Hi, I’m Angela and I have naturally curly hair.
You’re probably reading this article because you have given up on your curls and need some help. Or maybe you just came across it to help your curly-haired friend out.
I am going to share some of my curly haired tips and tell you how to control curly hair and create beautiful manageable curls. First you should know that curly hair naturally tends to be dehydrated and this leads to frizzy and unmanageable hair.
Lucky for you, I’m spilling all my secrets to help you have the flawless hair you’ve always dreamed of.
Naturally Curly Hair Tips
◊ Conditioner is your best friend. Curly hair craves moisture. The hair cuticle raises in search for moisture and causes your hair to frizz. By keeping your hair moisturized, you can greatly reduce the amount of frizz. Aside from conditioning often, be sure to also do a deep conditioner treatment weekly. Such as a coconut oil treatment.
◊ Keep shampooing to a bare minimum. Once a week to every two weeks is recommended. Some people can get away with the no-poo routine but I still recommend an occasional wash. If you’re someone who uses shampoo often, breathe. Your hair will adjust to your new routine. I promise.
◊ After showering, rub a dime sized amount of conditioner throughout your hair and gently comb it through with a wide tooth comb. This will allow your hair to separate into more curls when dry. I personally tip my head upside down to do this, followed by wrapping my hair in a microfiber towel.
◊ Get some Microfiber towels. You’re welcome. Using terry cloth towels will destroy your curly hair by causing breakage and unwanted frizz. These specific ones are nice and large, and come in the cutest colors ever.
◊ Only allow your hair to sit in your microfiber towel for 5-10 minutes. Then for best results, allow your hair to airdry.
◊ Use a curl cream to help maintain frizz and shape. One thing I learned throughout the years of searching for the perfect cream, is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on products. You can purchase Paul Mitchell’s Twirl Around Crunch-Free Curl Definer and it will last you months. It’s a little over $20 so it may seem like a lot but the benefits outweigh the cost.
◊ Toss the straightener, blow dryer, etc. Your hair will thank you. If you’re one of those people who can’t go a day without straightening your hair, you need to learn how to love your hair. I know because I used to think straightening my hair was the only presentable way to wear it. Now I love my natural curls. Try to switch up your morning routine and see what works for you. It can take a while but it’s better than destroying your potential beautiful curls.
◊ Use satin pillowcases. They reduce breakage and static that is caused by regular pillowcases. Also, by using a satin pillowcase, you have a better chance at second day curls or maintaining the hairstyle you recently got. I know of a place to get good quality ones for $10. They come in several different colors. Check out these Betty Dain ones.
◊ H2O! Be sure that your are drinking enough water on a daily basis.
◊ The last and final tip to beautiful curls is to be sure to get your hair trimmed every 3 months. You will notice a difference in how your curls curl and bounce. I can’t stress how important getting a regular hair trim is. Prolonging this will only make your hair look worse.
If you follow my curly hair tips, you will not be let down. I have tried many things over the years and these tips are what helped me fall in love with my curly hair.
If you have any questions, feel free to comment below 🙂
Written By: Angela Smith