For healthy, plump, and defined curls.
According to a Science Direct study, 65% of women have naturally curly hair. While curly hair looks beautiful naturally, it is also very upkeep. And if you're struggling to find ways to style or manage your natural curls, then this article is for you! Here are our tips and how to define your natural curls, without weighing down or drying out your hair.
Discover our 7 tips for defined curls:
You can, for example, use a diffuser. The diffuser gives your curls a bouncy shape and will evenly disperse the airflow from the hairdryer into your curls. This is different from how you would dry your hair with a blow dryer by putting hot air on just one section of your hair. Please do not use a diffuser too often, as hot styling tools can be harmful to the hair. In your daily routine, use a microfiber towel that you wrap over your hair. Avoid rubbing your hair with a towel, this causes breakage, let it dry quietly.
Using products that specialize in your hair type is the best way to keep your curls healthy and more defined. Avoid anti-frizz products, as using these products will add weight to your curls, over time, weigh them down and deteriorate them.
It can be difficult to completely eliminate your use of heat styling products, but luckily there are other ways to style your hair. For example, you can choose to braid your hair, do twists or bantu knots the night before instead of using a curling iron.
Limiting the amount of washing your hair will help preserve the natural moisture produced by your hair, which will also keep your curls defined. Instead of washing your hair regularly, you can consider incorporating a dry shampoo between shampoos into your routine.
Satin protects your hair from the dryness caused by the friction between your hair and moisture-absorbing materials such as cotton. If you don't like sleeping with a cap on your head, you can sleep with satin pillowcases.
Using a wide-tooth comb, detangling brush, or your fingers, unlike the traditional brush, is a great way to preserve your natural curls without damaging or breaking your hair. Small tip, start by combing the ends of your hair then work your way up to the roots gradually.