Handy Tips for Looking After Curly Hair
Have you got a friend that has the most gorgeous curls that they just seem to have without too much hassle at all? They are not aliens or special – curls can be achieved, but they do require a lot of work. If you are of the opinion that they don’t require work, then you will always have curls that are messy and unhealthy. As with any hairstyle or type of hair, you need to know how to deal with it specifically.
Therefore, if you are looking to emulate the curly hair of your friend or a famous celebrity you look up to, you need to know how to keep it healthy looking while maintaining that bounce we all want. In the following post we will look at some tips to help you have the most perfect curls possible.
Use an Appropriate Shampoo and Conditioner
Rather than using just any old shampoo and conditioner, you need to invest in one that has been specially designed and formulated to be used with curly hair. Natural extracts and oils like rose, sunflower and alma can help to provide your hair with additional moisture. Hydration is crucial to ensuring you have those bouncy, well-defined and healthy curls.
Although it may sound strange and counter-active, you need to untangle to ensure curly hair does not break or tear. The easiest way, by far, to do this is to use a leave-in treatment or conditioner that gives your hair the appropriate amount of slip. Look for conditioners, serums or even rinse-out treatments that include oils or oil-blends. These kinds of products will make the hair slippery enough for you to comb through it easily and to get rid of those unwanted tangles.
Use a Diffuser to Dry Your Hair
You need to bear in mind that your curly hair, like any hair type and style, cannot take too much extreme heat. When you are drying your curls therefore, you need to make use of that diffuser with your hair-dryer. Use an oil or serum that will provide protection again the heat too.
Hydration and more Hydration
We’ve already mentioned how important moisture is to your hair and maintaining those curls. It is worth highlighting it again. Just as we and our bodies need lots of water to thrive, our hair gets thirsty too. So always look for any hair treatments, shampoos and conditioners you want to use that are oil-based as these will best help ensure your locks are well-nourished and healthy.
Establish a Good Night Time Ritual
To ensure your curls are soft, there is a simple trick you can try. Twist your damp curls around using an oil-based serum. Then sleep with your hair in a loose bun or down and hydrate them while you are resting. It is important though to note that you need to wash your pillowcase or switch it more often than normal if you are using products overnight as it could cause the build-up of skin or hair on your pillow.