To all those curlies out there… it can be hard to manage our crazy yet beautiful hair. But curls don’t need to be a beautiful nightmare! Here are my 5 curly hair tips to help you manage your mane.
1. Sleep with a satin pillowcase or scarf.
Now, you may have heard of this tip – it is sleeping with a silk or satin pillowcase to reduce friction and therefore causing less frizz when you wake up in the morning. Personally, I use a silk pillowcase as I prefer having more freedom to move around without the scarf falling out of my hair! It may be more expensive to purchase a silk or satin pillowcase, but I promise this is an investment that will last a VERY long time!
2. Find a product that works for your hair type.
Everyone’s curl pattern in different, so different products will work for different people. The best thing to do it try a variety from the drugstore – a cream, a gel, a mousse, a spray. That way you can find out which product works for your curls without spending lots of money on a high end product that might not be the best for your curls.
Also, working out what your curl type and texture is can also help you find the best product. For example, less course curl types can be easily weighed down by some products and other products may not be enough to reduce frizz and hold the curls. Its just about trial and error to find the best product.
3. Product cocktailing is key.
You may already be familiar with this term, but it basically means that you mix 2 or more products to meet your specific curly hair needs. Often mixed are leave in conditioners and another styling product (such as a gel or a cream) to ensure moisture and hold.
4. Detangle with a wide tooth comb, particularly when wet.
Skip the brush and just detangle hair with a wide tooth comb or your fingers. Its even better if you just do this when your hair is wet rather than dry. Using a wide tooth comb doesn’t disrupt the curl pattern as much as a brush, so why not give it a go?
5. Stop comparing your curls to others.
This one is a biggie, but it is so simple. Its just to love your own curls and not compare them to other people – everyone is different, so embrace it!
Do you have any curly hair tips? Help a curly girl out and leave them in the comments below!