Are you new to rocking your naturally curly strands? If so, welcome! We're glad to have you. There are tons of blogs, websites, and YouTubers out there covering how to care for curls. However, that can get pretty overwhelming at times. Therefore, we like to keep things a bit simpler. These are tips and tricks for great curl care. Give these super easy tips and tricks a try, and let us know if they work for you.
Tips and Tricks For Great Curl Care
Skip the sulfates:
Would you believe it if we told you that there's a specific type of shampoo you should be using on your curls? Odds are what you have in your shower isn't going to cut it anymore. Check out the ingredients list, and make sure your shampoos, conditioners, and other curl care products don't contain ingredients that can harm your strands. Ingredients to avoid include sulfates, parabens, artificial fragrances, dyes, mineral oils, and surfectants. These ingredients can strip and dry out your strands, making your curls frizzy and difficult to style.
Create a routine:
One of the best ways to take care of your curls is to develop a curl care routine that works for you. Start by figuring out how long you'd like to go between wash days, and how much time you have to spend on your curls. Additionally, think about your monthly budget; how much do you have to spend on curl care products? Once you've answered these questions, you can determine how often you'd like to wash and condition your curls, what type of styles you'll use, and how often to see your stylist for a trim. Once you have a routine, you'll find taking care of your curls will become more efficient and effective.
You don't have to take this journey alone! There are lots of active blogs and websites (including ours!) out there with amazing information on how to take care of your curls. You can also connect with other curly girls to figure out what tips, routines, and products they use to take care of their curls. Make sure you connect with a stylist who is trained in taking care of curly hair. Your best bet is to find someone who has curly hair, but if you can't, make sure the stylist has gone to advanced training in cutting and maintaining curls. You can use your stylist as a sounding board for products, cuts, and styling tips.