Despite the hair envy from people with bone straight locks, curly hair may often seem like the absolute hardest hair texture in the world to manage. In fact, some days it may feel like the better option would be to shave it all off so you never have to deal with it again. We totally understand your frustration! With constant shedding, matting and other woes, maintaining quality hair care can be a real struggle. However, your hair type is far more manageable than you may think. To help you make the most of your curlicue mane, we’ve put together a few helpful and handy tips.
Don’t Be Afraid to Try New Products
Of course, there’s always the old adage that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” If you have a product routine that’s already helping your hair flourish, feel free to go right ahead and stick to it! No harm, no foul. However, if you find your current routine still leaves much to be desired—whether through excessive dryness or textural issues—you owe it to yourself and your hair to shop around for new (and hopefully better) products. You never know what miracles your hair can undergo unless you take a first leap! By playing around with different products, you may wind up with hair far more manageable than you could ever have imagined.
Cut Down On Your Shampooing
While it’s important to maintain hair hygiene and keep your curls clean, it turns out using sulfate free shampoo and conditioner too often can create harmful side effects. More specifically, shampoo can strip the moisture from your hair, creating an unappealing, limp effect that leaves your hair harder to manage and potentially less visually appealing. Instead, it may be worth your while to invest your time and money into co-washing rather than doing a full shampoo with each wash. Conditioner, however, is always perfectly safe and beneficial to your hair, so don’t worry about having to skip out on that part of the washing process! We recommend investing in a good leave in conditioner to help maintain your hair’s bounce, body and shine.
Don’t Forget to Trim
Even the world’s best products and washing routines won’t entirely save damaged hair. In fact, curly hair can often be a hidden minefield for split ends and other forms of damage, which are all inconveniently concealed by your hair’s thickness and spiraling texture. One of the most important aspects of quality hair care for curly hair is going in for a trim on a regular basis. This will eliminate split ends and encourage your hair to grow. Getting trims also eases your maintenance routine, as too much damage often leads to easier tangling and more time spent yanking knots and matting from your scalp.
While these aren’t the only ways to care for your curly hair, we hope these tips will set you off to a good start! To learn more about how to care for your hair, no matter the texture, feel free to get in touch with us for advice, products and much more.