It is not easy to care for curly hair, especially dry or damaged curls. Regular use of conditioners, natural oils and intensive care can help curls restore natural shine and prevent further damage.
1. Choose the right conditioner. Use your favorite shampoo and conditioner. Check the label and buy a special formula for curly hair.
a) If it is loose curls and oily hair, it is suitable for use with a refreshing, moisturizing conditioner. If the curls are fine and dry, it is suitable for a more moisturizing conditioner.
b) Fine curls usually require the use of thick conditioners.
c) Dry curly hair requires a powerful moisturizer or conditioner that contains a lot of oil.
d) Damaged curls require the use of a hair conditioner for damaged hair.
2. Apply conditioner. Hair growth is the result of the constant division and proliferation of cells, so the hair is the oldest part of the hair. The hair ends of the curls look the driest and the damage is most severe. Carefully apply the conditioner to the ends of the hair, then slowly apply it to the hair roots. Apply a little more to the hair, and apply a little bit of rooting to prevent the oil from accumulating in the hair roots and destroying the natural shape of the hair.
3. Wait 5-20 minutes. Let the conditioner stay on your hair for at least 5 minutes. If the hair is severely damaged or very dry, you can wait 15 or 20 minutes.
4. Wash your hair with cold water. Wash your hair thoroughly. Cold water seals the skin’s epidermis, locks in natural oils and leaves hair smooth. When rinsing, comb the hair with your fingers or a wide-toothed comb and untie the knotted hair. Wide-toothed combs are especially useful for tight, fine curls.
5. Use disposable hair care products (optional). Many companies have introduced disposable hair conditioners or hair masks for hair. These products provide extra protection to the hair and make it easier to care for the curls. Apply the product according to the instructions on the package, then do not need to clean it, and do it directly as usual.
6. let the hair dry naturally. The best way to prevent curling and getting rid of hair is to let it dry naturally. If you usually rely on a hair dryer for styling, you may want to use other methods to curl or straighten your hair.
7. Set the heat setting tool to the lowest temperature. High temperatures can damage curly hair! If you want to use a curling iron, hair straightener or electric comb, try to adjust to the lowest temperature. Choose a large diameter curling iron so you can roll your hair quickly and without overheating.
Oil care for hair
1. Select the right oil according to the hair quality. When you use natural oil to care for your hair, you don’t need to use chemicals or worry about hair products remaining in your hair. Choose the most suitable oil based on your hair and personal preference.
Jojoba oil is very light in texture and not as greasy as other oils. All curls are suitable, especially loose curls.
Coconut oil penetrates well into the hair, leaving it tough and suitable for people with rough hair. However, some people may not like the smell of coconut oil.
Olive oil or grape seed oil is not thick or thin, suitable for curling medium to fine curls. In addition to making the hair soft and shiny, olive oil also helps to relieve scalp itching and dandruff. However, the smell of olive oil is strong and not everyone likes it.
2. Heat the oil with warm water. Warm oils are usually in liquid form and are easier to apply. Do not use a microwave or stove to heat the oil to avoid igniting them! The correct way is to put the oiled container in a bowl of warm water and heat it up until the outside of the container is warm.
Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, so be sure to heat to melt. If the temperature is high enough, it may melt by itself.
3. protect your clothes. The oil will leave a permanent stain on the clothes. Before using oil to protect your hair, remember to put a cloth, apron or raincoat for your haircut on your clothes.
4. Apply oil from the tip of the hair. Start with 30 ml of oil and then add it later. Apply it from the tip of the hair, rub the oil into your hair with your fingers or a wide-toothed comb, and untie the tangled hair. Do not apply oil directly to the scalp to avoid blocking the pores.
5. Let the oil stay on the hair for 5 to 20 minutes. Give your hair some time to absorb oil, help preserve nutrients and repair damage. Wait about 5 minutes. If your hair is badly damaged, you can wait for 20 minutes.
6. Wash your hair with cold water. Cold water locks in the nutrients in natural oils. You may need to take longer to wash off all the oil compared to regular conditioners. Be sure to wash it! The residual oil will make the hair look oily. Allow the hair to dry naturally after washing.
- Most shampoos contain sulfates such as ammonium lauryl ether sulfate or sodium lauryl ether sulfate. They can damage the curls and become very dry. Buy shampoo-free shampoos, or use shampoos like African-American women, or wash your hair directly with conditioner.
- Consider a hairstyle that protects your curls, such as tying your throat or putting your hair up. These hairstyles can last for a month or two, reducing the damage caused by hair exposure. Do not hold for more than two months, otherwise the hair will be severely knotted.
- Curly hair has different needs in different seasons. In summer, use thinner products, and/or reduce the use of disposable products. In winter, use a thicker product and increase the amount of conditioner to fight dry, cold air.
- Hair care is important, especially after swimming in the sea or in chlorine-laden water.
- Sunlight can damage your hair. Choose a sunscreen conditioner or wear a wide-brimmed hat or cover your hair with a scarf when you go out under the scorching sun.
- After the curls are dry, they can no longer be combed with a comb. This can cause hair to break and destroy the natural shape of the curls.
- If you want to use essential oils, whether applied to the hair or the skin, first dilute them with a lighter oil. Do not use water.