6 Main Curly Hair Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Day

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Every hair type needs much care, but curly hair needs all you can give. Moisturizing, using the proper washing techniques, getting regular haircuts – these are just a few things you need to remember all the time. If you don’t, your hair can get freezy and out of control within minutes.

However, even if you care for your curly hair well, it still may not look as well as you’d wish it to. That can happen if you make hair care mistakes. If you want to learn what they are – read on. In this article, you will find out why it is bad to skip conditioner, use a terry cloth towel, heat your hair too much, apply wrong styling products, or detangle with the wrong brush. Check it out, and make sure that you have a good hair day every day.

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Skipping Conditioner

Conditioner – a hair care product that is crucial for every hair type. However, it is especially important for curly hair. Without conditioning, your hair may look dry, frizzy, not to mention the difficulties you will have to face when it comes to styling your hair.

And why does it happen? Well, it’s quite simple. Due to lack of moisture, your hair can’t hold the curl pattern well. Good conditioner moisturizes your hair, making it able to hold the curls, and ensuring you have a good hair day without much effort.

Using a Terry Cloth Towel

As experts from Scissor Tech, a provider of hair cutting scissors UK admit, many people think that terry cloth towels are great for drying your hair after washing. However, that’s not really the truth! They can actually ruin your curls as they absorb water very fast, leaving your hair with no moisture. As a result, the curls will break down quickly.

That’s why we recommend using microfiber towels instead of terry cloth ones. They are made of non-absorbent fabric. You can use them many times without worrying about their quality decreasing. They also dry faster than other types of towels and feel light while wearing them.

Heating Your Hair Too Much

It is no secret that high temperatures can damage your hair greatly! It also has a negative effect on the curl pattern of your hair as well. Additionally, high temperatures can cause split ends and frizziness in your hair, which can make you look bad and likely to lose some strands of your precious curly locks while brushing or styling them.

However, there are two ways to avoid these issues:

  • Choose the low temperature setting while heating your hair. Pick a lower setting than the one you usually go for.
  • Try to use a heat protectant. This product will prevent your hair from getting damaged by protecting it from excessive heat. If you want to learn more about it – check out our article on the best heat protectants for curly hair!
Applying Wrong Styling Products

There are many different styling products for curly hair. From gels and waxes to creams and mousses. Some people say that you need to use them all to get the desired result. However, this is not true. In fact, there are some styling products that can ruin your hairstyle completely if not used correctly.

For example, gels and waxes are great for creating a curly hairstyle. However, if they are used too much, they can dry out your hair. That’s why we recommend using them only when necessary. Use creams and mousses instead. They won’t make your hair frizzy or freeze it. On the contrary, they will make it shiny and moisturized.

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Detangling with the Wrong Brush

If you have curly hair, you might be wondering what kind of brush to use while detangling your hair after washing it. As we mentioned earlier, curly hair needs to be taken care of properly. Many people think that brushes are bad for curly hair, but this is not true, as long as you pick the right one. Here’s what to look for when choosing a brush:

  • Soft bristles. Using a brush with hard bristles can damage the cuticles of your hair strands as well as cause frizziness or tangles. Also, you may get cuts on your scalp during brushing.
  • Wide teeth. This will help you detangle your strands without getting tangled in the process. If you pick a narrow-tooth comb or brush, it may get tangled in your hair strands and break them off easily. This is definitely something that you don’t want to happen!
Skipping Curling Cream

It is very important to protect your curls from drying out if you want to have a beautiful hairstyle every day. One way to do it is by applying curling cream after showering or washing your hair – an oil-based product that protects the curls from drying out and making them look frizzy and out of control.

The best thing about curling cream is that it doesn’t make the curls look stiff or frozen. It makes them look natural and shiny without making them look like locks of hay! Just apply some to your damp curls and let them dry naturally or use a diffuser to speed up the process.

The Bottom Line

Curly hair is beautiful and unique, which is why many people want to have it. However, those who are blessed with it would usually trade everything to have it straight. That’s because sometimes, curly hair can be a real pain to deal with – especially if you do not take care of it properly.

