14 Basic Curly Hair Care Tips September 9, 2016

We have all heard the saying “the grass is always greener on the other side”! It applies every where with almost no exception what so ever. I have always had this fascination for curly hair. Those gorgeous curls make anybody look 10 times younger and happier. I love how those ringlets bounce around the face and give you a youthful look and full of life feel. But well, genes gave me almost straight hair with slight waves! But well, I am always on a hunt to make my hair curly without heat.

What about the girls that are naturally blessed with curls? Though they are the prettiest of all hair textures, they are the toughest to handle and take care of too.If you are blessed with naturally curly hair, or have gotten them done, read on. I’ll tell you how to manage curly hair!

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Curly Hair Care Tips:

So here are some of the tips on how to make hair curly:

1. Find a Good Hair Stylist:

Of all the tips for curly hair care, the most needed one is to find a good hair dresser. They need to know their work and should be able to handle your hair with utmost care.

Not everyone is good at styling curls, so make sure you find a good reputed hair salon for haircuts and spa treatments. Trim your curls only if the ends are damaged with spilt ends otherwise you can avoid it as curly hair generally grows slow. If going for hair cuts, make sure that the natural curls suit your face cut. It is very important for you to keep this in mind, otherwise you could make a fool of your self. A good manageable hair cut and styling makes life so much easier.

2. Extra Conditioning:

If you have curly hair, the ends tend to be dry. Even if you have a good length, the length doesn’t really show because of the curling. Combing through is a pain and this results in dryness as natural oil from the scalp fails to reach it. Always make sure to buy extra conditioning products.

3. Find your HG Shampoo and Conditioner:

You might require some trial and error to find it, but keep experimenting to know what fits you the best. You might want to consult your stylist as they’ll know what suits you the best.

4. Do Not Overwash the Hair:

When you have curly hair washing too often can be a disaster of great magnitude. Natural oils already fail to reach the hair strips and the shampoo only further strips it of the existing moisture content. Do not wash your hair more than twice a week.
This is where the additional conditioning becomes a must. Especially at the hair tips where natural oils don’t reach all too easily.

[ Read: Best Hair Wash Tips ]

5. Leave-In Conditioner:

Apply conditioner to the hair tips after every wash and if they are still dry after, use a leave in conditioner.

6. Keep Hair Products in Stash:

Always have a stack of anti frizz serums, styling gels and heat protectants in your stash. You never know when a bad hair day might spring up.

7. Hot Oil Massages:

Conditioners are good after a wash but then making sure you provide that extra nutrition is a must. Hot oil massages were made for this hair type. Mix in olis like olive, castor and almond oil to your coconut oil and warm it up. Massaging the scalp with this concoction an hour before your shower once a week works magic like you have never dreamed!

8. Detangle:

Always detangle curls when it is wet or half wet, detangling dry curls will only make it frizzy. Always use a wide toothed comb with soft bristles for detangling the hair. Using a narrow toothed comb or a hair brush will only lead to hair breakage. If not done properly it will make your hair look blown out and not in proper shape. It also will make it difficult to manage.

9. Air Dry Hair:

Whenever possible, allow your hair to air dry. A little heat and static is enough to frizz up your hair to bad extents.

10. Do not hurt your curls:

Stop flat ironing, relaxing and rough combing your hair. Always dry your tresses naturally, blow drying or exposure to high temperatures will damage your hair. Do not use any heat styling equipment unless necessary, also make sure your using a thermal protectant before using heat appliances.

When you really have to use heat, use a good heat protectant. A blow dryer or a flat iron or a curler to define them better, always use a good pre and post serum. Use a diffuser to minimize the damage.

[ Read: Natural Ways To Curl Your Hair ]

11. Don’t Style Damp Hair:

Before drying your damp hair, scrunch them a little and apply a little styling gel. Set them into your desired curl range and let them be. Don’t touch your hair until it’s dry.

12. Don’t Mess with Curls:

The less you mess with your curls, the better. You don’t want to increase the frizz factor.

13. Good Hair Accessories:

Use hair accessories to your advantage. Many girls envy your hair *even me* the hair bands, ties, clips and ribbons and bandanas are available in a million patterns and colors. Use them as much as you can. They hold your hair under control and also make you stylish.

