How to Manage Curly Hair

by Brianna Thompson
Managing curly hair can be a challenge. It takes a bit more effort and patience to get it looking its best. But with the right techniques and products, you can tame those curls and have them looking their best.

Here are some tips for managing curly hair:

Find the right products.

Curly hair is naturally dry, so you want to use products that will help to moisturize and define your curls. Look for shampoos, conditioners, and styling products that are specifically designed for curly hair. Avoid products that contain sulfates or silicones, as these can strip your hair of its natural oils and cause frizz. Finding more water-based products and making sure to use a lot of water before styling is key! Using heavy oil-based products will cause dependency on those products, and you want o focus on naturally hydrating your hair and not keep it moisturized temporarily!   Also, quick hot tip is to scrunch in your products for ultimate definition.
Check out my blog Best Products For Curly & Texured Hair for the best product suggestions. 

Don't over-wash.

Over-washing can also strip your hair of its natural oils, so you want to avoid washing your hair every day. Aim to wash your hair every 7 days, or as needed. over washing will cause dry and brittle hair. Doing a clarifying treatment or scalp scrub on wash day wil help your shampoo have more longevity! 

Use a wide-toothed comb or a detangling brush.

Start from the ends of your hair, working your way up to the roots. You can also detangle your hair while it's wet and coated with conditioner, which will help to minimize breakage. Make sure to be very gentle and caring when brushing your hair, it is especially prone to damage when it is wet,

Use the right technique when styling:

When styling your hair, avoid using a brush or comb, as this can cause frizz. Instead, use your fingers to gently style your curls. You can also use a diffuser attachment on your hair dryer to help define your curls and minimize frizz. If your hair is tangled, make sure you brush and detangle when it is completely wet and use a leave in conditioner to help. Using a lot of water will help your products absorb and will help avoid over usage! Simply use a spray bottle with some water in it!  Going section by section will help you distribute water and product evenly, while making sure your curls can achieve full definition! 


Protect your curls while you sleep.
When you sleep, your hair can become tangled and flattened, so it's important to protect your curls while you sleep. You can sleep with your hair in a pineapple, which is a high ponytail on the top of your head and use a silk or satin pillowcase and a satin bonnet to help minimize frizz.

Managing curly hair can take some time and effort, but with the right techniques and products, you can have beautiful, defined curls that will make you feel confident and gorgeous.

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