How To Tame Naturally Curly Hair – smartesthairstyles.com – Oh no! Your curly hair is doing well again! It’s a frizzy mess, and it seems like no matter what you do, it wants to be wild and unruly. Luckily, there are ways to tame your curls. This article will show you some quick and easy fixes and give you advice on how to keep your hair looking beautiful.
1. Using quick fixes to tame curls
Tame that frizz with some smoothening hair milk or cream. Pour a small amount of smoothing hair milk or cream, also known as leave-in conditioner, into the palm of your hand and rub your palms together. Then, gently work the milk or cream into your hair, running your fingers between the strands. Try to focus on the tips and outer portion of your hair, where it’s driest, and less on the roots. When choosing a smoothing hair milk or cream, look for something that is sulfate and silicone free.
Silicones are plastics that can only be washed out with sulfates, which are harsh, drying, and harmful cleaning agents.
Keep dry hair hydrated with some conditioner. Make a homemade leave-in conditioner by diluting some of your hair conditioner with water. Apply to your hair to tame frizz and moisturize your locks. Work it gently into the strands, concentrating more on the ends of the hair and less on the scalp. This won’t eliminate the dryness forever, but it will help hide it until the next wash.
Smoothen your hair with some natural Moroccan Argan Oil. It may be expensive, but it’s incredibly good for your hair. Try to use pure argan oil as opposed to products containing argan oil (especially if the same products contain harmful silicones and sulfates). It not only moisturizes your hair but also nourishes it and makes it appear smoother. It is also great for curly hair. Simply apply a pea-sized drop to your hair, working through small sections at a time.
If you don’t have argan oil and need to fix your hair quickly, consider using another natural oil like coconut oil or olive oil
Detangle wet hair with a comb or your fingers. Brushing dry locks can lead to breakage and even more frizz. If your hair is wet, run a wide-toothed comb or your fingers through your hair instead. Try reshaping your curls by wrapping your curls around your finger and gently releasing them.
The tightness of your curls and the width of your comb’s teeth have a big impact on whether or not combing your hair causes frizz and breakage.
Style your hair to hide the frizz. Sometimes curly hair is just plain stubborn and there’s little you can do on the run. When you don’t have time to shower and your hair just doesn’t behave, tie it back in a ponytail, braid, or other hairstyle. The hairstyle won’t make the frizz go away, but it can help hide and camouflage it.
If you have shorter hair, consider cutting back parts of it or even tying a fancy headscarf around your head.
2. Using long-term fixes
Consider using hair masks, oils, and other long-term solutions. Sometimes you need to invest a little more time to tame your curly hair. These methods often involve the use of hair masks and oils, and tend to last a little longer. In this section you will get some basic recipes for masks and oils that will leave your hair feeling soft and shiny.
Remember that everyone’s curls are a little different and what works for your friend’s curls may not work for yours. If one method doesn’t work, don’t despair: take a deep breath and try something else.
Use coconut oil as a hair mask or leave-in conditioner. Coconut oil not only smells delicious, but it’s also incredibly good for your hair. Not only does it keep frizz at bay, but it also stimulates hair growth and restores moisture and shine to your hair. You can use it either as a hair mask or as a leave-in conditioner.
To use as a leave-in conditioner, scoop out a small pea-sized amount of coconut oil and rub between your palms to warm it up. Then start massaging it into your beginning, starting at the ends. You want the most oil at the ends of your hair and the least oil towards the roots.
Mix honey and olive oil to make a moisturizing mask for dry hair. You will need ½ cup honey and ¼ cup olive oil. Combine the mixture and warm it up a little over a stovetop or in the microwave, then apply to your hair, one small section at a time. Put a shower cap on your hair and leave the mask on for 30 minutes.
You can dampen your hair with a spray bottle of conditioner previously diluted with water before treatment. This method helps frizzy curly hair.
You can also substitute 3 tablespoons of warm coconut oil for the olive oil. Leave this mask on your hair for 10 minutes and then rinse it out.
Make a simpler mask with just olive oil. You can create a luxurious mask for your hair using only olive oil. Simply heat about a tablespoon of olive oil (not hot) and apply liberally to your hair. Place your hair loosely on top of your hair and secure with a clip if needed. Put a shower cap over your hair. Leave the mask on your hair for 20 minutes and then wash it off with shampoo and conditioner.
Use a vinegar rinse . Vinegar can smell pungent, but when diluted with water, it can leave your hair looking soft and shiny. It not only restores the natural pH of your hair, but also removes all soap residue. Dilute 1/3 cup (75 milliliters) of vinegar in 1 quart (1 liter) of cold water and pour it over your hair at the end of the shower. The cool water closes the hair cuticle leaving your hair looking softer and shinier. Then use a regular shampoo and conditioner to remove the vinegar smell from your hair. Use this conditioner once or twice a month.
