No more dry curls with our 8 useful tips
Every curly girl knows about this issue: dry hair. And let’s be honest, it’s not what we like to see. But we’ll rock them anyway. It can sometimes get so out of hand that you also suffer from an irritated and dry scalp.
Just keep in mind that wearing your hair out when it’s dry, may not be the best move. Because it can break down much easier. You have not worked this long to create and maintain your length, for a few dry days to spoil the fun.
Some people have dry or frizzy hair faster than others. Even though dry strands are inevitable from time to time, there are tips and tricks to avoid it. Here they come:
Tip 1: Do NOT wash your curls too often
Healthy, hydrated curls are made during your wash routine. But if you think you need to hang your head in the sink on a daily, please stop! Washing it too often is not necessary and even harmful.
Shampoo washes all the natural oils out of your hair and your curls need them.
Curly hair often looks better if you don't wash it too often with a shampoo. You can also use a cleansing conditioner instead of a shampoo.
This prevents your hair from losing its natural oils, which can make your curls even frizzier and drier. And do not forget an important detail: of course only use products that are suitable in combination with the Curly Girl method.
Our advice for every curl type
Wavy girl: a curly girl who doesn’t battle dry hair as much, can wash it up to two times a week.
Curly and coily girls: it's a bit less for you. This means once a week. Use a sulfate free shampoo. This strips less natural oils from your hair, so they stay in place to help your curls bounce back. It’s as simple as that.
Looking for the perfect shampoo for this job? The Clarifying Shampoo got your back. It cleans, but doesn’t dry out – exactly what we’re looking for.
Tip 2: A hair mask will become your best friend
Now that your hair is leaning towards the crispy side, let's bring out the big guns. And by that we mean a nourishing hair mask. Your curls need intense care.
You can use a hair mask regularly, especially when your curls feel a bit drier.
Masks give your curls a boost. Our recommendation would be to use it at least once a week.
A deep conditioner that is suitable for your hair type is perfect for this. If you don't feel like going to the store, just make your own hair mask. Check out this recipe where you only need four (!) ingredients. The mask nourishes your curls, minimizes frizz and gives a wonderful shine.
Tell us that isn't the holy trinity of curly hair? We'll wait.
Tip 3: Conditioner is crucial in your hair routine
Extra moisture is needed! Skipping steps in your hair routine is not the vibe at this time. And that means you should always use a conditioner when washing.
Pick one that suits your hair type best. This can be the Moisture Conditioner Light for girls and people with fine hair. And the Moisture Conditioner Heavy for curly girls, coily girls and anyone who has seriously damaged curls. Always use the conditioner in wet hair.
To top it off, also use a leave-in conditioner during your styling routine. Apply this product as soon as possible after shampooing to give your curls time to absorb it.
A little extra love never hurt anyone and neither does our Curl Styling Milk. It not only hydrates your curls, but also makes them less frizzy.
Tip 4: Keep your curls hydrated
Frizzy curly hair is often too dry and often lacks moisture. That's why it's important to moisturize your frizzy curls well.
You can easily moisturize your curls with a good care product that is suitable for your curl type. Bye, frizzy curly hair!
A leave-in conditioner for curly hair or an oil ensures that your curls are hydrated and that your tangles are easy to comb out.
Tip 5: Oil to seal the deal
Hydrating is important, but sealing is a crucial step. After you've applied conditioners and masks, you'll want to lock in the moisture you've so carefully added.
That's where oil comes in. Use this as the last step in your styling routine.
The oil will act as a protective barrier between the moisture and the outside world. How do you do this? Scrunch a few drops (no more than that) into your curls and you're set. This also prevents frizzy hair.
The oils we recommend are: jojoba oil, caster oil and almond oil.
Tip 6: Choose the right curl hairdresser
Cutting curls is a profession in itself. So always have your curls cut by a hairdresser who specializes in cutting curls.
This is also how you prevent dry hair, because a curly hairdresser knows exactly how to cut your curls into a beautiful model.
Tip 7: Sleep on a satin pillowcase
Do not use a cotton pillowcase while sleeping because the cotton fabric creates a lot of friction.
The fabric of a satin pillowcase is very smooth, so there is no friction. This way your locks break less quickly and there are fewer or no tangles while you sleep.
Tip 8: Do not dry your curls with a normal towel
It is wise not to dry your curls with a normal towel, but with a cotton t-shirt or a microfiber towel. This way you prevent frizzy hair. Towels absorb all the moisture from your hair and that makes it frizzy. A cotton t-shirt makes your curls nice and soft and prevents them from getting tangled.
So, now you have all our tips to prevent dry curls and you can confidently show off the most beautiful curls again. Are you trying them out and want to show us the results? Just post a picture to Instagram and use the hashtag #CGMLook. We love to look at your healthy, bouncy curls all day err’ day.
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