Curly Hair Tips and Tricks

I decided to steer away from makeup with this post. I have very thick curly hair and throughout my childhood and early teenage years I struggled to maintain it. If you have curly hair you know how difficult it can be to tame frizz and keep your hair looking shiny and healthy. In this post I’m going to give you a few tips that work for me and might hopefully work for you too.

To be honest, I don’t bother buying expensive anti-frizz products for my hair, I find that hair care products on the high street are just as good so why break the bank. I don’t even repurchase a specific shampoo and conditioner, but I do like Dove’s hair care range.

If you have curly hair I’d suggest purchasing a brush from the Tangle Teezer range, this will become your best friend. I’ve used Tangle Teezer’s for years now, but for the past 12 months or so I’ve been loving their Wet Detangler. It’s a paddle brush as apposed to their smaller original brushes. I like to take this brush into the shower with me and once I’ve applied my shampoo, I brush through my hair to remove any knots that might have formed. I keep the shampoo on my hair during this step. After this, I rinse my hair and apply conditioner, letting it soak in whilst I wash my body. Before rinsing the conditioner, I use the brush again making sure to get out any remaining knots. I tie my hair in a towel to dry slightly before going in with my brush one last time.

I try to wash my hair of an evening when I don’t plan on going out anyway, I find my hair looks nicer if I do this. Once completely brushed I like to put my hair into two plaits and sleep with these in overnight. When I wake up, my hair is shiny, soft and healthy looking, no frizz insight!

If I need to wash my hair during the day, I do this as early as possible. Following the same steps as above in the shower, however instead of plaiting my hair, I leave it to dry naturally. When I do this I apply the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray throughout the lengths of my hair, although I don’t actually use any heat. I find it helps to reduce frizz and adds a nice sheen to my hair.

Typically, I wash my hair every other night, occasionally I go two nights without washing. The nights when I haven’t washed my hair I throw it up in a loose bun with a large scrunchy, brushing through the top of my hair to tidy it up a little. NEVER, and I cannot stress this enough, brush your hair whilst it is completely dry. This breaks up the curl and leads to ‘Hagrid’ or ‘young Hermione Granger’ hair which is never a flattering look.

My curly hair maintenance method really works for me. It may not work for everyone but I hope that you have taken some tips away to avoid the dreaded frizz.

Until Another Day x

 

 

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