Whether you’re a newbie on the natural curl care journey, or have been rocking your waves for years, there’s always more to learn about curl care. Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks to help you fall and stay in love with your curls.
Love your texture:
You’ve got what you’ve got and there’s no sense pining after someone else’s hair texture. Love your curls as they are!
Get regular trims:
It’s hard to be satisfied with strands that won’t cooperate. Make sure you’re getting regular trims to keep your strands in tip top shape. Select a stylist who you feel comfortable and confident entrusting your curls to.
Keep hands off:
As tempting as it can be to run your hands through your strands, try to resist. Touching your curls too much can disrupt their natural shape. When you need to, you can put your curls into a protective style like a bun, ponytail, twists, or Bantu knots to keep them in shape during daily activities.
Don’t use heat:
While it can certainly speed up your styling process, heat can cause more harm than good for your delicate curls. Skip the hair dryer in favor of air drying your strands.
Use good products:
It’s worth to spend a little more time, energy, and money on finding the right products for your hair. Make sure you’re selecting products that have natural ingredients and try to pick ones that list water as one of the top ingredients.
Use silk bonnets:
If you’re not a bonnet type of gal, pick up a silk or satin lined cap or pillowcase. Not only is this super luxurious, it’ll help keep your curls from snarling and tangling. Satin also doesn’t wick away moisture like cotton does, which means your curls won't dry out overnight, and neither will your skin.