How to take care of curly hair?

You have asked, and we answered! Today’s blog post is for all you curly-haired beauties out there, that are searching for the best advice on the best way best to take care of their curls.

Today’s tips are brought to you by our own curl-expert Ashley, who has perfected her curly hair care regimen. She’s tried and tested lots of products and techniques on her curls through time, and today we’re fortunate to have her discuss the best tips and tricks with you.

Do not overdo it

Generally, curly hair is prone to being dry, that is why it’s so important not to over-wash it. Excessive shampooing opens up the cuticles and strips the hairs of the natural oils, which will dry your curls out even more. Whenever those curls begin to frizz, you can do protective hairstyles, which we’ll write about in another article.

That having been said, shampooing curly hair remains necessary for healthy hair growth, as it gets rid of all of the buildups from oils, dirt, and dust (umm we do not need that, no thanks!). When shampooing, focus on rubbing and cleansing your scalp correctly with your palms.

The important thing is to use products specially created for curly hair, which can be also sulfated and alcohol-free. As you might already know from this post, these are the components which really dry out the hair (and can also be harmful in other ways), so you need to avoid them at all costs.
Speaking of maintaining moisturized, it is essential to replenish moisture in your curls. A few ways you can do this is by using a conditioner each time you wash your hair, in addition to performing regular deep conditioning and oil remedies.


Try this DIY coconut hair mask, in addition, to take a look into what oils you can treat your curls with. Do this once a week, and trust us your curls will adore it and will literally consume the moisture! Nice and hydrated, that is how we like’em. Don’t rub with a harsh towel, since this can cause the cuticles to open and make your hair frizzy.

And let air dry. If your hair is prone to becoming frizzy when it dries, then use leave-in hair goods intended for curly hair like curl activating cream, or just leave some argan oil in.

No matter what, don’t disrupt your curls in any way while they are drying! Playing together or running your palms may make them frizz up, which, let’s face it, is the very first thing you ought to avoid.

If you are pressed for time, you may use a diffuser to wash your hair. Flip your head upside down and hold the diffuser steadily to your scalp do not move it around too much because all of the escaped wind can make the hair frizz.

Never brush curled hair

Seriously, if you even have a brush, remove it at the same time! Simply comb your hair with a wide-tooth comb before your shower, or softly finger comb after the shower. Do not forget that wet hair is more vulnerable to breakage, so be super patient and gentle if you are combing it wet.
Prevent hairsprays and mousse
Not only does it make your curls crunchy (a significant no-no!), both of these products are also ones which contain the maximum quantity of alcohol.

Avoid heat

Excess heat can cause your curls to shed their natural spiral-like shape, which makes them seem dead. If you become aware of that, avoid using any type of heat (such as the blow dryer with the diffuser!) For a couple of weeks, and concentrate on rehydrating your curls to give them bounce back. Should you use hot styling tools, use them on medium heat setting and always use a heat protectant.
Getting a haircut with a professional hairstylist with previous experience in working with curly hair, who really understands the science and the perks that come with having curly hair, can make a big difference. A remarkable haircut that looks great with your naturally curly hair is more likely to make you want to place that straightener off and rock your curls!

Getting a haircut

Getting a haircut with a professional hairstylist with previous experience in working with curly hair, who really understands the science and the perks that come with having curly hair, can make a big difference. A remarkable haircut that looks great with your naturally curly hair is more likely to make you want to place that straightener off and rock your curls!

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