Curly hairs are unique, they are curvy, wavy with twists and turns everywhere but little did most y’all know curly hairs are also extremely fragile and super delicate to handle! Anyone with curly hair knows what we are talking about! We are pretty sure you’ve had people telling “Wow, your hair is so pretty, I wish I had curly hair😻!” Though they meant as a compliment, we the curly girls know that to keep those curls under control is so much harder than it looks. These are the days where your hair just goes wild and you go on a quest to find effective curly hair care tips to help keep those curls intact!
Cuz curly hairs can be unpredictable where some days they behave while most days all hell just break loose. Plus, thanks to their thick and coarse nature it can be hard for the scalp oil to travel all the way from the top to bottom roots of the hair. This is why most girls with curly hair often experience low levels of moisture, dryness and frizziness. And if you think the basic lather-rinse-repeat is gonna work for you, then you are wrong! Curly hairs need special hair care regimen, unlike the normal ones that will keep your waves and curls looking shiny and strong.
To help you out on, few of your curly hair sisters from Beauty Insider Malaysia have shared 11 amazing curly hair care tips that work wonder all kinds of natural curls😉. We know these simple curly hair care tips will keep your waves and curls looking beautiful while throwing some major hair goals that gonna get everyone envious. So, whatcha waiting for? Read on to find out more about the pro curly hair care tips that can help you get your curls done for the day quicker than your morning coffee’s ready.
- 1. Comb Your Hair from the Bottom Up
- 2. Use A Gentle Curly Hair Shampoo
- 3. Use Lots of Hair Conditioner Like A LOT!
- 4. Do Not Wash Your Hair Everyday!
- 5. Rinse Off Your Hair with Cold Water
- 6. Apply a Hair Mask Once a Week
- 7. Use Your Fingers To Detangle Your Hair
- 8. Try to Wean Yourself Off of the Heat
- 9. If You Must Style with Heat Then Use a Diffuser
- 10. Sleep On a Satin Pillowcase
- 11. Tie Your Hair Up in a ‘Pineapple’ Bun
1. Comb Your Hair from the Bottom Up
This is one of the most basic curly hair tips but most often forgets. Always comb your hair from bottom up. This can allow you to gently detangle each knot, without having compounding knots toward the bottom which generally just yanks your way through. It can also protect hair from damage! For a better detangling result, you should use a wide-tooth comb. Never ever ever use a brush to rake through curly hair as it can disrupt the natural curl pattern�.
Here are the 10 Golden Rules to Get Rid Of Frizzy Hair. Follow these hacks and enjoy a luscious, smooth, shiny and mainly frizz-free hair!
2. Use A Gentle Curly Hair Shampoo
It’s a common belief in the curly hair community that shampoos that defrizzes the hair is curly hair go-to but well it isn’t! Majority of shampoos sold in the market are often designed for women with fine hair and those shampoos that promise to fix frizziness generally are packed with a high content of sulfates, which rob the hair of moisture and moisture is so for curls So, it is best to get curly hair shampoos as it can refresh your hair and scalp without stripping away too much of its natural moisture and oils.
Our favourite curly hair shampoo is the Tresemme, Botanique, Curl Hydration Shampoo. Packed with Shea Butter & Hibiscus Oil this shampoo is only RM 25.55
3. Use Lots of Hair Conditioner Like A LOT!
Many curly hair ladies often skip conditioning their hair because they don’t want their hair to be too ‘soft’, but girls listen to us and make sure to apply conditioner and leave it on your hair for about 2-3 minutes, right after shampooing. Generally, conditioners that are packed with natural botanicals are the best answers to the needs of your hair as they aren’t harsh and contain wholesome essential nutrients for the hair. But when you are conditioning your hair AVOID THE SCALP💇😻! Because your scalp naturally produces moisture and overly hydration can lead to itchiness and dandruff issues.
We recommend the Tresemme Botanique, Curl Hydration Conditioner. Packed with moisture and a delicious fragrance, this conditioner is a winner that only cost RM 25.55!
4. Do Not Wash Your Hair Everyday!
Here is one of those uncommon curly hair care tips, where you just shouldn’t be washing your hair every day. Though many believe that shampooing is actually great for curls because the key to healthy perfect curls is a healthy scalp. And our scalp generally cleanses them so washing your hair 2-3 times a week is good enough. Washing your hair every day can also strip away the scalp’s natural oils and moisture which can affect the health of the hair. However, conditioner is your friend so frequently apply conditioner even if you don’t shampoo your hair.
