How To Keep Your Curls Maintained
If there’s a fine line between untamable curly hair and good curly hair days, it’s a good curly hair routine. Caring for your curly hair is far different from the hair care of normal hair. That’s why it’s important to know the best methods to maintain your curl’s health and vibrancy.
If you’re ready to know and change your curly hair routine, read on!
Hair with a coarse, curly texture tends to lose moisture very quickly, so using a pre-shampoo treatment can help soften your hair before washing.
You might be thinking, "I don't have time to add another step to my hair care routine." However, because your hair will be much easier to detangle after shampooing, this method can save you time in the long run.
Choosing the right shampoo helps maintain as well as avoid the risk of making your curls look clamped and tangled. When looking for shampoos, it’s important to keep out certain ingredients that are not suitable for textured hair. Ingredients such as alcohol and sulfate are sometimes found in shampoos and cause brittleness because they dehydrate your strands.
It’s also important to condition your curls as it prevents frizziness and tangling of your hair. A conditioner locks in your curls' moisture and reduces tangles, making the styling more manageable.
Now, when it comes to brushing your hair, you might as well choose the appropriate hairbrush. You can start by using combs with wide-tooth to detangle your hair without breaking it. A boar bristle brush also helps in dispersing natural oils from the scalp to the ends of the hair.
When styling your hair, most stylists recommend using a heat protectant to protect your curls from the heat and maintain their volume and moisture.
Usually, stylists recommend using a diffuser to keep your curls while drying, but this isn’t necessarily the case. You can use a standard hair dryer to dry your curls. No additional accessories, like nozzles or concentrators, are required. Just put your head upside down when hair drying and let your curls fall naturally. For more hair-drying tips, here’s a blog you can check out.
Now, this might seem like extra work, but protecting your hair while you sleep is another essential part of the hair care routine for people with curly hair. Silk scarfs and silk pillowcases can help prevent your curl pattern from changing overnight and reduce friction on your hair.
How often should you wash your hair?
Two to four times a week is enough for loose and classic curls. Hair types with lush curly hair should be co-washed (the act of washing your hair with conditioner — and only conditioner.) once a week and deeply cleansed monthly with shampoo. Tight curls should be shampooed or co-washed every few days to a week. If your curls feel dry somehow, then you should only wash your hair frequently.
To summarize, a curly hair regimen is extremely different from a regular hair routine. However, giving your curls more love and considerable attention is what maintains those luscious rolls.