How to care for your curls? Here are some tips to help you.
Do not over wash curly hair, for curls are prone to being dry. Excessive shampooing will open up the cuticles, and strip the hairs of their natural oils. However, shampooing curly hair is necessary for healthy hair growth, as it gets rid of all the buildup from oils, dirt, and dust. When shampooing, please rub and cleans your scalp properly with your fingertips.
It is recommended to wash curly hair 1-2 times a week.
Before using shampoo, you should know its ingredients. It is recommended to choose products specifically made for curly hair, which are also sulfate and alcohol free.
It is recommended to use conditioner every time you wash your hair, as well as performing routine deep conditioning and oil treatments, replenishing moisture into your curls.
Gently dry your hair with a cotton t-shirt and gently scrunch the leftover water after showering. Do not rub with a harsh towel for this can cause the cuticles to open and make your hair frizzy.
Then, let hair air dry. You can use leave-in hair products meant for curly hair such as curl activating cream if your hair is prone to getting frizzy once it dries.
Never interrupt your curls in any way while they’re drying!
You can use a diffuser to dry your hair, if you are in a hurry. Flip head upside down, and hold the diffuser steadily to your scalp. Don’t move diffuser around too much, because all the escaped wind can make the hair frizz.
4. More Useful Tips
- Never brush curly hair. You can comb hair with a wide tooth comb before taking a shower. After a shower, gently comb hair with your fingers. You have to be very careful to comb wet hair for wet hair is more prone to breakage.
- Do not use hairsprays and mousse, for these products, containing the highest amount of alcohol, make your curls crunchy.
- Go easy on the heat. Excess heat causes curls lose their natural spiral-like shape, thus curly hair looks lifeless. If you have to use hot styling tools, please use them on moderate heat setting and always use heat protectant.
- Consult a curl-expert hairstylist and follow his or her recommendations.