Curly haired girls, if you hate the unruly frizzy bounce and rough texture of your hair, this post is just for you! Curly hair is not synonymous to unmanageable rough hair if you follow some rules to keep them healthy. Here I am with some curly hair hacks you certainly need to know:
When detangling your hair, use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush to prevent breakage and preserve the shape of your curls. A normal brush would separate all the hair and make it look frizzy and rough.
Mix a small amount of sulphate-free shampoo with a lot of conditioner to make your own cleansing conditioner, which gently washes while it deeply moisturizes. Apply the mixture to the crown of your head and thoroughly massage it into your scalp, focusing on just the roots (since this area is oilier) and letting it rinse toward the ends after a few minutes. This will clean your hair without stripping all the natural oils, which causes dry, brittle hair.
Before you sleep, tie your hair on the top like a high pony tail but on the crown. Make sure it is not very tight to cause sore scalp. Putting your hair in a high ponytail on the top of your head will help save your curls from the dreaded “bed head”. You may look silly going to bed, but you’ll wake up with naturally gorgeous curls.
Co-washing is nothing but washing your hair with only conditioner. You may not use any shampoo at all and use just the conditioner (or any cleansing conditioner) for cleaning your hair. your hair may feel oily for few days after you ditch shampoo but gradually you will find your hair smooth, silky and with well-defined curls. Read More about co-washing >>
Instead of using a rough towel to dry your hair, try an old t-shirt. The material is softer which will reduce frizz and breakage. Gently wrap the end of your hair in the shirt and squeeze out the excess water. You may also wrap your hair with a t-shirt and keep it for 15-20 minutes to let it soak all the water followed by air-drying.
Change your regular cotton pillow covers to satin ones. All that tossing and turning in your sleep can do some real damage to your luxurious locks. A satin or silk pillowcase will protect your curls all night long. You will no longer wake up to frizzy or flat hair.
THE NO-POO METHOD
Curly hair is usually dry and shampoo strips the hair of its natural oils. Use apple cider vinegar as a final rinse after washing hair with baking soda. You may follow up with a conditioner for smoother locks. Read more about no-poo >>
APPLY CONDITIONER BEFORE SHOWER
Before stepping into the shower, apply a deep conditioner to your hair, tuck it into a shower cap, and wash your body before washing your hair as normal. The steam from the shower will help lock in moisture.
When combing or brushing your hair, gradually move upward instead of starting at the roots. It’s much easier to comb through knots at the ends first.