Do you sometimes feel as though you're losing a battle against your curls? If so, it's time to think about switching up how you're taking care of your strands. Your curls are glorious and unique, just like you. Therefore, you should have the tools to successfully take care of your beautiful strands. Take this challenge for seven days to better curls. After you've tried out this challenge, you're sure to love your curls once again. Don't forget to let us know how it works for you!
Seven Days To Better Curls
Skip shampoo. Rather than lathering up, skip a couple days between washes and use a dry shampoo. If you absolutely can't go without, consider using a cowash instead. You can craft your own, or pick one up at your local box store.
After cleansing your curls, coat your hair in a hydrating mask. Curls are generally prone to dryness, so a hydrating mask can provide that extra boost. Therefore, you'll find your curls are softer, shinier, and easier to manage. Cover your hair with a plastic cap, and allow it to sit overnight.
After you've washed your curls, you'll need to dry your strands. Skip the terry cloth towel and hair dryer. Instead, wrap your curls in a t-shirt and allow your strands to dry that way. It might take a couple extra hours, so plan accordingly. Your curls will be held in place, and will dry frizz-free.
If you can't wait for your curls to dry via t-shirt, consider using a diffuser. Diffusers gently cup your curls to provide an even drying. This means curls dry more quickly, and with less frizz.
After you've dried and styled your curls, here comes the worst part of this challenge. Avoid touching your curls. This is harder than it sounds. Curls are fragile, and excessive touching can disrupt the natural pattern. This means you should try to keep your fingers out of your strands after styling them. The oils from your skin can weigh strands down, and pull out their shape.
Skip the heat! While most of us reach for a flat iron or curling iron to style curls, try to avoid using heat tools to style your curls. Instead, allow your strands to air dry and then style.
Congratulations! You're almost to the end! Now that you've made it through your first week, it's time to consider finding a curl care specialist. Request a stylist with advanced training in curl management.