Curly hair is one of the most underrated beauty features because of low level of representation on social media. We see everywhere ads for products that supposed to make our hair silkier, straighter, and less frizzy. A straight hair or some sort of easy waves that looks good with a curtain bangs tent to be the easiest way to style. But what about the natural waves?
Well, more and more people get a perm or curl their hair using other methods just to change things up a little bit. But that doesn’t mean a natural hair is more represented this way, the look itself is. Curls look cool and nonconformist but are better preferred when they are out of the curler.
So, because of the lack of attention that this topic receives, most people with some softer textures doesn’t even know that they have curly or wavy hair.
They may think they hair is just puffy and doesn’t have a certain form, always just an electrized mess. They are so wrong though.
If you don’t know you have curly hair you are most likely to brush and straighten it than to try something curly hair related. You believe there’s no way your hair could have curls because you think curls are always perfect. The truth is brushed out curls will always look frizzy and shapeless and that’s why every type of hair needs something different to achieve the potential.
Of course, the needs depend, among other stuff, on porosity and volume. Some people tent to require products with more protein, some may need moisturizing products, and others alternate between both.
The curly hair journey can be a little bit overwhelming and confusing. It can have a lot of ups and downs, the bad hair days and failed wash days, when your waves won’t stay like you them to, can be frustrating. Like any other beautiful aspects that takes time so does this trip to bring your curls to their amazing state. With all the negative parts it will still be worth it to live with your natural hair. Maybe that’s why they say curls are bold and restless. They’re just like fire and takes you out of norm.
Here you can find some tips for a high-quality start of a gorgeous curly/wavy hair journey:
- Don’t brush out your curls unless you’re going to wash them.
- Wash your hair as often as you need to.
- Use an oil or a detangling spray to detangle.
- Be gentle when you brush, start with the ends, and then move to the scalp.
- If your hair is more textured don’t brush it when it’s dry, brush with shampoo in.
- Don’t use too many products that contain silicones and sulfas.
- If your hair is soft and tent to loosen up, use more lightweight products like conditioner, cream, and mousse.
- If your hair is more textured use stronger products like cream and gel.
- Add protein and moisture when they’re needed either if you have fine or textured hair.
- After using shampoo and conditioner apply your cream in sections and use a brush technique that is good for you.
- You can use your fingers as well to create curl clumps.
- Use mousse or gel for long lasting curls and scrunch the product.
- Use a diffuser to dry your hair.
- After diffusing you need to scrunch your hair because it will be rigid from the dried gel or mousse, and it will be just like a cast.
- You can use an oil when you scrunch out the cast.
- Use silk bonnets, pillowcases or scrunchies to protect your hair when you sleep.