Curly hair can be extremely difficult to manage. It is even more difficult right after a bath, or in the mornings. So, how do you manage it? How to refresh curly hair and still keep it manageable?
Oil: Of course, oiling can seem messy. But it is very important to protect your hair! Consider healthy oils like Olive, Coconut, Jojoba, Sweet Almond, etc. While Jojoba oil tops the list, it isn’t quite affordable. You can consider olive oil and probably mix sweet almond, jojoba or other essential oils that are good for your hair. Apply oil and massage your scalp well, wear a hair cap and sleep. In the morning, before heading to the shower, use your fingers and detangle your hair. The oil will ensure your hair does not become dry, frizzy or unmanageable, besides making it moisturized, smooth and manageable.
Shampoo: Most shampoos are not for everyday use. Choose mild shampoos, to ensure hair retains moisture, besides keeping your curls from becoming frizzy. Using a natural shampoo is better, though you can go with a reputed mild shampoo when you don’t know to choose the right natural products.
Conditioner: Remember, curly hair needs conditioning, much like any other hair type. Since it is quite difficult to comb through, it is even more important here. Apply a conditioner to regain back moisture and luster that’s lost during shampooing your hair. Besides, conditioning makes your hair manageable and less tangle-prone. You can choose a leave-in conditioner, though a rinse-off one is ideal. You can also try natural conditioners for your hair.
Drying: When you are still in shower, try detangling your hair softly using your fingers. Once out of shower, use a cotton towel for patting it dry. Don’t use terry towels, since they tend to absorb most moisture, leaving your hair almost dry. Let your hair air dry, after using a towel.
Brushing / Combing: Avoid using a narrow-toothed comb or hair brush, when your hair is still wet. Use your fingers to gently detangle your hair, or use a wide-toothed comb and follow it up with your fingers again. Use your fingers, since they don’t offset your natural curls or make them frizzy. Once you are done with detangling, let your hair air dry. You don’t need a comb or brush after that and the hair will flow in well!
However, if your hair is not manageable, after this routine, you can try a leave-in conditioner. Preferably, mix one part water and one part conditioner, so your hair does not weigh down. Now, part your hair and use a sprayer to spray the mixture that you just prepared. Determine how much wetness your hair needs and spray accordingly. Once it is slightly wet, just right to detangle, use your fingers and detangle your hair. Gently run your fingers through your hair, and work your way up from the tip to the root. This way, you won’t break the hair that’s tangled. Once it’s detangled, run your fingers from root to the tips, to set your hair. Let it dry and you’re all set to head out!
Author bio: This article was provided by Studio 11 hair salon in Orlando. Studio 11 is one of kind hair salons. Founded in the idea to provide a comfortable VIP experience.