It's no secret that curly hair is often dry hair. Dryness in curls is a pretty frequent occurrence, and this is because the shape of curls makes it difficult for natural oils to coat the shaft. Therefore, your curls are often seeking moisture, and this can also lead to frizz. While these issues often go hand in hand, they're fortunately easy to fix. This is how to banish dry curls. Give these tips a try, and you're sure to fall in love with your curls again!
How To Banish Dry Curls
Shampoo your scalp:
If you're still using shampoo, then you should consider using it only to wash your scalp. While shampoo has it's purpose, it can definitely be drying to your curls. This is because shampoos are primarily a detergent, and their purpose is to strip. Since shampoos can determine between what needs to go and what should stay, everything goes. This includes your natural oils, which curls need. Therefore, you should consider limiting your use of shampoo to your scalp. This will allow you to cleanse your curls, remove excess build up of product or sebum, and won't dry out your strands. Wash your hair by focusing on massaging your scalp, and then allow the shampoo to rinse through your strands. This will cleanse it without damaging your hair.
Use a great conditioner:
If you aren't using a conditioner on your curls regularly, then it's time to start. In order to restore moisture to your hair, your curls need some help. That's where a creamy, moisture rich conditioner comes into play. Slather your curls after cleansing with a thick conditioner with water listed in the first three ingredients. Allow the product to sit on your curls for awhile, as this will let your strands absorb all that moisture and goodness. When you do rinse, use cool water and allow some of the product to remain behind. This will help lock in the moisture your strands actually need. The same goes with deep conditioners, which are a different treatment. In order to thoroughly care for your curls, make sure you're utilizing a deep conditioning treatment every week to really lock in extra moisture, and help soften your strands.
Finally, we can't stress enough the importance of skipping chemicals when it comes to taking care of your curls. While it can be tempting to just grab whatever's on the shelf, it can be really detrimental to your curls. A lot of the ingredients that go into hair care products are actually quite damaging to your delicate strands. Things like sulfates, parabens, and artificial fragrances can actually deprive curls of moisture by stripping your strands, or coating your curls so moisture can't penetrate. Additionally, a lot of these ingredients are irritants, which means your scalp can become aggravated by using them, so your hair won't grow as well or stay healthy.