Taking Care of Curly Hair

Keeping curly hair calls for a lot of effort. You need a lot of dedication if at all your hair has to remain bouncy and keep those perfect ringlets. Should I use shampoo in curly hair?Most women keep asking this question. Well, curly hair requires conditioning. This is because, unlike wavy and straight hair, coiled and curly hair types do not receive moisture from scalp oils. You should apply conditioning treatment at least twice in a month.

Before delving into anything else, observe the following tips on curly hair:

  • Do not use narrow-toothed combs and brushes. Instead, try wide-toothed combs. These will cause less breakage on your.

  • Form a habit of setting the pattern while the hair is still damp. Do not completely comb through curly hair. Set your pattern and comb only a small portion at the crown.

  • Avoid rubbing a towel back and forth in order to dry hair. Instead, blot or use a blow dryer in case you want quick results.

  • Desist from touching hair once you have set it. Doing so will separate the curls causing it to frizz.

Use conditioner and shampoo

Curly hair dries quickly meaning that you need to keep it moist often. Simply buy conditioner and shampoo that is meant for dry hair. Do not pay attention as to whether these products are labeled “dry hair” or not. The right products will not be necessarily be having a “curly hair” tag on it. As a matter of fact, the products made for people with damaged hair do have the most ideal formulation for curly hair. The conditioner and shampoo need not be expensive. As a matter of fact, most of the formulas are the same for both expensive and fairly priced shampoos and conditioners.

Shampooing frequency

If you shampoo hair too often, you make it drier. The resultant task of drying, brushing or even using a blow dryer worsens the damage. Shampooing curly hair once during a cleaning regimen is the recommended frequency. Concentrate your efforts on the scalp before shampooing hair ends.

Conditioning curly hair

Apply hair conditioner up to the hair’s length. This is meant to prevent the conditioner getting to the scalp. Leave the conditioner on for a while. The longer you do so, the moister it will be. You can also opt for overnight treatment where you go to bed with the hair conditioner on.

Good curly hair advice

Do not spend a lot of money on expensive products. Look around and you will notice that there are less expensive alternatives. Instead, look for a good hair stylist who will not only style your hair but give you great tips on styling hair at home. Besides, talented hair stylists will generate good results irrespective of the product range used.