week to moisturise them is sufficient.
At the end of the day love yourself and those curls at their best and worst!