Having curly hair can be one of the best things. Curly hair is always in style and can make a big statement. Yet, it is not always easy to take care of, especially for those who are busy and trying to style it in numerous ways. Humidity can be very hard on people who have curls, too. This curly hair care guide gives you some insight into what you can do to enjoy beautiful curls that last and look their best.

Choose the Right Shampoo

A good starting point is selecting the right shampoo for your hair. With curls, you do not want a heavy shampoo that is going to weigh your hair down. Instead, look for those that are going to use a mild surfactant for the best results. These should be free from toxins whenever possible, including parabens, alcohols, or silicones, all of which can weigh your hair down. Keep in mind that you do not want a conditioner that is too heavy either. Some of the best are those with natural ingredients in them.

How Often Should I Wash My Curly Hair

It is important that curly hair maintains its natural moisture. How often you wash it is determined by your scalp type. Is your scalp oily? Then you may have to shampoo more frequently, If your scalp is dry, shampooing 3 times per week my be suffice. To learn more it is best to meet with a hair professional that may perform a hair and scalp analysis. They may recommend the correct regimen for your scalp and curls.

Don’t Brush It

It is never ideal to run a brush through curly hair. The brushing process itself will cause the curls to fray. Instead, switch to a wide-toothed comb to help you to work through any tangles. It is a good idea to do this before you wash your hair, as when you wash your hair, you will have more breakage if you are pulling tangles apart. Use conditioner if you are brushing curls in a child’s hair, as that may help to reduce painful pulling of tangles.

If You Use Heat, Keep It at the Lowest Setting Possible

High temperature is not good for anyone’s hair, and it is even worse for people who have curly hair. The more heat you apply, the more risk there is of damaging the hair itself, which can lead to hair breakage. If you are using any heat, limit to how much and how frequently you style your hair. A good heat protectant spray may also be a helpful investment to make, as it can help you to reduce the amount of damage. A diffuser will also help you to dry your hair without damaging your curls in the process.

Make Sure to Keep It Trimmed

Even if you want to keep it long, come in to see a stylist at least every 5 to 8 weeks. This is a great way for you to get all of the split ends cut off. It is very common for curly hair to have split ends develop because of how delicate it may be. Keep in mind that when you trim off the split ends, your hair may look and feel softer and lighter. That can make it one of the best ways to improve its overall feel and look.

Use Natural Treatments for Curly Hair

There are a few things you will want to consider doing to offer your curls a bit of extra support. At the heart of the process is ensuring you are using the most natural and high in quality products possible for keeping your hair healthy. That typically includes all natural hair care products when possible.

Conditioning sprays with moringa extract and argan oil will protect and hydrate your curls. Moringa acts as a UV protectant, locks in moisture and strengthens hair. Argan oil also hydrates the hair and protects the hair from everyday damage. Both help reduce split ends and will keep your curls soft and manageable.

In addition to this, eat a diet that includes a wide range of nutrients – that means foods, especially fruits and vegetables – of a wide range of colors. Doing so can help improve your hair health while also helping you to avoid any nutritional deficiencies that can often lead to hair thinning and hair loss.

To learn more, contact the team at Unique Hair Concepts for a free, private consultation.