Hair care is more than just washing, conditioning, and styling. It is also not as simple as going to the salon for your weekly or monthly hair treatment. First and foremost, it is about knowing your hair type and what makes it different, understanding your hair concerns, and figuring out your styling preferences.
Like our skin, hair types and hair quality also differ from person to person, so what may have worked wonders for someone you know may not have the same effect on you. Before you decide on what products to use for your hair, it is important to first understand the right kinds of products for your hair type, and then learning how to use them properly.
Curly, coily hair, in particular, need special care because the hair strands are actually more delicate and fragile than straight hair. In fact, the more curved or coiled the hair strands are, the more prone they are to breakage. Aside from this, the appearance of your hair, and whether they become more frizzy and tangled, would also depend on how you wash and care for your strands.
If you have this hair type, knowing the proper care and the correct products to use would go a long way in making your curls easier to manage. Here are some quick tips for you:
- Plan Your Washes
When it comes to curly hair, the process of washing and cleansing have to be quite deliberate. Prep your hair before wash day by keeping it tied in a bun and free from styling, making it easier to detangle them after cleansing. Make sure to wash not just your strands but also the scalp because truly healthy hair starts from the roots.
It also helps when you use a shampoo that would nourish and care for both your hair and scalp as it washes away the dirt and oil buildup. We recommend Shouts Naturals Kiwi Therapy, a natural shampoo formulation that is infused with kiwi seed oil to promote healthy hair growth and prevent hair loss.
- Comb with Care
Use a wide-tooth comb to first detangle your hair before brushing. You can avoid or minimize breakage by combing your hair while still in the shower. For really tight curls, use your fingers to sift through your locks and separate any knots while hair is still wet before proceeding with a comb.
Be gentle when handling your curls to avoid split ends. Aside from using a wide-tooth comb or a detangler, try not to pull your hair strands too much in a tight ponytail or bun. A regular visit to your stylist for a professional trim would also help keep your hair strands looking well-maintained.
To soften your curls and make them easier to comb, we recommend Shouts Naturals Curl Nutrition Treatment to deeply heal and condition your hair from within. Use it at least once a week after washing your hair.
- Style with Ease
Because they lack natural moisture, curly hair strands need more supplementary hydration from the products you use. Choose a styling product that can help nourish your hair while also locking in the moisture so your hair strands get to absorb them for a longer period.
The styling product will also protect your hair and prevent breakage while combing and styling. Try out the Shouts Naturals Hair Growth Pomade which is packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and proteins that will help you style with ease while making your hair healthier and shinier. It is also very lightweight and easy to use, so you don't have to worry about feeling sticky and messy the whole day.