Take Care of Curly Hair The Best Way Possible
Women, who are lucky to have curly or wavy hair, often want the opposite – straight hair. We won't lie, caring for curls is a hard work! Curly and wavy hair is naturally drier, more brittle and frizzy. If you fall into this hair type, it is good to support your curls with proper care and supply them with proper nutrition because that they need more than naturally straight hair.
All types of curly hair are sensitive to frizziness and dryness, so they also require special attention. Thanks to proper care, any type of hair can look beautiful and healthy. Often do we meet customers at the Hairtherapy studio who "don't like" their hair – because they take care of them inappropriately and as was mentioned in the introduction: the ladies with curly hair want straight hair and they are looking for very inappropriate ways to achieve their goals. By force.
What must be avoided?
It is a big shame to iron curly hair. By ironing, you disturb the natural structure of the hair, you are depriving them of their hard-earned hydration. Also loading the hair with styling preparations or products with a large content of silicones is rather harmful for the hair due to the fact that no nutrition penetrates the hair. Alternatively, the hair roots become "blocked" and as a result, the hair falls out. Perhaps the worst step to straighten curls is to have a chemical treatment done longer-lasting straightening of hair. Blow drying with hot air takes moisture, shine and strength from curls in particular, that's why it is more appropriate to reach for a diffuser using slightly warm and preferably cold air.
Hard water and curly hair?
Washing hair in hard water leads to excessive deposition of minerals also on the hair lengths, which subsequently leads to dry and brittle hair. Hair is without volume and lose their strength and elasticity, they break – and that is why it often seems to us that the hair don't grow. For more information about how harmful hard water is, read on here.
How to properly care for this type of hair?
Creping of hair also occurs when you let your hair "just be" while you sleep. Loose curly hair during sleep is most prone to breakage and the aforementioned frizzing. The most suitable way to sleep with curly hair is:
- with a silk/satin sleeping cap on = the cap will keep your hair together and keeps moisture in the hair lengths; it is the most suitable option for sleeping with curly hair
- a braid = if you take time to braid you hair before sleep, you'll will make sure that the hair do not frizz, break or fall out when you lie on them
- a soft bun
Before you go to sleep, it is always a good idea to supply hair with hydration. We definitely recommend spraying the Leave-in Conditioner before with every sleep so that the hair is nourished during the night as well. Another important point in care is proper combing. You should never brush curly and wavy hair when dry. It is always a good idea to brush the hair wet or moist, after washing, especially with a high-quality wooden brush with the widest possible "tooth" spacing. On the other hand, avoid plastic brushes, teezers or thick brusher (the "tooth" spacing is very narrow).
Oftentimes, women with curls avoid cutting the ends because they feel that their hair is not growing – because they are in one length for a long time. However, this is just a myth. Hair grows all the time, but if they don't have enough of what they ask for (hydration), they break. Therefore, it is suitable to trim the split ends every 2–3 months and use a hair mask.
Suitable selection of products:
Choosing the right products is another important step towards achieving healthy and beautiful hair appearance. Since our proven method is frugality, hair cosmetics ANDREINE is the choice #1.
First of all, I must not forget our very new Velvet Repair Shampoo, which is ideal for nourishing both cuticles and hair lengths. It leaves your hair silky shiny and nourished, as if you just used a hair mask. It is a one-of-a-kind shampoo, because usually, shampoos are primarily designed to cleanse the scalp. They are not meant for lengths as those are nourished by masks, conditioners, oils and more. VELVET REPAIR may not serve as a replacement for a mask or conditioner, but thanks to its unique formula enriched with Laminaria digitata algae, your hair will feel silky, nourished even on its ends.
As of our experience, if you have curly hair, you probably also deal with dry scalp. For this scalp problem, we always recommend a Miracle Helper Shampoo, which is suitable to ensure sufficient hydration for a dandruff-prone skin.
If it's the other way around and your scalp is oilier, choose the WoW Volume Crystal Shampoo which is designed to volumise, moisturise and promote the regeneration and nourishment of unruly hair from root to tip.
Mask, mask and more mask. The most important deep nourishment for dry hair! For finer curly hair, choose the wash-off mask Hydrating Magician and be sure to leave it on for at least 5 minutes to ensure the nourishment is as intense as possible. If you have curls that need more intense help, choose the Protein Magician, which beautifully locks in moisture and adds much needed protein to hair. The best helper for any occasion with the possibility of using it several times a day is a leave-in conditioner. It is rinse-free and does not leave hair greasy! Hair after using this conditioner is shiny, moisturized, nourished, non-electrifying and not flyaway in every direction. To treat your hair to extra care and especially gentle care, you can visit our Hairtherapy Studio salons and have a choice of four wraps:
1. Protein deep wrap for damaged hair (PROTEIN TREATMENT)
2. Indian cure for shine and vitality of dry hair (INDIAN ELIXIR)
3. Intensive vitamin treatment for lifeless hair (INTENSE HERBS)
4. Nourishing treatment to promote growth and strengthen hair (COFFEE ESSENCE)
You can learn more about the regenerative and beneficial effects of these treatments here.
Curls make you special, so why do you want them give up? Curly hair is playful, romantic and attractive. They can become your strong point, identification mark, so start to like them and take care of them properly. So that you become one of those, who knows how to enjoy every day. And we will be happy to advise and help you with your care in our salons. We are looking forward to you!