As a curly hair girl, I use to spend my time waking up early in the morning to washing my hair and letting it dry throughout the day. How crazy and time-consuming that was. Not to mention all the colds I got when it was winter time. Learning these simple curly hair hacks, I eventually cut a huge chunk of time on my hair for more important things in life.
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Ditch the Brush
Brushes are damaging to curls. All that pulling and tugging can ruin those fragile curls. Reach for a wide tooth comb instead.
Loosely ponytail your curls high on top your head right before bed. This will keep your curls nice and safe.
Reach for a T-shirt
Stop using towels to dry your curls. The fabric pulls on curls causing frizz and mayhem. Use a T-shirt to dry your hair instead. If you still need help managing frizz click here.
Sleep on a satin pillowcase at night so your hair will not be pulled by the fabric of conventional pillowcases. Besides how doesn’t like satin????
Don’t Rinse All The Conditioner
While conditioning your hair do not rinse all of the conditioner out. This will help with moisture in your curls and less product you have to use after. I use Aussie Moist Shampoo and conditioner.
Use Cold Water
In addition, to leave some of the conditioner in your hair, use cold water to rinse it out. Cold water locks the pores in the hair so the conditioner will moisturizer your hair.
Deep Condition your hair often this will improve the moisture in your hair. Leaving those curls perfect.
Start From the Bottom Up
When detangling your curls start from the bottom and work your way up. This will stop the pulling of the curls and the pain of pulling.
Section hair while applying products. This will evenly distribute moisturizer, oils, and other essential products throughout your hair. My go to curly hair product is Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie.
Trim ends often to get rid of split ends. Split ends are a nightmare for curly girls. Split ends lead to frizz of the end of your hair.
Use a diffuser to dry your hair. Set blow dryer on low heat. This might take some time but your curls will thank you for it. If you want volume flip your hair over and diffuse in an upward motion.
Stay away from Heat
Heat can damage any kind of hair and cause split ends. If you go in between straight hair and curly. Make sure you moisturize twice as much and keep your ends trimmed. To avoid heat keep settings low on the blow dryer.