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Curly hair tends be dryer, more brittle and prone to frizzing, so it requires more care than straight hair. Below are some tips on managing curly hair.
Curly Hair Care Tips
Limit shampooing your hair to no more than twice a week. Shampooing strips your hair of its natural oils.
Use a conditioner every time after you shampoo to re-moisturize your hair.
Use a leave-in conditioner on your hair daily or every other day.
Use a shampoo and conditioner that is specifically geared towards curly hair.
Avoid using narrow toothed combs and brushes. Use wide-toothed combs instead which has less of a tendency to cause breakage and frizzing.
To detangle your hair, in the shower start with your hair moist and conditioned (which will protect it from breakage), use your fingers to begin the untangling then finish with a wide toothed comb starting from the end going up finishing at the root of the hair. Then rinse your head with water and try to retain half of the conditioner in your hair. If you try to detangle your hair when it’s dry, you will cause it to frizz.
Let your hair naturally dry to reduce frizzing, avoid brushing and using a towel to dry your hair. If you need to your hair to dry quickly, blot your hair with a towel, but do not rub it.
Deep condition your hair once a month or more to re-moisturize your scalp and hair.
Use a small amount of styling product with moisturizing ingredient(s) in it to keep your hair from frizzing. Apply when your hair is still slightly moist and gently style with your finger. Apply the styling one section at a time so that it is equally distributed.
Avoid playing with your hair or touching it as much as possible. Friction will cause your hair to tangle and/or frizz.