Having curly hair is a mixed blessing. When they are styled the right way and the ringlets fall smoothly, you cannot help falling in love with them. However, the moment frizz appears, you start wishing that you were born with smooth and straight hair. The same curly hair that got you so many compliments as a child end up turning into frizzy mess as you grow older. The problem is not your growing up, rather the fact that you have stopped caring for your hair.
Caring for Curly Hair
Washing Curly Hair
Some stylists say that if you have curly hair you shouldn’t wash it everyday as the natural oils from your scalp are good for keeping frizz at bay. If however you do not like the feeling of leaving the house with unwashed hair, then either wash it everyday regardless, or on non washing days why not try just wetting it and adding some conditioner. If you do wash it everyday, then at least try not to use the hair dryer on it excessively as this dries it out. When conditioning the hair, make sure you use a good one as keeping your hair well moisturised will give your curls definition and not frizz.
Curly hair is prone to dryness therefore you should use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. After washing your hair and towel drying it, apply 4 to 6 drops of silicone-based shine serum and then detangle your hair with your fingers. Allow to air dry.
Do not control your curls too much.
Avoid brushing your curls or touching them.
Curly hairs are very dry. Use shampoos and moisturizer to prevent loss and breakage of hair. This will also seal and smoothen the surface of hair.
Avoid towel drying your hair and pat hair dry your hair.
No one is telling you not to wash your hair (although many people have had great success without any product at all!). As we’ve discussed, curly hair can be dry and flyaway. And there are a lot of things you can do to amend this! Unfortunately, most cosmetic companies don’t care about your hair. Although conditioners are a lot more gentle than shampoos, drugstore brands still contain silicones and other unnecessary gunk.
As is often the case in life, it is now best to go natural! Lines of natural cosmetic products, or products formulated just for curlies, are paraben and silicone free, and have embraced many natural ingredients that are great for curly hair, including aloe, honey, avocado, flax seed and various oils.
Diffuse the Situation
A diffuser is really a curl’s best friend. Built on the principle that curls should be pampered and not blown dry into a knotty mess, diffusers come in many varieties perfect for short curly hairstyles and long alike. Shorter styles dry faster, longer lengths take more time, so be sure your diffuser works well with your hair dryer to crank out enough airflow for the length of your locks.