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10 Commandments to Maintain Curly Hair in Good Health!

  • 03 March 2015
  • Admin

Happiness is to have curly hair! To all those who have been gifted wonderful curly hair, You are very blessed, so embrace them!

1. Shampoo your hair less or not at all


Don’t wash your hair every day. You may think that it is good for your hair to wash it daily. But when you wash your hair daily, you’re actually stripping it of its natural oils, resulting in it turning dry and frizzy. Curly hair requires a lot more moisture than straight hair so it’s quite bad for it to be washed daily, Instead, only wash your hair two to four times a week

2. Condition your hair as much as possible!


The curlier the hair, the longer it takes for natural oils to travel from the scalp to the ends, causing the lower half to appear dry and frazzled. Start adding moisture in the shower, then protect and hydrate every inch with a styling product that doubles as a leave-in conditioner. Just be sure to pick the right formula to deliver moisture without weighing hair down.

3. Style your hair when it’s sopping wet

Hands off your bath towel for just one more minute. You can stave off frizz and prevent a stiff, sticky feeling by applying products before you’ve even stepped out of the shower stall. Use your fingers to rake products through from roots to ends, then scrunch and squeeze upward toward the scalp.

4. Limit Hair Products that contain alcohol


Styling products high in alcohol give curls a crunchy, ramen-noodle texture as they suck up every last bit of moisture. Hair spray tends to contain the most alcohol, while gels and mousses—really anything that provides hold or lift—come in second.

5. Cut down on friction, so stop rubbing damp hair with a terry-cloth towel and instead gently blot it with a microfiber cloth


The more you manhandle curly hair, the more you ruffle the cuticle, creating frizz. The key is to cut down on friction, so stop rubbing damp hair with a terry-cloth towel and instead gently blot it with a microfiber cloth (after you apply your product of choice). Also avoid contact with coarse winter scarves, sweaters, and coats, which can contribute to fuzziness as well, and look for satin-lined hats and hoods.

6. Don’t blow-dry your hair without a diffuser

A regular nozzle disrupts the curl pattern and focuses hot air on one small section at a time, while a diffuser dries curls evenly for a full, uniform look. After applying a heat-protecting product, flip your head upside down and “diffuse right at the roots and midlength,” says hairstylist , making sure to dry the area completely to lock in volume. “Do the ends last,” and leave them only semidry, she says. “Because the ends tend to be more damaged, let them air-dry more.”

7. Avoid using your brush to comb your hair


Bristles fray the hair, disturb curl formation, and create a cloud of frizz. Use your fingers to tousle curls, and refresh wilting ones with a spritz of curl reactivator. Mist it all over and then gently scrunch.

8. Always get a dry haircut


Curly dry hair and curly wet hair are two absolutely different things. Curls retract significantly when dry; some pieces may coil tightly, while others hang a bit looser. A dry cut won’t spring any surprises—you’ll know exactly how every strand will fall.

9. Avoid using heat apparatuses

Heat styling tools such as flat irons and curling irons can easily damage your locks and, turn your hair into a dry, brittle, unhealthy mess since you are basically frying your hair when using them. Excess heat alters the proteins that give curls their spiral shape. Over time, curls become limper. Limit blow-drying to just twice a week. If you notice your curls have lost their bounce, abstain from heat-styling entirely and use a conditioning mask in the shower. Once hair is exposed to moisture, new hydrogen bonds begin to form and restore the curl pattern.

10. Switch to a silk pillowcase

Cotton soaks up moisture from your hair, causing frizz. Cotton fibers also tug on hair as you toss and turn, which can lead to breakage, says Wilson. A silk pillowcase cuts down on friction and keeps things smooth.

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