How to take care of curly hair
Here are five ways you can take care of your curly hair.
1. Pre-shampoo your hair
Use conditioner or water-based moisturising masks, and run it through your hair before applying shampoo as it often ends up drying out your hair.
2. Do not brush or comb your hair too often
Contrary to popular belief, hair does not need to be brushed often to avoid it from looking unkempt. Curly hair is more susceptible to breakage, especially when it is dry.
3. Avoid styling your hair with heat
Curly or wavy hair is already dry, applying heat could make it even more dry, causing severe damage to it. If you must use a hair dryer, attach a diffuser to avoid direct heat being applied to it. Using hot water for washing your hair is also ill-advised.
4. Define and set while it is still wet
Use setting products like mousse or gel and scrunch up the hair right after it has been washed.
5. Use silk or satin bed sheets
If you want to avoid a matted and frizzy look to your hair, use silk or satin sheets instead of the usual cotton ones as it helps reduce hair friction. You could also tie your hair up in a bun and tie a silk scarf around it before bed.