Taking care of curls is no walk in the park. It's hardly a secret curls can be one of the trickier hair types to manage, but that doesn't mean it can't be done. We're here to help you make the most out of your gorgeous locks. Therefore, try out these next level curl tips, and don't forget to let us know if they work for you!
Next Level Curl Tips
Understand your curls:
Before you can even get started taking care of your curls, you need to fully understand your curls. This means you'll need to spend some time getting acquainted with your strands, learning your curl type, discovering products, and techniques to make your strands really shine. Make sure you also do a porosity test while you're at it, so you know exactly how your strands need to be taken care of.
While it can be really tempting to buy a product based on a cool design or label (we've all done it!) this can ultimately lead to you wasting your money, and at times even damaging your hair. Simply put, curls aren't as forgiving as other types of products. Therefore, you need to consider the types of products you're using in your delicate strands, as well as the ingredients that make up those products. If your products aren't the right formulation for your curls, this could ultimately end up costing you more in the long run.
Mark your progress:
If you're in the progress of growth or even of reclaiming your natural texture, taking photos to mark your progress can be really helpful. When you're in the weeds of growing out your curls, or learning how to care for your curls, it can feel as though a lot of time passes without much to show for it. However, taking regular photos can help you stay on track, as well as remind you of the awesome progress you're making. Plus, who doesn't love an amazing before and after reveal? If you're thinking of documenting your journey, these are some great artifacts to start gathering to put your story together.
Remember, the journey to great curls isn't necessarily going to be linear. There will be starts, stops, turns, and twists along the way. You're going to learn, fail, and do better later on. It's all going to be ok!