Curly hair looks beautiful when healthy and shiny. However, that is usually not the case. You will find people with naturally curly hair stressed about frizz, dryness, damage and tangles. They freak out over the thought of combing because their hair are so badly tangled up that they will break when being combed.
They do not like the idea of leaving their hair loose because after some time it will be super frizzy. Anyhow, here are some of the tips and suggestions on how to make hair grow faster as well.
Curly hair needs proper care, nourishment and attention. As beautiful as curls are, they are fragile and weaker than the straight locks. The area where your hair is weak is where it actually curls up. Curly and wavy hair is more sensitive to humidity or lack of humidity, more prone to split ends, damage and breakage and after being combed, it can look like your hair has just gone through an explosion.
This is why people with curly hair are such huge fans of straighteners and hair sprays. People, however, are coming towards an organic lifestyle and embracing what nature has given them, which includes embracing the natural curls.
I am here to help you take care of your curls and bring that oomph back to it so that you may fall in love with your natural curls again.
Hot Oil Treatment
It has been found out that hot oil penetrates faster into the hair and scalp compared to normal oil. You may opt for self-heating oils by different brands or simply heat your hair oil until nice and warm. You do not want it to be steaming hot, just a little warm so that it penetrates better and then give yourself a good hair massage, concentrating more on roots.
Opt for coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil as they are of the closest composition to our natural hair oils, therefore absorb better into the scalp and hair.
Shampoo and Conditioners for Curly Hair
As I mentioned earlier, curly hair needs more moisture than usual hair so the hair products you use for curly hair should be different. Use hair products that say, “made for curly hair”. Shampoos and conditioners for curly hair are more moisturizing then the ones for straight or normal hair.
Shampoo less often and try to go longer in between your shampoo regime. Switch to organic or homemade shampoos because the chemicals in the shampoos damage the hair shaft. Homemade shampoos do not strip your hair off natural oils and do not aggravate your scalp to produce more oils to compensate for the loss, thus you can go longer in between shampooing.
Use leave in conditioners instead of wash off ones. Apply the conditioner only at the ends of your locks and not on your roots, in order to keep it from weighing down. When you apply conditioner at the roots, it lays flat at the roots and you will end up with all the volume at the ends only.
Switch to natural conditioners like; diluted apple cider vinegar or diluted lemon – they are the best natural wash off conditioners. Use Moroccan oil in place of your regular leave on conditioners; it does wonders to your hair. It softens your hair, it moisturizes them, it keeps them hydrated, it adds shine to them, it keeps them frizz free for a longer period and it makes them manageable.
DO NOT Brush Your Hair after Shampoo
If you have hair that is naturally curly, do not brush them after shampoo. Keep all the brushing and combing for before you shampoo. Brushing your hair makes them frizz up all the way up to the moon. Oh yeah! You will end up like the girl in the picture with hair looking like they just exploded.
Dry curly hair + hairbrush – does not sound like a very good combo. If you think, they need to be detangled, use a shampoo comb and comb it while the hair is wet and while it is still damp, apply some Moroccan oil.
Sea Salt Spray Or Some Hair Wax
Do you want to keep your curls frizz free? Grab a sea salt spray right away! You may even make one at home very easily and I guarantee you that it will be a worthy DIY. Spray some sea salt spray while your hair is still damp and let it air dry, or you may take a bit of hair wax in your hands, while the hair is a bit damp, rub it in and spread it evenly where you see frizz and kinks coming up. It in fact keeps your hair in place and frizz free.
Dry Your Hair with a Cotton Shirt
Have you heard about the cotton shirt drying technique yet? It is getting so famous lately. Not just the people with curly hair are embracing it, but people with wavy hair and people with straight hair have also been embracing it, as the results are quite amazing. You end with hair that is softer and frizz free.
This is because you let your hair dry naturally, no blow-drying, no rubbing, squeezing and hitting with the towel. This method will take longer but you will be delighted with the results. If you do not have enough time for this in the morning, wash your hair a day prior and leave the turban on overnight.
Sleep With a Loose Braid on a Satin Cover
Do not leave your hair loose when you sleep. Tie them into a loose braid. Change from cotton covers to satin pillow covers. Sleeping on satin pillow covers protects your hair from breakage due to friction throughout the night and sleep for eight good hours.
Always remember, a good night’s sleep is the key to good health, good skin and good hair.