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Don’t Make These Mistakes With Your Curls

by Chelsea Castonguay
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If you have curly hair, you know taking care of it can be a bit of a learning curve. Therefore, you might want to consider learning how to avoid mistakes that can disrupt your curls. Everyone's curls need something unique, and yours are no different! Don't make these mistakes with your curls! (Learn from ours, instead!)

Don't Make These Mistakes With Your Curls
Skipping conditioner:

It can be tempting to skip or skimp on this critical step, but it won't be along before your curls pay the price. Conditioner provides your curls with much needed moisture, especially after a wash. Make sure you're treating your curls to a thick slather of moisturizing conditioner.

Going out with wet hair:

While we're big fans of allowing curls to air dry, the best place to do it is indoors. In the winter, you risk your curls freezing, which can lead to breakage. In the summer months, if you go out with wet curls you might find your strands dry with more frizz. Try to allot enough time for curls to fully dry before facing the elements.

Having an unsafe wash routine:

There's a lot that can go wrong with cleansing your curls. If you're using scalding hot water, you're setting your hair up to become dried and damaged. Additionally, using shampoos or cowashes that contain things like parabans, sulfates, and artificial ingredients is another way you can set yourself up for long term damage, as it strips curls of natural oils. This can lead to dryness, frizz, and even splits. Finally, try not to over wash your curls. One of the lucky things about having curly hair is that it only needs infrequent washes! This saves you time, and money on product. What's not to love about that?

Skipping out on maintainance:

As tempting as it can be, skipping out on regular trims with your stylist can lead to long term issues with your curls. Splits, knots, and other damage can increase when not removed promptly. Additionally, your stylist can advise you on best practices for maintaining your individual types of curls. This also means you should be regularly updating your curl care routine, adjusting as necessary, and considering which products you're using. Finally, make sure you're protecting your curls overnight while you sleep.

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