8 tips for better and longer curls
1. Don't wash?!
Remember that curly hair is naturally dry and prone to frizz. Your scalp's natural oils that keep straighter hair shiny and hydrated can't get through the kinks and bends of a curly hair strand. Washing less often can help your curls retain more moisture and stay softer, smoother, and healthier. If you use shampoo, make sure you use a shampoo designed for curls to help define and detangle your hair. Use a dry shampoo only on your roots and scalp, or wash it together with water and a moisturizing curl conditioner to refresh your mane.
2. Always comb your hair from bottom to top
By combing the hair from the bottom up, you can gently untangle each knot, instead of making knots down and yanking your way through. To protect hair from damage and to detangle hair efficiently, our experts strongly recommend that you always rely on a wide-toothed comb, never a brush, to rake through curly hair.
Curly hair is the most fragile type on the block and every curl is a potential breaking point. Using a wide-toothed comb is the gentlest way to detangle curls and it won't disrupt the natural curl pattern as much as a brush would. That means saving brushes for straight styles, or just taming flyaways.
3. Go to the hairdresser more often
Damaged hair never looks good (not to mention split ends that can make your hair frizzy!). If you want healthy curls that look bouncy and fresh, go to the hairdresser every six to eight weeks for a quick haircut.
4. Use a heatless curls or a "pineapple" trick to hold curls while you sleep
Heatless curls are a relatively new way to curl your hair and create beautiful curls without the use of heat. Because it does not apply heat, the curls can be maintained in a healthy way at night, say hello to healthy hair.
5. Silk pillowcase!
And if you're not already sleeping on a silk pillowcase, it's time to make the switch. A silk pillowcase is smoother than a normal pillow, so it has less friction with the hair. This prevents tangles and knots in the hair, as well as the occurrence of split ends. Sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase will give you shiny hair like never before. Your hair is better hydrated and less greasy because the excess sebum production is inhibited. It is also nice for your skin to sleep on such a pillowcase. It gives you a radiant skin because it prevents acne and pimples. Your facial skin is better hydrated and a night cream can do its job better. You will also notice that you no longer have creases in your face after sleeping.
6. Drying your hair
How do you dry your hair? Most people do this with a towel, but try doing this with a cotton T-shirt. Drying your hair with a T-shirt will make your hair less frizzy and more shiny!
How do you do this exactly? Well very simple! Turn your head upside down and wrap the t-shirt around your hair as you would a normal towel.
But why is it that drying your hair with a towel is not good for your hair? By twisting your hair in the towel, your hair is stretched and it rubs against the stiff towel, causing your hair to fluff. So from now on use a t-shirt so you can shine with your beautiful shiny hair.
7. heat protection
If you curl your hair with a curling iron from a style iron, we recommend that you use a heat protection cream or spray. This ensures that your hair is less damaged by the heat released during styling. Not only does the heat protection protect against heat, but it also ensures that your curls stay in place a lot longer.
8. secure curls
If you curl your hair with a curling iron, your hair will get very hot. To ensure that your curls last longer, you can secure your curls with a pin. If your hair is warm, your hair can still deform, so if you allow your curl to sag when it is still warm, the curl will take on a sagging shape more quickly. Therefore secure your curls with a bobby pin like the picture below.