There are numerous things that only women with natural curly hair know – like how painful and irritating it is to have something trapped in your hair and how unpredictable your style can be. We’ve all had moments of jealousy towards our straight-haired friends, but finally, there’s something irresistible about curls, and we wouldn’t change them for the world. They can usually be vulnerable to breakage, though, so the big challenge is how to manage curly hair so that it stays its bouncy, glossy, voluminous best. These tips should help:
Nourish with Shampoo
Curly hair usually tends to be dry because the oils produced by your scalp try to reach the ends of your strands due to the waves and curls. Use the best natural shampoo for curly hair prepared with light essential oils to deeply nourish hair and manage frizz leaving it more manageable from the first use.
Equally, if you’re tending to frizz, nourishing oil is your friend. Try massaging nourished hair oil from root to tip before washing. It helps to add shine and leave hair silky.
Go Easy on the Drying
Don’t towel-dry it after you wash your hair, as that will only cause your hair to frizz. Instead, tilt your head forward and press upwards gently to remove the extra water.
Use your Diffuser
A major part of curly hair care is knowing to dry it gently and minimally. When you blow dry your hair, use a diffuser (which decreases frizz by spreading the heat evenly) – but don’t over-dry: just dry out the excess water and then leave the rest to dry naturally.
It might go against everything your mom taught you, but don’t brush your hair. Brushing is too fierce for curly hair – it will draw out the natural curl, and you’ll lose definition and cause frizz. If you must unpick a tangle, do it when your hair is wet using a wide-toothed comb; begin at the ends of the hair and perform your way up to avoid the breakage.
Use Oil on Wet Hair
Apply the best hair care products for curly hair and try to use oil while your hair is still wet. This will help seal in the moisture and keep your curls thick and shiny. A few drops of oil add luminosity with every use for beautifully healthy-looking hair. Ideal for a mid-week treat for your curls.