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What You Shouldn’t Do To Waves or Curls

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What You Shouldn't Do To Waves or Curls


Do you want to have less frizz in your curls? Who doesn't? Curls are a beautiful gift, but dealing with frizz can be really annoying. Here's what you shouldn't do to waves or curls if you want to keep frizz to a minimum.

What You Shouldn't Do To Waves or Curls

Not knowing what's in your shampoo:

If you're just purchasing shampoo or really any product without understanding what's inside the bottle, you could be doing your curls a disservice. Not all products are created equal, and some will have ingredients you shouldn't be using on your hair. Avoid any products containing sulfates, parabens, or other harsh chemicals. This can dry your curls out which leads to frizz.

Still using a brush:

Did your grandmother tell you to brush your hair 100 times before bed to keep it healthy and shiny? Well, that works if you have straight hair but not so much for curly girls. Brushes disrupt your curl's natural texture and pattern. Toss the brush. If you need to work through knots or tangles, use your fingers or a wide toothed comb and lots of conditioner to create slip.

Not using enough conditioner:

We can't stress the importance of using enough conditioner. Curls tend to be on the drier side, and therefore need lots of extra help to stay well hydrated. Make sure to follow every shampooing with a moisturizing conditioner and deep condition your curls weekly. On in between days, you can keep curls hydrated with a curl refreshing spray or some leave in conditioner.

Not taking good care of your curls:

While taking good care of your curls isn't exactly hard, it does require some thought and planning. Make sure you're taking care of your curls from start to finish by sleeping on silk or satin, and pineappling your hair before bed. Try to avoid touching your curls too much throughout the day, which can disrupt their pattern. Finally, make sure you're scheduling and getting regular trims or cuts. In order to keep your curls healthy, the dead ends have got to go.

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