Whether you've just started your natural curl journey or have been rocking natural curls for awhile, managing your natural hair can be frustrating. Things that seem easy to others, such as wash day, can be overwhelming to us curlies and with good reason. In order to help you regain control and start loving your curls again, we're offering some recommendations to make your life with curls easier. Check out more tips here, and let us know what you think!
Know your curls:
You can check out YouTubers and Instagram for inspiration but until you know your own curl type and hair needs, it won't do you any good. Spend some time learning about your curls, including your curls' individual needs. Are your curls often dry? Do they fall flat within a few hours or days? Are your curls damaged from heat or chemical treatments? Understand what your curls need will help you develop the correct curl care regime.
Find the right products:
Determine which products work best for your curl type and then stick with those products for the long haul. Try samples, read reviews and ask others with curl types like yours to figure out which products work best for you.
Develop a curl care regime:
Each curl pattern is unique and what works for others may or may not work for you. Whether your starting or in the middle of your natural curl journey, having a regime will make your life much easier. It will take you longer than others to wash and style, so having a plan in place will simply your life and save you precious time. By selecting a time and date every week that you'll dedicate to wash day, you can make sure everything gets done in a regular and timely manner.
Find a great stylist:
If you're feeling overwhelmed at the process of maintaining your natural curls, find a stylist to help you. A good curl care stylist will be versed not only in cutting curls, but also in caring for curls. Set up appointments for regular trims and use this time to educate yourself on curl care.