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Tips for healthy curls

by Chelsea Castonguay
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Even though spring is in sight, there's still plenty if cold weather between now and warmer days. In the meantime, it's important to have ways to keep your strands looking great. Here are tips for healthy curls. Give these suggestions a try, and let us know which ones you love or which make your curls look great.

Tips for healthy curls


After you've completely wet your curls, apply a liberal amount of conditioner throughout your strands. Once the conditioner has created slip, use it to carefully detangle your strands. Use your fingertips to work through each and every knot. Remember to never pull or tear at any knots.

Wash gently:

Often, problems start within the shower. Therefore, when you wash your curls make sure to take the time to carefully wash your strands. Rather than piling your curls on top of your head and screwing your strands around, start by gently massaging shampoo into your scalp. Then, allow the water to rinse the shampoo down throughout your hair.

Don't skip conditioner:

As tempting as it can be, don't ever skip conditioners in the shower. Your hair needs it to help replace lost moisture, and to help smooth your curls. At least once a week make sure you're applying a deep conditioner throughout your strands.

Skip shampoos:

While we're at it, let's talk about skipping shampoos. Washing curls frequently removes your strand's natural oils and moisture. Instead, try to stretch your days between washes. Utilize a great dry shampoo to keep your curls refreshed on your between days, or swap some shampoos out for a cowash.

Protect curls:

Your curls are quite delicate, and therefore are susceptible to the elements. As a result, you'll need to do what you can to protect your hair from the outdoors. Try to cover your curls when you're out in direct sunlight to protect your strands from UV rays. When it's cold or windy, use a cap or a protective style to help keep your strands safe.

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