The best hair care tips for curly hair
Updated On : 13 Jan 2019,01:08 PM
Anyone who has curly hair will tell you that it’s not an easy task taking care of them. Curly hair are more prone to frizz than straight hair, and split ends are a nightmare! So, it must not come as a big surprise that your curly hair needs more styling and maintenance routines. Here are some tips and hacks which can help to make your life a little easier.
Never overdo it: Curly hair is generally more prone to being dry and this is the main reason that you shouldn’t over wash it. Excessive shampooing opens up the cuticles and strips the hair of their natural oils, which will dry out your curls even more. So, the less you wash, the better!
Cleanse the scalp: Cleansing the scalp will help you get rid of all the buildup from oils, dirt, and dust. When shampooing, make sure to cleanse and rub your scalp with your fingertips.
Know your ingredients: It’s important to know the ingredients of the products that you use on your curls. You should use the products that are specifically designed for curly hair and are also sulphate, parabens and alcohol free. These ingredients can really dry out your hair, so it’s advisable to stay away from them.
Deep condition: Deep condition your hair every two weeks to nourish and moisturize your hair from within. Here, again, any deep conditioner that contains keratin will work great for you.
Never brush curly hair: Comb you hair with only a wide tooth comb before your shower, or gently finger comb after the shower. Remember that wet hair is more prone to breakage, so be super patient and gentle if you’re combing it wet.
Co-washing: Washing with conditioner is also known as ‘co-washing’. This method requires you to skip the shampoo and wash your hair with conditioner using a mild, clarifying, sulphate-free shampoo once a week. Make sure you use sulphate-free cream shampoos which does not lather and strip your hair of its moisture.
Avoid heat: It’s better to avoid using heat drying and styling. If you do use hot styling tools, use them on moderate heat setting and always use heat protectant.