Friday, August 21, 2009

Curly Basics 101

If you’re a new curly girl, or have some curly girls, there are some basics you should know about curly hair.

  1. All curls are created different, and sometimes on the same head! You might notice that your hair curls differently in the front, might be a bit frizzier in the middle and wavy in the back. This is normal for most curlies, although it can be a bit frustrating.

  2. Comb only when hair is wet. You should only comb in the shower with conditioner in your hair. Any other time, use your fingers. Fingers are the gentlest ways to comb through hair without snagging. If you have to use a comb outside of the shower, try a wooden comb with smooth edges.

  3. Oils that mimic our natural oils are best. Coconut oil has the best penetration into the hair and is scientifically proven to strengthen hair. However, if you don’t like your hair to smell like a cookie, olive oil will also penetrate.

  4. Deep Condition. For detailed instructions on how to do a deep conditioning treatment please click here.

  5. Once hair has been styled, leave it alone. This is the most difficult thing to do as most of us have a tendency to want to touch our hair.

1 comment:

kkgetsfit said...

These tips are fantastic, I really like the info regarding the coconut oil. I've been using it for some time now and it's great but I didn't know why it was having a great affect.