Curly girls are special people with special hair, and sometimes those crazy curls need some extra TLC! No, we can’t just shower and go. Yes, we sometimes wish we could. Trust me, as someone who has lived with curly hair all my life, I know the struggles. But I also know how beautiful curly hair can be! Don’t be discouraged ladies with curly hair, there are ways to hack your luscious locks. Try any of these brilliant tricks to keep your hair manageable, frizz-free, and looking fabulous.
I know that we’re taught that if we have curly hair, we’re not supposed to comb our curls. But, luckily, there is a time and a tool to comb those curls!
Right when you get out of the shower, put product in your hair and comb it all the way through, even to the roots. This will distribute product without you putting oil directly on your roots, and a thicker comb will be less likely to snap in thicker hair.
Drying curling hair with a regular towel is A BIG NO. The fibers in regular towels will mess up your hair, only causing frizz.
If you don’t want to avoid toweling off all together, dry your hair off with a t-shirt. The microfibers of a tee are much more gentle on curly hair. This technique, called plopping, is the best way to dry your hair without ruining the curls.
The New Lighter Life
The worst nightmare of curly girls everywhere: the dreaded triangle head. This conundrum happens when the bottom of your hair poofs out and the top stays flat – resulting in an unflattering triangle shape. The trick to avoid it? Layers upon layers upon layers.
The best way to address your curls? Figure out what kind of curls you have! Use this helpful chart to figure out where your curls fall.
Made to Style
Once a week, you should deep condition your hair. If you’re not sure where to start on the road to deep conditioning, start with this coconut hair mask! It’s easy to make and will treat your hair to a spa-like treatment your curls will soak right up.
Do you shower at night? That can make styling your curls for the next day difficult. Don’t just sleep on wet curls, pin them with these hefty clips. Twist each piece of hair before clipping and the morning you’ll have dry, full curls to work with!
Speaking of nighttime routines, try a technique called “pineappling” with your dry curls. Flip your curls upside down and secure so that your hair won’t get mussed up on the pillow.
If you think water purification is just for drinking water, you couldn’t be more wrong! This special shower head purifies water and balances your pH, keeping your hair healthy and strong,
Curly girls can grow out their hair, too. You just have to figure out HOW to grow out your particular type of curls. Use this helpful infographic to figure how you should grow out your hair.
This is the ultimate technique – I use it myself!
When you get out of the shower, put product on the bottom 3/4 of your hair and brush it through with a comb. Then flip your hair, loosen your curls, and scrunch. When the curls are starting to form, put a diffuser on your blow dryer and dry your hair upside down. When the curls start to dry correctly, flip your hair up and dry curl with the diffuser into the style you want. The result? Lovely, frizz-free curls.
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At all costs, avoid intense heat on your curls! Embrace your natural texture (it’s beautiful, we promise) and nix using straightening irons, curling irons, and even blow dryers, too frequently.
Do you have any tricks to keep your curls looking amazing? Share them in the comments section below.