How to Care for Curly Hair
With all the gorgeous curly hair styles today, curls are definitely in demand. But if you have naturally curly hair or get regular perms at the salon, you know how difficult it can be to keep the frizz under control – caring for curly hair can sometimes feel overwhelming. Today, we’ve put together a few tips from the pros for keeping your curly hair looking great between salon visits.
Condition regularly. Conditioning is the top word on care for curly hair. You’ll need to deep condition once a week and use a sulfate-free, moisturizing and repairing conditioner every day, even on days that you don’t shampoo. Ask your stylist whether a leave-in conditioner would work for your hair.
Shampoo infrequently. Curly hair still needs shampooing, although it should be less frequent. Most pros recommend shampooing two or three times per week. This varies according to hair type and your individual needs, so consult your stylist about shampoo frequency.
Avoid the heat. Heated styling tools, and even hot water in the shower, can damage hair. Use heated tools sparingly or use a heat protectant before styling. In the shower, dial it down a notch and rinse in cool rather than hot water.
Keep brushing to a minimum. Brushing can stretch out your hair’s natural curl and can promote frizz. Instead, use wide-tooth combs to gently detangle while leaving your curls intact, especially when your hair is wet.
Avoid towel drying. Drying your hair with a towel after you shower can contribute to the frizz problem. Most towels have a rough texture that’s tough on your hair’s cuticle, its outer protective layer. Gently squeeze water out after your shower instead of rubbing with a towel. If you absolutely must have something to get the water out, use a t-shirt instead, which is softer and will do less damage.
Choose the right products. Curly hair needs special care, and the products you choose are an important part of keeping your hair looking soft and healthy. Ask your stylist to recommend the best shampoos, conditioners, deep conditioners, serums, and styling products to make your hair look and feel its best.
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