Curly hair can be a blessing. It most certainly provides you with a lot of extra work to keep your hair healthy and looking beautiful. Though many people spend hundreds of dollars on perms and other styling treatments to get more curls added to their hair, for many others, their curls are their constant struggle. Curly hair, which tends to also be thick, is difficult to manage for various reasons. Yet, during the early fall, and even in a very cold winter, your curls can dry out, becoming frizzy and hard to manage.
To help you overcome this, consider a few tips and tricks to keeping your hair well hydrated. Hydration for hair is more than just the products you use. Often, these simple changes can make a big difference in your overall hair quality, hair health, and frustration level.
#1: Use Conditioner at the Right Level
Your first big step is to use conditioner. Most people with curly hair would not think of going without conditioner. However, there are a few things to consider before using just any product. First, you want to choose conditioners that are designed for curly hair. Also, read the label of the product options you have. Look for those that promise hydration. You do not want to rely on a low-cost product that offers more fragrance and very little hydration.
You also need to use enough of it. For those with curly, and especially thick hair, using a bit more than the recommended amount can help. Then, when your hair is still wet, comb it through to ensure you are getting to the length and ends of your hair. After you rinse it out and get out of the shower, towel blot gently. Do not ruffle the hair.
#2: Leave in Conditioner That Has the Good Stuff in It
The next step is to find a leave-in conditioner that is going to provide you with the treatment power you need. You do not want hair that feels greasy. You also do not want to choose anything that is going to leave a thick film on your hair. Look for those with the highest level of natural ingredients whenever possible. At Unique Hair Concepts, we recommend the Milk Spray from CRLAB Italy. This leave-in conditioning spray has moringa and argan extract to protect your curly hair and prevent frizz.
If you are unsure as to what type of conditioner to use, ask your hairstylist for some recommendations. They can provide you with a professional opinion based on the specific health and condition of your hair.
#3: Eat a Better Diet
Believe it or not, what you consume also plays a role in the health of your hair. Hydrating your hair from the inside out means making sure your body is hydrated all of the time as well. You also want to focus on choosing products that are less sugar-filled. Sugar can actually worsen the condition of your hair. Incorporate more foods in your diet that contain the nutrients you need. This includes fruits like watermelon, oranges, and cantaloupe. Then incorporate more lettuce and cucumber, too.
Perhaps the most important factor in hydrating your hair is to be consistent. To ensure your hair maintains its beautiful shine and natural glow, you need to work on these steps on a consistent basis. Reduce the damage-causing treatments you use. Talk to your hairstylist about the overall health of your hair. And, eat a well-balanced diet to ensure you are getting enough of the nutrients you need. Doing this on a regular basis gives your hair the level of protection it needs. To learn more contact the team at Unique Hair Concepts.