How to Maintain Great, Healthy Curls
At leading #sydneyhairsalons we hear the same story all too often. Your hair is beautiful and you couldn’t love your curls more but sometimes you struggle with maintaining your curly hair. It’s natural to be confused, particularly when curly hair doesn’t behave the way straight hair does. We also understand that caring for and maintaining curls can sometimes feel like endless work.
Never fear, the team at #travisgeorgehaircamperdown have a particular love for curly hair and with our tips, you can learn how to style curly hair and maintain your curls in a few easy steps.
How to Wash Curly Hair
Washing your curly hair may seem as simple applying shampoo and washing daily. But washing curly hair isn’t that simple and there are many approaches to keeping your curly hair healthy and looking its best. Some textures should only be washed once a week, while others require a daily wash. If you don’t maintain your curls correctly, you may suffer from dandruff, scalp irritation and dry, frizzy hair.
Thick, Tight, Curly Hair
Thick hair and tight curly hair should not be shampooed more than once a week. You’ve probably noticed that your hair doesn’t feel dirty that often and that’s because it is producing the right amount of oils to keep it healthy. Washing it too often will dry it out and make it unmanageable.
For those with medium curls, shampoo every few days. To keep your curls looking their best, use the water washing methods between shampooing. This means that you should massage your scalp under water, with no cleaners or soaps.
Curly hair that is fine should be washed every day. Oils build up quickly and makes this kind of hair lie limp and flat against the head if it is not kept clean. While avoiding excess oil, it is still possible to dry the hair out, as such it is good to use a conditioner or hair oil to keep the locks healthy and shiny.
Styling Curly Hair
You’ve probably heard that you should never brush your curls when they are wet or damp. This is because brushing through wet curls disrupts the natural curl pattern. The goal of healthy curls is to encourage natural coiling, and disrupting this pattern can wreak havoc on the hair. The best solution to this problem is to use your fingers, or, if you must, a wide toothed comb, to detangle and work through the curls. This can be challenging if you have thick hair but it isn’t worth damaging your curls with a brush. It goes without saying that brushing your dry curls is even worse. You’ll only ruin the shape of your curls and risk breaking or damaging the strands.
The Stylists at #travisgeorgehaircamperdown are experts at cutting and styling curly hair. They are also focused on providing clients with the education they require to maintain their hair at home. Phone your favourite #hairsalonsydney on (02) 9565 5551.