BEST HAIR TIPS FOR NATURAL CURLS

Whether I want to blow my hair straight, create looser curls or maximize some of the tighter curls, I am always looking for new products, tips and tricks for my wavy / curly hair.
Here are some of the best tips I have found for maintaining natural curls to achieve a style you will love.

Balance between Oil and Moisture

Due to the shape of curly haired strands, the ends tend to be under moisturized and dry but at the same time, the scalp can be oily. 
Managing these opposite demands is a struggle for those who wish to keep their curls natural.
The key is knowing how best to address both issues.
Wash every other day with an oil-controlling shampoo, such as PhytoPhytocedrat Shampoo.
Once a week, before you shower, smooth a silicone-free clay mask, like L'Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary ClayPre-Shampoo Mask, apply only to the roots to absorb grease and apply nourishing mask, like EVA NYC Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask onto the ends.
Rinse them both out after five minutes.

Be Gentle

Thick, coiled textures tend to appear “tough” and strong enough to withstand heavy manipulation but these hair types are actually the most delicate, and should be handled with care.

Products to Use

Moisturizing Shampoo and Moisturizing Conditioners are excellent for curly haired girls because they deep clean plus include exceptional nourishment necessary for styling.
 Burt's BeesMore Moisture Shampoo uses Boabab oil and Cupuacu butter to help bring moisture back to your dry hair naturally.
Ion Moisture Conditioner increases softness and shine, reduces breakage and gives hair a more healthy appearance.

Prep for Shampoo

Rinsing hair thoroughly with water for a minimum of 30 seconds before applying shampoo helps to eliminate any water-soluble product buildup, such as hair gel or dry shampoo.
Letting the water run over the hair in a downward motion helps prevent further tangling, and allows the hair shaft to swell and the curl pattern to fully rebound.
For those with extremely thick hair, separating hair into 4 sections prior to wetting the hair helps with increased manageability.
When shampooing, you don’t want to “Squish” the hair. Use large open fingers to massage the shampoo into the hair, once bubbly use fingers to rake through the top of the head and the sides to ensure even distribution.

Condition and Comb Through

If your scalp was properly shampooed, conditioning is easy.
This time, you’re focusing on the ends first, working upward toward the scalp.
Before rinsing, gently detangle with a wide-toothed comb or detangling brush, starting at the ends, working up toward to the roots.
Rinse with cool water which locks in moisture, making hair shinier and reducing frizz.
  

Avoid Alcohol Based Products 

Styling products high in alcohol give curls a crunchy feel and suck up every last bit of moisture. 
Hair spray tends to contain the most alcohol, while gels, mousses and anything that provides hold or lift come in second.
Choosing water-soluble gels that don't feel sticky on your skin, and aerated mousses or foams that resemble beaten egg whites, to give hair fullness, control, and non-brittle curls.
 Whether you are wearing your natural curls or rocking a straight style, apply products less liberally. 

Blow-Dry with a Hair Diffuser

If you don’t have the time to air dry then dry with a diffuser on a low heat setting.

  Check out my video on using a diffuser attachment!


A regular blow dryer nozzle disrupts the curl pattern and focuses hot air on one small section at a time while a diffuser, dries curls evenly for a full, uniform look. 

Here is a Blog Post on How to use a Hair Diffuser!



Hope these tips were helpful and you have frizz free curls! 


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~Jennifer