While curls themselves are never a problem, many curls do experience some curly hair problems here and there. There are several things that can throw you curls into a state of unbalance. Here are some common curly hair problems and this is how you can fix it.
It's frustrating to try to grow curls out only to have them break before any length is achieved. If you're experiencing a lot of breakage and have ruled out hormonal issues, the way you treat your curls could be to blame. Figure out what it is that's distressing your curls (a product, a styling technique, or curl style). Try to avoid over manipulating your curls and spend some time giving them extra TLC. If you're still experiencing breakage, check in with a dermatologist to see if there's something else going on.
No matter the hair's texture, dealing with split ends is annoying at best and frustrating at worst. While splits can't be entirely avoided, they can be managed. To keep curls healthy, avoid overuse of heat or chemical products. However, this issue can be managed by maintaining well moisturized curls and sealing your ends with oils. Avoid allowing ends to rub against drying or coarse fabrics and get regular trims.
Tangles are irritating to deal with. Instead of ripping and tearing at knots, work through each individual tangle to help untwine the curls. Find a good conditioner and wide toothed comb that will work for you and focus on each individual knot. Start working from the bottom and move up the curl shaft as you get each strand free. Even though it can be tempting, don't use a brush to rake through your curls, as this will disrupt your natural pattern and create frizz. Learn more about detangling here: How To Spend Less Time Detangling Curls.
Single strand knots:
Nothing limits length like several single strand knots. If you notice one formed or starting, take care of it immediately before it leads to further breakage. You can do this by keeping your ends healthy with regular moisturizing, sealing, and deep conditioning.
Some curl falls natural. In fact, most people lose up to 100 strands of hair per day. However, if you're noticing excessive amounts of hair fall, it might be time to do something about it. It could be because your curls are experiencing too much tension, you might have a hormonal imbalance, or a scalp fungus. Get checked out by your doctor before proceeding. Additionally, focus on less tight, constructive hair styles.