Hair comprises of one of those features that can make or mar the personality of a person. The type of your hair, as well as the way you style it, can go a long way in adding to your looks. All the people in this world are not gifted with the same type of hair.
Is your hair a bushy nest of undefined frizzy curls? You are not the only one. Many with potentially gorgeous curls care for them in the wrong way, or they just get so sick of curls that they straighten them! Well, chuck the straightener, and keep reading for how to keep your curvaceous hair looking great.
1. Apply a Leave-In Conditioner
Curly hair tends to be dry especially during the cold months, curly hair can become frizzy and out of control. To help keep curly hair soft and manageable, it is a great idea to apply a leave-in conditioner to either wet or dry hair depending on the product being used. It is important with a leave-in conditioner to not apply an excessive amount as too much conditioner can cause hair to be weighted down and greasy looking.
2. Use a Dryer Sheet for Fly Away Hairs
Curly hair is notorious for having fly away hairs, some of my family and friends who have curly hair will have those little wiry curly hairs sticking out every where! An excellent way to control those fly away hairs is by gently rubbing a dryer sheet over the hair and the fly away hairs are immediately tamed down. If you thought dryer sheets were just for the clothes, you thought wrong because your hair can also benefit from the dryer sheets too.
3. Use Mayonnaise for Shine
Naturally curly hair is not always as shiny as some of the other textures of hair and curly hair many times needs that little extra boost for added shine. A great product that aids in giving curly hair some shine comes right from the kitchen and it is mayonnaise. Generously apply mayonnaise all over the hair, then comb the mayonnaise through the hair using a wide tooth comb. Wrap your head with plastic wrap and the heat of your head will help the mayonnaise to penetrate into the cuticles of the hair. Leave the mayonnaise on for a couple hours for it to really get into the hair, if you are able to sleep with the mayonnaise and plastic wrap on your head through the night it is a great way to leave the mayonnaise on your curly hair for an extended period of time.
4. Shampoo Every Other Day
Naturally curly hair can really benefit from the natural oils in the scalp, by shampooing curly hair every other day, it gives your hair the chance to get some natural oils on the hair shafts. Natural oils on the hair shaft help to calm curly hair down and also help with added shine. Some people do not feel comfortable washing their hair every other day because they do not like the way their hair looks on the non-wash day, if you are one of these people, consider put your hair up in a pony tail or bun on the second day so that your hair can benefit from the natural oils from the scalp.
5. Invest in a Diffuser
The best thing for curly hair is to let the hair dry naturally but most of the time we do not have time to let hair air dry. Curly hair can get wild with the normal blow drying process but a diffuser can help with minimizing the direct air being blow on the hair. While a diffuser still helps dry the hair quicker than air drying, it also diffuses the blow dryer air so that fly away hair and the frizzy hair look are minimized.