Curly hair is certainly eye catching and is unique in many ways.
This indeed makes possessing long curly hair a sort of a gift for women as it also enhances their sex appeal and makes them look gorgeous. Apart from that, curly hair has been a rage and a sought after trend from generation to generation thereby even leading the straight haired women to opt for curls. But in order to tame the wild beast (i.e the curly hair) naturally one needs to be aware of a few key tips and tricks. So, review some of the essential tips to maintain naturally curly hair.
Say no to chemical services for altering the texture. Discard the words like straightener or relaxer. Well, a chemical relaxer can be quite detrimental as it can leave the hair more stressed out. Since curls are fragile, disrupting them with chemicals can badly alter the pH of hair breaking down bonds and leaving the hair dry and lifeless.
Stay away from lightening services. Bleaching or lightening services are an absolutely NO for curly hair. Such services basically remove layers of the hair’s cuticle leaving thin, brittle curls without their natural pattern. Then of course in a majority of cases, this type of damage is irreparable. Similarly one needs to choose the hair color which is gentle and retains the structural integrity of the hair.
Stay away from extreme heat. The effect of heat on the curls is comparable to the impact of bleach. So look to avoid “blowfrying,” your curls in order to protect them from being robbed off the essential moisture and oils.
Keep conditioning. Hydration is indeed a must for the curls’ prolonged life. You should also take note that deep conditioners are recommended due to their working pH level and capability to penetrate the multiple layers of hair.
Use less shampoo to stay sulfate free. It is best advised to use shampoo to the minimum and the products used should be sulfate-free in order to retain the nutrients and moisture of the hair.
Avoid brushing dry curls. There is no doubt that curly hair can be easily tangled and matted so brushing when the curls are dry only causes greater friction and frizz. Besides that a wide tooth comb should be used for curly hair in order to gently detangle.