I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the lookout for tips and tricks to make caring for my curls easier. Whether it’s how to reduce frizz or techniques that’ll simply wash day, I am all about it. Gimme all the knowledge. We’re sharing a few of our favorite tips and tricks with you to help you make the most out of your curl care. If you’ve tried any of these hacks, let us know!
Skip the poo: If you have dry curls, skip your daily or every other day shampoo sesh. Touch up curls on in between days with dry shampoo and limit cleansing to once or bi weekly.
Condition with purpose: Know your curl type and select a conditioner accordingly. For example, don’t saturate fine curls with super heavy conditioners. When conditioning, apply the product to the mid shaft of your curls to the end. Work through tangles with your fingers before rinsing with cool water.
Don’t forget the leave in: Use a good quality leave in conditioner every single time you cleanse your curls. Curls are naturally prone to becoming dry, so make sure you replenish lost moisture, lock in hydration and combat frizz by regularly using a leave in.
Toss the towel: Terry cloth needs to become a thing of the past. Instead, use a microfiber towel or an old, soft tshirt. Terry cloth tears delicate curls and roughs up the hair’s cuticle, which leads to frizz.
Pineapple or silk? How about both? Get your beauty rest on a silk pillowcase while pineappling your hair. Silk keeps curls from ripping, and also allows them to retain the moisture cotton sucks away. Keep your curls looking good by pineappling them on top of your head while you sleep.
Hydrate: Make sure you drink tons of water and introduce water into your environment. You can do this by investing in a humidifier, and regularly spritzing your curls with water between wash days. You can also try steaming your curls (pour hot water into a bowl and drape your curls over it to allow them to absorb the steam) to give them an extra moisture boost.
Don’t touch: Unless you’re detangling your curls (which should be done when they’re wet and conditioned, with a wide tooth comb or your fingers) try to avoid touching your curls once they’re dry. Touching them can disrupt the pattern and introduce oils from your fingers which might weigh them down. On windy, rainy or work out days, consider putting your curls back into a ponytail or braid to keep them from damage or frizz.