Oftentimes when we struggle to get our curls under control, it can be easy to give up. However, these are more things you can do to get great curls today. Starting yourself on the road to curl care recovery can be daunting, especially if you've been straightening or treating your curls for a long time. However, there are little steps you can take to help make your curls much easier to manage.
More things to do to get great curls today
Style while wet:
Curls are their most pliable when soaking wet. Therefore, you'll want to apply your curl care products directly to wet curls. One of the best ways to do this is to bring your curls right into the shower, and applying it right after showering. Scrunch into your hair to ensure even applications throughout your strands. After the product is completely applied, you can then use a microfiber towel or t-shirt to gently squeeze the excess water out of your curls. This will also help lock your strands' natural curls into shape.
Don't touch until dry:
As we mentioned in yesterday's article, avoiding heat is going to be really critical during this time while your curls are continuing to heal. Therefore, it's important to keep your hands out of your curls until they're fully dry. Touching curls while wet disrupts your curl's natural pattern, and can lead to curls dropping, frizz, and flyaways. When your curls are dry, make sure you try to avoid touching your strands as much as possible.
When many curly girls get started on their journey, it can be really jarring to be told to stop washing their hair every single day. However, we're going to ask you to trust us on this one. Shampooing your curls every single day is actually really bad for your delicate strands. Shampoos are detergents, and the goal of a detergent is to strip oils away. Therefore, when applied to your curls, this means your strand's natural oils are going to be stripped away. As a result, you're going to find your curls dry and frizzy. Instead, try to avoid using shampoos as much as possible, and limit your wash days to once or twice a week. Instead, consider using cowashes to get you through between days, or get comfortable with utilizing dry shampoos to help absorb oils.