There can be a lot of trial and error on the path to having great curls. If you've done it all but still struggle to get the curls of your dreams, there might be some room for improvement. Here are the mistakes most curly girls make and what you can do to fix it.
Mistakes Most Curly Girls Make
The directions on the packaging are there for a reason. A lot of people ignore the instructions and blaze their own trail when it comes to using products. However, this can backfire. Most curly hair products are formulated to work specifically for a certain type of hair. Make sure you're using the right amount of product, as over or underusing product can make it ineffective. Too much can weight down curls. However, not applying the correct amount can render a product ineffective. Before purchasing or even using the products, make sure to take the time to read the ingredients and directions to make sure it's a right fit for you. You'll save yourself a lot of money and aggravation.
Detangling dry curls:
So many curly girls don't realize how damaging this can be to your curls! While it might seem convenient, try to avoid working through tangles on dry hair. This can lead to tears, tangles, and more damage. Instead, completely wet curls and slather on a good conditioner, oil, or butter. Your goal is to create slip, which will make it much easier for knots to undo themselves. Work through each knot using your fingers or a wide toothed comb. Toss out brushes.
Cowashing has been lauded as the solution to curl care washing woes. However, exclusively cowashing can lead to scalp build up if not occasionally paired with a clarifying shampoo. Switch up your routine occasionally to make sure you're removing all build up from the scalp. This will encourage blood flow and a healthy scalp.
As temping as it can be, try to avoid touching your curls too much. Putting your hands in your curls, even when it comes to using protective styles, can cause damage to your hair in the long run.