If you have curly hair, you know taking care of it isn’t exactly easy…
… Especially since no two women’s curls are exactly the same!
So, while finding the perfect combo of products to nourish and cherish these curls might not be simple, it isn’t worth whipping out the straightener just yet!
Instead of styling your locks between those super-hot plates this winter, let yourself embrace natural curls and read below for 6 tips on how to care for them.
Here I’ll cover the best ways to treat curly hair so you aren’t overwhelmed by frizz and unruliness this season.
Don’t be too handsy.
For curls to stay fresh and buoyant, avoid touching your hair too much. Playing with hair excessively can leave it more dry and brittle, believe it or not.
For this, use one rule: style, set and forget.
Since sulfate is known to strip the hair of natural oils, it’s best to use one without sulfate, which will help you prevent damage and frizz.
Eat hair-healthy foods.
You want to eat foods that are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and biotin, as they help build shiny, healthier hair.
For growing hair longer, faster, and maintaining maximum shine, load up on things like salmon, eggs, sweet potatoes and leafy greens.
(And don't forget to drink tons of water too!)
Use a wide tooth comb to detangle wet curls, as a normal brush not made specifically for wet hair can damage the hair cuticle, leading to split ends and breakage.
Using a hair wrap towel will help reduce drying and styling time, as it soaks up excess water and moisture in the hair faster than traditional cotton, and helps to flatten the hair cuticle which results in improved shine and luster.
Protect your tresses.
From heat, that is. Those hot temps from your flat irons, curling wands and blow dryers can damage strands and leave ends looking frayed.
Use a thermal protective product like our Rival Heat Shield to lock in moisture and protect your hair from heat damage.
Keeping your hair conditioned is vital for healthy-looking curls.
Follow these tips regularly and you will see curls that are healthier, shinier, and more manageable. Who doesn't want that?!
I hope this helps you care for your unique tresses, as a true beauty like you has to feel as fabulous as she can!
Until next time!