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The 3 Curl Care Rules You Need

by Chelsea Castonguay
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We get it; life has enough rules without adding more to your curl care! However, take a chance to check these tips out. When it comes to taking care of your curls, it can actually feel really daunting at times. It seems that everyone has their own tips, tricks, rules, dos and don'ts of what you should do to take care of your hair. Fortunately, in this case, these are the only 3 curl care rules you need. Give these suggestions a try, and let us know if they work for you!

The 3 Curl Care Rules You Need

Go sulfate free:

This is especially important, particularly with the products you use to cleanse your curls. Shampoos are the first line of defense when it comes to taking care of your curls, and when yours is loaded with sulfates, you're only doing your curls more harm. Instead, focus on using gentle cleansing shampoos without artificial ingredients, parabans, and alcohols for curls that are better hydrated and easier to maintain.

Avoid heat:

While this one sounds like a non-brainer, it can actually be a really hard habit to kick. Heat tools can help define your curls, as well as speed up the drying process. If you decide to eschew heat from your curl care routine, then that means you'll be giving up access to your hair dryer, curling irons, and flat irons. As a result, you'll need to plan more time to allow your curls to full dry before heading out for the day. However, you might also start noticing that your strands become healthier, stay hydrated better, and are ultimately easier to style. If you absolutely can't give up heat, or need to use it here and there, make sure to use a heat protecting spray throughout your strands.

Try with a t-shirt:

As nice as it can feel to give your head a good towel-rub after a shower, there are absolutely no favors being down to your delicate curls. The loops that make terry cloth so effective at sopping up water are actually tearing at your delicate strands. This means your curls will look rougher, and are more prone to damage as the terry cloth roughs up the cuticles on your strands. Instead, opt to wrap your wet curls in an old t-shirt, or a microfiber towel. This allows your strands to absorb excess water without damaging your strands.

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