Are you someone with frizzy-looking curly hair? Hey! You are not alone. The American Society of Human Genetics conducted a survey. According to the study, 45% of women have straight hair, 40% have wavy hair, and the rest 15% of women have curly hair.
If you are a woman with curly hair, then you might relate to these problems. You may face them daily!
Curly hair tends to get tangled easily. Curly hair, by its nature, is twisted and of a bushy nature. So it gets tangled faster. If you are at home on holiday, it is easier for you to detangle your curly hair.
However, on regular busy days, when you are running late for the office, it becomes messy to handle such a situation. It often gets panicky and unmanageable.
Is hair growth stuck?
Another common problem for curly-haired women is their hair does not grow in length. Curly hair tends to grow in volume. They tend to spread, have a rough, thick texture, and have lateral growth.
But it hardly grows in length. This is why most curly-haired women are seen to have short, above-the-neckline hair.
Oh! The Frizz
Frizz is difficult to manage. Even straight-haired women have to deal with frizz after shampoo sessions or otherwise! But if you are a curly-haired woman, you must deal with a tremendous amount of frizz.
Frizz in curly hair mainly occurs because curly hair is naturally prone to dry easily. It needs moisture. And it needs to retain its natural oils and sebum.
No matter what the problem is, we have curated 7 amazing, budget-friendly and simple home remedies to treat your curly hair problems and say goodbye to them forever! So are you still waiting? Keep reading till the end.
Are you sure you use the right shampoo? Check again!
You might have tried a lot of shampoos by now, with none working best for you. It’s time you change the shampoo and find the right fit. While buying your shampoo, make sure that it has the following ingredients—
- natural and essential oils like avocado oil, jojoba oil, and coconut oil.
- Shea butter
- Aloe vera
- Pro vitamins, and
- plant extracts
While purchasing, make sure you go through the list of ingredients carefully. See if all of them are mentioned in the product description.
All the above ingredients are extremely necessary to nurture your curly hair. You can check out super budget-friendly shampoos, conditioners, and a lot more on Cosmetic Capital for your curly hair!
Conditioner to the rescue
Always use a conditioner after shampooing your curly hair. A conditioner will help lock the moisture and retain it throughout the day!
Bath water temperature
Do not use hot water while bathing.
If you have curly hair, hot water will drain your hair from its natural moisture. We do not want that. So use lukewarm to cold water for shampooing your hair. Cold water or normal temperature tap water works best!
Do this before you sleep!
Your sleeping position impacts the health of your curly hair. We usually sleep in positions that put extra pressure on our hair. By the time we wake up, we find it to be extra curly or extra voluminous! Being conscious of your sleeping position is impractical advice.
So what you can do instead is use a sheet mask to drape your head like a headscarf! Make sure it covers your entire hair. Tie your hair in a bun for the best results. This mask will keep your curls in good health and tangle-free!
What about a pre-hair wash treatment?
A pre-shampoo treatment can help. Before shampooing, use a conditioner. It helps to strengthen roots and keeps hair moist and plumpy.
Doing it in excess? Stop
Over Shampooing your curly hair may be dangerous for your hair health. So try and test to find out what works best for you. Our experts recommend going with a schedule of shampooing posts every 3 days a week.
Confused about combs?
Choosing the right comb is the most important aspect of taking care of your hair health.
- Firstly, buy a comb with large bristles,
Made of natural material. Avoid plastic.
- See that the bristles have sufficient space in them. These widely spaced bristles help in the easy detangling of your hair.
- While combing, ensure you do not do it when your hair is dry. When your curly hair is dry, it tends to break easily, and split ends will spread like fire. Instead, try combing after a hair wash when your hair is still wet.
- Try to do it as gently as possible.
Please do not be overly harsh with your curly hair. And you will find your hair regaining its health in no time!
Blow Dry on curly hair! What do you think?
If it’s a grand occasion coming up and you want to blow dry your hair, give it some pampering— then make sure you take the following precautionary steps.
- Use a hair spray that contains keratin. This spray helps lock the cuticles, preventing hair damage from direct heat.
- We recommend you keep your hair dryer at least 6 inches away from your hair surface to minimize the effects of hair damage from heat.
We want to emphasize that every hair type is beautiful—whether straight, wavy, or curly. You are beautiful the way you are! In this blog, we in no way promote living up to unrealistic beauty standards. We have just addressed the problems you might face daily as a curly-haired woman.
We hope these extremely simple, doable tips will help you. If you found any of these useful, do let us know in the comments. We would love to hear everything about your experience!
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2018. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.