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How To Start Healing Damaged Curls

by Chelsea Castonguay
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When your curls are damaged, it can be incredibly frustrating. There are a lot of things that can lead to damage, such as inappropriate curl care, overusing heat, and even some chemical products. However, the fortunate thing is that you don't need to live with damage in your hair. This is how to start healing damaged curls. Come along with us, and learn how to better take care of your gorgeous locks!

How To Start Healing Damaged Curls

Understand your curls:

A lot of times, damage sneaks up on us, and we aren't entirely sure how it happens. Therefore, in order to start healing your strands, you'll need to understand what happened. Start by assessing your lifestyle, any changes in your body (pregnancy, stress, illness, etc.) Once you've ruled out anything that might need a doctor's help to rectify, make sure you understand your individual curls. Are you giving your hair what it needs? Are you styling and using products correctly for your curl type?

Reassess your routine:

Could your curl care routine be part of the problem? Take some to consider the products you're using, if they're the right ones for your curls, and making swaps as necessary. Damage often comes from a rushed routine, such as being too impatient with knots, tugging or tear hair, or using high heat to dry curls. If you find yourself damaging your hair while trying to finish your curl routine, then it's time to think about how you can revise your routine to make sure it's the right one for you.

Start fresh:

Approach your damaged curls as if it's the first time you're meeting your hair. You're going to want to think about starting fresh to give your strands a chance. Try clarifying your curls, and making sure you're adding a deep conditioner to your routine. Allow the deep conditioner to sit for at least an hour, or even overnight if your curls are particularly upset. Then work on any snarls or tangles while you've got the deep conditioner in your curls. Rinse with cool water, and gently style your strands.

This is also a great time to think about getting a haircut. Since damage can't be repaired, if your curls are extremely disrupted, you should consider getting a good haircut to help remove it, and give your strands the chance to start over.

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