If you're new to rocking curls, odds are you can use some help. Learning how to take care of your curls is crucial when it comes to ensuring you have healthy hair. Building a regime from scratch can feel a little daunting so here are our tips and suggestions on how to get started.
Wash day: Select a gentle cleansing shampoo to wash your hair. Before washing, use your fingers to remove any snarls or tangles. A good quality cleanser will help remove dirt, buildup and excess oil from the scalp. Immediately after cleansing, make sure you use a moisturizing conditioner. Once or twice a week, use a deep conditioner to moisturize and nourish curls.
Detangle: Believe it or not, there's a process to correctly detangling curly hair. Before beginning to work on your curls, dampen them with water and aloe vera to create slip. Section out curls and then use fingers or a wide toothed comb to work through snarls. Pull your curls straight to make it easier to work on tangles, working from the roots up. After detangling, twist curls to create sections.
Daily care: Your curls will require care every day to look their best. Every day, moisturize your curls with a store bought or homemade curl refreshing spray and then seal your ends with an oil or butter to maintain moisture. Use your fingers to gently detangle any snarls or knots. If you can avoid it, try to keep your hands out of your curls as much as possible. The more you touch them, the more likely your curls could be damaged.
Hair styles: Try to avoid hair styles that can stretch or damage your curls. Pulling your curls too tight could results in breakage or damage around your edges so try to avoid pulling too tightly. You could consider using braids, twist outs or rollers to help minimize damage.