Curly hair has the power to make you look effortlessly chic and attractive with their natural bounce. There is something so appealing about curls that you can manage to turn heads without any extra styling. But the girls with curls, know the downside that comes with them. Curly hair requires more care and only if given extra love they look absolutely gorgeous.
Why do curly hair require more care?
Our scalp produces natural oils that keep our hair moisturised. These oils can easily travel down the length of straight hair, but for curly hair it is relatively difficult. Hence, curly hair can easily become dry if not taken care of properly. Due to their natural dryness, they are much more brittle and break easily. Hence, it vital to take proper care of your curly hair.
How to keep your curly babies happy?
There are some ways to keep your curly hair healthy and nourished all the time. You just have to be regular with your hair care routine and be particular about everything you apply on them. Just follow these tips and know everything, right from combing to styling to products, about your curly hair
1. Keep roughness at bay
After you’re done washing your hair, use a soft cotton cloth to squeeze out the excess water. Let the rest of them dry out naturally. Never use a rough towel to rub your hair or pat on them vigorously. This will add in to extreme frizziness.
2. Combing can change the whole game
Any comb with narrow teeth or hair brushes, especially used on dry hair will lead to breakage as curly hair being dry are brittle. Always use a wide toothed comb preferably onto wet hair in order to detangle while maintaining the shape and bounce.
3. Know how to style
The best bet is to stay away from heat as much as possible. Straighteners or hair dryers add into the dryness. If you still can’t do without them once in a while, make sure to keep on low heat setting and apply a heat protectant prior to styling.
4. Understand all the what's and why's of washing them
Washing your curly hair the right way can make most of the difference. Hence, it is of absolute priority to treat them nicely while you wash and be mindful of the products you are using.
● Be extremely gentle while washing them
Curly hair can easily become dry and be ripped off of their natural oils, so be extra mild while you wash them. Shampooing the hair quite often and quite hard can make them frizzy and lifeless. Just cleanse your scalp properly to get rid of all excess oils and dirt while going easy on the length of your hair.
● Understand your hair and set the hair wash routine accordingly
The basic rule of washing your hair 2-3 times a week is relaxable for curly haired girls. It’s completely fine to wash them once a week and keep them away from dryness. You can increase or decrease the frequency according to your hair needs.
● Choose your shampoo carefully
The mission you have set out on—to keep your curly hair nourished—can’t be accomplished until you have the perfect shampoo, preferably for your hair. There are products out there specially designed for curly hair which have mild cleansing and extra conditioning properties. But it is still important to pay attention to what you’re investing in. Eye the ingredients properly and make sure they are sulphates, parabens and alcohol free as these are extremely drying and can leave your hair lifeless.
5. Conditioning is an absolute must
Curly hair requires generous conditioning every time you wash them. If we say that it is a saviour for your curly locks, then it won’t be even a bit of exaggeration.
● Apply a conditioner often
Even if you don’t shampoo your hair, it’s a good hack to just apply conditioner to the wet hair twice or thrice a week and then wash it off. This will keep them moisturised whenever you feel they have started drying.
● Deep condition/apply hair masks routinely
Applying hair mask once a week will provide deep conditioning, making it irresistibly tempting for you to touch your hair all the time.
To summarise it all, let’s have a final look at the do's and don'ts you should keep handy if you have curly hair: