Taking care of curly hair: 10 tips to properly give your curls the love they deserve
Curly hair, we love it! But not everyone is always happy with their hair. They often don't realize that with the right care, your hair can look completely different.
Curly hair can be a challenge at times, because taking care of curls takes just a little more time than for someone with straight hair.
To get the best out of your curls, we have listed some tips on how to care for curly hair. Because once you figure out how to take care of your curls, your life will be a lot easier.
Please note that how to best care for your curls varies from curl type to curl type.
Tip 1: Use hair products for curls that suit your hair.
Each hair type is different, so each hair type will also react differently to each hair product. Therefore, not all products will be great for your curls. It is a matter of experimenting, testing, trying out and having a lot of patience.
On our website, you can take the Curly Hair Quiz to find out which products suit your curls. In a few questions that deal with your hair characteristics, we can determine which products will get the best out of your curls.
Use products made for curls
Most importantly, use hair products that are made specifically for curls and are CG proof. These are hair products with natural oils and therefore no ingredients such as sulfates, silicones and other harmful chemicals. This is because sulfates cause dry curls and can even damage your curls.
When your curls are dry or damaged, your curls need intense care. A conditioner and leave-in conditioner are a must because your curls need hydration.
Our conditioners are made of nourishing ingredients with conditioning properties that penetrate deep into the hair.
A leave-in conditioner provides hydration and nourishment to the hair. Curls are generally naturally drier than straight hair. Therefore, they need more hydration.
Curl types 4 and 3 are suitable for heavier products, such as heavy conditioner. Hair with these curultypes is generally drier. But krultypes 2, on the other hand, need lighter products, such as the conditioner light.
Tip 2: Don't use shampoo too often
Do you know about yourself that you have dry AND curly hair? Then don't shampoo too often. Wash your hair only once a week or when really necessary with a conditioner or mild co-wash.
A normal shampoo washes all the natural oils out of your hair and those oils are exactly what your dry curls need. So when you do wash your hair with a shampoo, always use a sulfate-free shampoo.
Tip 3: Don't brush your hair when it's dry
Never brush your hair when it is completely dry. Your curls will frizz and your hair may break off faster.
When you are in the shower, it is easier to comb your hair when it has conditioner or a hair mask in it. That way you can get through it more easily.
Tip 4: Use a leave-in conditioner on wet hair
The best way for getting groomed curls is hydration. This is possible with a leave-in conditioner. Apply the leave-in to wet hair before drying your hair.
Tip 5: Dry your hair with the Curly Hair Towel
Never dry your curls with a regular bath towel. Towels absorb all the moisture from your hair making it very dry. Instead, use the Curly Hair Towel.
When you go to sleep, use the Sleeping Cap. This protects your curls at night and keeps your curls in the best possible shape.
Tip 6: Blow-dry your hair with a diffuser
For really good curls, dry your curls with a diffuser on your blow dryer. Let your head hang upside down, blow dry your hair and see how quickly your beautiful curls emerge.
Don't dry your hair with a "regular" hair dryer. The heat coming directly on your hair can dry out and damage your curls. The diffuser allows the curls to form nicely and it minimizes frizz.
Tip 7: Use a gel to give your curls more definition.
Apply a gel after you apply the leave-in. Comb the gel through your curls with your fingers or use a Denman brush. The Curl Defining Gel is CG proof, contains no harmful substances and is suitable for all hair types.
Tip 8: Choose a hairdresser who understands curls
There are hairdressers who specialize in cutting curls. It takes a whole different technique to cut curls, and the right technique can provide that finishing touch.
With these tips, you can make the most of your curls. Give your curls the extra love and patience they deserve.
Looking for the best products for your curls? Check out our CG proof products in our webshop.
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