We can all use some extra curl care tips! Whether you've always rocked your natural curls or are just getting into the swing of things, there's always something to learn. When it comes to curls, knowledge is power. The more you know about taking care of your curls, the easier it will be. These are the tips to get the most out of your curls. Give them a try, and if it works for you, let us know!
Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Curls
Get a dry cut:
Curls bounce up, and when you get a wet cut you might not like how much. Therefore, it's important to wash and style your curls before going to the salon. This will allow your stylist to cut your curls dry, giving them the control over how much length is actually removed. Your stylist will also be able to see how your strands fall, meaning your cut will work better overall.
Pineapple those curls:
This spiky fruit has been having a serious moment, and there's no questioning why. You can also use the shape of the pineapple to inspire your overnight curl care. Before bed, gather your curls up loosely on top of your head without stretching or pulling your strands. Use a soft hair tie, like a scrunchie or a fabric covered hair tie.
If wearing your curls up isn't your thing, you can opt to sleep on silk or satin. Invest in a good quality silk pillowcase, which will allow curls to slip across the surface without tugging or pulling. Additionally, a satin cap will keep curls tucked against your head without disrupting their natural pattern. You'll wake up in the morning to find your curls are much easier to style, and have significantly less frizz.
Plop to dry:
When it comes to getting great curls, a proper drying technique is critical. Therefore, you'll want to consider plopping your curls. Plopping allows for removing excess moisture while curls dry in their natural pattern. This limits frizz and encourages strands to stay in place. When you do plop, make sure you use an old, soft piece of fabric, such as a t-shirt as opposed to a rough cotton towel.
Clean out your products:
If you haven't yet, it's time to do a refresh of your curls care products. Toss any that have artificial or harsh ingredients. Parabens, sulfates, dyes, alcohols, and artificial fragrances should be banished from your curl care toolkit. Work on replacing those products with all natural or organic products instead. Your curls will thank you!