Managing your Curly Hair
Get the right cut.
You’ve probably heard this before, but the right cut can make a huge difference! Longer hair weighs down curls, so if you are looking to beat the poof, keep your hair medium-length to long. Having layers will help shape your hair so that it’s flattering for your face. It’s important to have healthy locks – so get a trim every 6 to 8 weeks to keep your curls in tip-top shape!
Throw out the brush.
Brushing your hair can make your hair frizzy. Opt for a wide tooth comb. For even better results on curly hair, comb your hair while it is wet. So whether it’s in the shower or after you get out, combing your hair before it dries will ensure it is knot-free and retains the curl. Combing while your hair is dry will remove the curl shape and be a breeding ground for that unwanted frizz.
Invest in the right Shampoo.
A lot of times you will hear advice that you should wash your hair every-other day. The reason for this advice is the wrong shampoo will strip your hair of its natural oils and make it dry. So if you are someone who needs to wash your hair every day, try just shampooing every other day with products such as BC Moisture Kick or BC Smooth Perfect (but still use your BC Moisture Kick Spray Conditioner every day). Also, focus shampooing the top of your scalp (where it can get oily), and only gently shampoo the ends of your hair.
This is, perhaps, the most important thing you can do to keep those curls hydrated and healthy! Find a good treatment like BC Moisture Kick or BC Smooth Perfect , that works well on your hair. Lather in the treatment and leave it in for a few minutes while in the shower or leave it process for 20min. Your hair will thank you and reward you with countless good hair days! Curly hair is naturally dry, so taking extra steps to keep it hydrated is incredibly important. Try using formulas for frizzy hair, too such as BC Smooth Perfect range. This will help because curly hair is often more prone to dryness and frizziness. If it’s really dry, try a leave-in conditioner such as BC Moisture Kick Spray Conditioner.
Don’t rub dry.
After getting out of the shower, it is tempting to flip your head over and rub your hair like a madman with your towel to dry it. DON’T. Instead, gently pat dry your hair with your towel. This will help eliminate frizz and knots, the biggest enemies to curly hair.
Use a good styling product.
Curly hair sometimes needs a little assistance too looks its best. Whether it’s a serum like OSIS Magic, BC Oil Miracle or BC Moisture Kick Spray, there’s something out there for everyone. Find something that is made specifically for curly hair. apply it to your hair after you get out of the shower and let it air-dry. Products such BC Moisture Kick + OSIS Bouncy Curls is also great.
Beat the heat!
Blow drying or straightening your precious curls can damage them. That damage will ultimately cause hair to be frizzy. For healthy and frizz-free hair, let your hair naturally dry. You’ll thank yourself in the long run. Curly hair is a blessing! Don’t be afraid to let your natural locks take center stage. But if you MUST use heat, be sure to use a protective product for your hair such as OSIS Flatliner. – it protects your hair, but also makes it shiny! Always keep the blow dryer on a low setting to minimize the impact of the heat. Another option is book in for a professional Blow-dry. We will have you feeling amazing with silky smooth hair.
Work the curls
Of course, bad hair days are inevitable. Everyone has them. But the good thing about having curly hair is that you have volume—perfect for a stylish headband! Pushing your hair back with a headband on those days when it seems unmanageable is a quick-fix, and super cute! Headbands with tooth-combs will help keep it in place.
Embrace the Craze.
Us curly haired beauties have something that people would be willing to pay a lot of money for (*cough cough* perms), so why not flaunt it?! Everyone has bad hair days, but not everyone can naturally have the ringlets and waves we do. Take care of your curls, and work them –confidence is always key! Others will envy you. Make your hair your best asset.