I’m so excited about this weeks Flair Yourself Friday! A couple decades with wickedly curly hair can make a girl crazy. Frizz. Tangles. General fro type behavior. Curly hair has a mind of its own.
Just know that every time you admire someone’s curly locks, she’s wishing she had your straight hair. True story!
Caring for of curly hair can be challenging if you are unsure what products and tools work best for your hair type. An excellent conditioner and homemade treatments are essential for curly hair.
Make sure to get a good conditioner that adds moisture to hair. You can find them at many local stores such as Walmart or Sally’s. I prefer TRESemme’s smooth conditioner. Not only does it leave your hair feeling silky without weighing it down, but it has no wax in it, so it doesn’t clog follicles which leads to all those lost hairs you see in your hairbrush.
Distribute conditioner through all of your hair, gently untangling as you go. Use your hands or a wide-toothed comb. Start untangling the bottom of your hair and then move upwards. Letting the conditioner sit for five minutes for extra moisture.
Finally, rinse your hair with cool or cold water. This will decrease frizz and add shine. Use some leave-in conditioner for dry sections like the ends, especially if you are not adding styling product. Add leave-in conditioner to wet hair and scrunch the hair with your hands.
Curly hair has different needs during different seasons. Use more liquid-like products in the summer to prevent suffocating hair. Try to use less heavy conditioner and leave-in creams to prevent frizz and increase definition. Do the opposite in winter. Use heavier products and more conditioner or leave-in to combat dry, winter air.
Curly hair care begins with a good washing and conditioning regimen. You can use the all the products you want, but if you don’t wash and condition it properly, you’re still in for a whole messy of curly trouble from frizz to tangles.