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Why your curls aren’t lasting

by Chelsea Castonguay
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Have you ever gone to bed with a gorgeous head of curls, only to wake up in the morning with a flattened, stretched-out mess? If so, you certainly aren't alone! Curls have a mind of their own, and getting them to stay in place even if you have naturally curly hair can be a bit tricky. Therefore, here's a look at why your curls aren't lasting, and what you can do about it to make sure they stay in place.

Lay the foundation:

Great curls need a strong foundation. This means when you do a wash day, you need to fully commit to it. Make sure you have enough time to pre poo, cowash, condition, and deep condition. If you need to clarify or do a protein treatment during that wash cycle, you'll need to build in extra time. Remember, as tedious as it can be to spend an afternoon washing your curls, it set you up for success in the future, and ultimately allows you more time spent not caring for your curls.

Using the wrong products:

Although there are a dizzying array of really tempting and interesting products on the market, not all products are created equal. Sometimes, it can take some legwork and experimentation to figure out which products are actually right for you. Take the time to investigate products further, starting by making sure that what you're currently using is actually the right product for your hair type. From there, look at the ingredients, and use instructions on the back. Don't be afraid to toss or pass along products that aren't the right fit for your curls.

You're not refreshing your strands:

A lot of curls are high maintenance, and that's just the truth of the matter. However, there are some things you can do to keep those diva strands in line, starting with regularly refreshing your strands. Curls are naturally dry, due to their coiled shape. The sebum your scalp produces doesn't make its way down the curl shaft as easily as other curl types, and this can lead to dryness. As a result, your curls will need more support. Make sure your regularly adding moisture back in with a refreshing spray or leave in conditioner to help your curls stay well moisturized and refreshed.

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