If you think that your thin and straight hair is hard to maintain, think twice.
Please, sit aside while I talk with the girls who have tightly curly hair, which is often dry, thick and tangled. The basic rule is to keep it moisturized, but there are some other tricks and tips that will help you to have a great relationship with your curly hair. Take a look:
- When you comb your hair above the sink, you often clog the pipes. But a stretching plastic wrap is capable of preventing that to happen ever again. This is also a way to check how much hair is falling off the head. So, cover the sink with a piece of the plastic wrap and the sink will be free forever.
- Comb your hair with a wide-tooth comb and throw away the brushes. Before the comb, use your finger to untangle the biggest knots and then grab the comb with the wide teeth.
- The order of the combing must be from the ends to the roots and not the other way around. This direction of combing will untangle the hair easier and painless.
- As I said earlier, you have to moisturize the hair. My favorite trick is the one with the shower cap. Apply conditioner to the hair and wrap it with a shower cap. Then take a shower and stay with the cap while you wash your body. The steam will help the moisture really get into the hair.
- For extra dry hair, skip shampoo-washing at all and wash your hair only with conditioner once a week to prevent fluffy hair.
- Comb the hair with the comb and conditioner right after the shower, while the hair is still wet. This simple trick will separate the curls and create nice texture of the hair.
- Don’t rinse out the whole conditioner from the hair, let it work through the night.
A tangling prevention trick is to wrap your wet hair with an old T-shirt, not with a towel. The towel will absorb too much water and the hair will tangle too much.
- When you want to stylize and define the curls, mix the styling gel with a conditioner. This will sculpt the curls and keep the hair moisturized.
- Before going out for your workout, apply deep conditioner to the hair and then tie it into a ponytail or bun. The heat from the exercises will help the moisturizer absorb into the hair deeper and after the training, your curls will be softer and well organized.
- Use satin or silk pillowcase, because the cotton one will tangle your hair. The smooth texture of the satin or silk fabric will make the hair slide through its surface, not allowing it to tangle and merge together.
- When you have straightened your hair by blowing it out with a hair dryer you can save the effect for several more days by taking good care of the hair before you go to bed: separate the hair into sections and loosely twist them together, then secure with hair bands. In the morning your hair will have nice waves and the blowout effect will be saved through the night.