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Essential Tips for Preventing and Treating Curly Hair Damage
Having gorgeous curly hair can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be! You can keep your curls healthy and damage-free by using the right products and techniques. In this article, we'll go over the steps to take to prevent hair damage, as well as how to treat existing damage. We'll talk about how to use the right shampoo and conditioner, detangle with a wide-tooth comb, and more! Continue reading if you want to keep your curls looking their best!
Having curly hair can make the problem of dry, frizzy hair even more difficult to manage than it already is. It is possible, thankfully, to tame the frizz and repair the damage with the help of the appropriate products and techniques. There is a common misconception that you shouldn't shampoo your curls. This is not true! You need shampoo to get rid of product buildup and dirt throughout the week. The trick is to use a shampoo and conditioner that is designed specifically for curly hair, taking care to follow the steps listed on the bottle. We recommend leaving the conditioner in for about 15 minutes to fully penetrate the shaft. When you are done washing your hair, apply a leave-in conditioner to your wet/damp hair to help lock in the moisture. Then, gently detangle it with a wide tooth comb or flexible bristle curl brush starting from the ends and working your way up. This will minimize damage as you comb out any knots or kinks.
If you want your curls to maintain looking their best, you should practice preventative hair care. It starts with the products you put into your hair. To ensure maximum moisture retention, use hair products formulated specifically for curly hair. Stay away from shampoos, conditioners, creams, gels, etc with drying agents like sulfates, alcohol, and parabens. You should also switch to silk or satin pillows during bedtime to protect your curls while you sleep and preserve your curly hairstyle. Regular cotton pillowcases are abrasive to hair and draw out its moisture.
Part of this preventative maintenance also includes limiting the use of heat styling tools and also hair dyes. If you love to straighten and heat style your hair (while it is not recommended), treat your hair with a heat protectant spray first. While this will not prevent damage 100%, it will do a better job of helping minimize the damage. If you love dying your hair, there truly isn't a way around the damage but products like Olaplex can help minimize some of it. With dyed hair, you have to condition a lot more than with your regular hair. If you enjoy rocking a straight or colorful look but don't want the damage, the best way to go is to consider wearing a wig over a protective style.
It’s no secret that damage to curly hair can be tough to heal, but if you use the appropriate treatments, you can bring your curls back to life! To begin, you need to get a quarterly trim. In truth, curly hair damage cannot be repaired simply by adding nourishing products. You must get rid of the split ends to prevent the damage from traveling further up the shaft and causing further breakage. After you get rid of those dead ends, consistently treat your tresses with a thorough deep-conditioning treatment so that they can regain their natural moisture. We highly recommend leaving a deep conditioning treatment on your curls for an hour.
Understanding the principles of how to maintain curly hair is essential if you want to keep your curls healthy and avoid damage to your hair. Although knowing how to care for your curls may seem like a difficult chore to complete, it is essential if you want your curls to grow beautifully and strong.
By taking the appropriate measures to prevent and treat damage to curly hair, you can maintain your curls' optimal appearance. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter for more helpful tips and tricks on protecting and caring for your curls!