With all of its twists, coils and curves, curly hair is not only unique, it’s also incredibly delicate. To top it off, those curls also keep the moisture-infusing oils produced by your scalp from traveling down the hair shaft, which can leave your locks dry, brittle, and thirsty. This means that while the old lather, rinse, and repeat might be fine for others, your naturally curly hair requires more.
That’s why we’ve put together smart curl care tips that can help you transform your hair.
- Condition first
It might seem strange, but applying conditioner prior to washing your hair is a great first step. Before your bath or shower, simply run your favorite conditioner through your strands and let sit for 20 minutes.
This allows the moisturizers in your product to go to work to detangle your hair, boost hydration, and prep your locks for the next steps. It can also make detangling post-shower a breeze.
- Shampoo less
Because curly hair has a tendency to be dry, it shouldn’t be washed as often its straight or wavy counterparts. While you should only shampoo two to three times a week, you can apply conditioner every time you shower.
- Choose the right shampoo
When you do shampoo, be sure to stick with a product that is not only gentle but hydrating to help repair damaged hair shafts. Choosing a shampoo enriched with avocado oil to moisturize and calm frizz, plus botanical extracts of grapefruit and cucumber to bring definition to curls is the perfect way to keep your naturally curly hair at its best.
- Turn down the temperature
While a hot shower might seem super luxurious, it can also be damaging to your hair. Instead, turn the temperature down and use lukewarm or cold water to close hair cuticles and combat frizz.
- Deep condition regularly
After shampooing, treat your hair with a deep conditioner. To rejuvenate those curly locks, create vibrancy and restore essential hydration, look for a blend infused with Ginseng, Bamboo and Coconut Oil. As an added bonus, a conditioning treatment that is enhanced with caffeine works to promote circulation and stimulate the scalp to promote healthier hair.
Work the treatment through your hair in sections, hair paying special attention to ends and leave on 1 to 2 minutes. You can also place your hair in a plastic cap or under dryer for maximum beneﬁts.
- Leave in for added moisture
If your hair is especially dry, you can also use a leave-in treatment to keep hair conditioned all day. Look for a treatment that delivers ProVitamin B5 to repair damaged hair and seal split ends in just few seconds, as well as proteins and conditioning oils to help prevent hair breakage and seal the cuticle.
- Avoid the crunch
Define your curls, without leaving them crunchy by using a gel cream with zero alcohol. We prefer a cream infused with jojoba along with sunflower seed extract to amplify and separate curls while adding a stunning shine and a radiant, touchable ﬁnish.
Follow these hair care tips and you’ll see the miraculously beautiful, sleek, defined curls you’ve been dreaming of.