How to Care for Curly Hair

beautiful-women-1806280_1280Curly hair can be your best asset or your biggest nightmare. Curly hair looks great. Oftentimes, people think that you’ve put in a lot of effort when in fact, it’s just your natural hair. Meanwhile, curly hair is prone to damage, affected more by humidity, drier and can lead to an explosion of frizz.

How do you achieve healthy, gorgeous, frizz-free curls? Here are some tips.

Throw out your brush

Curly hair tends to tangle easily. While a brush or a comb can help detangle your hair, it can also lead to a frizzy mess. Plus, combs and brushes can disturb curl formation and fray the hair. The beauty of the curls lie in those perfectly defined group of spirals. Don’t brush or comb curly hair after it is dry.

Take down the heat

It’s no secret that exposing our hair to heat causes major damage. But studies suggest that curly hair is more prone to damage than straight hair. If you have naturally tight curls and you constantly use a blow dryer or a flat iron, be sure to use a heat protectant to prevent damage. Also, make sure that the temperature is right for your hair. Never set the flat iron higher than 400 degrees.

Condition your hair

Curly hair tends to be much drier than straight hair. This is because the natural oils take longer to travel from the scalp to ends. That said, you need to condition your hair every time you wash it. Also, perform routine deep conditioning and oil treatments.

Always get a dry hair cut

In most salons, every visit usually starts with a consultation with the stylist, washing of your hair and then the haircut. But if you have curly or wavy hair, a dry haircut is more beneficial.

Your hair looks much longer when it’s wet, but the curls retract when they’re dry. Dry cutting makes it easier for the stylist to see where the curls are going to lie. This allows them to trim just the right amount, so there are fewer surprises.

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