Curly Hair Do’s And Don’ts
There is no doubt that having curly hair is a fun, bouncy and beautiful gift. But there are certain curly hair do’s and don’ts that you need to know to keep the curls flowing and embrace their unique style. Curly hair needs special care and there are a lot of things that you may often miss as not all common haircare routines apply to curly-headed people. Not sure of the terms and conditions to keep your curls cute and head happy? Don’t worry. We’re here with a few curly hair do’s and don’ts to help you ensure that your hair feels comfortable and looks healthy all the time.
Curly hair do's
1. Do apply conditioner after every wash
Remember, a deep conditioner is every curly girl’s best friend as curly hair is thirsty hair. We recommend applying the macadamia conditioner after every shampoo session as that will help feed, detangle, and tame your curly locks easily. Detangle while the conditioner is on your hair.
2. Do use a wide-toothed comb
A wide-toothed comb is a great way to detangle curly hair. Start combing curly hair from the bottom of your strands and work your way up to the top of the head. This will prevent your hair from being damaged.
3. Do switch to SLS-free shampoo
Ditch your regular shampoo and use a paraben-free, sulphate-free shampoo instead. Doing so will help to maintain the natural moisture barrier of your scalp and strands which in turn will prevent frizz and dryness.
4. Do use a microfibre towel
Blot the hair by gently pressing out excess water and then, use a microfibre towel to dry the rest of your hair without rubbing. Avoid using thick, harsh fabrics to dry your locks.
5. Do use a diffuser attachment
If you’re wanting to blow dry your hair on the go, use a diffuser attachment instead of a traditional blow dryer. We all know that curly hair is more prone to frizz and traditional blow dryers can leave your hair feeling even more frizzy. A diffuser attachment helps to limit the heat on your strands which in turn prevents friction and frizz.
Curly hair don’ts
1. Don’t over-wash your hair
Over-washing the hair is a big NO as this can strip off the natural oils from your scalp and lead to an increase in frizziness. Washing your hair two or maximum three times a week is enough to keep it clean and maintain its natural shine and elasticity. Between washes, use leave-in deep conditioning treatments to keep your curls fresh and lively.
2. Don’t brush dry hair
Brushing curly hair when dry is a big mistake that people often tend to make. This can disrupt the natural curl patterns and cause breakage and frizz. So, don’t skip combing curly hair but make sure you do it the right way. Detangle your hair when it is semi-dry or use a heat protectant serum before brushing curly hair.
3. Don’t use heat styling tools
Using heat styling tools is one of the biggest culprits of frizzy hair. These tools leave your hair feeling dried and fried by soaking up the moisture and hydration from your scalp and strands. We recommend drying your hair naturally as much as possible and trying unique hairstyles to take your hair game up a notch.
4. Don’t avoid hair trimming sessions
Some people feel that there is no need to trim curly hair, but this actually is a curly hair myth. Go for regular trims to prevent split ends and promote healthy hair. Trimming your hair every three to six months is a good idea to maintain your curly mane.
5. Don’t skip the hair mask
You may feel like masking your hair is just an additional step to add to your curly hair care routine but in fact, this is also one of the most crucial steps to transform your hair in minutes. A macadamia hair mask will help to control frizziness and maintain the moisture of your hair throughout. For best results, use a hair mask two to three times a week.
Keep the above-mentioned curly hair do’s and don’ts in mind and browse through a wide range of Garnier haircare products to pamper your curly hair with the love and care it needs and flaunt healthy hair with ease!