Have you curly girls ever been frustrated by your tangles? I sure have. It is so easy for the hair in the back of our heads to become knotted. The pain that comes along with vigorously brushing the tangles is annoying. But don’t give up just yet. There are things you can try that will lessen your burdens. First off, I hope you comb your hair! Having curly hair may be challenging sometimes. There are many of us who cannot go one day without combing because our hair turns into brillo pads. I am fortunate enough to have hair that is on the thinner side, therefore I am able to wrap my hair up for a couple of days and not worry about combing. After those couple of days I know my hair will not be too impossible too handle… as long as I have conditioner.
For you curly girls that have a hard time combing through your tangles, I got a solution for you. The best way to comb knotted curly hair is while it is wet. When you brush dry hair you can potentially break hair strands and create more frizz. While your hair is wet, add a generous amount of conditioner and spread thoroughly. There is no such thing as over-conditioning. While the conditioner is in your hair, use a wide toothed comb to brush the knots out. Start from the bottom of your hair and work your way up. Never start at the top. After combing, rinse the conditioner out. If you suffer from severe tangles and conditioning alone does not help, add a leave-in conditioner to your hair. If you are going out, style your hair as usual. If you are staying in or going to bed, leave your hair in a braid.
For the girls who need a quick fix in accomplishing nice defined curls, I am going to teach you how to style your hair so that your curls look natural, but spectacular at the same time. This tutorial is for the girls who know that their pretty curls are in there somewhere but they are being disguised by frizz, flatness, and other things that are keeping it from looking its best. Remember, just like any other hairstyle that you do not wake up with every day, this is TEMPORARY. (At least until you obtain healthy curls, which is only achieved with proper care). The healthier your hair gets the less styling products you will need to use. But for now, here is a trick to making your curls look great.
After washing apply either styling gel, mousse, or both all over your hair, making sure that you evenly disburse it. The gel will keep your curls tight and will take away frizz. I add a mousse on top of the gel because it makes my hair a bit softer and it prevents it from becoming too hardened. After adding the gel and mousse, I scrunch my hair so that every strand is curly. Some of us curly girls tend to have straight hair when our hair is wet. Scrunching it will give you nice curls. For my preference, I put a little bit of volume hair spray because I like my curls to look full. After applying the products blow dry your entire hair until it is fully dry.
As I mentioned in my earlier post, I had trouble with thinning hair from using damaging products. I found that all the products I was using in my hair such as gels, mousse, and hair sprays, were destroying my hair follicles. I was not ready to completely change my hair routine because at the time I needed all those products to make my hair look at least half descent. I eagerly searched for products that would give me volume. I wondered whether my shampoo and conditioner at the time was adding on to the problem. This thought came into my head because there was a period where I stopped using my usual shampoo and conditioner and decided to try something new. While I was using the new shampoo (Humberto repair treatment) I found that my hair looked much healthier and thicker. Without realizing that the reason of improvement was the change in shampoo and conditioner, I resorted back to my old choice of shampoo. My hair began to look as it did before: dry, thin, and without any life! It was then when I decided to venture out again, only this time it would be for good.
As I was shopping for new products I came across the Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy. I had seen the commercials on T.V and wanted to give it a try. Clear was made to work at the scalp, which is where my problem lied. Thinning hair stems from damage in your hair follicles. From the first day I started using Clear, I could feel the difference. First off, the smell is delightful. It reminds me of the shampoos that are used at hair salons. After using it for about a week or two, I was able to see a lot more shine in my hair (a plus for us curly girls that have dry hair.) The texture in my hair also improved; it is much softer and easier to handle. And last but definitely not least, my hair is much fuller. I love this product and I highly recommend it!
The struggles of having curly hair can sometimes discourage us from properly taking care of it. Do you ever find yourself settling for products which you know are not healthy for your hair but you use them anyways? Ladies, even though we cannot use just any product on the market, there is still hope. Our curls are both a blessing and a curse. When it behaves we get to have beautiful perfect locks. When our hair goes against our wishes, we want nothing to do with it. You may be damaging your hair more than you think when you use products that are not suited for curly hair.
Do not be fooled by advertisements that claim that their products are for all hair types. Although there are a few products that work for both straight and curly hair, you must pay attention to the ingredients so that you know what benefits it can have for you hair. Instead of worrying about hair brands, it is best to take some time to look at the labels. If you want to avoid dry and flat hair, you should stay away from products that have silicone in them. Silicone in curly hair products produce build up in you hair and scalp because they are not able to dissolve in water. Here are a list of silicones to stay away from.1. Cetearyl Methicone
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