Wild Hair Blues
Textured hair is a lot more difficult to tame than straight hair because the strands tend to get very delicate. This makes them vulnerable to dryness, breakage, and dullness. Here are some of the common mistakes ladies make when caring for curly or wavy hair.
Put the gun down.
Blow-dryers and straightening irons make the hair manageable for the first few hours, but then for the rest of the day they become dull, dry, and tangled. This is because heat dries up the hair, stripping textured hair of its natural oils. It's better to forego the heat and air dry.
Use your fingers.
Brushes and combs attempt to straighten out naturally textured hair thereby trying to alter its natural wave. Brushing dry hair will give you a lion's mane. Instead, use your fingers to remove tangles only after you towel-dry your hair.
Don't pile up on the product.
The necessities are sulfate-free shampoo, an intensive moisturizing conditioner, and just one curl-enhancinng product such as mousse, gels, and spritzes. Sprays can be too harsh while serums will add more oil to your already oily hair. Shampoo your hair every other day, and deep condition afterwards.
Sleep with silk or a pineapple hair
Silk pillowcases protect your hair from rubbing against a coarse and rough surface. This is especially important if you tend to sleep with your hair wet as it minimizes breakage. During days when you don't have to wash your hair, you have to pineapple it so that the curls don't loosen. To do this, bend over and gather the hair loosely at the crown. This creates volume while preserving your curls- all while you sleep.
Love them or hate them, you have to take care of them if you are hell-bent on keeping your locks healthy.