10 tips to manage curly hair
This Women’s Day what was the principal motto doing the rounds? Lean to love yourself. No matter what you are- short, stout, lean, brown, blonde! Love yourself the way you are naturally. And you shall emerge the winner. Whether you have short hair, freckles on your face, cellulite on your thighs or some frisky unmanageable curly hair- it is nature’s gift to you and mark my words, you can look your best with just a little care for what you have!
You must not have missed the recent craze among girls and women alike to get their tresses straightened or smoothed artificially at the salons. And if even you are a shy owner of such curls and are planning to get rid of them either by chopping them off or by running to your stylist and making him run those cruel iron bars runs over your pretty curls, then wait a moment! Still wondering what better could you do with your frizzy curls and make them look beautiful as they had never been before?
Here are some tips from top hair stylists to manage your curls, and mind you, the world loves curls more than those artificially straightened tresses!
To start with, learn to love your curls!:-
You are gifted with something which most women would want to have! Yes, women spend hours in salons trying to get those waves and curls in their otherwise natural hair. And to love your curls, means to take care of them too! Never leave your curls open and frizzy! Always remember to keep them moisturized. Always use a good moisturizing conditioner after you shampoo you hair. You can also use leave-in conditioner for your hair to avoid getting dreadlocks. But never wash your hair more than twice a week.
Keep your hair moisturized:-
Curly hair is very prone to getting dried up. Hence you always need to be alert to keep your hair moisturized. A good hot oil massage at least thrice a week is necessary for those with curly hair. Especially, olive oil or almond oil when applied hot over the scalp work as good conditioners for the hair.
Don’t wash your hair every day
You may think that it is healthy to give your hair a wash daily. However when you actually wash your hair daily you are unaware of the damage you are causing to your hair actually. Your hair looses trace of its natural oils, resulting in it turning dry and frizzy. The amount of moisture needed by curly locks is more. So it’s best to was your curls two to four times a week.
Find the right shampoo and conditioner
It matters a lot on what shampoo and conditioners you use as the type of shampoo and conditioner you use tends to have a big impact on your hair. Opt for a hair shampoo and conditioner based on personal choice depending on what you feel leaves your hair not only looking beautiful but also makes your hair feel the best.
Deep condition your hair to keep it hydrated
It’s necessary for you to deep condition your hair once a week. Look out for the best from the many deep conditioning treatments available.
Go for a beer wash
If you thought beer was just for consuming and making merry then probably you are not aware of the fact what beer does to your curls. Yes, women with curly hair, try this out- after you shampoo your hair, instead of applying conditioner, pour beer over your hair in a way that it covers all your curls. Let it stay and get soaked for 2-5 minutes and then rinse your hair. Not only does it make your hair shiny but also keeps it glossy, wavy and soft.
Since curly hair is more prone to getting frizzy, you can always try out the apple cider vinegar treatment. Take equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and cold water and mix them well. Rinse your hair with this solution after you shampoo your hair. It brings a natural shine to your hair and avoids your hair from getting frizzy.
Avoid drying your curly locks with towel
You should avoid to towel dry your hair because when you scrub at your hair tresses with the towel this causes friction and tends to increase the amount of frizz in your hair when it’s dry. Instead wring your hair while in the shower to get some of the water out of it.
Expose your lovely curls minimal to heat and dryers:-
Iron bars or hair dryers tend to scoop out the moisture from your hair making them more prone to getting frizzy. So always remember to stay off heat for your hair.
Natural mask of eggs and olive oil
Take on egg, two teaspoons olive oil and whisk them well. Now apply this mask on your hair and leave it for 3 minutes. Wash off with cold water. Following this natural spa method twice a week keeps your hair healthy and provides protein to your hair
Give nourishment to your hair
You can also apply a simple mixture of olive oil and mayonnaise to your curly hair. They nourish your hair as well as keep it soft and shiny.
Above all, know what it is the right cut for your hair. Ask your stylist to get the right haircut for your curly hair such that it has style as well as looks good on you and is also easy to manage!