Taking care of your curly hair requires knowing good practices and habits. From shampoo to drying through the definition of curls, the hair routine for wavy, curly or curly hair has its specificities. So how do you take care of curly hair in order to have beautiful, healthy curls? This is what we are going to explain to you in this article.
How to wash curly hair?
Since curly hair is naturally drier than other hair types, it is important to be careful when washing it.
The ideal is to use a mild shampoo designed specifically for curly hair and avoid washing it too regularly. One shampoo per week is enough to wash curly hair properly without risking drying it out.
When you shampoo, be sure to focus on the scalp and then work your way down to the roots, using your fingers to massage in the shampoo.
Rinse your hair well and then apply a conditioner to your hair. Conditioner relaxes curls. You can therefore do a first detangling at this time and then rinse the conditioner well.
How to apply a mask?
The hair mask allows you to hydrate your hair which helps to repair damage, add shine and improve the overall health of your curls.
The mask is applied after your shampoo and conditioner. This will get rid of all styling product buildup from your hair and allow the mask to penetrate your hair better.
This allows you to apply the mask evenly from roots to ends, on wet hair, using more product on particularly dry or damaged areas.
Once the mask is applied, leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes. To allow the mask to penetrate better, you can cover your hair with a heated cap or a hot towel.
Finally, rinse thoroughly.
How to detangle your curls gently?
To avoid breakage, detangling curly hair should always be done on wet hair and gently. It is recommended to start by untangling the ends of the hair to gradually go up. You can use a wide tooth comb for this.
As said before, you can detangle your hair during the conditioner, but you can also do it afterwards, using a detangling aid product.
Detangling is an opportunity to style your beautiful curls, with your brush and/or your fingers.
How to define your curls?
To define your curls, you will need to put a styling product on your hair, from root to tip.
Then you can repeat the same movement to apply a jelly that will fix your curls.
Once this is done, you can shape the curls with your brush and/or your fingers, then scruncher to make your curls more bouncy.
Between two shampoos, you can repeat the operation to revive your curls. For this, you can use a water mister to moisten your hair. Then apply a little styling product and a curl fixer again, to finally scrunch.
When your curls are set the way you want, you can then dry your hair.
How to dry curly hair?
When it comes to drying your hair, you have to be careful not to damage your curls.
The best way is to air-dry your hair naturally. However, the drying time can be a bit long.
So, the other best way to dry curly hair is to use a diffuser. A diffuser is an attachment for your hair dryer that helps disperse heat evenly.
When using a diffuser, you should set your hair dryer to a low or medium setting. You should also avoid using too much heat, as this can damage your curls.
Start by drying your hair on the cool setting, then gradually increase the heat until your hair is completely dry.
How to make an oil bath?
The oil bath allows you to deeply nourish your hair by applying vegetable oils . You must do your oil bath before your shampoo. So you can do it once a week.
For this, you must choose one or more oils adapted to your hair. You can opt for castor and/or mustard oil at the roots because they help stimulate hair growth. For the length, you can use argan oil, avocado, coconut, shea butter...
To choose the right oils, do not hesitate to learn about the benefits of each of them and test different oils to find out which one best suits your hair.
To make your oil bath, you need to apply the vegetable oil(s) to all of your hair in a thin layer. You can then leave on for between 30 minutes and 3 hours and then rinse with your shampoo.