Newswise — Rosemont, IL (June 30, 2022) — It’s important that people shed their winter hats for warmer temperatures and follow a proper hair care routine to keep their hair flowing freely. People with curly or tightly curly hair are more prone to breakage and dryness than other hair types, according to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology.
“Naturally curly or curly hair can be a challenge to manage,” says board-certified dermatologist Temitayo Oganley, MD, FAAD. “Thick, curly hair is prone to breakage and dryness. However, with the right routine and hair care products, you can keep your curls healthy and looking great.
To care for frizzy hair, Dr. Ogunleye recommends these tips.
Wash your hair only when necessary. Washing curly hair too often can make it dry, dry and unmanageable. Thick, curly hair does not need to be washed daily or weekly. However, for optimal scalp and hair health, you should wash your hair at least every 2-3 weeks. , wash separately to reduce damage and tangles. Choose a moisturizing shampoo formulated for frizzy hair. If you typically style your hair with gels, oils, creams, or pomades, consider using a clarifying shampoo before your moisturizing shampoo. To protect your hair between washes, wear a shower cap when bathing. Please use.
Keeps hair moist. Curly hair tends to dry out more easily than other hair types. To keep the moisture in, condition the entire hair, not just the ends. After washing your hair, apply a thick layer of conditioner. Then, after washing and conditioning your hair, apply an oil or leave-in-her conditioner to aid in moisturizing. You can also use a conditioner before washing your hair if your hair is very dry, or if you cannot detangle your hair before shampooing. Look for conditioning products that contain ingredients such as fatty alcohols.
Take care of your scalp. If you wash your hair too often, your scalp may overproduce oil and cause dandruff. However, dandruff shampoos can dry out your hair. Apply the anti-dandruff shampoo only to the scalp and leave it on for 2-10 minutes or as long as indicated on the label before rinsing off. If you have dandruff, a certified dermatologist can also prescribe medications to be applied to your scalp.
Detangle your hair. Curly hair gets tangled easily. To detangle between washes, wet hair thoroughly, apply a leave-in conditioner, and detangle with fingers or a wide comb and/or brush designed for curly or curly hair. Work in sections for easier detangling. Avoid brushing while your hair is dry to prevent it from breaking or frizzing. Also detangle when you wash your hair.
Protect your curls from the sun. Heat and the sun’s harmful UV rays can dry out curly hair. To protect your curls, wear a wide-brimmed hat and keep your hair moisturized.
Care for your hair while you sleep. If possible, wear your hair in a loose ponytail (similar to a pineapple) at the top of your head or in a loose braid before bed to maintain curls and reduce friction with pillowcases. This makes your hair prone to frizz. break down. Styling your hair in a twist and using a satin or silk bonnet or pillowcase may reduce friction and help maintain your hairstyle.
“Finding the best routine for curly hair often requires trial and error, so don’t be discouraged if a particular product isn’t for your hair type,” says Dr. O’Ganley. If you have any questions about how to care for your hair, please consult a certified dermatologist.”
These tips are explained in the video “How to Care for Curly Hair” posted on the AAD website and YouTube channel. This video is part of AAD’s ‘Video of the Month’ series and offers tips on how to properly care for your skin, hair and nails.
To find a board-certified dermatologist in your area, visit aad.org/findaderm.
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