You can use apple cider vinegar or distilled white vinegar.
Play around with the proportions. Some people’s hair requires a higher concentration of vinegar, while others require more water in their solution.
Be careful if you have color treated hair as the vinegar rinse can take the color out.
Consider adding herbs to your vinegar. Simply boil the herbs in the water first and then strain the herbs through a sieve. Let the water cool and then add the vinegar. Chamomile is best for light hair while rosemary is good for dark hair. Lavender and lemon verbena will add fragrance to your conditioner, while calendula will add extra conditioning to your hair.
Build an all-in-one solution. You can easily make a hair straightening solution with some shampoo, conditioner, and hair oil. You can do this by mixing together part shampoo, part conditioner, and part hair gel. Pour into an empty bottle and shake vigorously to combine the contents. Use this solution like any shampoo and then rinse your hair.
You can also use a small amount of this solution as a kind of leave-in conditioner.
You can dilute a small amount of this solution with water and use a spray bottle to dampen your hair.
Consider getting a trim. If your hair continues to be unruly, consider going to an experienced stylist you trust and having him or her cut your hair. He or she will trim off the split, damaged ends that are partially responsible for frizz. When choosing a new stylist, make sure he or she knows how to trim or cut curly hair.
3. Knowing what to do and what to avoid
Resist the urge to touch your hair. Curly hair is fun to play with, but touching it too much will disrupt the shape of the curl, resulting in frizz.
Use a wide-toothed comb, not a brush. Curly hair becomes frizzy when brushed. If your hair gets tangled, you can start detangling it with your fingers and then finish it off with a wide-tooth comb, or use a wide-tooth comb all the time.
Comb your hair properly. Improper brushing leads to frizzy hair, and frizzy hair leads to frustration and stress. The direction you comb your hair, as well as whether your hair is wet or not, will make a difference. Here are some tips for properly combing your tresses:
Do not comb your hair from the roots down. Instead, start combing your hair in small sections, starting at the ends and working your way down to the roots. Combing your hair down from the roots puts a lot of strain on your curls, leading to snags, tangles, and breakage.
Avoid combing your hair when it’s dry. Instead, work on soaking wet hair, using a wide-toothed comb or your fingers. Apply some conditioner or detangler to your tresses and gently detangle them by running your comb or your fingers through them. Be sure to start with the roots first.
If you must drybrush your hair, do so with a wet, wide-toothed comb or with wet fingers.
Shape your curls. When your hair is still wet you will find that it can still hold some of its shape. Find those curls and wrap the strands of hair around your finger and gently reshape them. This method is known as finger wrapping or curling.
Don’t wash your hair every day. It may sound unsanitary, but washing your hair every day will strip it of its natural oils. This leaves your hair feeling brittle and dry. If you have tight curls, you may only need to wash your hair once a week. If you find that you need to wash your hair about 2 times a week, you can also use a dry shampoo in between days to keep your hair looking fresh.
Moisturize your hair with the right shampoo and conditioner. Part of the reason your hair appears frizzy, unruly, and untamed could be that it’s too dry. When shopping for your next bottle of shampoo and conditioner, look for something that says “Moisturizing”.
Consider buying shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for curly hair. In addition to being moisturizing, these shampoos and conditioners are gentle on your hair and prevent further damage. Look for labels that say “For curly hair” or something similar.
Consider deep conditioning once a week. Curly hair tends to get dry more easily than other types. However, a deep conditioner will help replenish lost moisture, leaving your hair feeling soft and luxurious. Most deep conditioners need to be applied right after the shower and left on for about 5 to 20 minutes, but see the directions on the container for specific times. Make sure to tuck your hair under a shower cap while you wait for the deep conditioner to work its magic. The cap keeps the heat and moisture in and makes the conditioner even more effective.
Sit under a heated hair dryer while wearing the cap for even more grooming.
Avoid shampoos, conditioners, and hair products that contain sulfates, silicones, and parabens. Sulfates are detergents that are particularly aggressive to naturally curly hair. They can strip your hair of its natural oils and moisture, causing it to become dry and brittle. Silicones are synthetics that add shine to your hair but can only be removed with the harmful sulfates; Therefore, you must avoid using both. Parabens, on the other hand, are preservatives that can cause cancer.
Avoid heat styling if possible. That means no flat irons, no curling irons, and no hair dryers. Instead, let your hair dry on its own. If you must use a hair dryer, use a cool setting and a diffuser. This makes the heat less intense and helps distribute it evenly throughout the hair. It also won’t upset the curls.
If you must use straighteners and curling irons, protect your hair by spraying it with a heat protectant spray.
Throw away the towel and use an old t-shirt instead. Towels may feel soft against the skin, but they’re anything but soft when it comes to curly hair. The fibers of your towel tug and pull at your hair, causing friction which in turn creates frizz. Dry your hair with an old, clean t-shirt instead.