Curly hair is beautiful, but it also takes a lot of work to master the perfect kink, coil, wave, or spiral pattern. If you want to learn how to maintain your gorgeous, natural curls, follow the tips below.
Find products that are best for your curl pattern
It’s always important to use products that hydrate and moisturize your hair to keep it healthy and strong. Avoid sulfate-laden products that dry the hair out and instead look for products with natural oils like argan, jojoba, and coconut. Some brands we recommend for healthy curls are SheaMoisture, DevaCurl, and MopTop.
Don’t straighten your hair all the time
Straightening your hair can lead to damage of your curl pattern and hair breakage. The best way to embrace your curls is to just let them be. All the styling and manipulation of your hair puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on your strands.
Rest between washes
Allow your hair to have a break between washes and conditioning to benefit from your scalp’s natural oil.
The health of your hair is a direct reflection of the foods you eat. Your hair thrives when your diet is full of foods packed with vitamins A, B, C, and E. Protein (found in meat, beans, fish, and soy) is also the key to building strong, lively strands.
Handle wet hair with care
When your hair follicles are wet, they are fragile. So remember to handle with care, and don’t brush through your curls when they’re wet. To minimize breakage, pat your hair dry with a microfiber towel or T-shirt.
Follow curl influencers for inspo
Boost your curl love by following social media influencers with swoon-worthy curls, such as YouTube vlogger Charmaine Daudu. It’s a great way to find out the latest products, unique tips, and styling ideas for curly hair.