That’s why we recommend following our tips to avoid common curly hair mistakes. If you want your curls to look great – make sure that you are using the right products for them. Only then will you be able to make your hair look healthy and beautiful. Also, make sure that you are using the right care techniques and using the right tools for detangling. Good luck!

How to use an essential oil diffuser at home

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Essential oils are so handy to have at home. I use them in a variety of ways and I am forever learning new ways to make use of them. If you love using essential oils and you like your home smelling good, you should try using them in a diffuser at home. It took me sometime to get used to essential oils and I have blogged about my different experiences with different oils. However, I am now what you would call a professional when it comes to handling essential oils. I have about 10 different bottles of oils and I have read extensively about various oils and how to use them safely.

Before investing in essential oils, I would recommend you do your own research and start small probably with a lighter and easier to use oil like Lavender essential oil, and see how you get on. It is always safer to handle essential oils with care and use as few drops as possible to start with.

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Before we dive into how to use an essential oil diffuser, here are some quick benefits of using one at home –

  1. The fragrance cleanses the air and freshens the room.
  2. The clean fresh air keeps you calm, focused and energised.
  3. It also boost immunity.
How to use an essential oil diffuser at home

I have an ultrasonic diffuser which uses waves and water to disperse the oil in the air. It is quite easy to use. All I need to do is fill up the compartment with clean water up to the fill line and add a few drops of essential oils (about 6 drops would do). Once it is on, it disperses all around the room and stays on for as long as I need it on (usually about 25 minutes). I like to play around with various oils. Today I used Geranium, Orange and Ylang Ylang, and the fragrance was simply heavenly. My home felt and smelt like a spa, it was so relaxing.

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Have you tried these essential oils before? Do you have an oil diffuser? Please sound off in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by.

Tips For Wearing Hair Extensions At The Gym

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If you are planning a New Year’s resolution to find that fitter version of you hiding somewhere and you wear hair extensions, you might be understandably concerned that the extensions won’t hold up to an intense physical workout. If this is the case, here are a few tips from the pros regarding working out with hair extensions.

 

  • Keep It Up – Seriously, if you want to burn those muscles to almost melting point, keep your hair up, making sure loose hair cannot catch on any of the gym equipment. If you are looking for the best human hair extensions, head over to the UK’s leading hair extensions supplier, where they have every shade and you simply choose your desired length. You might need a couple of hair ties to keep your hair in place and don’t worry about how you look, as long as your extensions are up and out of the way.

 

  • Beware Of Sweat – Of course, you can’t have a workout without sweating, yet too much sweat can damage your human hair extensions, which is why you should ensure that your hair is kept away from the skin. The salt in sweat can rapidly dry out your normal hair, which has its own natural way of replenishing the moisture, yet your extensions do not have this protection, so you need to keep them away from your skin, where sweat collects.

 

  • Use Conditioner – If you wet your Remy human hair clip in fringe, for example, and gently massage conditioner into the strands, then after 5-10 minutes, rinse with cold water, this locks in the moisture which will help to protect the extensions during your punishing workout routine. Do this 30 minutes before you work out and this will certainly help by sealing the hair in a protective coating of conditioner. There are some conditioners that are applied and left on the hair, and providing it does not contain alcohol, this is a good idea, as it will offer maximum protection. It might feel strange conditioning your hair before your workout but it is the protection you want, more than the nourishment, and it does help.

 

  • Post Workout Drying Hair Extensions – When you have wound down and washed and conditioned your hair, you should leave your hair to ‘air-dry’ until about 80% dry, then blow dry on the coolest setting. Never dry your hair extensions with a towel, as this will cause serious damage that would likely lead to tangling – while your extensions are actually human hair, they do lack the nutrients and natural protection that comes through the follicles – which means you have to handle the extensions carefully if you want them to remain in good condition.

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If you take good care of your human hair extensions, they provide a welcome long-hair look and with clip-ins, it only takes a few minutes to change from a short to a long hairstyle. Follow the above instructions prior to getting physical and your extensions will not suffer like your muscles.

 

 

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