There is no dearth of unsolicited hair advice from your friends, family or the internet. Lack of proper information leads to spread of beauty myths that not are only useless but can also end up causing harm. It is crucial to do what you feel is working best for your hair, especially if you have curly hair.
Here are some curly hair myths you need to stop believing right now:
- Applying oil on wet hair will seal in the moisture
- Multitasking products are an easier option
- Don’t brush your hair
- Protective hairstyles will save your curly hair from all damage
- Letting it grow out without trimming
Applying oil on wet hair will seal in the moisture
It is a well-known fact that oil and water don't mix. It is a myth that if you apply your moisturising oils on wet curly hair, it helps spread better and seal in the moisture. But in reality, you'll just be wasting your luxurious oils this way. Oil on wet hair gives you a temporary greasy shine rather than an actual healthy glow. Use the TIGI Bed Head On The Rebound Curl Recall Cream on your wet mane instead. Packed with the goodness of glycerine, it gives you 72-hour curl hold and intense hydration.
Multitasking products are an easier option
Shampoos are used to cleanse your scalp and conditioners are used to moisturise them. Think of this way, you can't wash any mud off your hands with your face cream, can you? Multitasking products should not be used as an alternative to properly wash and care. They don't work and will only result in product build-up, weighing your curls down and making them oily.
Don’t brush your hair
Curly-haired girls have long accused brushing as being the ultimate hair sin a curly girl can commit. This is because they believe that brushing will make them lose their curls. But in reality, brushing your hair helps spread the natural scalp oils to the strands, which is necessary to keep them healthy. There is no way you can ruin your curls by brushing it. It will still be there, granted you are using the right product after you brush your hair out. Use the lightweight formula of the TIGI Bed Head Manipulator Styling to style your hair without weighing it down.
Protective hairstyles will save your curly hair from all damage
Protective hairstyles like boxer braids and scarf buns are often sported by curly-haired girls on wet hair, either while quick-drying, styling or doing activities like swimming. But in reality, they aren't really doing your hair any good. Curls are formed at the roots, and they maintain their shape by having the freedom of allowing the rest of the strand to curl as it pleases. Putting them in hairstyles like tight braids doesn't allow them to dry in their natural state. This is especially true for relying on sleek back buns twist outs while heat drying them. Don't keep your curls in one spot, let them do their thing!
Letting it grow out without trimming
Much like the myth about trimming boosting hair growth, letting your hair grow out wild won't help either. Skipping haircuts won't help you maintain growth; it is bound to get split ends sometime. Make an appointment. Touch up your ends every three to five months. It will also be challenging to retain a healthy length without proper upkeep. Untrimmed ends are prone to breakage and fail to hold the ringlets. Turn to at-home champis with the Dove Elixir Hair Fall Rescue Hair Oil to keep your strands nourished and prevent them from drying out.
Written by Sumona Bose on May 09, 2020
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!