September 04 2020 – LaaVoo Hair
This blog post is for all you curly-haired beauties out there. If you are looking for the best ways to care the beautiful curly hair, look here now! We are happy to share some tips and tricks with you.
In most tips, the most important thing is avoid dry, and keeping healthy curly.
1. Wash your hair less.
Generally, curly hair is prone to being dry, which is the reason why it's so important not to over-wash it. Excessive shampooing opens up the cuticles and strips the hairs of their natural oils, which will dry out your curls even more. The less you wash, the better!
2. Cleanse the scalp
That being said, shampooing curly hair is still necessary for healthy hair growth, as it gets rid of all the buildup from oils, dirt, and dust. When shampooing, concentrate on rubbing and cleansing your scalp properly with your fingertips.
3. Avoid alcohols and sulfates
The key is to use products specifically made for curly hair, which are also sulfate and alcohol free. As we have mentioned on last blog, these are the ingredients that really dry out the hair (and are also harmful in other ways), so you want to avoid them at all costs.
Speaking of keeping moisturized, it's so important to replenish moisture into your curls. Some ways you can do that is by using conditioner every time you wash your hair, as well as performing routine deep conditioning and oil treatments.
4. Gently dry your hair with a cotton t-shirt
Gently dry your hair with a cotton t-shirt or other very absorbent fabricand. Do not rub with a harsh towel, because this can cause the cuticles to open and make your hair frizzy.
Blow the hair is timesaving, but it will definetely let the hair too dry.
If your hair is prone to getting frizzy once it dries, then use leave-in hair products meant for curly hair such as curl activating cream, or simply leave some argan oil in.
No matter what, do not interrupt your curls in any way while they're drying! Playing with them or running your fingers through them may cause them to frizz up, which, let's face it, is the first thing you want to avoid.
5. Never brush curly hair
Seriously, if you even own a brush, get rid of it at once! Only comb your hair with a wide tooth comb before your shower, or gently finger comb after the shower. Remember that wet hair is more prone to breakage, so be super patient and gentle if you're combing it wet.
6. Avoid hairsprays and mousse
Not only can it make your curls crunchy (a big no-no!), these two products are also ones that contain the highest amount of alcohol.
7. Go easy on the heat
Excess heat can cause your curls lose their natural spiral-like shape, making them look lifeless. If you notice this, avoid using any kind of heat (including the blow drier with the diffuser!) for a week or two, and focus on rehydrating your curls to give them that bounce back. If you do use hot styling tools, use them on moderate heat setting and always use heat protectant.
8. Get a curl-expert hairstylist
Getting a haircut by a professional hairstylist with previous experience in working with curly hair, who truly understands the science and all the perks that come with having curly hair, can make all the difference. An amazing haircut which looks great with your naturally curly hair is more likely to make you want to put that straightener away and rock your curls!