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How to Take Care of Your Curly Hair: The Ultimate Guide

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Having perfect curly hair from the top to the end needs more than knowing how to style it well. Do you often struggle with hair that looks flat and not so great? Or maybe you haven't been able to take care of your curly hair because of other things you need to do.

Your hair says a lot about who you are, your style, and how healthy you are. If you have curly hair, it's important to have a regular plan for taking care of it. This helps to avoid common problems like frizzy hair, dryness, and damage. Since curly hair is always exposed to things outside, having a plan you can rely on is really important for making your curls look great.

How To Maintain Curly Hair

We hope that by following the advice in this guide, you will have nothing but good hair days in the future.

Know Your Curly Hair Type

Every woman considers her hair to be her best friend, and the first step toward cultivating a healthy and beautiful head of curls is gaining a deeper understanding of the type of curls that you have.

So, what makes curly hair different from the other types of hair? It is easily identifiable by its oily texture, which leads to a lack of nourishment due to the restriction of the movement of essential oils produced by the scalp. Therefore, natural curls can be dry and brittle if not properly cared for. There are different types of naturally curly hair, so knowing your specific type will help you focus on the essential hair care supplies.

Pre-Shampoo Treatment 

When you have naturally curly hair, you may feel like skipping a pre-poo treatment isn't necessary because your hair looks fine. As its name implies, pre-shampooing is done before actually shampooing the hair. Hair that has been pre-washed is more manageable and smooth than hair that has been washed afterward. If your hair is curly and prone to breakage, you should also invest in a high-quality shampoo that avoids harsh chemicals.

To prepare your hair for washing, use a conditioner first. Separate your hair into sections, and use your fingers to rake conditioner through your curly hair. Cover your head with a towel or a plastic cap and let it sit for at least 25 minutes to maximize the conditioning effects. Various pre-shampoo treatments are available, each catering to a specific level of moisture needed.

Don't Wash Your Hair Every Day

You must skip shampooing your curly hair daily to keep it healthy and strong, as it can get pretty dry and frizzy from over-shampooing. True, it aids in keeping your hair from drying out due to a lack of oil. Over time, daily shampooing can dry out your naturally coily curls and spread and stretch out your fine strands. The conditioner will be your best friend, no matter the case. This doesn't give license to skip deep conditioning in favor of less frequent shampooing. If you want to wash your hair without causing unnecessary damage, avoid bunching it up and run your finger gently back and forth through it.

You can harm your hair more than good if you don't know which shampoo is best. This is because different types of hair have different capacities for holding onto oil and moisture. Try a cleansing conditioner or a baking soda mixture instead of covering your head with shampoo and foam. To avoid damaging your curls even further, it's best to wash them with a shampoo that doesn't contain sulfate.

Avoid Excessive Brushing

Because they are more likely to be dry and brittle, curls are more likely to break. If you have curly hair, you probably know what it's like to wake up with frizz and flyaways. 

You might be seeing so much hair in your drain because brushing your dry curls makes them more prone to frizz. If you want to get rid of hair flyaways, run down your hair with water or detangle spray and a wide-toothed comb.

How should you brush curly hair? Brushing your hair can cause it to look even more coiled, zigzagged, or dry than it already is. In order to prevent hair loss, avoid using a comb with plastic bobbles when you're on the go. Comb your hair carefully after using your fingers to run through it and untangle any knots or twists. Always let your hair air dry before brushing it.

Have A Break From The Heated Styling Tools

While heat styling tools can certainly make your life easier, they are also the most damaging to your curly hair. Furthermore, it is the worst enemy for curly clip-in hair extensions because it degrades moisture and leaves behind less or no oil, robbing your curls of their natural texture.

Damage caused by heat from styling tools can leave hair looking lifeless and dull. If you must use a blow dryer, flat iron, or curling iron on your hair, use a heat protectant spray first.

Avoid Washing Your Hair With Hot Water

Nothing beats a hot shower at the end of the day for soothing comfort, but the damage it can do to your hair is inconceivable. Hot water and steam can leave your hair looking dry and brittle when the temperature is too high.

The heat of the water will strip away your curly hair's natural, precious nutrients. However, washing hair with cold water helps preserve the natural oil in the hair's cuticle, resulting in a healthier, glossier appearance.

Change Your Sleeping Habits

Curly hair naturally coils without any assistance from the wearer. Curls can be kept healthy and shiny by paying attention to how you sleep. Would you say that you've given this any consideration? Your pretty locks are probably more prone to damage because of your need for extra beauty sleep. Your beautiful curls could end up looking frizzy and matted if you don't pay attention to how you sleep.

Sleeping on your stomach is the most advantageous position for those with curly hair. Use a silk or satin pillowcase to prevent frizz and tangles so your curls can keep their shape. If you want to keep your curls intact while you sleep, gather them at the crown, and cover the bun with a silk scarf or a hair bonnet. One of the most important rules of maintaining your curls is to minimize the friction that can develop in your hair as a result of your regular activities.

In addition, using cold water helps maintain a clean and healthy scalp. Curly and fine hair requires extra care to prevent breakage and frizz. Use cold water to wash your hair to prevent frizz and damage. It's best to begin with, lukewarm water and end with cold, as a cold wash is essential for healthy hair.

Conclusion

It does take some planning and forethought to keep your curly locks safe. Changing your daytime and nighttime hair care routine can dramatically affect you. Oil deficiencies are a common cause of damage to curly hair, so the aforementioned hair care suggestions should be especially helpful.

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