Satin is great for frizz-free hair
Curls, curls, curls! What’s a girl to do in a straight-haired world? EMBRACE THEM! Curly hair is nature’s way of telling you no matter what your hair looks like, it will never look like another girl’s because you’re different just by being you. So grab a handful of that carefree hair and kiss it, because it deserves to be loved. Another way you can show your curls that you love them is to take care of them properly. Curly hair isn’t always the easiest to deal with, but when done right, the outcome is always beautiful. Here are five tips to help you and your curls look gorgeous any and every day!
Upgrade Your Linens
Sleep on a satin pillowcase. Every straight-haired girl knows to wrap her hair at night with a satin hair wrap if she wants to keep her straight hair frizz-free and stunning but who’s to say satin can’t help curly girls too? Sleeping on satin pillowcases greatly decreases the friction usually found between hair and cotton pillows due to its silky texture; it also helps you keep your hair shiny by not absorbing the vital natural oils in your hair needed to keep your hair moisturized.
Don’t Spare the Rods
If you’ve got a special occasion coming up, try taming your curls with curling rods. Sleeping or drying your hair with curling rods helps mold and shape your curls to achieve a more sophisticated, smoothly curled look. Remember, if you’re going to add heat to your hair, always use a heat protecting product such as Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Heat Protection Gloss to keep your hair protected and keep your curls glossy.
Omega-3 – your hair will love you for it
Give It a Rest
Try to wash your hair every couple days, versus every day. Curly hair, as beautiful as it is, does come as a double-edged sword: dry hair. Shampoo dries and depletes hair of its natural oils, the oils curly hair desperately needs. The foam you see when you shampoo isn’t the soap foaming with just dirt, but is specifically what strips hair of its essential oils it needs. By shampooing only every couple days you give your hair the chance to rejuvenate itself naturally. If the idea of not shampooing your hair for days at a time scares you, keep in mind your hair can actually clean itself naturally and the use of shampoo is really more excessive than
necessary when it comes to hair. Another way you can help keep your hair hydrated is to co-wash (washing hair with only conditioner). This shampoo free method is an amazing way of keeping your hair moisturized and clean. Conditioner has enough detergent to keep your hair clean, and the fact that its full of ingredients to strengthen your hair makes it a great daily substitute for shampoo.
Take vitamins. An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but an Omega-3 pill will put a smile on your stylist’s face. Hair pills work from the inside out by supplementing your hair and body with vitamins we tend to lack due to our unhealthy diets and lifestyles. Just as eating better keeps you healthy, taking care of your hair from the root helps your hair be healthy hair, instead of repaired hair.
Comb your hair in the shower. Instead of having a WWE match between you and your hair while trying to comb it out, opt to comb (not brush!) your hair in the shower while you have conditioner in it. The conditioner acts as a lubricant and helps prevent significant amounts of breakage that comes with combing hair when it’s dry. Remember: keep your hair hydrated as it dries with a leave-in conditioner and finger comb it instead of brushing or combing it with an actual instrument. This method will be nothing short of music to a curl’s tangled ends.
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