When women start their journey towards natural curls, they are often deterred by the dreaded dryness. Despite the time, energy and products you invest in your curls, it might seem like nothing is working. Getting the soft, kinky coils of your dreams might seem out of reach, but we assure you it isn't! Figuring out some of the reasons why your curls are dry might taken some self reflection in regards to your individual curls, but here are some suggestions to help you solve the puzzle.
Wrong products: You can spend hours researching and a lot of money investing in products you think are going to be right for your curls. However, not all products work for everyone, even when they're meant for your curl type. If a product isn't working for you, set is aside for three months and then revisit it. Sometimes your hormones, weather or other factors can cause changes in your hair. A few months might make a difference. If not, pass that product along to someone else!
Too much product: Less is almost always more, especially when ti comes to curl care products. Overusing your products can not only weigh your curls down but also add to excessive build up. Build up can lead to dryness, as products can no longer penetrate to the cortex of your curls, where moisture is needed.
Not enough product: Here's where you need to find the right balance. Your kinky coils can absorb a lot of product, so to avoid overdoing it, apply in sections. This way you can assure each strand is receiving the full amount of product it needs. Start from the tips and work to the roots.
Refresh more: Consider refreshing or cowashing your curls a little more often. You need to give your curls time to breathe free of product, so remove them regularly. Cowashes are great, as they can help moisturize your curls. To achieve equal cleansing throughout, section your hair into 6-8 twists and then cleanse by twist.