Curly hair don't care.
Welcome back, I'm your girl Nidhi and today we will be talking about all things curls, how you can protect your curls, how you can control frizz and most importantly how to keep hair healthy.
Curly Indian hair is a whole category of its own. I am sure people constantly compliment you on your curls and you roll your eyes because you know how curls seem to have a mind of their own. Well lets tame our wild curls, shall we?
Moisture, Moisture, Moisture
The major reason why curls frizz is because they get dry. Now here's an important thing to consider before we look into what products to use to tame your curls. The construction of your hair includes a sebum inducing gland that produces that natural oil you find in your hair.
If your hair doesn't get oily on its own and is generally on the dryer side, consider using shea butter or essential oils to hair growth and nourish your curls. If your hair gets oil, it means there is increased sebum in your scalp and the best option for you would be coconut oil.
Always be gentle when you're applying any product on your hair and make sure you apply it both on the scalp (and the roots of your hair) along with your gorgeous curls.
Chop, chop, chop
It's important to regularly get your hair trimmed so that you don't suffer from split ends. Split ends are disastrous for curly hair, they travel at the speed of light and the damage is something we can all live without.
It helps if you go to the same hairstylist so that you're comfortable with the routine, which should be about every 6 to 8 weeks depending on your hair growth.
Wash, Wash, Stop
Wash your hair only when you need it, washing your hair everyday is a recipe for damage. While there aren't any rules and this completely depends on your comfort - two days a week should be ample. Wash your hair carefully with a hydrating shampoo (preferably shea butter based) and once the product is rinsed, scrunch your hair gently to keep them curls in shape.
Mousse - Goose - Mousse
The next step would be to use a hair mousse or a leave in conditioner that is designed specifically for curly hair. Shea butter again will come to your rescue. While generally you'll need a good quantity of hair mousse, make sure you don't use too much of it or it will weigh your curls down.
Once you have washed your hair use a microfibre towel - no this is not a fad and it is especially important for my beautiful curly haired ladies. Your curls can get frizzy and untamed if you use a regular (rough) towel. DO NOT TURBAN YOUR HAIR. This is okay with people who have straight hair but that hair turban will ruin your curls.
Diffuse, Diffuse, Diffuse
Once you've dried your hair with the microfibre towel and applied your hair mousse, use a hair diffuser to get your curls in shape. This works like magic girls, thank me later. There are plenty of them available online, pick one and make it a part of your routine.
If you don't have curly hair but want them, please don't go for those chemical treatments choose the Deep Curly Half Head Wig instead - it reduces your use of the curling iron by 80% and gives you gorgeous flowing goddess like curls.
Also Read - 10 Ways to Style a Curly Hair Extension
That's all for today, I'll see you next time with another curly burly article.