Do you ever feel as though your strands aren't all they could be? Are you struggling with dryness and frizz? If so, you might want to think about how you're taking care of your curls. Things that we do in our curl care routines can sometimes cause more harm than good to strands. Therefore, it's good to take some time to reevaluate your routine to see if you need to make any swaps. These are the subtle ways you may be damaging your curls. Give these a read through and see if it makes any difference for your strands.
The Subtle Ways You May Be Damaging Your Curls
Not tilting your head while showering:
This sounds strange, but hear us out. When showering, consider tilting your head back. If you leave your head straight, the shower spray puts too much pressure on your roots. If you damage your roots as they're growing, it'll make for weaker strands and diminished growth in the long run.
Using hot water:
It's really tempting to stand under a super hot shower, especially during the cold months. However, this can be hell on your delicate curls. Hot water strips away your curl's natural oils and moisture. Use warm water to wet your curls and help remove build up and product. Wash, and then rinse with cool to close the cuticles back down.
Overusing heat tools:
When possible, avoid regularly blasting your strands with a hot blow dryer. Similarly to the hot water, heat tools can be very drying to your delicate curls. When you must use a hair dryer, keep it on a low settling and make sure you're regularly using a diffuser to protect your strands from damage. Don't blow dry without using a heat protecting spray as well.
Skipping on your own health:
Healthy curls start from the inside out. If you're not maintaining a good balance of nutrition, hydration, and rest, you might see your curls becoming dryer, frizzier, and more difficult to manage. Therefore, make sure you're taking good care of yourself to ensure your curls get the best possible start.