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5 Things to Remember When Taking Care of Your Curly Hair

Sep 8, 2008
Having gorgeous curls comes with great responsibility. Taking care of curly hair is a challenge, but as soon as you embrace it, it will come naturally.

Some would say that their curly hair is already dry and frizzy, so why bother. Well, that is the nature of curly hair but if you take care of it the way you should, you will have heads turning left and right. To help you take care of your natural curls here is a list of what you must keep in mind:

1. Do not use a brush. Brushing your hair encourages frizz. It also results to a big ball of curls on your head. Use a wide-teeth comb or your fingertips. This will not mess your curls. Brushing also strip the natural moisture of your hair and you do not want to do that.

2. Do not shampoo every day. Daily shampooing will remove the natural oil from your hair. This will make it dryer and frizzier. It also contains inorganic substances that can lead to hair damage. If you do shampoo, choose a product made for curly dry hair. It is vital that you use the right type of product because other products are too harsh for your hair type.

3. Use a conditioner for curly hair when washing your hair especially after your shampoo. Conditioner will help you remove the tangles from your hair before using the hair blow dryers. It will also moisturize it, giving your hair a smoother and shinier effect.

4. Deep condition your hair once or twice a month. Curly hair is dry and frizzy and most of the time, its natural oil is not enough. It needs deep moisturizing occasionally to aid the natural moisture of hair. This will replenish the oil that the hair and scalp lost.

5. Use a diffuser when blow-drying. Heat is one of the major adversaries of curly hair. To lessen the impact of heat caused by blow-drying, use a diffuser. It will also help in the even distribution of heat on your head, minimizing the damage it caused. Use the blow dryer to dry 80% through. Leave it a little damp to air-dry. Choose a good blow dryer as well. Investing in a good device will help your hair during the drying process. There are several technologies developed to help the hair lock in moisture and prevent dryness and frizz.

Most women with curly hair wished that they had a sleek straight hair instead. This is because curly hair is difficult to manage and style. However, curly hairs are very wonderful. The essential thing though is that you know how to take care of it and enhance its beauty. Start by avoiding the tools that will leave it dry and damage. Some of these are brushes and harsh shampoo. You can shampoo but limit it to two to three times a week. Do not forget the conditioner and a regular deep moisturizing for your hair once or twice a month. Finally, if you are going to use hair blow dryers, use it with a diffuser and make sure you have the best kind.
About the Author
Kristy is a professional hair stylist and writer for My Hair Styling Tools, a leading supplier of Hair Straighteners, Tourmaline Hair Dryers and the Ionic Curling Iron. Visit us at: http://www.myhairstylingtools.com
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