This week’s guest blogger Jennifer Dawson is sharing some excellent tips on how to tame curly hair naturally.
Work Your Curls The Natural Way
When you have naturally curly hair making every day a good hair day is easier said than done. Unlike straight hair, curly hair needs just a little bit of extra love and attention to stay shiny, healthy and full of bounce. The secret to achieving naturally beautiful, soft and shiny curls is to match the perfect natural hair care products with the right styling tools. The good news for curly-haired girls is that finding the right way to take care of your curls is now easier than ever.
Are you using the right products?
Using the right products is the first step to naturally beautiful hair and as with most things in life, nature knows best. Everyday pollutants, chemical hair dyes and over-use of hair straighteners can cause hair to become damaged, brittle and dull. Start by choosing organic, natural and chemical-free hair products.
They are gentler on your hair and clean and condition without the harsh chemicals that can strip hair of its natural oils. Because curly hair can be dry and more prone to frizz than other hair types you should choose a hydrating shampoo and conditioner and use a treatment weekly. To avoid dull, flat hair, apply a small amount of conditioner to your roots, this will add moisture and springiness to your hair without weighing it down.
Are you using the right tools?
A wide-tooth comb is a must-have for beautiful, tangle-free curly hair. Using a comb is the easiest and gentlest way to separate your curls and it will not cause the damage that a brush can. Always comb from the bottom up so that you don’t end up with a mass of tangles at the ends.
If you air-dry your hair or use a standard hair dryer then the chances are you have had more than one experience with the dreaded frizz. Fortunately, help is at hand, and what you need is a diffuser. The diffuser is a curly-haired girl’s best friend, it is a gentler way to dry your hair and it will prevent frizz and define your natural curls, adding volume, bounce, and definition. Diffusers are easy to use and are your surefire route to beautiful, bouncy, natural curls in no time.
With the right tools and the best natural products there is no reason why you can’t have beautiful, shiny, defined natural curls all the time and make every day a good hair day.