Caring for Your Curly Hair
Curly hairstyles are everywhere this year and for good reason. Curly hair is gorgeous, and the new trend is toward embracing the beauty of our natural hair. Curly hair needs special care to avoid drying and frizz problems, but there are plenty of things you can do at home to help keep your curly hair healthy.
Change up your shampoo routine. Daily shampooing can strip your hair of the natural oils it needs. This is especially true for curly hair, which tends to be dry and frizzy. To solve the problem, shampoo only 2 or 3 times each week with a specially formulated shampoo for curly hair, then follow up every couple of weeks with a clarifying shampoo that can take care of any buildup from your styling products. Between shampoos, rinse your hair with lukewarm water and then condition it daily.
Prioritize conditioner. Each hair strand is protected by a cuticle layer with overlapping layers of cells. When your hair’s in great condition, these cells cling together and protect the core of the strand, making your hair soft and smooth. But without a coating of nourishing oils, the cells come apart and tangle with other strands, making your hair appear frizzy and dry. That’s why conditioner is a priority. Besides conditioning every day, curly hair also needs regular professional deep conditioning treatments to keep it in its best condition.
Use the right products. Many drugstore brands claim to nourish curly hair, but they usually fall short because they’re full of harsh products that can dry out your strands. Professional curly hair products are carefully formulated to contain only nourishing, natural ingredients that gently clean and deeply condition your hair. Your Full Spectrum stylist can help you select the professional curly hair products that are right for you.
Avoid heat. Excessive use of blow dryers, straight irons, and other tools can wreak havoc on your curly hair’s health. Heat causes drying, which will remove vital moisture from your strands. If possible, switch to a style that lets you air dry your hair or use professional heat protectant products before blow-drying. You can also turn down the heat in the shower before rinsing your hair to avoid excess heat exposure.
Get the right cut. Most salons treat all hair the same, but curly hair needs the right cut, customized even further for the type of curl pattern. Full Spectrum’s expert stylists use Ouidad techniques to work with your hair’s natural curl and give you a style that you can replicate at home. Each curl pattern requires a different cut, and the revolutionary Ouidad techniques follow your curl pattern to give you outstanding results.
You can love your curls again with the right haircut at The Full Spectrum Hair Salon and a proper prescription for in-home haircare. Make an appointment today and our expert Ouidad-trained stylists will help you get the curly hair look you’ve always wanted! You can find us at 305 E Farm to Market Rd 544, #911 in Murphy, or call 972.509.1565 to book your Ouidad hair services appointment. You can also download our free app from iTunes or Google Play to schedule your consultation from your mobile device.