5 Expert Advice on How to Care for Naturally Curly Hair

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Girls who have been blessed by mother nature with naturally curly hair should feel very special. Let’s admit it, those curls look amazing almost all the time and offer the owner that unique aura of a superstar.

But one of the downsides of having naturally curly hair is that it requires a lot of work to care for it. As opposed to straight hair, which requires a lit less work.

One of the downsides of curly hair is that the weather usually affects it. When it’s humid outside it can be a disaster. Also, those split ends are even more accentuated on curls and let’s not forget the frizz! Oh, that dreadful frizz that cannot seem to go away no matter what you do.

 

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This is precisely the reason why we have asked three of the best curly hair experts for some tips on how to care for naturally curly hair.  

So, having curly hair can be both a blessing and a curse, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are some of the best tips on how to care for naturally curly hair to take a better care of those amazing curls. Ladies, keep reading! 

 

  1. The no-shampoo washing method 

 

Yes, it may sound weird, but bear with us. Hairstylist Shai Amiel says that this method is especially good for girls with very tight curls. As we know, curly hair is a bit drier than straight hair. This is why many women prefer to throw away the shampoo and instead only wash their hair with conditioner and then rinse it. The lack of shampoo keeps the curls in a much better condition. Also, it seems that by doing this, the hair gets rid of the frizz and doesn’t dry out so much. 

 

2. Never use a towel to dry curly hair! 

 

Curl experts Ouidad says that the golden rule of drying curly hair is to not rub it with a towel. That the certain path to frizz and we don’t want that. The best way to dry your curls? You can still use a smooth towel but blot it gently. It would be even better to use an old T-shirt to do this because it reduces the frizz. But again, don’t rub it with the T-shirt either!  

 

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3. Never brush curly hair! 

 

Maya Smith from The Doux Salon believes that one of the biggest mistakes women make is brushing their curly hair. This is a big NO NO because by doing this you only create even more frizz. Remember how Hermione Granger from Harry Potter looked in the first few movies? You don’t want that! So, the best tip is to use a wide-toothed comb and gently detangle your hair. That’s all. 

 

4. Don’t use too many hairstyling products! 

 

Another tip from our experts is to be careful about how much hairstyling products you use. You only need a little bit and you need to apply it evenly. But curly hair naturally looks styled, so you shouldn’t really bother too much. 

 

5. Buy satin pillowcases 

 

It may sound unexpected, but it’s another golden rule. The satin fabric will keep the frizz under control during the night. Satin does not offer that much friction as cotton does, for example. Do you want an alternative? A satin nightcap. 

 

Wrapping it all up 

So, curly-haired ladies, what did you think about those expert tips on how to care for naturally curly hair? Will you try them from now on? Please tell us what you think! 

 

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