Do you ever feel as though you're trying your best, but your curls just don't seem to work? There can be a lot of reasons why your curls fall flat, don't coil, or are prone to frizz. Therefore, we're here to help you figure out why that is! Here's how you could be messing up your curls. Don't worry! We'll also tell you how to fix it.
How You Could Be Messing Up Your Curls
Not getting enough trimmed off:
It's important not only to get regular trims, but to get enough dead ends removed to make a difference. The more curls are allowed to be left split or damaged, the more likely they'll continue to split up your curl shaft and create more damage. Regular trims can help minimize this.
Sleeping on cotton:
Have you ever considered what you're laying your head down on at night? If not, you might want to consider swapping out your regular old cotton pillowcase for silk or satin. Cotton wicks away moisture, and can also catch on your strands. This can leave curls damaged or dry by morning. Silk allows curls to slip across its smooth surface without catching. You can also wear a silk or satin lined cap or bonnet if you don't want to switch up your linens.
Not reading product labels:
There are tons of curl care products out there on the market, and it's no secret some are better than others. Before you buy and apply, make sure you're reading the product labels. Check out the ingredients to make sure the product you're getting doesn't contain ingredients that might be harmful to your delicate strands. Finally, when you do make a purchase and use it, make sure you're applying it correctly. Overusing product can leave curls weighed down, create excess build up, and will make the product ineffective. Similarly, under using product can create issues. If you don't use enough product, you might find your curls aren't performing as you'd like. It can take a bit of experimentation to figure out how to use which product for you, but make sure you give the product label a read first.