So You Are Going to Rock Your Curls? Start Here…..
The motivation for embracing your curls can come from many places. It could be that you are tired of silk pressing your hair, or tired of chemically straightening your hair. It could be that you are tired of braids, or just want a change of pace. No matter what your reasons are, there is always a reason to rock your curls. In addition, you need mielle rosemary mint oil to keep your scalp and curls healthy. We have assembled a few more steps to help you fine tune your curly gurl hair routine.
We know you must be curious about what products are best to use. You may wonder: how often should you wash your hair? What can make this process easier for yourself, or more fun? We’ve got the answers!
Here is a simple routine that will help keep your hair healthy and strong.
Take a deep breath, and let's begin
The first step in detangling is to find the right tool for the job. You can use a wide-tooth comb or a hair brush that has bristles on both sides; either will work just fine. If you're using a wide-tooth comb, make sure it has rounded tips instead of sharp points as these can cause unnecessary damage to your tresses. For those who have extremely thick and/or curly hair, consider using an egg-shaped paddle brush with soft rubber teeth or a detangling spray made especially for thick textures (I like this one by Cantu) because they'll help break up knots without causing breakage!
Shampooing is important to keep your hair clean, but it's not the same thing as conditioning.
If you don't have time for a full wash and deep condition, consider doing a quick rinse with conditioner, which will help to detangle and moisturize your hair.
Shampooing can dry your hair if done too often or harshly! If you use sulfate-free shampoos (or no shampoo at all), please make sure you're using moisturizing products like oils or creams that are compatible with your scalp and hair type (for example, coconut oil works well with thick curly coily hair). Your scalp might need some extra love as well—you may want to use an ACV rinse after washing (1/4 cup of ACV mixed in 8 ounces of water).
Deep conditioning is a no-brainer. It's a must-do weekly, and should be left in for at least 30 minutes (but as long as you can stand it). After rinsing out the deep conditioner, finish off with a light conditioner or leave it out for an extra boost of moisture.
Leave-in conditioner is a must-have in your hair care routine. If you have ever had problems with dryness, breakage, or any other issue that stems from lack of moisture in the hair then leave-in conditioners are for you!
Leave-in conditioners tend to be lighter than regular conditioner because they don't contain as many ingredients that have a heavy consistency like oils and butters do. They are meant to be applied directly after shampooing to seal the cuticle layer of the hair shaft which helps prevent moisture loss and damage caused by weather elements such as wind/rain and heat styling tools like blow dryers or flat irons/curling irons etc...
You probably know this, but it's good to have your daily moisturizer routine written down somewhere for quick reference. It's also a great way to look back on what you've been doing for your hair and keep track of progress as you go along. We highly recommend a hair and scalp oil like mielle rosemary mint oil.
Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.
You don't have to use all one brand of products, just make sure whatever you are using contains glycerin or hyaluronic acid (or both). The higher the concentration of these ingredients in the formula, the better! These work especially well when combined with an oil or butter product because they help lock moisture into every strand while adding shine as well! But if you want something even more intense then try an overnight mask like Argan oil or Avocado Oil which can be left over night before rinsing out in the morning will give even better results! This is especially nice because we all know how much time we spend sleeping so why not make it worth our while?
Trim every 10 to 12 weeks
If you have curly hair, trimming your curls every 10 weeks will help keep them healthy. Straight-haired naturals can get a trim every 12 weeks or so.
If you're like me, and grow a ton of new growth this is not just about the ends being fresh and healthy, but also that I get to play with my hair again after it's been long enough that I've forgotten what it looks like!
Protective styles are a great way to keep your hair healthy and strong without having to worry about blow drying or flat ironing it every day. But there’s also nothing wrong with wanting to style your hair, so don't feel like you need to let protective styling take over your life. A few tips on how to keep both styles in check:
- Make sure that the protective style is actually what you want. If you only do one protective style for a month but then hate it, that defeats the purpose of protecting your hair from damage!
- Choose a hairstyle based on what kind of look you're going for and whether or not it matches who you are as an individual. For example, if you're super girly and love ponies (like me), go for something cute! If not...well...no one's stopping anyone from going short either ;)
- Keep up with regular trims so that even though there may be breakage from wearing these styles over time due to lack of maintenance (which is normal), it won't be too much breakage compared with someone who hasn't been getting their ends trimmed regularly enough between appointments (which should always happen!).
This natural hair routine is a great place to start to keep your hair healthy and strong.
So you want to rock your natural curls? Yes! Do it. Rock Your curls, but make sure you take care of your hair with the right steps and products. The steps outlined in this blog are a great place to start. Remember that Curly Gurl Luv Beauty Supply Store is a great place to purchase all of the products you need to love your hair!