Whether you’ve been rocking your natural curls for year or are new to curly hair game, managing the moisture levels in your curls can be an ongoing struggle. We want to help you avoid the struggles we had with our curls so here are some suggestions on how to moisturize your own dry curls.
Mist every day: Whether you’re sprtizing your curls with water to add in lost moisture. If you’re not about spritzing with just water or you think your curls could use an extra boost, you can mix in leave in conditioner. For curlies with very dry hair, you might want to consider upping this to two times a day, especially during the colder months of the year.
Use the L.O.C. method: This method refers to how you apply your curl care products after wash day. Once curls are cleansed, apply in order of liquid (leave in conditioner), oil, and cream. This helps “loc” in moisture that might otherwise escape.
Deep condition: Depending on the type of curls you have as well as their porosity, you’re going to need to adjust the type of deep conditioner you use. Moisturizing and protein rich deep conditioners are different, so select accordingly to what your curls need and use regularly.
Steam your curls: Steaming curls is a way to help open up your cuticles to allow moisturizing ingredients to penetrate the curl’s shaft without damaging delicate strands. If your curls have low porosity, this can be especially helpful. You can get the most benefit by steaming your hair a minimum of once a week, but twice works well for those with especially dry curls. If you don’t want to invest in a steamer, allowing your deep conditioner to sit on your curls while you’re in the shower or tub to benefit from the steam works well too.
Go homemade: If you aren’t finding results from products you can buy in the store, consider crafting your own unique curl care products. Each curl is different in what it needs to stay moisturized and healthy. You can use some of the ingredients around your home to make all natural, super hydrating curl care masks. Experiment and see what works best for your curls.