While naturally curly hair looks adorable, taking care for them is a pain that no one but a woman with curly hair can understand. You have to focus on several things, right from combing on time to giving the correct amount of moisture to your extensions hair so they do not get rough and fizzy.
1. Begin by understanding the hair
Unlike straight hair, curly hair tends to lose moisture more often. They constantly feel under moisturized and hence most of the time goes into giving and maintaining moisture to the curly hair. On the other hand, and sadly, the scalp beneath the curly hair keeps on gathering oil which eventually puts you into a tight mess of dry hair and oily scalp. Therefore, most of the tips that focus on taking care of curly hair are aimed at dealing and balancing these two problems.
Another thing that you should know is that the scalp is going to produce oil naturally. This oil is meant to trickle down the hair and keep it soft and protected. Straight hair does not have a problem achieving it but since the curls are not so regular as the straight hair, the oil is unable to travel down the length of the hair strands and as a result of this, two things happen:
- Your hair lack strength and a protective layer; and always feel dry.
- The oil fails to leave the scalp and makes a gross situation in the head.
2. Next, what brushing does to your hair?
Straight hair has the oil covering their strands and hence brushing is a very good idea since it can help in spreading the natural oil from the scalp uniformly. However, in case you have curly hair, brushing when your hair is dry can do more harm than good. But, this does not mean that you should not be brushing your hair at all. Brushing is a good thing and it makes your hair and scalp healthy. So, when should you brush? The best time is after you have rinsed the conditioner of the hair. A simple trick here can be not letting all the conditioner escape the hair and then brushing the hair. This will make the conditioner act as a much-needed protection for the strands and keep your hair moisturized.
3. Find your perfect shampoo time
While most women with curly hair shampoo every second day, I know women who shampoo every day and women who…