Caring for Your Curly Hair

Curly hair is notorious for being difficult to maintain.  It is even more difficult to maintain curly hair with frizz.  That is why a lot of women with curly hair go to the salon for their annual rebonding and straightening process.  While others prefer to stay at home and use their hair straightening iron.

For curly hair, it is important to properly maintain and look after it.  You should have a good hair care routine that works for your curls and make the most out of it.  Cutting your curly hair is important.  You should cut it every 4 weeks to prevent split ends and to prevent the tips of your hair from losing its curl.

Washing is also essential.  Your hair may be curly, but it does not mean that it is dirty.  So washing daily is a big “no”.  Washing hair daily strips it of its natural oils, leaving you with dull and dry hair.  When choosing a shampoo or conditioner for your hair, you need to look for those which are specifically for curly hair.

When combing your curly hair, never use a brush as it will add in to your frizz.  A wide-toothed comb is recommended.

What kind of curls do you have?  The are actually a few types of curls, such as:

   1. Afro: Curls have a wire like apprearance
   2. Boticelli: They have an S shaped appearance.
   3. Corkscrew: They look like small, tightly wound coils.
   4. Wavy: Not really curly, but more like soft waves.