Do you know how to care for your curly hair? Here are 5 hair care tips especially for those beautiful curls!
5 Hair Care Tips for Curly Hair
1. Shampoo Less or Use the Co-wash Formula
Shampooing the hair too often especially with a product having SLS or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate can result to dry hair and frizz. Most traditional shampoos have SLS in them so you better read the ingredients first before purchasing your shampoo. If your curls are dry, you can use the co-wash formula. Co washing is very popular with curly-haired people. If you have fine hair, you can co-wash every other day and if your strands are thick, you can usually go on without washing the hair for at least 3 days.
2. Don’t Forget to Condition, Condition, and Condition.
Conditioning your curly hair is very important. The curlier your hair is, the more time will it take for the natural oils produced by the scalp (these oils serve as your hair’s natural moisturizer) to get to your hair ends. This is one of the reasons why curly hair is more prone to dryness and frizz. An excellent pick in hair moisturizers is the Argan oil. You can use the oil as a shower conditioner, a leave-in conditioner, and as a deep conditioner. Argan oil is loaded with nutrients having moisturizing properties such as Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and sterols. Learn more about how to use Argan oil for your curly hair here.
3. Style Your Curly Hair While It’s Still Wet
Before you step out of your shower and before you pat dry your curls, get cracking on styling. Apply your styling products from roots to ends with your fingers and then scrunch and squeeze your hair upward towards your scalp.
4. Avoid Hair Products with Alcohol
You may love ramen noodles but definitely you won’t want your hair sporting that crunchy ramen noodle texture. One way to avoid this is by limiting your hair’s exposure to hair care products or styling products with alcohol. Alcohol is a moisture sucker leaving hair really dry and brittle. Hair spray ranks number one in having the most alcohol while gels and mousses or any hair care product that holds or lifts the hair come in second. Water-soluble gels and aerated mousses are better and kinder options in styling the hair to get fullness, control and that non-brittle boost.
5. Blot Dry Your Curly Hair
After washing your curly hair, it is best to leave it alone to dry. When it comes to curls, the more you manhandle them, the more you ruffle its cuticle, resulting to frizz. If you don’t have the time to wait for your hair to air dry, another option is to blot it using a microfiber cloth. But make sure that you dry your hair only after you have applied your styling product. Rubbing your hair dry is a huge No-No as it only creates more friction which creates more frizz.
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