Wednesday, December 22, 2021

How to Avoid Making These Curly Hair Mistakes

If you have curly hair, you already know how it can be a handful to take care of it. You may frequent a curly hair salon instead of facing the challenges on your own. Having curly hair means that your hair has an increased risk of frizz, dryness, and breakage. This is why having the knowledge on how to tame it and the products to use will make a world of a difference. Additionally, there are several mistakes you should avoid making if you do have curly hair to keep it shiny, smooth, and intact.

Avoid Over-Washing

You make the decision on how often you wash your hair. It normally depends on the moisture on your scalp, sebum production, and several other factors. However, it is highly recommended that individuals with curly hair keep washing it to a minimum. Avoid washing your hair every single day. This is because, naturally, curly hair needs the natural oils that it creates to remain healthy. If you shampoo your curly hair too much, you can risk drying it out. Dry hair can then lead to breakage and damage. If you want good results, you should aim for washing your curly hair once or twice a week at the most.

Forgetting to Condition

Since curly hair tends to be dry, dull, and frizzy, it is important for you to keep them moisturized. Don’t forget to use a conditioner when washing your hair. Aim for a conditioner that is particularly designed for curly hair that can provide the nourishment, hydration, and protection your hair needs. Shampoo alone will not be able to provide these things. Search for conditioners that contain ingredients such as avocado oil, coconut oil, Shea butter, and aloe Vera.

Applying Styling Products too Late

For curly hair, the sooner you can apply product to set your curls, the better off your hair will be. This is why curly styling products should be applied to hair that is damp to avoid frizz. If you wait to apply these products too long, you may end up with frizzy curls that are not defined. Be sure to work your product through the hair with closed hands instead of open hands which can damage your hair.

Not Blow Drying Correctly

The best way for individuals with curly hair to dry their hair is to allow it to air dry. However, sometimes time is of the essence, and you may not have enough time to wait. This means that you aim for your blow-dryer. However, the mistake most people make with curly hair when using a blow-dryer is not using the diffuser attachment. The diffuser attachment has a purpose and that is to help limit the amount of direct heat hitting your hair directly. By using the diffuser attachment, you’ll be able to keep your hair from being thrown around too much which results in less frizz and less friction.

Skipping out on the Leave-In Conditioner

Conditioner alone, while you are washing your hair, is not enough to protect your curly hair. This is why a lightweight leave-in conditioner is recommended to provide your hair with moisture and nourishment that is long-lasting. Leave-in conditioner also protects your hair from breakage, UV damage, and frizz. You will also be able to choose from a wide variety of leave-in conditioner products. For example, you can use a leave-in conditioner to add curl definition or even shine to give your hair the extra boost that it needs.

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