Learning how to properly take are of your curls is half the battle when it comes to rocking your natural strands. All curls are different and therefore require different ways to be taken care of. Here's how you can take care of your 3a curls to keep them happy, healthy, and looking amazing.
How to take care of 3a curls:
Moisturize: This is absolutely key to having great 3a curls. In addition to making sure your curls are well moisturized, you're going to need to use protein treatments as well. Use a deep conditioning treatment 2-5 times a month to help re establish and maintain moisture in your locks.
Detangle: 3a curls are prone to tangling due to the nature of their pattern. Curls that tangle and knot are prone to damage. So you're going to want to lubricate your curls with a thick conditioner to create slip and help work through tangles. Use your fingers or a wide toothed comb to carefully work through each individual knot without tearing.
Protect: Many 3a type curlies opt to utilize protective styles to help keep their curls from knotting or tangling. This is especially important if you're trying to grow your curls out and achieve greater length. Consider learning how to do a few easy to execute protective styles such as braids, buns and knots to keep your curls from becoming damaged and help them retain moisture.
Products: When it comes to taking care of your 3a curls, you'll need to know which products are right for you. Many 3a curlies opt to use different types of oils to maintain the moisture levels in their curls. Some great choices include avocado, jojoba, and coconut oils. If your scalp seems dry or prone to dandruff, you can also consider adding a few drops of eucalyptus or tea tree oils to your favorite shampoos, conditioners or products to help encourage healthy skin.