Curly haired girls often complain about how unmanageable and dry their hair is. They long for silky, straight hair and envy their straight-haired counterparts. However, all you curly haired girls should know that you are all very lucky to have curly hair. Many straight haired girls are out there trying to get their hair curled with heating irons. With a little care, you too can have curly hair that is manageable and healthy.
Curly Hair Care Tips
Reduce Split Ends
Curly hair is often afflicted with split ends, leading to uneven growth of hair. Get your hair dresser to snip off the ends of your hair regularly to avoid having split ends. You can also rub olive oil into the ends of your hair to keep them hydrated. Also avoid using hair straightening irons on your hair, as heat only makes your hair dry and brittle.
To avoid your hair being too dry and frizzy, wash it only twice or thrice a week. Washing it every day will rob your scalp of moisture and necessary oils to keep your hair soft. And curly hair does need more moisture than straight or wavy hair.
Choosing the Right Shampoo and Conditioner
Choose your shampoo wisely because the wrong shampoo can lead to hair damage. An oil based shampoo is best for oily hair, since there is a lot of need for hydration. A conditioner too can do wonders for curly hair, because it provides moisturizing. It will make your hair feeling soft and manageable. Make sure that the conditioner covers the entire length of your hair, excepting the scalp. Be careful not to over condition though, because you will end up with greasy hair. You can apply deep conditioning to your hair, once a week for even better results. Several deep conditioning products are available in the market, For example, the Garnier Fructis Nutri-Repair 5 Minute Ultra Nourishing Butter Mask. You can also use a leave in conditioner to keep your hair manageable.
Detangling Your Hair
You can use a detangling hair spray before combing your hair to be able to brush or comb easily. Always use a wide toothed comb and never use a normal hair brush on your hair. A normal hair brush will only cause damage and breakage of your hair. Also remember, that attempting to comb your hair while its dry is a very bad idea! Your hair will charge up static electricity, fanning out around your head.
Drying Your Hair
Avoid harshly drying your hair with a towel, because this will cause it to become even drier. Instead, wring your hair gently while you are still in the shower and later wrap your hair up in a towel for ten minutes, so that most of the water gets soaked up. Now, let your hair dry naturally. Avoid using a hair drier to dry your hair at all costs. Blow drying is always an ordeal for curly hair. If you absolutely have to use it, make sure you use a diffusing attachment on the drier’s nozzle.
Hair Products for Curly Hair
There are several good hair products to tame curly hair. You can user an Anti-Frizz serum to avoid all that dry frizz. To get those soft waves in your curls, you can use curling mousses and styling gels. However, do remember that your curls need to breathe too. By applying too many products, you might be clogging your pores, leading to greasiness, dirt and other problems. Take care of your curls and in no time you will see straight haired girls going green with envy.