How To Manage And Love Naturally Curly Hair
It’s no secret that straight hair is trendy. Photos of girls with sleek, shiny hair that you just want to run your fingers through probably flood your Instagram feed, and it’s so easy to get caught in the hype, emptying your wallet for blowouts and straightening treatments. But more and more women have decided to embrace their curls, proving that ringlets are just as beautiful as straight locks.
I know it can be frustrating to make the transition to naturally curly hair after spending so much time forcing the strands to relax and even though the internet has allowed people to share their hair care tips, many times the information is conflicting.
Let’s go back to the basics
Obviously, curly hair has a mind of its own, so it’s better to work with the chaos than against it. Many women with curly hair are searching for the perfect type of curl when in reality, there is no such thing because curls are like snowflakes; they are all different. So it’s important to get to know your hair. See what it looks like without any product and then assess what needs to be done in order to get the look that you want.
Huffington Post writer, Rachel O., finds that for her hair, it’s important to hydrate. She uses a hydrating leave-in conditioner by Mielle Organics. Since naturally, curly hair tends to be drier, it’s crucial to keep adding moisture, making it much easier to style. While Rachel prefers an oil, co-founder of Of A Kind, Claire Mazur, likes to use a cream like Bumble and Bumble Bb. Curl Defining Creme. You need to find what works best for you.
Remember that shampoo is drying!
So don’t wash your hair too often. Once or twice per week should be sufficient, and definitely don’t be shy with the conditioner! Cheap drugstore brand conditioners will do the job as long as they are extra moisturizing. Also, consider drying your hair with a cotton t-shirt instead of a towel after your shower since regular towels remove moisture.
Stay away from the trends
There will always be a new trendy product claiming to care for your curls as they have never been cared for before. As with anything, what works for someone else may not work for you. It’s all about trial and error and getting into your own routine that is uniquely you. Use the curly hair models as inspiration, not your goal, because no two heads are alike, meaning your hair will never look exactly the same as someone else’s.
Confidence is key
Sticking with your curly roots is a mental transition as much as it is a physical one. It’s all about embracing who you are and accepting that your curls are absolutely breathtaking, deserving all the attention that they can get. Everyone is going to have their own opinions on what beautiful hair looks like, so might as well just be yourself. Besides, there is nothing more beautiful than who you really are.