Did you know that 65% of women have naturally curly hair?
If you are struggling to find ways to style or manage your natural curls, don’t resort to cutting your hair off! Ditching your styling tools can help you embrace your natural curls without damaging your hair.
That’s why today, we’ve created this complete guide to help you understand how to make the most of your naturally curly hair. Here are our best curly hair tips to help keep your natural curls bouncy and healthy. Keep reading to learn more!
- Dry Your Hair with the Twist and Press Method
Roughly drying your hair after a shower will cause you to develop frizz by crushing your natural curls. Instead, it would help if you tried pressing on your hair and twisting it to help preserve your curls’ natural shape. Plus, this method will also provide your hair with body and volume.
To apply the twist and press method to your hair drying routine, you’ll have to take your towel and press and twist your hair. This is in comparison to how most of us dry our hair, which is roughly rubbing a towel back and forth on our heads.
- Use a Diffuser
When blow-drying your hair, you should always be certain to use a diffuser. A diffuser will provide your curls with some shape to them. When you’re using your hairdryer, make sure to attach the diffuser and turn the hairdryer on a low setting.
A diffuser will evenly disperse the airflow from the hairdryer throughout your curls. This is different from how you would blow dry your hair without a diffuser, putting hot air on one section of your hair. As a result, this can cause your hair to straighten out and become frizzy.
- Stop Using Anti-Frizz Products
Do you use many anti-frizz products such as shampoos, conditioners, leaves in treatments, or dry shampoo?
Using all of these anti-frizz products will add a lot of weight to your curls. This will cause the curls in your hair to become weighed down and won’t be as voluminous.
- Alter Up the Hairspray You’re Using
Using strong-hold hairspray is very heavy and can cause your curls to be weighed down. Instead, try switching over to light-hold hairspray to help walk in your hairstyle. This will help you to make sure that your hairstyle is locked in but that you aren’t adding in any extra weight to weigh your curls down.
- Use Specialized Shampoo
If you find that you like the squeaky clean feeling of your hair after you wash your hair with shampoo, you need to find a new shampoo. When you have this feeling in your hair, it’s because there are chemical formulas left over in your hair that are causing your curls to be weighed down.
Instead, you should try switching it to a specialized shampoo that helps to support your curls’ health. It would help if you looking for a curl specialty shampoo that’s free of sulfates.
Plus, you should limit your hairwashing schedule to only washing your hair with shampoo once or twice a week. This is especially beneficial if you want to keep moisture walking into your hair if you also suffer from dry hair.