We don't know about you, but we are all about getting more time back for things we want to do. Whether it's sleeping, eating, or going to the gym, you don't want to spend all of your time taking care of your curls. Here's the lazy way to get great, fantastic, and fabulous curls with minimal effort.
Correct washing technique:
Avoid washing your curls at night in favor of washing them in the morning. It will take more time and effort to get your curls ready to sleep overnight than it will to do a wash and go style in the morning. If you have to wash your curls at night, make sure they're full dry before hitting the pillow and tie them up loosely on top of your head to avoid matting or frizz.
Add more moisture:
Curls tend to lose moisture more quickly than other hair types, so they need help adding and retaining moisture. When selecting your curl care products, try to pick products that have “water” listed as the main ingredient and are designed to be ultra hydrating or moisturizing. You'll also need to regularly spritz your curls to help add water back in.
Avoid the brush:
The days of raking your brush through your curls are over. Brushes can disrupt curl patterns, which can minimize your natural texture and enhance the likelihood of your strands developing frizz. If you need to use a tool on your hair, use a wide toothed comb to help work through snarls and tangles. As always, start from the bottom of your strands and work your way up to your roots.
While some curly girls opt to exclusively air dry, you can also use your diffuser on your hair dryer to help speed up the process. Make sure you remove excess moisture by blotting your curls with a microfiber towel or an old tshirt, and then add in product. The product should be evenly distributed throughout all your strands before drying. Focus on each individual area of curl to allow it to fully dry. Once your curls are dry, keep your hands out of them, as too much touching can cause them to fall.