We can probably all agree that curly hair is absolutely fabulous, but as much as curly-haired girls love their ringlets, the upkeep is not as easy as it seems.
There are lots of unwritten rules about how to treat curls, and the hair commandments don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach. Different types of curls need different types of care & then…. there’s the damage from the ironing, the blowing out & the gunky product.
Luckily, we’ve discovered 10 hacks that’ll tame those curls with minimal effort. Trust us, they’re foolproof.
- Sleep With a Silk Pillowcase
Silk pillowcases have so many benefits. They’re great for your skin, and a dream for your hair. The fibers of the silk are much more gentle than those of your regular cotton pillowcase because they won’t rub and cause tension on your strands. And without friction, there’s no frizz. Voila.
- Use Shampoo & Conditioner Specifically Made for Curls
Curls are unique, and they need special care without weighing them down. To give your locks the love they deserve, use products that are specifically designed to care for them, like our favorite Raw Sugar’s Truly Unruly Shampoo and Conditioner
- Apply Conditioner Properly
Been raking your conditioner through your hair? There’s a better way to do it so the moisture really sinks into your strands. Apply the conditioner from the middle of your hair to your ends, and press it in by squeezing it all the way through. Then, gently run your fingers through to detangle any knots. Always rinse with cold water to lock moisture in.
- Trade in Your Towel For a T-Shirt
The fibers of a cotton t-shirt are far softer than those of a towel, therefore preventing frizz from forming. It’s such an easy swap but the difference is real.
- Purchase a Detangling Brush
- Brush Regularly & Properly
Whatever you do, do not brush your curls when it’s dry. Gently detangle then when still wet. Start from your ends and work your way up. Starting from the top is likely to result in breakage.
- Sleep with a Topknot
Your curls go through a lot while you sleep. Save them the pain, and the tangles, by tying your hair up in a loose topknot. Make sure you use a scrunch, not a band, and fix any strands into place with bobby pins.
- Use a Hair Diffuser
If there’s one tool you need in your arsenal, it’s a diffuser. Instead of blow-drying your hair, use a diffuser to minimize frizz and evenly distribute heat.
- Brush With a Wide Toothed Comb
A brush will separate your strands and damage fragile curls. Opt for a wide-toothed comb instead. Or better yet, try combing through with just your fingers.
- Humidify Your Home
Your environment has an impact on your hair. We all know what happens when it’s raining, right? A good humidifier will keep your hair from drying out and frizzing up.