During these crazy times, we are obliged to stay at home as much as possible. Most establishments are closed until further notice, and that includes our favorite salons. Although curly hair care is essential (at least to us), we can’t exactly go to our hairstylist for health and safety reasons. So what are we supposed to do when we have a bad hair day? There is no need to worry. We at CURLS prepared this short article to guide you on how to take care of your hair within the comforts of your home. Let’s get started!
#1 Leave the scissors alone (unless you're an expert)
When you’re bored and have nothing to do, it’s extremely tempting to try out something new by cutting your curls. But if you want to try a new hairstyle, better leave it to the professionals. Cutting your hair will only become necessary when your hair has visible split ends. In this case, all you need to do is trim your hair up to the damaged part of your hair. Now, if you've already gotten a little over-enthusiastic with the scissors and ended up chopping off a lot of your hair, then honey, listen. Hair accessories will be your best friend. Search for different styles you can pull off with scrunchies or clips until your hair grows out.
#2 Sleep on silk to care for your hair and skin
Skip the cotton pillowcases, and switch to silk or satin pillowcases before you go to bed! Silk reduces the friction between your hair and the fabric, protecting your hair cuticles and preventing split ends. Another helpful technique to have healthier and stress-free hair when you wake up in the morning is to tie your hair in a loose-knot with a silk scrunchie. Aside from hair benefits, silk also helps keep your face smoother and better looking. The material lessens the chance of getting breakouts because it does not pick up pore-clogging bacteria, unlike cotton. So, both your skin AND hair will look great—it’s definitely a win-win situation for all!
#3 Use hair masks for the best curly hair care
Make use of your downtime at home by using deep conditioners or hair masks. Natural hair care products like these provide tons of benefits for your hair, such as added moisture, reduced damage, less frizz, and more. Look out for conditioners that are formulated with organic blueberry extract, as these are clinically proven to repair damaged hair and prevent breakage. If you’re looking for something more luxurious, try hair masks infused with cashmere and caviar (yes, those do exist!). Both of these special ingredients are amazing when it comes to encouraging hair growth, manageability, and smoothness. Hair Stylists recommend using hair masks or deep conditioners at least once a week. But if you use hot hair tools often, use hair masks more than once a week. For even more conditioning tips and FAQs, check this out.
#4 Lessen hair damage with best hair products for natural hair
If you get professional treatments all the time (well, before the pandemic), then this is the perfect opportunity to let your hair breathe. Instead of using a “regular-schmegular” shampoo (which contains ingredients that can cause drying), use hydrating treatments to prevent further hair damage, and restore healthy hair. A great choice would be sulfate-free cleansers that are super moisturizing and safe enough to use often. Stylists suggest using certain oils to strengthen and soften hair strands. Keep your eye out for products that contain argan and gardenia flower oil. Using these will help your hair stay protected and healthy.
#5 Prevent color loss to keep looking your best
It looks awkward when you dye your hair and your natural hair color starts growing out. If this is the case for you, opt for products that will cover your emerging roots. There are color sprays sold in the market that can hold up to five washes before the color fades. If you haven’t dyed your hair just yet, make sure you check these tips for dyeing natural hair first.
CURLS Can Help with Curly Hair Care!
At CURLS, we live up to our philosophy of providing quality products for your hair care needs without the harsh chemicals. We only use natural ingredients to cater to different hair types, because we value the natural beauty of our hair. Take a look at our CURLS Store, which features a variety of natural hair products. You’ll surely find something just for you. In case you need recommendations and further guidance, you can also reach out to us. Our friendly team would love to help a CURLista in need!