Curly Hair: How Do I Care for It and How Do I Comb It?

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Naturally curly hair inspires admiration and catches the eye. However, to keep the twists and turns in your hair it needs special care. How do I Comb the Waves and Curls?

How do I Care for Curly Hair?

Wavy and curly hair is highly porous and therefore tends to be dry. As a result, this hair tends to be brittle, unruly and difficult to style. With proper, conscious care we can prevent these problems and enjoy strong, shiny curls with a beautifully emphasized twist. What are the basic principles for the care of “waves and springs”? Use shampoos and conditioners dedicated to curly hair. Beware of cosmetics containing strong anionic detergents (SLS, SLES), as they may additionally dry the strands. It is best to apply nourishing and moisturizing masks 1-2 times a week.

Frequent straightening and bleaching of the hair is also bad for the hair’s health. When using a hair dryer, always use cool air and apply heat protectant spray to prevent damage. It is worth investing in a hair dryer with ionization, which neutralizes positive cations thanks to the presence of negative ions

Allow your hair to dry naturally if you have time. For a stronger curl you may want to gently knead your wet hair with your hands after shampooing for a few minutes before you start to comb your hair (more on this later in this article).

Regular oiling also has a beneficial effect on curly hair. This is not the end of the advantages of oil treatment. The oils leave a protective film on the strands, which makes them more resistant to damage. What oils should be used by women with frizzy hair? Specialists recommend:

  • linseed oil,
  • macadamia oil,
  • hemp oil,
  • wheat oil,
  • evening primrose oil.

How Oily Frequently Should I Treat My Curly Hair? With this type of highly porous strands, two treatments per week (before or after washing) are optimal. It is important to note that too frequent oiling may cause problems with washing the hair. If you want to stimulate hair growth, moisturize it and close the hair cuticles, vinegar rubs and flaxseed rinses should be included in your beauty routine.

How Should You Comb Your Curly Hair?

Curly hair should always be combed wet. A high-quality bristle brush (e.g. boar bristle brush) should be used to tame the curls in a gentle manner. A good alternative is the very popular Tangle Teezer, a combing gadget loved by hair enthusiasts and others

Why should you not comb your curly hair dry? It is more susceptible to mechanical damage and will not bring out the beautiful curl (it will be very dry). A serum should be massaged into the hair ends several times a day to protect them from splitting

When it comes to styling curly hair, it is best to apply gel to the hair while it is still wet, ‘crushing’ the product into the strands. Simply apply mousse to damp hair in combination with the above-mentioned scrunching method to define the curls and waves. To keep the curls turning from the roots you should always knead your hair with your head pointing down.

In conclusion, curly hair requires special care – if you spend a little time every day caring for your strands, they will thank you with beautiful curls and a healthy shine.


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