It’s safe to say that if you have naturally curly hair, you know how challenging it can be to manage it. Regardless of whether you’ve been rocking natural curls for your whole life or are new to the game, it’s always a good idea to have some tricks up your sleeve when it comes to managing your hair. Here are a few easy hair hacks you can use to get your best ever curls.
Wash in sections:
Before washing, sectioning out your curls and then working through each section individually can help make sure all areas of your head are getting completely clean. It also will help minimize knots and tangles.
Before you do anything, make sure you detangle your curls. Start from the ends and work your way up to the roots, managing one knot at a time. Don’t be afraid to use oil or conditioner if you need extra slip.
Don’t wash in circles:
Rather than screwing your curls around in circles, try to touch them the least amount as possible. Use the pads of your fingers to scrub your scalp so you don’t cause tangles.
If you’re noticing your curls are prone to lots of tangles, your ends look frizzy or you just can’t get your hair to do what you want, that might mean it's time for a trim. Schedule regular appointments with your stylist to get trims every 6-8 weeks.
Get great twists:
If you twist your curls to get more definition, start with really wet curls, apply product and then squeeze excess moisture out of each twist. Allow to fully dry before releasing them.
Make your own headbands:
If you can’t find headwraps or headbands in colors or patterns you like, consider making your own! Hit up your local craft or fabric store to pick out what you want in patterns or colors. This also allows you to buy exactly the right amount of fabric to make a band that works for you.
Make sure you’re using a regular deep conditioner in your curl care routine. To get the most out of your deep conditioner, allow it to sit for a minimum of 30 minutes and apply heat. You’ll love your soft, hydrated curls!