Curly Hair and Your Natural Beauty
During the month of February, here at Indigo The Salon, we are celebrating those of you with beautiful curly hair. Maintaining curly hair can be easy, with the use of proper products, easy at-home tips, and avoiding certain products. What makes hair curly? When it comes to curly hair, the structure of it is key to its shape and volume. A circular follicle will produce straight hair, while a more oval or asymmetrical shape is what gives you your beautiful curls. The shape of the strand also plays a part, making your hair have kinks, curves, or winding spirals.
Maintaining Curly Hair
Figuring out what type of hair you have is
key to knowing how to take proper care of it. Someone with more curly hair is going to have a dryer scalp and in turn, dryer hair. There are certain products you can use to make sure you have healthy hair. Washing your hair every day can be damaging to someone with more curls. It’s recommended to wash your hair every 2-3 days and for more textured afro hair, once every week or 2 weeks.
Products To Use For Curly Hair
It’s essential to use the right kind of shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair healthy. Make sure the products you get contain natural or essential oils like jojoba, avocado, coconut, or sunflower. Both aloe vera and keratin are great to have in your conditioners to moisturize your hair.
For more textured, kinky hair, it’s best to deep condition with a mineral-free product.
Pre-shampooing is also a good idea for more dry coarse hair. You don’t only need to condition your hair after you wash it but can do it before as well.
While you’re in the shower, it’s better to brush your hair while wet or damp to avoid breaking and damage. A wide-tooth comb is the best option and it’s better to avoid brushes with plastic bristles. Even using your fingertips works great for more textured curly hair.
Protective sprays work nicely if you use heat on your hair. They should have silicone or keratin to help seal your cuticles.
Easy At-Home Tips for Curly Hair
Drink Water. Self-treatment can be easy for anyone on a budget or if you like to stick to a simple routine you’ve already mastered. The first step is keeping yourself hydrated. A healthy body produces healthy hair.
Air Dry Your Hair. Simply air drying your hair instead of using harsh heat from a hairdryer is less damaging as well, it requires less effort and time.
Protective styles. For textured afro hair, braids, twists, wigs, weaves, and buns can protect your curls from being over-styled or damaged. In this case, it’s good to make sure you oil your scalp daily and let your hair breathe every 3 months.
Trim the Ends. The common myth is that trimming your hair makes it grow back faster. While this isn’t true, it does make your hair grow much healthier and avoids split ends.
Use a Bonnet or Scarf. Kinky curly hair doesn’t like the texture of cotton pillowcases. Sleeping with a satin scarf or bonnet keeps your hair from tangling or breaking. As well, you can buy a satin pillowcase to sleep on to keep your curls in good shape.
Things To Avoid
Harsh Chemicals. Avoid any products that will dry out your hair. Anything with sulfates, alcohol, harsh chemicals or fragrances can be damaging to your curls and scalp.
Hot Water. A nice hot shower is something we can all enjoy but even hot water is something that can easily dry your hair out. It’s better to use cool or cold water while washing your hair and it helps seal your cuticles.
Sleeping on Your Back. It’s better to sleep on your side or stomach This avoids friction and irritation to your hair and scalp.
Tight Ponytail or Buns. Your hair breathes better when it isn’t confined in an overly tight hairstyle. Keeping your hair restricted for too long can damage the strands and cause breaking.
Indigo The Salon in Jefferson City is a perfect place to find trusted products and, with a dedicated team of stylists, a great place to learn about maintaining a healthy routine for your hair.
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