Curly hair needs some extra TLC at times! You need to take care of curls since they tend to become dry and prone to tangles and hair loss. When it comes to taking care of curly hair, you need to give them more attention. Though straight hair needs a simple haircare regime, those who have curly hair cannot just stick to the simple haircare regime that includes washing and conditioning the hair. Here are some tips to take care of your curly hair. Also Read - No Makeup or Makeup: Why People Judge Women With Makeup ?
Use specially formulated shampoo and conditioner
Since curly hair tends to be dry, you need to use a shampoo and conditioner specially formulated for curly hair. Using shampoo designed for damaged hair would be a good idea. Otherwise stick to one that has milder ingredients instead of harsh chemicals. Avoid products that contain silicone-based ingredients. Also Read - Beauty Benefits of Coconut oil: Here's How This Super Hair Ingredient Can Make Your Tresses Look Healthy And Shiny
Limit shampooing your hair
Also, if you have curly hair, do not shampoo your hair every day. Because if you shampoo your hair every day, it will only become more frizzy and dry. So cut down on shampooing your mane even if you use a mild one. Also Read - Hair Care: Try These 6 Haircare Regime for Winters
Co-wash your hair
Instead of shampooing, try co-washing your hair. Co-washing means to condition your hair in the shower instead of shampooing them. When you just use the conditioner, the moisture will be replenished and your hair will be less frizzy. But do not overdo it, only use a quarter-sized drop of conditioner.
Deep condition your hair
When your hair feels dry or damaged, instead of co-washing opt for deep conditioning. It will replenish the moisture in your hair and make them shiny and bouncy. To deep condition, apply conditioner to your hair and put on a shower cap before you step into the shower. Shower with lukewarm water, so that the heat and steam from the shower will lock in all the moisture from the hair conditioner. After a while rinse out the conditioner well.
Ditch the towel
A towel can prove to be extremely drying for your curly hair, so use a cotton T-shirt to dry your hair. Instead of rubbing your hair and scalp vigorously, simply dab your hair gently with the T-shirt. If you rub your scalp vigorously, you will end up causing nothing but frizz.
Use a diffuser when you blow dry
Instead of blow drying your hair on high heat, use a diffuser over your hair dryer. This will work well on curly hair as it will lower the heat exposure and also style your hair at the same time. But make sure that you use heat protectant serum before using the diffuser. Start diffusing at the roots, and stop at the midway point to get the perfect volume. But try to air dry your hair instead of using a diffuser and blow-dryer.
Detangle your hair
Never use a fine tooth comb or a paddle to detangle your hair, always use your fingers or a wide-toothed comb. Also when you use the comb, never start from the roots, first detangle from the ends and then move to the roots.
Choose styling gels and creams carefully
When you are buying products to style and moisturize your curly hair, choose them carefully. Sculpting gels and extra strong creams can prove to help, but try to stick to light-weight creams and serums. If your hair is coarse, opt for a silicone serum.
Use anti-frizz serum
To get mother curls apply some anti-frizz serum after taking shower. But do not apply a lot as it can weigh down your hair. Only apply a dime-sized portion of frizz serum throughout your hair evenly to flaunt smooth and bouncy curls.
Get frequent haircuts
When you begin to notice that your hair starts to flatten at the crown, you need to schedule the next appointment at the salon. When you visit the salon do not style your hair, so that the stylist will suggest your haircuts according to your natural curls. Also, request for a dry cut, because curly hair can look extremely different when it is wet.
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