Curly hair comes with a set of rules. If you have naturally curly hair, you have probably learned that certain tricks can help tame your tresses; while some can completely ruin your look.
Caring for your curls takes knowledge and understanding of the dos and don’ts of how to keep your hair beautiful and healthy. This week, we’ll teach you how to take care of your curly hair and keep your mane tamed.
Frequent washing strips your scalp off the natural oils it needs to be healthy. We’re not saying you shouldn’t wash your hair, but shampooing less often is the key to bouncy curls.
For those with thick strands, you can go 3 or more days without wash. But if you have fine hair, it is best to shampoo your hair every other hair.
The best way to wash hair is with a 100% sulfate-free shampoo. Traditional shampoos contain harsh detergents called sulfates, which can be too harsh for most curls. This will keep your hair nourished and hydrated.
Daily conditioning is the key
Curly hair needs moisture – lots of moisture. It is drier as compared to straight locks because it takes more time for natural oils to reach the ends.
Conditioner, leave-in cream and deep conditioner should all be lined up in your shower. Experts also recommend deep conditioning treatment at least once a week.
Dry your hair with a shirt
A t-shirt may not be as absorbent as towel fibres, but it greatly reduces frizz, hair breakage and set the fundamental base for working your curls. So instead of grabbing the towel, you might want to get a shirt instead and dry your hair with it.
Keep your hands off
Do not touch your hair, especially when it is dry. The more you touch your hair, the more you rough up the cuticle layer; thus, causing more frizz.