Perfecting your hair routine can be a journey in trial and error. Do you know how porous your hair is? Is your hair lacking protein? Are you washing it enough? Is your hair brittle or exposed to too much sun that color is fading? All questions that need to be answered in order to master a hair routine for healthy hair.
And the equation becomes a bit harder when you have curly or wavy hair. So what is the proper way to maintain healthy, moisturized curly hair? Glad you asked.
Ease up on shampoo
Because curly hair is more prone to dryness than other hair types, you want to avoid things that could potentially increase dryness like over shampooing.
You see, the scalp has natural oils and creates an oil called sebum that is necessary to protect the hair shaft from the environmental ailments like pollution, dirt and residue. When you shampoo your hair, you cleanse your hair of these bad oils and all other oils, even the beneficial ones.
Too much shampooing will strip the hair of it’s natural oils — leading to dry, moisture-lacking hair. We recommend shampooing every other time you wash your hair. You can even do once a week!
Conditioner is your best friend
Again, curly and wavy hair in it’s default state is dry. Conditioning the hair with moisturizing and hydrating products will be optimal for healthy hair.
Avoid all hair brushes
Now don’t get us wrong, brushes are good for some textures but curly hair is not one of them. When styling your hair, you’ll want to use your fingers to rake through or a wide-tooth comb. The reason? It’s more gentle on waves and curls and will keep the definition. By using a wide-tooth comb or your fingers, you will avoid pulling of your hair as well — leading to less shedding and hair loss.
With these three tips, we hope you have a better understanding of how to take care of curly hair and wavy hair. If you have oily hair, try this tip.
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