Unleash Your Curls! The 7 Best Tips for Maintaining Beautiful, Bouncy, Curly HairSay goodbye to bad hair days full of frizz and fluff and hello to beautifully healthy curly hair with these 7 top tips.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!There’s no denying it, a head of healthy, bouncy, curly hair is beautiful, and those of us with straight hair often wish we were blessed with a big halo of curls. In reality, however, maintaining healthy curls, not to mention styling them, can be a challenge. They’re prone to frizz, inherently dry, and usually coarse – often a far cry from the soft, shiny curls we see in beauty magazines and advertisements. However, if this resonates with you, there’s no need to wallow in self-pity and resign yourself to a life of fluff and frizz – we’ve found the answer to your problems! As it turns out, the difference between loving and hating your curls is dependent on every step of your haircare routine. Read on for all the best tips for keeping them looking fabulous at all times.Haircare Starts Before ShampooingPre-shampooing using a conditioner or conditioning oil is something that many curly haired people swear by. All you need to do is divide your dry hair into sections and work the product through thoroughly, using your fingers to separate the curls. Leave the product in for around 20 to 30 minutes to allow your hair to absorb it, then get into the shower and shampoo as normal. Although this seems as though it’s a lot of time to add to your hair-washing routine, it’s likely to save time in the long run by making your hair much easier to detangle after it’s washed.Pick Your Hair Products CarefullyThe best shampoo for curly hair is a mild, gentle shampoo – but because it doesn’t require washing as frequently as straight hair, try to avoid daily shampoos. Some curly haired people even dilute shampoos with distilled water to make them even milder, and others forego it altogether, opting instead for a home-made rinse containing baking soda and either warm water or apple cider vinegar. Conditioner, on the other hand, is a curly haired person’s friend – especially a deep conditioner. It should be used after shampooing and chosen according to the specific needs of your hair. For example, if your hair is weak or brittle, choose a strengthening conditioner containing keratin, but if it’s dry, choose a moisturizing conditioner. After it’s rinsed out, if you still feel like your hair requires more moisture, use a leave-in conditioner. Dry Your Curls CarefullyWhat you do after washing your hair is just as important as what you do before and during. Going to bed with wet curls can cause them to puff up in unimaginable ways, but blow-drying it completely makes it go extremely fluffy. What we’d recommend instead is blow-drying the ends of the hair, and possibly a small section at the front, with a round brush, then letting it air-dry – either down or in a low ponytail. Alternatively, you could do what curly haired people refer to as ‘plopping’ – pile your wet, detangled curls into a soft cotton t-shirt or microfiber towel, wrap it and leave for around 5 to 10 minutes before removing. After that, leave it to dry naturally. This even works for long curly hair.Sleep Soundly on SatinIt might sound surprising, but the type of pillowcase you use can have a huge effect on your curls. Cotton pillowcases are generally too rough for curly hair and cause it to frizz and tangle. Satin, on the other hand, is perfect for curls – and silk works well too. If you don’t want to splash out on new bed linen, however, you can always wrap your hair in a satin scarf while you sleep, which should keep the curls sleek and in place. Try the ‘Pineapple Trick’If wrapping your hair in a satin scarf while you sleep doesn’t sound like your thing, many curly haired people swear by the ‘pineapple trick’ – a tried-and-tested technique as a way of maintaining the shape of curls throughout the night and preventing ‘bedhead.’ Just loosely tie (preferably using a thick scrunchie, rather than a thin band) all your hair at the highest point of your head, and you’re good to go – in the morning, the curl pattern should be undisturbed and natural volume should be maintained, without any unwanted frizz and fluff.Avoid the HeatIt’s an undeniable fact: curly hair does not like heat, whether that’s a hot and humid environment or exposure to blow-dryers, curling tongs, or straightening irons. These all cause curls to fluff, as well as potentially leading to breakage. Air drying is always the best drying process for curly hair – whether that’s as it falls or after being set in twists or foam rollers to set the shape. There’s bound to be a time, however, when you do need to use heated hair appliances – and when you do, make sure they’re of high quality, preferably containing ionic properties and made with ceramic. Additionally, you should always apply a heat protection product to your hair before using a heated appliance. ‘Dust’ Between Hair Cuts ‘Dusting’ is a hair term that’s well-known in the world of curls – and one we’d definitely recommend. Curly hair often grows in an unruly fashion – and, due to its inherently dry, coarse nature, it is often brittle and, therefore, breaks easily. Therefore, between hair appointments – which are often extremely costly – it’s advisable to ‘dust.’ First, style your hair as you usually would, then go through it – curl by curl – to find the tips that look or feel broken or rough. Then, simply snip them off using a pair of hair scissors, which can be found in most beauty supply stores and hairdressing salons. Ensure you carry out this process when your hair is dry, however, so you’ll know exactly how it will look – curly hair is much longer when wet and ‘shrinks’ as it dries, so you don’t want any nasty shocks after accidentally cutting off too much!Unleash Your Curls!There you have it – our definitive list of the best tips for strong, healthy, bouncy, shiny, beautiful curly hair. They’re relatively easy to incorporate into everyday life – plus, most are free (or at least cheap!), so you won’t have to choose between a healthy bank balance and a healthy head of hair! Now, you can banish those bad hair days full of frizz and fluff and unleash the beauty of your curls on the world – we have no doubt that you’ll be the envy of many.
Jan. 20, 2020
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