Hey, my natural hair goddesses! I am here to tell you that your naturally curly hair is beautiful, though it takes a lot of time and effort to master the ideal wave, kink, and spiral or curl pattern.
It has taken years to understand and accept the curly hair you have been born with. I know you are tired of picking up that hair straightener to fulfill the standards and expectations society has conjured.
The journey is a difficult one. Achieving or reviving juicy bouncy curls can be intimidating especially if there are years of chemical-straightening or heat-styling and your hair has sustained serious damage.
Thankfully you are not left in the wilderness with this one. I am about to provide you with tips and tricks in reviving and embracing your natural curl texture, as well as trustworthy products you can use to style the hair.
With the right approach and tips, in no time, you can enjoy astounding curly hair with styles that are not only and simple, but also marvelous. If you are interested in discovering and loving your naturally curly hair, not just for the next hot trend but as a part of you, then you are in the perfect place. Let’s go!
Tips on How to Embrace Your Curly Hair
These tips can ensure you get the start you need in understanding and embracing your thick or thin curly hair.
Girl! Finding the right haircut that suits and fits your natural curl texture can be so important. Most times when you go to salons they often cut and clip your hair when it’s wet.
While that has worked in the past, a better option is dry-cutting. Dry-cutting involves shaping your hair, so it sits and falls in a manner that fits your natural coils, and kinks.
Using other methods can leave your curls looking uneven and even your having weird curls. This further frustrates you when you try styles and they don’t come out the way you expect them to. Having a tapered look is one way to go instead of a huge ball on your head.
2. Try Finding Hair Products That Are Good for Your Curl Pattern
Not all products on the market are the best options for your hair, especially if you don’t know the natural curl pattern your hair has. You must find products that are going to moisturize and hydrate your hair, so it remains strong and healthy. Some products say they can hydrate and protect your hair but don’t.
Steer clear of products that contain sulfate-laden substances. Those additives tend to dry out your hair and cause it to break easily. Instead, look for products with natural and essential oils such as castor, jojoba, coconut, peppermint, and argan.
These can hydrate and strengthen the curls and the hair, giving it an appearance that you can’t help but love. A couple of brands you can go for include DevaCurl and SheaMoisture.
3. The Frizz
All hair types have frizz, not just yours. What you must understand is that the frizz gives your curly hair texture and, in some ways, a personality.
I bet you have just thought “oh my hair is so frizzy, and I just can’t bother,” while failing to understand frizziness contributes to your hair texture. I am not talking about the frizziness from touching it too much while it dries after styling because that is a thing too.
You can try flipping and teasing with a wide-toothed comb instead of using your fingers.
If you find the right haircut and a style using the right products that all suit and compliment the natural texture of your curly mane, tied with the frizz, this gives you what is called volume, body, and individualism.
You must embrace the frizz and see it as a part of the package. Accepting that this is the signature look builds character and goes a long way in your embracing the newfound love for your curly hair.
4. Avoid Straightening Your Hair So Much
Straightening your hair can cause hair breakage and serious damage to your curl pattern. Your curls are naturally dry and repeated exposure of your hair to heat only dries it out further, making it even more prone to damage.
While I understand the need to switch things up and look different from time to time, at what cost are you doing this?
You can opt for other straightening methods that require little to no heat to achieve the same outcome without having to sacrifice the texture of your mane.
One of the best ways to embrace that curly beauty is to let it be. Your hair goes through enough styling and manipulation.
The added pressure from straightening methods on the strands of your hair is not worth it. A perfect style is the “wash-and-go,” which requires minimal work and styling, but looks fabulous with your freshly washed curls bouncing all over town.
5. Limit the Number of Washes
Give your hair time to rest between conditioning and washes. Getting up and washing your hair strips it of its natural oils and those on your scalp.
Washing this away too often leaves you with dry hair that just looks tacky and unkempt when that is not the reality. Your hair and scalp are going to be very happy from you taking breaks between washes and you are sure to notice the difference.
6. Curl Care and Styling
Caring for your hair goes beyond a hydrating conditioner and shampoo. Occasional treatment is also important. Cleansing your hair and conditioning it no more than one time for the week is highly recommended and you can co-wash too.
Using products that repair damages eliminates breakage, softens, strengthens, rejuvenates, and revives your curl patterns. Your curl care is just as important as the other tips and choices you make.
Styling should be as simple as ABC. Less is more in this since one product is enough. Opt for one that suits your hair and enhances its natural texture, whether it is a cream, mousse, or custard.
This journey of embracing your curly hair might take some time, effort, and patience, but once you are committed, you are sure to love your mane in the end. These tips are easy to apply and a reminder to accept your hair and boost your confidence. There are going to be many trials and errors before you get it right. Just listen to your hair.