If you're just getting started on your curly hair journey, you've come to the right place. If you've spent years straightening your curls, learning how to start caring for your natural texture can feel really daunting. Fortunately, it doesn't have to. To get you started, here are some products you need for curly hair. Give this guide a review, and let us know if you have anything you'd add to it, or would recommend to other curly girls.
Products you need for curly hair
Satin or silk pillowcase:
If you're still laying your head down on your childhood Lion King pillowcase, it's time for a serious upgrade. Silk or satin are absolutely the best when it comes to protecting your curls while you sleep. Where cottons pulls away moisture from your skin and hair, silk and satin allow moisture to stay in place. It also helps prevent lines and creases in your hair and skin.
You probably already have a hair dryer, and should get a diffuser to add to it. A diffuser allows you to dry your curls evenly, while keeping their natural shape. This also minimizes the damage to your strands.
Wide toothed comb:
It's time to toss the brush and bust out the wide toothed comb instead. A brush snags and tears at strands, disrupting your natural curl pattern. Instead, opt for a wide toothed comb to help work through snarls and tangles, as well as deposit products without damaging your strands.
Similarly to your old pillowcase (Sorry, Simba) you're going to want to upgrade your towel for drying your curls. Your regular cotton terrycloth towels are hard on your curls, especially if you're the type who likes to scrub your curls dry. You'll find yourself with a mess of frizz and breakage. You're going to want to swap out that bath sheet for a microfiber towel to gently blot or squeeze away excess moisture.