Looking After Curls
Source The Color is Black
Curly hair is so incredibly beautiful but if you don’t treat it right, styling it can be a nightmare. Contrary to what most people believe, curly hair is generally softer and more fragile than other hair types. This means that it needs a lot more TLC than just a wash and brush!
A regular regimen is key to taming your curls, preventing frizz and creating beautiful curls. Curly hair is susceptible to dryness which leads to breaking so regular moisture is vital, so oils, butters and conditioners are your best friend. Looking at the ideal regimen below, you’ll see that moisture is all over!
- Wash your hair only once a week. It seems like a pretty dirty thing to do but those with curly hair don’t need to wash their hair every day like others with wavy or straight hair. Washing the hair too often will only ruin your hair. When washing, make sure you use a shampoo that’s moisturising. Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo is a great shampoo for curly hair.
- In between shampooing, co-washing is a great idea. Washing the hair with conditioner cleans the hair without the harsh chemicals in shampoo and moisturises it too. If you’re going to the gym regularly or don’t like the idea of only washing your hair once a week, co-washing is most definitely something you should consider.
- Deep conditioning your hair is a life saver! It’s what differentiates curly hair from being blah to super soft and hydrated. You should fit in a regular time to deep condition your hair; it could be once a week, a month or even twice a week. Buy a deep conditioning treatment such as Miss Jessie’s Rapid Recovery Treatment or you can make your own. Mix hair conditioner with an oil of your choice and leave it in for at least 30 minutes.
- When you’ve washed or co-washed your hair, what you do next is important. Using a leave-in conditioner will give your hair much needed moisture. Apply something like Aussie Hair Insurance Leave-In Spray Conditioner to damp hair. It’ll leave your hair moisturised and sweet smelling. If you want, make your own with water, conditioner and olive oil.
- Using a leave-in conditioner isn’t enough though; you’ll need to seal that moisture from the leave-in conditioner with something like Coconut Oil or Shea Butter.
- Style your hair however you want, leave it to dry, braid it, twist it.. whatever!