There's a lot of information out there regarding how to care for natural curls. It's easy to become lost down a rabbit hole of blogs, infographics, and YouTube tutorials. If you want to cut to the chase and not spend your day perusing the internet, don't worry! We've got you covered with these natural curl tips you can try to day. Save yourself some time, and give this list a look over. Remember, we love to hear from you so don't forget to share your natural curl tips with us as well.
Natural Curl Tips You Can Try Today
Cool it down:
While daily shampoos aren't a great idea for curly hair, you do still need to cleanse your curls. Begin your shower routine with warm water to help loosen up any dirt or debris. After you've shampooed or cowashed your curls, follow up with your favorite hydrating conditioner. When you're ready to rinse, turn your water to cool. The cool water will help seal back down your curl's cuticles, which the warm water opened up. The hydration from the conditioner will remain locked in after the cuticle is sealed down again.
Grab a t-shirt:
When you're stepping out of the shower with sopping wet curls, don't grab your regular terry cloth towel. Instead, pick up a microfiber towel or an old t-shirt. Think something worn out and soft, like your college softball T. Flip your curls upside down and wrap the towel or t-shirt around your curls to create a turban. This will allow your curls to remain in their natural shape, while absorbing excess water. Removing excess water from your curls will keep it from absorbing into the air and creating frizz. So really, it's a win-win!
For our girls with thick, kinky coils, it's worthwhile to consider oiling your scalp a few times a week. Using an oil, such as castor oil can stimulate the scalp and encourage natural curl growth. Oil can also work to help keep moisture sealed in, which will cut down on frizz developing in your second or third day curls.
It's really difficult to remember to take care of ourselves. However, it's essential to do so in order to have healthy curls. Hair is comprised of cells, and in order to grow, those cells need to be nourished. This means you'll need to get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy, well rounded diet, and stay hydrated. In addition to downing water, feel free to use it to spritz on your curls regularly. This will help your curls stay moisturized and minimize them seeking moisture out from the air.