For some reason, the list of desi standards of beauty includes straight, shiny long hair. While most women in Pakistan may have straight or wavy hair, some percentage of women also have curly hair. Sadly, because the beauty industry doesn’t acknowledge curly hair for its exquisiteness, so most women with curly hair are seen investing in hair straightening tools and products that may help their hair look visibly straight but are excessively damaged.
In the past few years, curly hair has been acknowledged by the beauty industry in Pakistan, and products have been made available specifically that work well for this kind. If you have curly hair, it’s best to own up to them and take care of them, so they flourish in their natural state.
Here are 7 tips that might be useful for you if you have curly hair:
1 – Never Brush Curly Hair
For all hair types, brushing your hair after the shower while they are wet is not recommended as the hair at this point is fragile and may break. However, you may use a wide-toothed brush just before the shower and use fingers after using products for curly hair.
2 – Style Hair with Moderate Heat Only
The goal is to keep the curls intact. By styling your hair with excessive heat, you may damage your curls over time. As a result, you will end up with hair with damaged curls that may look like waves and even straight hair at some point which is not a great sight.
3 – Use A Wide-toothed Comb
Hairbrushes are great for certain hair types. However, they are awful for curly hair. This is because they end up separating each strand of hair. This makes curly hair look frizzy and abundant – not the kind that looks great or can easily be managed. Depending on your curls, pick a toothed comb as required.
4 – Use only Cold Water to Wash Hair
Hot water may feel great after a long day, but it strips hair of its natural oils or sebum from your scalp and hair. This, in turn, can make your hair prone to frizz and breakage. Cold water washes are the safest weather you are planning to shampoo or condition your hair.
5 – Use Products only Designed for Curly Hair Type
Curly hair will only look great if you use the right products designed for the hair type. Anything else will add up to the damage and will be a waste of money.
6 – Stick to a Pre-Shampoo Treatment
A pre-shampoo treatment helps detangle and remove frizz from your hair. It can be a DIY or a store-bought product that may work best for your hair type. Apply it, keep it for 20 minutes and follow it up with a shampoo suitable for curly hair.
7 – Don’t Shampoo too Often
Curly hair takes up a lot of effort and is prone to be touched many times for washing purposes or on a day-to-day basis. It is best to shampoo 2 – 3 times a week, so your hair doesn’t become dry easily. Excessively shampooing your hair can suck out its natural moisture.
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Are you tired of dull, damaged, brittle hair? We all are! Constant weather changes, rising levels of stress, and excessively busy routine with zero time for self-care, unhealthy eating, and lifestyle habits, there are numerous things that we do daily that drastically add to our hair damage.
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