Curly hair in the movies or television is always portrayed by a woman with a head of beautiful bouncy curls. Who tends to make heads turn as she walks down the street.
But unfortunately in reality the fact more often than not. Is that your curly hair tends to be dry and frizzy causing you to go into a panic whenever the weather turns damp or in a hot and humid climate.
Curly hair structure being a corkscrew shape means the cuticle is curved and generally slightly open. Therefore your curly hair is naturally more fragile and dehydrated than straight hair. This means you will need to treat your hair kindly so as to be able to keep it under control.
Why Your Hair Is Curly?
The shape of each strand of hair depends on the nature of its follicle.
The follicle being a tube like indentation in the skin through which the hair grows.
When the shape of the follicle is round and symmetrical the hair strand that emerges is round and straight.
Curly hair is produced when the follicle is asymmetric in shape. Or more like an elongated oval and yes this mainly all down to your genes.
Unfortunately curly hair nearly always tends to be much drier than straight hair. This is partly due to the fact that the natural oils produced by the scalp have a much harder job to travel down the length of the hair shaft.
Tips To Help You Achieve Great Looking Curls.
When Washing Curly Hair.
Always use a shampoo for curly hair as these contain more moisturizing ingredients for better control.
Tip 1. Put a deep moisturizing treatment on your hair once a week. Using a wide toothed comb to distribute the product through out the hair.
Keeping your curly hair well conditioned and hydrated is a must Remember the more moisturized your curls the happier they will be.
Tip 2. After a shampoo and whilst your hair is wet apply a leave in conditioner.
Follow this up by applying a moisturizing curl cream.
Apply this like a conditioner running your fingers down the hair from roots to tips. Therefore helping to flatten cuticles of your hair.
Tip 3. When drying your hair with a towel do not rub your hair dry. As this will distort the cuticle and create frizz. Always pat the hair dry.
And if air drying your hair.
Consider hair plopping which helps to create a more defined curl.
Tip 4. Don’t shampoo your hair too often as this will tend to take out the moisture.
If you want to refresh your curls wash with a conditioner rather than using a shampoo.
In the mornings spritz your hair with water so as to encourage the curls to spring back to life.
Tip 5. To individualize curls around your face why not touch them up with a curling iron.
Working with curling irons tips here.
When Styling Curl Hair.
Tip 5.To open your curls and get body without frizz.
Rake your fingers along your scalp and massage in small circular motions. This will allow the style to loosen without disrupting the curl pattern.
Tip 6.Don’t over style your hair as curly hair looks better when it is nourished and healthy.
Using flat irons and going for chemical treatment. Does in fact cause damage to your hair.
Tip 7.It is important to stay away from brushes. Do not to brush your hair when it is dry.
As this will stretch and expand the curl and tend to create frizz.
Tip 8. It is well worth investing in styling products especially made for curly hair. As they contain ingredient’s that will help intensify the curl, help fight the frizz and also boost shine.
Using A Hairdryer On Your Curls.
Tip 9.If using a hair dryer on your curly hair always put on a de- fusser. Work with a high heat and a low speed.
At the point when your hair is almost dry use the hairdryers cold button. This will help to set the curls in place and create extra bounce.
Tip 10.Should you want volume at the root area try using small double prong clips to clip up the root area while the hair is drying.
Tip 11.Once you have styled your hair leave it alone don’t play with it. If you keep playing with it you will break up the curls and encourage frizz.
Tip 12.Use a gloss spray to create a look of shine and condition.
Finally you can finish with a light non aerosol hairspray to help protect the hair from frizzing in the damp or humid climate.
Curls are beautiful, sexy and give an individual look to your hair and think about it no two heads of curls will ever be the same.
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