If you have curly hair then it may frustrate you at times when it is hard to control and appears frizzy. It is hard to believe when you are feeling this frustrated, but you are probably envied by people with
straight hair who wish that theirs was curly.
By looking after your curls they become easier to manage, thankfully there are a number of ways that you can achieve this. Janet Nicol a leading Edinburgh hair stylist and member of the L’Oreal Evolution Artistic Team offers some advice.
Don’t Use Heated Styling Tools
Exposing your hair to too much heat can cause it to become dry and damaged. While using hair straighteners can make your hair appear smoother and sleeker, they will actually do more damage in the long term if they are used on a regular basis. If styling tools are used then it should only be once in a while, and products should be applied to the hair before using any heated tools. Heated styling tools may also be a cause of split ends and if you already have a lot of split ends then they will need to be removed by trimming your hair.
Your Hair Doesn’t Need To Be Washed Every Day
The natural oils that prevent
your hair from drying out can be stripped from your hair if it is washed every day. Curly hair requires more moisture than straight hair and the natural oils
help your hair to retain this moisture. Washing every other day is probably sufficient and some people may find that they are able to get away with only
washing their hair twice a week. Conditioners do not strip the oils from the hair in the same way that shampoos do. So, conditioning the hair between shampoos
will not cause any problems and can help to keep the moisture locked into it.
Use A Conditioning Treatment
Using a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week can help replace the moisture that your hair has lost which will prevent it from drying out. For best results this should be applied before you go to bed and then washed out the following morning. A shower cap can be used to protect your bedclothes from becoming stained by the
conditioner. This will help to keep the hair hydrated and can improve the condition of your hair. Hair that is well conditioned may also be easier to style and manage. There are a number of different brands of conditioning treatments on the market today and it may take you some time before you find the best one for your hair.
Don’t Towel Dry Your Hair
Whenever possible you should leave your hair to dry naturally. Towel drying can cause your hair to break, especially if you rub your hair too vigorously. The friction from the rubbing action can also cause the hair to become frizzier and this will still be the case even after it has dried. To stop your hair from dripping, wrap it in a towel when you have finished washing it, this will help to soak up some of the excess moisture.
Following these tips can ensure that your hair remains in perfect condition, with your curls looking defined rather than frizzy.
Everybody’s hair is different and it may take some time to find the particular products that work best on your hair, but going through some trial and error will be worth it in the end.
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