9 Tips Need to Know for Maintaining Beautiful Curly Hair

Haircare for curly girls can be challenging! Thankfully, there are loads of tips from the pros about keeping your hair looking ah-mazing all the time. This list goes over ten essential tips for maintaining curly hair.
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Jan. 20
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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!Curly hair comes in many different colors, shapes, and sizes just like the bodies that rock it! Naturally, your hair type will vary based on a number of factors. It’s definitely a blessing, but it can come at a cost! Since it’s so versatile, it can become complicated to take care of. Thankfully, with the knowledge of experts on and offline, it’s much easier to perfect your curly hair routine! Whether your curls are tightly coiled or fall loosely, these tips will help! While you’re figuring out how to take care of curly hair, allow us to ease the process.1. It’s all in the condition.Adding moisture to your hair can make a huge difference. Especially in the winter months, curly hair can dry out. It’s the same concept as your skin. In the winter, you tend to add more moisturizer. Doing this with a hair conditioner will work absolute wonders. However, don’t overdo it! Putting a dime-sized amount (depending on the length of your hair) throughout while you lather your body with soap is enough. Conditioning hair masks are also available for deeper treatments. You can purchase pre-made ones or look up the best DIY recipes online! We recommend looking at cherie.com for deep-treatment hair masks!2. Use the right shampoo.This may seem obvious at first glance, but picking the best shampoo for curly hair is essential! It really makes all the difference in the world. If you give your hair a proper “diagnosis,” it’ll be easier to identify problem areas. Once you know this, finding a great shampoo will be much easier. There are products designed specifically for curly hair. In fact, some of the best products for curly hair will run even deeper with specifics. They have ones that often get as specific as the level of dryness that you may face. Each one can be paired with the perfect conditioner for a solid shower routine.3. Comb from the bottom to the top!An old trick for straight-haired girls is to hold their hair above a knot they’re trying to pick out. The same runs true for curls, but in a different way! If you start at the ends of your hair, it’s easier and safer to brush or comb. Slowly working your way to the top of your head eases any pain, too. 4. Wash your hair less often. Also, make it less hot!Applying less heat, in general, is a good idea for curly hair. For naturally curly hair, washing it every few days instead of daily is the best idea! Spacing it out evenly throughout the week will leave your hair looking luscious for longer. This will also preserve any dye job that you may have! Highlights thrive when they’re exposed to fewer chemicals that are in shampoo. They make products that are designed to preserve color treatment (you can find these on cherie.com). Also, try not to fully blowdry your hair after each wash! Keep the settings on low or medium and reduce the level of heat.5. Tie your hair up in a bun overnight.This is sometimes referred to as the “pineapple method.” Whether you’re a fan of sweeter fruit or enjoy the tartness of a pineapple, the benefits of this hairstyle are apparent! Leaving your hair up while you sleep keeps its natural shape. Sometimes, if you leave it down all night, it’s easier for unwanted frizz to build up. So, to keep your mane looking tame, remember to put a scrunchie by your bed. If you have one on your nightstand every night, it’s easier to remember this trick!6. Make sure to get regular trims.It doesn’t always have to be expensive to get a haircut. In fact, getting regular trims can save you some cash! Scheduling your trims regularly will make them less intricate and in turn, less expensive. You can also try trimming your hair at home! This can feel a bit scary for beginners, but online tutorials will make you a pro in no time. Your local beauty supply store will carry professional-quality shears. Ask a clerk to help you pick the right ones! Trim the tips of your curls every few weeks will leave it looking even. This method is called “dusting.”7. Mixing products together is a life-saver!As we’ve mentioned before, many products are catered to your specific needs. However, there are some that are almost there, but missing something. If you find yourself in this pickle, mixing different products with different benefits together will help. There are recipes online for at-home “cocktail” haircare. You can either go the organic route or mix products that you already own!8. Try new things!It’s easy to stick to your tried and true routine forever. There’s a reason you love it so much in the first place. However, if your results are looking stagnant, maybe it’s time to branch out. Ask your hairstylist for their recommendations. If anyone knows your hair better than yourself, it’s them! They can give you a proper “diagnosis” that can allow you to shake up your routine.9. Speaking of stylists, be specific with them!When you go in for a transformational cut, be sure to make your requests specific. Have inspirational photos with you for reference. These can be found on websites like Pinterest or Cherie. Knowing exactly what you want will make it easier for your stylist to achieve that look. It’ll also make you more confident overall. Also, if you have a specific look in mind, caring for it after will be much easier!Understanding the ins and outs of curly hair can feel like trying to read all the books in a library. There’s so much information to unpack. But, your curls are a blessing! They’re unique and beautiful. Nobody’s curls are exactly alike. So, with these tips, your curly hair will look fierce all the time! For more advice on how to take care of curly hair, check out Cherie's latest articles.
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