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If you have curly hair, we know the struggle of finding products, routines, and methods that work for you. Often, when you grow up or hit puberty, your hair changes texture and becomes wavy or curly and you don’t know what to do. Some people don’t notice the pattern of waves and curls in their hair if they haven’t done it or have suffered heat damage over the years. Look no further as we provide all the tips for keeping curly curls.
The first thing you should do to figure out the right curly hair routine is to identify your curly hair type. Curly hair types range from her slightly wavy 2A hair to her tightly coiled 4C hair. It’s important to consider porosity, elasticity, and curl variability and research where you fall on the curl type chart. For example, if you’ve bleached your hair for years and used a lot of heat, you’ll need to assess how damaged or healthy your curls are. You may need to consider cutting the amount of hair. The reason you want healthy hair is because dead ends are less likely to curl and keep your hair weighed down. As a result, curly hair may remain at the top and middle, and straight hair may remain at the end.
Once you’ve decided on your hair type and got the trim you want, start researching the types of products you need. There are curl mousse and so on. Diffusers are hair dryer accessories that allow you to dry your hair in a curly state, helping you create perfect curls. Plus, when drying curly hair, microfiber towels absorb excess moisture from curls and waves without drying or frizzing like regular towels. Products that you can rub into your hair, such as before using a diffuser, help shape and hold your curls without frizz.
Now let’s talk about one of the biggest annoyances of curly hair: detangling and brushing. Note that it is always important to be aware of the difference between curly and straight hair. Curl and brush do not mix, so be conscious of gently loosening from the tip to the root. Try to take things easy by using conditioner while detangling. Additionally, you only need to brush and detangle your hair just before, during, and after your shower. Use a damp brush or wide-toothed comb to treat your hair as gently as possible.
Finally, my biggest tip for curly hair is to rock it with confidence. There is a general idea that is more ‘put together’ or ‘professional’. When people post before and after videos, it doesn’t help. Having naturally beautiful curly hair All these celebrities don’t wear it naturally by nature and are always in a heat style. In the same way that these pretense that curly hair is disheveled or unprofessional is wrong, it can certainly shatter the confidence of people who wear their hair naturally. Ditch the hair and spend time taking care of your natural hair.
Know your hair type, get a trim to keep it healthy, use the right products, and be confident so you can keep your curls looking great.