Those with curly hair know that it can be a struggle sometimes. A blessing and a curse some may say. Curly hair can be harder to style and maintain, as it tends to dry out more and becomes frizzy. But once you know how to care and maintain your curls you can embrace them and incorporate them into your style a lot more. Here are 8 tips from the team at Fallachi Hair in Berwick to help care for and style your curly hair that will make life a whole lot easier!
1. The Right Shampoo & Conditioner
Using the right Shampoo and Conditioner is important. As curls tend to dry out quickly and loose moisture, it is vital that you are using a shampoo and conditioner that will hydrate your curls and help lock in moisture. Using something that is formulated for curly hair is what you want, as they will have properties in them to hydrate, control frizz and define your curls.
The Matrix Curl Please range moisturises curly hair intensely without adding weight to create brilliant shine. It is a gently cleansing shampoo that nourishes your curls as it helps to control frizz. It moisturises wavy and curly hair to help control frizz and define curls to help support the structure and add strength to each curl strand.
The active ingredient is Jojoba Oil, which helps to nourish hair while providing fully-defined and lively curls.
2. Don’t Over-Wash
Curly hair lacks moisture and dries out easily as it is, and over-washing will strip your hair of it’s natural oils. The rate at which you shampoo will depend on your lifestyle and hair, so it’s best to try out what works best for you and your hair.
3. Wash with Cool Water
Hot water can actually break down your curls as it strips the natural oils in your hair. It can also open up your hair cuticle which will make breakage much easier. Use cold or cool water when washing and rinsing your curly hair.
4. Hair Oils Are Your Best Friend
Like we have mentioned, moisture is key when it comes to taking care of curly hair. Hair oils work great in curly hair to protect and replenish moisture. The Biolage Exquisite Oil Protective Treatment is infused with Moringa oil to protect and nourish your hair, leaving it looking soft and shiny. It will deeply condition when used as an overnight treatment and boosts resistance to breakage, leaving your hair manageable, nourished and extra soft.
5. Avoid Most Brushes
A rule of thumb is to not use a fine tooth comb or a harsh brush to comb your curls, as they can be too rough, as it will make your hair frizzy and potentially damage your curls. Instead make sure to use a wide tooth comb, as they are a lot more gentle on your hair. You can also use a detangling brush like the Hi Lift Detangle Brush. It’s varying length gentle bristles will diffuse tangles and knots without damaging your scalp and hair.
6. Take It Easy On The Heat
Typically, letting curly hair air dry is always the best option as the use of a hairdryer can make your curls frizzy and possibly damage your hair. If you need to use a a hairdryer, make sure to use a diffuser attachment on the end which will restrict airflow so it isn’t as harsh on your hair, and use a lower heat too. The diffuser will also not aggravate your curls and make them frizzy! If you want to straighten it, or when using any heat tool for that matter, make sure to use a heat protectant like the Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer Spray.
7. Trim Those Split Ends
Trimming your split ends every 6-8 weeks (or when you start noticing them) can really help with the overall health of your hair and will leave your curls looking and feeling great!
8. Sleep on Silk
Several hours of our day consist of pressing our head against a pillow! Cotton pillowcases absorb moisture from your hair which can dry it out. We want to keep as much moisture as possible with curly hair, so if this is an issue for you, switching to a silk or satin pillow case will eliminate your curls drying out overnight, and reduce the friction on your hair.