Now, more than ever, we want things to be easier. With things in the world feeling pretty upside down right now, it's important to take care of yourself. This includes your curls, but spending a lot of money and time on your strands just isn't in the realm of possibilities for everyone right now. However, this is how to make caring for curls easier. Give these suggestions a try, and make sure you let us know how they go for you.
How To Make Caring For Curls Easier
Limit your washes:
If you want to save yourself some time, some product, and keep your curls healthy, start limiting your washes. While this sounds kind of counter-intuitive, it actually can really help your hair become healthier. Since curls are naturally prone to being dry, over-washing can make your strands even drier. Instead, focus on maintaining healthy curls on in between days.
Deep condition weekly:
If you aren't already, make sure you're deep conditioning your curls weekly. This treatment will invigorate your curls with an extra boost of hydration. This means your curls will be less frizzy and much easier to style. Additionally, moisturizes curls are much less prone to damge.
Invest in silk:
Whether you're a cap or bonnet type of girl, or you prefer a silk pillowcase, investing in silk is one of the best ways to protect your curls. Silk allows your strands to slip across its surface, preventing your hair from getting snarled or torn. Additionally, silk doesn't wick away moisture like cotton does, so your strands (and your skin, by the way) will stay more hydrated.
Get a microfiber towel:
In the curl care world, terry cloth towels are the outcasts. While a terry cloth towel is fine for drying off skin, on curls it causes only grief. This is because the looped fabric pulls and tears your strands. This means your curls are going to be open to frizz and tears. Instead, invest in a microfiber towel to gently blot or squeeze excess moisture out of your delicate strands.
Dry with a diffuser:
If you aren't already, it's time to invest in a good quality diffuser. When you don't have time to let your curls air dry, a diffuser is one of the best ways to get an even distribution of heat across your strands. A diffuser made for curls will cup your hair, and allow your strands to dry individually. This means your strands will hold their natural shape while also minimizing frizz.