To my fellow curly heads! If you are reading this, it’s because you either want to start PROPERLY caring for your hair or you want MORE advice on caring for your curls. All curly heads are welcome. Even if your hair has the tightest curls or the loosest everyone can join! This article is also written by a fellow curly head so you will be getting first hand advice.
Curly hair is certainly unique. It curves, bends and coils. Because of its twists and turns it can be fragile and delicate. And because of its curvy nature, the natural oils produced by the scalp to soften and protect strands have a harder time traveling from top to bottom. As a result, curly girls often experience low levels of moisture. In essence, curly hair is thirsty hair. For girls with naturally curly hair, the hair care regimen is completely different but, if you do the right treatments for it then you will love your hair and your hair will love you!
- CHOOSE YOUR SHAMPOO WISELY
Your curly hair shouldn’t be washed with harsh shampoo! You should aim to use a mild shampoo or a low lather cleansing conditioner that with refresh and revive your hair and scalp without stripping away too much moisture or oils from your curls.
We recommend: Total Results Curl Please Shampoo
2. SECTION YOUR HAIR FOR TANGLE FREE WASHING
Avoid scrubbing, piling your hair on top of your head, rubbing or swirling – all that jazz – as it can be a lot for your curls, this is causing tangles that you don’t need. Instead, part your hair into sections when washing – more sections if you have thick hair. Apply small amounts of shampoo or conditioner and work through your hair thoroughly. Then rinse in the same sections.
3. TURN DOWN THE HOT WATER
A cold water rinse doesn’t sound very appealing, but your curls will appreciate it. The cold water will shut your hair cuticles which will lock in moisture, rude frizz and make your hair shinier.
4. USE HAIR MASKS AND DEEP CONDITIONERS…ALOT.
After shampooing or washing your hair, apply a deep conditioner/mask. And make sure you use a mask/conditioner that caters towards your hair. For example if your hair is dry you can find a mask that contains good quality oils and that is fully moisturising. If your hair is weak you would need a protein reconstructor or a keratin treatment. For my hair growth, I have found hair masks to help a hell of a lot!
5. SATIN SATIN SATIN
Where you sleep will make or break your curls, getting a satin pillowcase will benefit your curls highly. Rough pillowcases can cause your curls to get damaged and frizzy. You can also wrap your hair in a satin scarfs and bonnets or even satin hairbands to prevent breakage when taking out tied up hair.