Curly hair care reminders

Curly hair care reminders

Curly hair is beautiful, but, as we’ve discussed before, it requires special attention. Here are a few reminders and tips to care for your curls:

Heat is not your hair’s best friend

You should avoid using heat on your hair as much as possible. Heat can damage curls, making them frizzy and unruly. To prevent this from happening, use a diffuser to help distribute the heat evenly throughout your hair. You can also use a heat protectant spray before styling with heat tools such as curling irons or flat irons. If you don’t have a diffuser, try wrapping your hair in a towel before applying heat. This will help distribute the heat better and protect your curls from damage.

Moisture is key

Moisture is key when it comes to curly hair. If curly hair is dry, it will get frizzy and unmanageable. So it's important to make sure that you're keeping your curls moisturized!

  • Deep condition your hair at least once a week. Use a deep conditioner that has hydrating ingredients like coconut oil or argan oil in it, as well as proteins (like keratin) for strength. Let the product sit on your hair for at least 10 minutes before rinsing out thoroughly with cool water--this will seal in moisture from the inside out so that you don't have to worry about frizziness later on in the day.
  • Use leave-in conditioners while styling or brushing through wet curls after washing them (both before blow drying and after towel drying). This helps prevent breakage by coating each strand with protective oils so they won't become brittle over time due to mechanical stressors like brushes, combs and other styling tools

Use a microfiber towel to help absorb moisture

Unlike cotton or other natural fabrics, microfiber towels are made of synthetic fibers that can actually help your curls to stay in place and maintain their shape.   Microfiber towels are one of the best tools for curly hair care because they absorb moisture quickly and efficiently, which is important for curly-haired people who want to avoid frizziness and flyaways. The material also helps smooth out any rough spots on your head while drying.

Use a silk pillow case

Silk pillowcases have a softer texture which reduces friction between your hair and your pillowcase. That little bit of reduced friction will yield less frizz, which you will see the first morning after. You can buy one at your local department store or from most online retailers like Amazon, Walmart or Target. Silk pillowcases are an exceptionally good option for curly hair. They reduce frizz and will you keep your curls looking their best, not to mention the smooth touch feels great.