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Caring For Your Curls During Quarantine

by Chelsea Castonguay
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It's no secret that these are pretty strange times. Regardless of when you're reading this, you've probably spent some time in quarantine these last few months. With the closures of salons and beauty supply stores, as well as the limited supply chain, it can be hard to get the right care for your curls. However, there are a lot of things you can do for yourself right at home. This is how you should be caring for your curls during quarantine. Make sure you let us know how you're taking care of your strands during this unprecedented time, and continue to stay safe.

Caring For Your Curls During Quarantine
Keep it simple:

While you're at home, you probably don't have as much access to some of the other services you'd had prior to quarantine. Therefore, it's important to try to keep it simple. This means don't worry too much about using tons of curl care products, or having elaborate hair styles. When it comes to protective styles especially, just focus on keeping it simple. Focus on styles you can easily put in and remove without damaging your strands, such as bantu knots, twists, flats, and braids.

Minimize gel:

While gels are awesome for helping keep your curls in shape, it's important to remember that this product can also be quite drying to your strands. Therefore, when you're home try to minimize the amount of gel you're using to keep strands from drying out. Instead, focus on using oils more often to keep your strands regulated and moisturized. This will also help keep knots, tangles, and damage to a minimum. One of the great things about oils is you can often use ones you already have at home. Some great oils are almond, olive, coconut, and avocado.

Scalp massages:

When you're home, it's easy to fall into a bit of rut. Therefore, you're going to want to try to take care of yourself. This includes caring for your scalp. Consider adding regular scalp massages and hot oil treatments into your curl routine. Not only are hot oil treatments incredibly beneficial to your strands, a scalp massage can also help your curls grow faster. Regular massages break up build up, dandruff, and increase blood flow to the scalp. Increased blood flow means your curls will grow faster, longer, and stay strong.

Remember, these times won't last forever, and now it's important to make sure you're taking care of your physical and mental health! Stay safe, curly girls.

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