Updated: Aug 25
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Hey, beautiful!! Are you the owner of gorgeous curls? Cheers to those twisted little wonders that are enviable to others!! Curly hair is a desire for many women out there. It is possible some of you curly girls might be having difficulty in maintaining them. But believe me, what you possess is a desire for many. With a little knowledge about your hair type and a consistent hair care routine, you can add a wow effect to your hair with minimal effort. So, let’s get started with these amazing and easy-to-do tips for your curly hair.
Be HAPPY because you own curly hair
This is an undebatable fact that your hair is the most significant part of your physical appearance. Healthy and shiny hair shows how much you care about yourself. Enjoy the little joys life has given you. Take care of yourself without stress. Being aware of who you truly are is a very important factor of your overall health that sometimes we ignore. Always feel good and confident about yourself, and you can easily achieve any of your goals.
What to do for your curly hair
So there are always some dos and don'ts for any objective to achieve. Let us start with the dos.
1). ‘Healthy is Beautiful’- Your overall health is the key to your beautiful hair. To get a long-lasting result for your healthy curly hair, first, start eating healthy. Add all vitamins A, B, C, D, E, iron, zinc, and protein to your diet. Vitamin A is needed for cellular growth and also helps in the production of sebum, a natural moisturizer present in your scalp. Vitamin B helps create red blood cells, which carry oxygen and nutrients to the scalp. Vitamin C creates collagen and absorbs iron. The deficiency of vitamin D can cause alopecia. Vitamin E supplements can increase your hair growth. The deficiency of iron, zinc, and protein, can cause severe hair loss. For completely healthy curly hair, add animal products like milk, eggs, butter, cheese, and cow, goat, and chicken liver and seafood, to your regular diet. Among the plant foods, green leafy vegetables, oranges and yellow sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, and red palm oil, nuts, avocados, sunflower seeds, and other citrus fruits are very important for your hair growth and overall health as well.
2). How should I comb and style my naturally curly hair- Curly hair is naturally weak and brittle compared to straight hair. Therefore, always use a wide-toothed comb to comb your hair. Comb your hair from the bottom up to detangle them. Your fingers can work even better when your hair is wet.
3). Proper massaging- Massaging is an age-old practice for better circulation of blood in your scalp, which leads to healthy hair. A good massage before washing your hair will improve the texture and quality of your hair. You can use warm coconut, castor, or olive oil to massage your hair.
4). Cleaning and conditioning- It is very important to keep your hair and scalp clean. With curly hair, you might not need a frequent wash, but shampooing once a week is essential for all hair types. Furthermore, conditioning your hair will retain the moisture and prevent them from going rough and dry. There are many organic and natural products available containing Aloe vera gel and slippery elm, which can help keep your curly hair soft and smooth.
5). Medication- If you have any complications in your scalp and are suffering hair loss, do go to a skin therapist and take proper medications.
6). Use natural and Organic products- Use natural and organic products as much as possible. The natural care you get from such products can not be matched with chemicals. These products may have a slow effect, but are surely permanent and long-lasting.
7). Regular trims- Our hair if not trimmed regularly may get damaged at the ends. Hence, a regular trim is very effective and should be followed after six to seven weeks.
8). Proper sleep- Healthy hair needs a healthy body, and a healthy body needs a healthy sleep. A good deep sleep of eight hours is generally sufficient for an adult. Your body repairs tissues develop cells and boost your immune system during your unhindered sleep.
9). Be consistent- Healthy body and hair come with consistent and regular healthy habits. You cannot achieve this in a single day. You also have to be very patient.
10). Follow native practices- There are many therapies and practices all over the world followed for hair care. If you follow all of them, they will be of no use and also can damage your curly baby hair. Believe in your native traditions and practices followed by your grand moms. What they follow is tried and tested according to your environment, ethnicity, and local customs which are actually suitable to your requirements.
What not to do for your curly hair
Hair Combing and styling- Do not comb your hair with fine-tooth combs, else you will end up disrupting your curl pattern. Besides, never use a comb on your wet hair. Don't forget that they are fragile when wet. Also, refrain from tying your hair very tight.
Right Shampoo- Understand the texture of your hair. Do not over shampoo. Curly hair is generally dry. Hence, select your shampoo wisely, which preserves your hair’s natural oils. It should also be appropriate for your scalp.
Hot water or blow-dry- Never use hot water for cleaning your hair. It dispossesses moisture from your curls and makes them weaker. Your hair will lose its shine and be lackluster.
Say no to chemicals- Avoid using hair products containing alcohol, sulfates, and strong fragrances.
Don’t go on attractive ads and buy all products - All the promising hair products are good for your hair is a myth. It is not necessary that all hair shampoo or conditioner will suit everybody. Try to buy products that suit your scalp and hair.
Curly people definitely have different hair, and it’s really hard for others to understand the problems related to our hair. But yes, there is a solution to every problem. With these above-mentioned easy and beneficial tips which if you follow patiently, and regularly, you will surely get a positive result and can soon confidently flaunt your curly hair. And yes, always remember that ‘Healthy is Beautiful'.
About The Author: Paula Bland
The founder of TLP, Paula Bland, is a medically qualified Nurse Practitioner, Hair aesthetician and also a psychiatric Nurse Practitioner known for her highly effective hair consultation. Paula has a non-traditional approach to hair care and advocates a chemical-free, natural, and holistic approach. The Love of People is her brainchild, and its products reflect her approach to hair health and have helped women with naturally curly hair manage their curls in a chemical-free and organic way.