Manage Your Curls GirlsI know it can be difficult for a lot of biracial women to keep their curls tamed and frizz free. The task of keeping curly hair nice and neat throughout the entire day can be a feat within itself. It’s no wonder a lot of women go to gels, flat irons, and wigs to save themselves from the struggles their hair can cause them. I must admit, though, that this is the perfect time for you to let your hair do its thing. Naturally, curly hair is hair goals for a lot of women, so I’m going to share with you some maintenance, product, and style tips I know will help you. After this, your curls will be popping! I have to tell you my inspiration for this article is the Princess herself, Meghan Markle. My family members who are biracial know the struggle and it is real sometimes. I am sure this is going to be an article that will help you fall in love with your hair all over again. You know it’s always a party here at Private Label Extensions. So, let's get it started with some Lil Wayne!
Curly Hair Tips
Tip #1Detangle your hair on a regular basis. The best tool is a wide-toothed comb because it’s easier to manage and does not cause as much damage as a brush. Always detangle hair while it’s still damp to prevent damage.
Tip #2Find you a great leave-in conditioner because curly hair tends to be a little bit dryer. Use a leave-in conditioner to add back in moisture to your hair and help it not look dry.
Tip #3Read the labels on your on products your purchase. If you haven't heard about the controversy around some well-known brands that produce natural hair products, then you can search for those on YouTube. I will tell you that the biggest issue with the product on store shelves today is that a lot of them are using alcohol in their products. So if you're purchasing a leave-in moisturizer or conditioner and it has all alcohol in it then what's going to happen and maybe an hour or two after you apply the product to your hair? Alcohol is a drying agent, so when you put it on your hair regardless of if it's a leave-in conditioner or not after a period it's going to dry out, and your hair is going to look dryer.
Tip #4Don't over wash your curly hair the reason is again that your curly hair needs moisture to keep it looking healthy so when you remove it you're stripping it of valuable oils that it already needs
Tip #5Get regular trims as you transition your hair. If you are done with relaxers and heat and decide you want to transition your hair into its’ natural state, then you will need to trim off the old hair as your natural hair grows out. Using this process, you will need regular trims. After transitioning, you won’t need to trim your hair as often.
Tip #6Don’t remove all of the moisture from your hair after shampooing. It’s best to apply products while your hair is still damp.
Tip #7If you color your hair make sure you use products that will add protein to the hair
Tip #8Avoid heat! I know it can be appealing to get your hair straightened, but it’s damaging to your hair. Regardless of whether you blow dry it or flat iron if you want to ease up on the frequent use of heat because it can weaken your hair and cause breakage. Good alternatives are roller sets, pin curls and air drying.
Product Recommendations for Curly HairBelow are product recommendations for curly hair. If you have tried any of them, please feel free to leave feedback in the comment section to help others make a purchasing decision.
- Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner
- Aussie Moist Conditioner
- Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
- Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo
- African Black Soap
- TGIN Moisture Rich Shampoo
- Camille Rose Sweet Ginger Shampoo
- Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil
- Camille Rose Natural Curl Love Moisture Milk
- Mixed Chicks
- Cantu Shea Butter
- Devacurl "B'Leave-In"