How to look after Curly hair?
Many of you are always asking about how to look after Curly hair? Well if you have naturally curly/frizzy/wavy hair then here are some of my personal tips and advises;
Curly hair is one of the hardest hair types to maintain. Its drier, affected more by humidity, more prone to split ends, breakage and trying to brush it can leave to a huge frizz bizzar!
If you love curly hair, then yes it is possible to maintain it curly, frizz free and healthier looking!
Curly hair tends to be drier and more prone to damage than other hair types (to be honest there aren’t any special ingredients unique for curly hair, stop buying products which are labelled for curly hair). Use a shampoo and conditioner designed for dry or damaged hair.
Washing your hair;
For all hair types, shampooing too frequently is hard on hair, no matter which shampoo you use.
So wash your hair maybe twice a week!
1.) Brush your hair before taking a shower.
2.) Apply your shampoo, gently work on your scalp and give a quick massage. After your scalp is good and clean then gently shampoo the ends of your hair.
3.) Apply conditioner only to the length of your hair; apply it minimally and to the new growth near the scalp. That will keep the conditioner from “greasing” up the scalp and weighing down the hair closest to it, which will result in flat hair at the scalp and puffy hair everywhere else!
4.) Always try to keep conditioner on for as long as possible; the longer it is left on, the more moisturizing it will be.
***Styling Curly Hair***
Styling curly hair is tricky, as most people with curly hair will attest! It takes experimenting to find which combination of the following suggestions works best for you, but here’s what you can start trying out:
1. After getting out of the shower, gently towel dry your hair and blot (don’t rub) your hair with the towel. Rubbing wet hair with a towel causes damage that leads to frizzy hair.
2. Avoid brushing curly hair because it will cause hair to frizz and separate due to a breaking up of the curl. Instead, use a wide-tooth plastic comb to gently detangle the hair.
3. If your curly hair is thick and coarse, apply a silicone serum to the length of your hair before you start styling or add other styling products. Avoid the hair closest to the scalp. Moroccan Argan Oil or John Frieda Frizz Ease is one of the best Oil for Dry or Coarse Hair.
4. If your hair is naturally curly, fine and thin, then use a silicone spray and apply as little as possible to the length of your hair, again avoiding the scalp to hold the curls.
(John Frieda Frizz-Ease 100% Shine Glossing Mist or Smooth ‘N Shine Instant Repair Spray-On Hair Polisher.)
5. If your hair is very frizzy and you want more hold then consider using a Hair Mousse (L’Oreal Paris Studio Line Curl & Gloss Curl Mousse OR John Frieda Frizz-Ease Curl) is something which works on my very frizzy hair.
6. Letting your hair dry naturally is definitely less damaging, but not always practical. Use your blow dryer on a low setting with a diffuser attachment. This reduces the impact of the air blowing over your hair, and helps your curls better maintain their shape. Be sure to scrunch (lightly squeeze) the curls, gently lifting your hair at the root as you go.
7. When applying styling products don’t use too much, and take the time to apply them evenly. Apply a little extra where you need it, but even then, be careful not to overdo.
8. Consider using a silicone-based hair serum to control frizzes and