Many curlies have a range of different curl patterns and textures in their hair. It’s more common than you think!
The multiple textures can cause a curly girl to be confused and unsure of the proper hair care for them. These textures can be difficult to manage and make you realize that certain things may not work for certain textures of your hair. The following tips can help you better manage the multiple textures in your hair.
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Pay attention to texture
This can help you realize what type of hair care those textures will need. This leads to the best hair care regimen for your curls. Paying attention to what your hair needs can help you learn more about your hair. Neglecting certain textures that you’re not familiar with can cause damage to your hair. It may take some time to get accustomed to, but it will help you learn how to properly take care of those textures. During moisturizing and detangling sessions, section your hair in manageable sections. This allows you to pay attention to areas of the hair and to notice what certain sections need.
Apply product accordingly
Some sections may need a heavier hair product to cause the hair to hang and to blend in with loose textures of your hair. Those with areas of tighter curls may need extra moisture and a butter sealant than those with loose curls. In addition, you may need more patience with detangling more coarse areas of the hair than more loose areas. This can help you select particular products and routines for your hair care regimen and make you aware of areas that you have to pay a little more attention to.
Style for consistency
Styles such as wet sets, rod sets, twist outs, and braid outs can help blend the multiple textures. For some, the difference in curl pattern (and therefore length due to shrinkage) can be severe. These styles can allow more consistency and won’t make the multiple textures as noticeable.
For loose curl patterns, try a twist out and rod the ends with a perm rod. Even though the hair is loose, the tight curly ends can help blend in with the other textures of your hair. In addition, up-do styles allow you to tuck in your hair. These protective styles minimize the exposure of your textures and will be easier to manage.
Acceptance is the first step
While learning to better manage multiple textures of your hair, acceptance is one of the best ways to manage them. The many curl patterns can cause frustration and leave you puzzled, but always remember they are yours and no one has the exact same texture as you do. Our textured curls are what make us stand out! Embrace your many textures and love them. Your textured tresses are one of the many things that make you so special and unique.