Sick of your curly hairstyles falling flat in seconds after all that effort? If you have natural curls or if you create them with a curling iron or traditional method, there are several tips to make sure your curly hairstyles stay soft, bouncy and beautiful for longer.
Keep your locks healthy
Healthy hair is super important for great results. Whether you’re naturally curly or like to flaunt created curls, you need healthy locks to look amazing. Curly hair should be washed once every other day or less. Washing too often will strip away the natural oils that keep the strands moisturized and soft. If you are going to style curly hair, wash it the night before to make sure the natural oils set in by the time you style. Trimming the ends will prevent them from splitting and a light conditioner is a good idea after washing to keep your locks hydrated.
Protecting your hair from damaging factors
Factors such as humidity, heat and the wrong hair products all contribute to ruining curly hairstyles. Humidity causes unsightly frizz, so try anti-frizz or anti-humidity products to control this issue. Excess heat is an enemy of healthy hair, causing dryness and general damage. Use thermal protectants if you plan to use heat styling tools and avoid alcohol-based products because these can make your hair brittle. Use conditioning products to ensure your curly hairstyles last longer and don’t forget to treat your hair gently. If you want to color your curls, be careful, dyes involve chemical processes that can damage your hair, so follow the instructions properly and keep your locks conditioned.
Using lasting products
Hair sprays are good for keeping curls in place, just make sure not to use too much. Also, avoid touching your curls too much because this can unsettle the style and cause frizz.