Caring for Your Curly Hair
Taking care of curly hair can be a huge challenge! Between it getting tangled, or frizzy, or a hundred other things, curly hair has a mind of its own. Below, we’ve compiled a list of tips that will make it easier for you to keep your curls under control and make them look fabulous!
1. Only comb through your hair while it is wet
If you brush your hair when it’s dry, you will end up breaking up the way your curls naturally clump together and risk pulling out your natural curl pattern. By detangling your hair while it’s still wet, you let your hair dry in its most natural (and more manageable) shape!
2. Use a cotton t-shirt to dry your hair
Regular towels are far too harsh on your hair and cause frizz and breakage. A cotton t-shirt will gently dry your hair without causing all the damage that a towel does!
3. “Plop” your curls to dry them
Once you have found a cotton t-shirt to use for drying your hair, use the “plopping” technique! To do this, lay the t-shirt flat out on your bed, flip your head upside down, laying your hair on the t-shirt, and then gently wrap the shirt around your head and all of your hair. By wrapping your curls like this, you are allowing them to dry on top of your head where they will not be pulled down by their own weight.
4. “Pineapple” your hair while you sleep
In the “pineapple” technique, you tie your hair up in a high ponytail on top of your head right before you go to bed. Sleeping with your hair tied up like this keeps it from rubbing on your pillow case as you sleep, reducing frizz and preventing you from flattening your curls by sleeping on them.
5. Sleep on a silk pillowcase
Regular pillowcases create a lot of friction against your hair as you sleep, which creates a lot of frizz in your hair. To reduce this, change your pillowcase to a silk one! Silk creates much less friction, and therefore much less frizz!
If you work these tips into your hair care routine, your natural curls will look better than they ever have!