Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of information out there about curls? If so, you aren't alone! There is a ton of information available for taking care of curls, some good, and some bad. Wading through it all can feel very overwhelming, especially if you're new to rocking your natural strands. Fortunately, we're here to help with more secrets to caring for curls. Give these a look over, and don't forget to write in with your tips and tricks for other curly girls!
More secrets to caring for curls
If you're not already treating your curls to a weekly deep conditioning session, it's time you get started. Deep conditioning is absolutely critical to the overall health and wellbeing of your curls. It brings in lost moisture, helps make your curls shiny again, and increases the amount of ability to style your strands.
While it might sound a little out there, co-washing is incredibly helpful for a lot of curly girls. While cleansing your curls with a conditioner based product might seem a little counter-intuitive, it's also actually very effective for breaking up build up, cleansing curls, and softening strands. Since conditioners are designed to soften and moisturize curls, you won't loose a lot of moisture during the washing process. So if you haven't tried this yet, you might want to consider jumping on board, because this trend is here to stay.
It's really hard to give up our dependence on a hair dryer, but for curly hair it's an absolutely must. Hair dryers are great at drying hair quickly, but for curls this can be really damaging to your strands. Instead of blasting your curls with a hair dryer, consider allowing your hair to air dry. If you don't have the time, you should think about using a diffuser on low heat. Make sure you're cradling each individual curl, and allowing it to fully dry before moving on to the next. Additionally, ensure you're using a heat protecting spray before hitting your curls with heat. This will protect your strands from damage.