As we know, curly hair has had a hard time with brushing, straightening and other styling products to harden the hair fiber for a long time. But good news… Nowadays, more and more men are choosing to (finally) embrace their curly hair! We see in the streets multiple haircuts, curls in the wind. Whether worn rather short, in wild lengths, or Frenched against howl, curly hair is popular!
So if you, too, have decided to tame your curly hair, here are 7 tips for beautiful, silky, bouncy waves every day… Aspen BaByliss!
Tip #1: Choose a mild shampoo for your scales!
Curly, frizzy and frizzy hair tend to be more vulnerable to external aggressions. In fact, its curved nature makes it difficult to distribute sebum from root to tip. Remember that sebum is the fatty substance that forms a natural protective barrier on the hair fiber and thus tightens the scales. Therefore, the scales of curly hair are less tight and struggle to retain moisture.
With that said, you’ll understand why it’s essential to turn to a gentle shampoo that doesn’t contain sulfate-free . It is a foaming agent that should be absolutely avoided as it dries out the scalp by absorbing sebum, which can sometimes cause irritation and even dandruff.
Where can I find a mild sulfate-free shampoo? Today, many brands offer sulfate-free shampoos. You can get them in-store or directly online at sites like Bar à Boucles. The «Première Mousse» of the Noire O Naturel brand is particularly known for gently washing curls.
Tip #2: NEVER detangle without conditioner!
If you have length, it is best to detangle your curly hair after washing. For this, the conditioner will be your best ally! It will allow you to gently undo the knots, without breaking the long ones. And above all, do not forget, we begin to unravel the ends and gently climb towards the skull. It is best to use a wide tooth comb or bristle brush. Tangle Teezer .
For the choice of conditioner, it is better to avoid silicones that tend to clog and weigh down the hair fiber.
Tip #3: Rinse with cold water to avoid frizz
After having cleaned your hair of hair products with warm water, it can be very interesting to do a last rinse with cold water. This option may not appeal to the most cautious… but cold water allows the scales of the hair fiber to tighten and thus maintain hydration for well-wrapped curls once dry.
Tip #4 – Use hairspray to refresh curly hair after washing
Curls tend to lose their vibrancy the days after washing. To refresh them in the morning, nothing better than a natural spray that rehydrates the fiber to reform the curls. To do this, all you have to do is get a small spray bottle, fill it with water and dampen your curls with some pschiiits, and voila!
If you wish, you can also add a few drops of essential or vegetable oils to your spray bottle depending on the porosity of your curly hair.
Tip n°5: apply a treatment without rinsing to nourish the fiber
To seal in moisture and nourish curly hair that tends to dry out, you’ll need to apply a leave-in conditioner after lightly dampening it with your spray. This will put an end to stubborn frizz…
It can be, for example, a curling cream, a care oil or even a lotion. Again, try to avoid silicones.
Tip n°6: add a gel for fixed curls throughout the day
For those who want perfectly structured curls all day long, you can add a styling gel or jelly for a slightly less set look. This type of product will be particularly interesting if you have an elegant cut. French cultivation . Aloe vera gel can, for example, be a very good natural fixative for curls while moisturizing them.
Tip #7: Sleep on a silk (or satin) pillowcase
Last tip, to protect your curly hair at night, it’s best to sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase. It may seem like a detail, but the slipperiness of these fabrics prevents friction that tends to attack the hair fiber. In this way, you preserve the hydration of your curls and avoid breakage. The difference will be felt in the morning. Your hair will be smoother, with much less frizz when you wake up.
This is enough to build a complete routine to maintain your curls!