On good hair days having curly hair is a blessing. However, taking care of your ringlets can be very challenging at times. They demand extra care, moisturising and delicate styling because of their fragile nature. A regular lather-rinse-repeat may seem to work for other hair types but for girls with naturally curly hair the hair care regimen is a little different. Therefore, we’re discussing some of the most common curly hair mistakes and how to correct them, are you guilty of committing one of these? Let’s find out...
- Washing hair too often
- Towel drying rigorously
- Using the wrong comb
- Not using enough conditioner
- Not protecting hair from the sun
Washing hair too often
We all know that washing your hair too often removes the natural oils and makes your hair too dry. To protect your curls, wash it only twice a week with a nourishing shampoo such as the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo for intense moisturising.
Towel drying rigorously
Rubbing towel rigorously on wet hair will damage hair strands and make them extremely dry. The fabric can be harsh for your curly hair and cause frizz. After a shower, simply wrap a towel around your hair to soak water from dripping wet hair, avoid rubbing at all cost.
Using the wrong comb
Using a brush or a fine-tooth comb is a common mistake that most curly haired women make. Instead detangle your curls using your finger right after shower while applying your serum. This minimizes frizz and makes your curls look more defined.
Not using enough conditioner
Curly hair requires conditioner more than any hair type. If your hair looks frizzy and extremely dry after drying, chances are you’re not using enough conditioner. Try a deep conditioning formula such as the Dove Dryness Care Conditioner prevents hair frizz and reduces tangling.
Not protecting hair from the sun
Harmful UV rays not only damage your skin but also your hair. They rob moisture from the hair leaving it dry and frizzy. Use a leave-in formula or a sun protection styling product to protect your hair.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Feb 19, 2019
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.