Curly hair: 8 tips for healthy curls

Maintaining your curly hair a daily headache?

It’s very simple, you only see by brushing to tame your hair.

It’s a shame, wearing beautiful hair all in curls can be very feminine and flattering for your face.

In fact, you only need to know the right gestures to take care of it and thus display soft, plump, and shiny curls for a look that is both sparkling and glamorous.

Curly hair needs to reveal its full character without a foamy effect.

So, forget your straighteners and finally let your true hair nature express itself by opting for an appropriate routine that will sublimate your curly hair.

For perfect, frizz-free curls, adopt the following tips without delay!

1. Adopt the right cut for your curly hair

When wearing curly hair, XL lengths are not necessarily suitable.

Indeed, the hair becomes heavy and the curl no longer manages to form properly: it relaxes and turns into a frothy material.

As you will have understood, shortening your lengths can quickly become an asset for your curls. In addition, do not hesitate to opt for a well-controlled gradient.

This technique will promote the spring of your curls by bringing lightness. Your hairstylist will analyze the movement of your curls for a tailored result.

The super trendy “shaggy” cut that reaches the shoulders is a good hairstyle idea if your hair is thick. Why not accompany it with a little curly fringe for a glamorous style?

2. Choose the right shampoo to define your curls

Curly hair, with its spiral shape, is generally the victim of a poor distribution of sebum over the lengths.

Consequently, they are often dry and dull. To remedy this, opt for a mild shampoo, and avoid ingredients such as sulfate derivatives or silicone.

In addition, adopt the right frequency of washing. Indeed, it is not useful to shampoo daily if they are particularly dry and brittle. 

Two nourishing shampoos per week may be suitable so as not to further damage your hair fiber. Do not forget to use a nourishing treatment on wet hair to give it a tone.

Finally, be aware that there are complete hair care ranges dedicated to curly hair (shampoo, conditioner, mask, milk, etc.). 

3. Do oil baths to nourish your curls

To be shiny and plump, your curls need to be nourished, otherwise, they will be rough and without spring.

The oil bath is particularly suitable for this type of hair, it allows you to regenerate your hair fiber in depth.

An oil bath can be done on dry hair before shampooing, the ideal is to let it act for at least 1 hour to obtain visible effects, or even longer if possible.

You can set your sights on several vegetable oils adapted to your dried fiber, including argan, coconut, olive, or jojoba oil. 

An oil bath carried out once a week will provide beneficial care to your weakened hair.

4. Think hydration to give dynamism to your curls

If it is important to nourish your hair (fat intake), you must also think about hydration (water intake). Hydration will be preferred if your hair is both fine and curly so as not to weigh it down.

Hair care based on hyaluronic acid or even aloe vera, rich in water, is very interesting for hydrating your hair fiber.

The use of a moisturizing spray is ideal for revitalizing your curly hair in the morning between two shampoos. With its specific components, it helps to hydrate, reform, and define curls.

An essential in your daily hair routine for curly hair!

5. Join the arms of Morpheus with the right accessory

Yes, it’s not the first thing you think of, yet it helps preserve your hair.

Thus, to keep beautiful curls during sleep, adopt a satin or silk pillowcase.

The silky and smooth fabric will allow your hair to slide without the slightest friction, an asset to avoid ugly knots when you wake up or even an unbecoming unruly appearance.

6. Dry your curly hair properly

To achieve disciplined curls use a hair dryer, and always use a diffuser. 

This accessory is essential to respect the shape of your curls, otherwise, you will end up with foamy and poorly defined hair.

For more volume at the roots, you can dry your hair upside down. Drying on cold air will preserve your hair fiber because the curl is not fond of heat.

The idea is still to let your hair dry naturally by crumpling the lengths with a full hand with a spray, a cream, or even a special curly hair milk full of moisturizing and nourishing active ingredients. 

You can use a cotton towel to wring out your hair, rather than a sponge, it will be softer. Avoid rubbing your hair and scalp, gently absorb moisture.

7. Detangle your curly hair as it should be

Your curls should not be combed dry, otherwise, they will break and give an unharmonious volume.

In fact, you have to detangle them when they are still damp with a wide-toothed comb.

In addition, it is necessary to start with the lengths going up to the roots, and not the contrary.

Some hairbrushes are tailored to your curly texture. In this case, choose a soft pneumatic bristle brush with rounded ends to preserve the zigzag shape of your hair. 

When it’s dry, just run your hand through your hair to put it back naturally for a very sexy wild style.

8. Protect your curls from the harmful effects of the sun

Your curly hair is weakened, in other words, ultraviolet rays are not recommended if you want to take care of it. 

So, in the summer, invest in anti-UV protective care as you will for your skin.

As soon as you go out and the sun heats up, systematically drop a pschitt with antioxidant properties on your pretty mane.

Moreover, these sprays also have the advantage of moisturizing the hair without weighing it down and making it shine.  

In addition, if you have highlighted or colored hair, this spray will preserve your pigments for a good hold of your color without unsightly reflections. 

By applying all these tips, there is no doubt that you will love your curly mane every day. Bye-bye straightening plates and blow-dry extensions in the bathroom!

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