14. Use Cold Water:

Always wash your hair with cold water, as cold water makes your hair shiny and less frizzy too. In cold climates wash your hair with Luke warm water. Completely avoid hot water, as it tends to strip away the already present natural oils. It sometimes also then forces the hair to produce more oil, further giving you problems like oily scalp, dandruff and scalp irritation.

Hope these natural hair care tips for curly hair will be very helpful for your curly hairs. Any more queries on curly hair care tips?

Curl Hair Naturally!

Individuals with wavy or straight hair can also curl their hair naturally. Try these two methods for best results: They are free from the use of harsh chemicals and heat appliances.

[ Read: Smelly Hair Home Remedies ]

1. Use Velcro curlers:

The hair can be made into thin sections and can be curled up using these velcro curlers and fixed with pins. After a couple of hours you can let them loose to achieve natural curls.

2. Socks:

They are best other alternatives to curl your hair naturally. Cut your old socks into a rubber like shape, and roll your hair through it until up near the crown forming a bun like shape. Fix it properly and leave it over night. Next morning you can let them loose to get gorgeous curls.

How many of you have curly hair? Who loves and who hates? What is your HG product? Shoot comments and let us know, you might as well be benefiting a curly haired beauty.

Stay gorgeous!

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/rohinikapoor/ Rohini

    Woahhh!!!!! this was really helpful! I have the same hair “curly” and it’s just frustrating sometimes and my mum is always telling me ‘Don’t touch it, don’t touch it!’ but I don’t really listen to her. But now, I know she’s right :D LOL hahah (: thanks a lot! :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/namita/ Namita

      Haha thank you Rohini :) :D I am glad it helped you :D

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Dia_Sahai/ Dia

    And that calls for a frizz free shampoo. And it can save you from a bad hair day sometime. You can use HairX Frizz Free Shampoo as it’s quite great and works well for frizzy hair.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/namita/ Namita

      :) thanks

  • dani

    I hated my hair when i was in middle school. Everyone teased me and called me poodle. I hated it sooooo much, i asked my mom to shave it and ill wear a wig…she said no. So i chopped it off and wore it in a pony tail for 6 years.

    Now i love it. Its almost to my waist (wet) and i just use and curl or dry/damaged shampoo and conditioner. When i wake up i dip my hair in the faucet and put more regular conditioner in it. I scrunch it in a towel and put moose in it and i just leave it at that. I lift my roots through the day so it has volume but thats it.

    On weekends i do a hair mask for 30 or so minutes using olive oil, eggs, and honey. Shampoo it after. It makes it so shiny and lively.

    Sleep with it in a bun when you have to sleep with it wet and wrap a bandana around it so you dont get gunk on your face via your pillow case.

  • Rashmi

    I must say.. a very informative article.. Thanks so much for sharing this valuable information. However, excpt for shampoo and condtioner i do not use anythng on my hair.. actually im scared of hairfall.. so i avoid all those electric appliances and serums on my hair..

  • Bhuvi

    Nice article.. thnks for posting.. im gonna share this with my sister… she keeps looking for the right stuff for her unruly curly hair… she alwys wished for straight hair.. but i guess your tips will make her love her curly hair.

  • Neeti

    Wohoo!!! Super article.. I guess i was just waiting all this while for this post.. Style Craze and Namita.. Thnks for sharing this important piece of information with us.. esp me.. its gonna be the best thng to happen to me. I really dint kw so many thngs until you discussed here.. thnks a lot …:)

  • sneha

    hii, thaks for he tips, i have curly hair n i love them soo much, but they are too bouncy because of which i can not leave them open i have to tie them with clip. please give me some tips to reduce the bounce plz suggest any home remedy

  • danielle

    I have found that aussie moist shampoo and conditioner works along with a moisturizing detangler works absolute wonders

  • Leigh

    Great tips! I have slightly longer than shoulder length curly hair and never dry it with a towel after a shower, I use an old, soft T-shirt. And I put in my products when my hair is really wet.

  • Deachen

    I have very curly hair when i was in school. I didn’t used to like my hair so i make them straight but after some years when my hair grows its coming in the old curly way. Now i totally love my hair but the problem is that its not that curly as it used to be. So please help me how to regain my old beautiful curls…