5. Rinse Off Your Hair with Cold Water
If you don’t know, now you know! One of the most underrated curly hair care tips, rinsing your hair with cold water can help control and prevent frizziness like nobody’s business! It can also aid in closing the cuticles and is especially effective if you have super dry hair as cold water can help lock in moisture and seal everything together. It is pretty simple actually, once you are done with all the shampooing and conditioning just take one bucket of cold water (not icy cold water�) and just rinse off your hair, Then, just dry it off naturally!
6. Apply a Hair Mask Once a Week
Just like how wearing a primer is the key to having a perfect long-lasting makeup look, a hair mask is like the primer for achieving those envious curls that are shiny, bouncy, and free of frizz. Most of you (including us) focus too much on conditioning the hair but often forget about keeping the hair hydrated by applying a hydrating mask every week which can really bring new life into your curls and also keep them healthy and shiny. There are many hair mask products out there but we love making DIY organic hair masks at home as they are cheaper and safer for the hair!
Try our 10 Best DIY Hair Masks at the comfort of your home now. You only need a few, all-natural ingredients that can deeply nourish, protect, and moisturize your hair.
7. Use Your Fingers To Detangle Your Hair
If you are constantly playing with your hair, then you are actually doing a good thing for your hair (HAHA🤣!) Even many professional hairstylists have admitted that fingers are your best detangling tool. But the key here is to be gentle and patient. Just gently play your fingers across your hair and you can also twist it for a curlier finish. Do you have another of those game-changing curly hair care tips? Then, when you are playing your fingers around your hair try to detangle the ends upwards. It is faster and not so stressful on the hair as well. This way you can also have less hair falls!
8. Try to Wean Yourself Off of the Heat
Do you use blow dryers, flat irons, curling irons like all the time? If so, then stop it immediately. All of these thermal tools lead to breakage and especially if you have curly hair these tools can make them more frizzy and lead to dryness and itchiness. As hard as it is, but please try to wean yourself off of the heat. Opt for air-drying your hair naturally. Optionally, if you want firmer curls then twist your wet hair with your fingers or on foam rollers and let it dry naturally.
9. If You Must Style with Heat Then Use a Diffuser
If you still insist on using heat on your hair, then opt for a diffuser. It will minimize frizz by evenly distributing heat, and it’s much gentler than the direct heat from your hairdryer. But when you are diffusing make sure to diffuse the RIGHT way. In other words, don’t just put the diffuser right on your head and blast it with heat. A big NO-NO, sis 🙅🙅!!!
Here’s how to use a diffuser the right way on your curls:
- Start drying your roots first. Go in using circular motions in the same direction.
- Continue drying, keeping the dryer at a 90-degree angle to your scalp.
- Then, diffuse the ends of your hair
- Finally, hit the cool button on your dryer to lock in shine.
Yes, this does sound like a lot of work and because it is 😂 But, if you want nice, perfect looking curls then make sure to put in the effort to take good care of your hair. Don’t just pin the diffuser to your head. Patience is the key here. Also, remember you don’t want to overheat your hair, so keep both the heat and power on medium.
10. Sleep On a Satin Pillowcase
Did you know the type of pillow that you sleep in is one of the main causes of many hair woes like dandruff, falling and more? Yes, rough and unwashed pillowcases can cause your coils to tangle and be frizz which in over time can lead to hair fall and dehydrated looking curls. So, make sure to change your pillowcase every week and it is best to use smooth satin pillowcases. Optionally, you can also wrap your hair in a satin scarf or bonnet to keep curls sleek and intact.
11. Tie Your Hair Up in a ‘Pineapple’ Bun
Last but not least in our expert-approved curly hair care tips list is tying your hair up in a pineapple bun, Huh, ‘pineapple’ bun, what is that 🍍?! It is a simple hair technique to protect your curly hair when you sleep. Done correctly, this cool hair method can help you create a beautiful pile of curls on the top of your head, which resembles the shape of the obvious, PINEAPPLE!
Here how to a simple pineapple bun:
- Gently gather your hair into a high ponytail. Do not—twist it around to tighten it!
- Let half of your curls fall to one side, and a half to the other
- Simply remove the scrunchie the next morning
- Lastly, shake out your hair from side-to-side. That’s it
Again, we repeat DO NOT tighten your pineapple bun. By loosely securing your curly hair on the top of your head, pineapple bun prevents tangled hair and preserves your curls. The best part: it’s so easy, there’s pretty much no way to screw it up🤣🤣!