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!

Coconut Hair Oils for Hair Growth

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I recently started experimenting with Coconut Hair Oils. My hair gets really dry and I have struggled with various hair creams. Many of them don’t do much so I started investing in hair oils instead. Previously, I have tried Almond Oils. I used them for many years but I found them a little too greasy for my hair. My hair is quite dry but not dry enough to get away with using Almond Oils for too long. So I stopped using them and decided to stick to using only Coconut Oil for sometime. I usually mix my hair oils with water in a spray bottle, to allow me spray when needed but I decided to use the oils even more. A few weeks ago, I started moisturising my hair and scalp with some coconut oil, after using the spray bottle and I noticed my hair really started to grow.

 

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The Coconut Oil Hair Growth Experience

I realised my hair needed some extra moisture in addition to the spray bottle and I am so happy to have found what really works for my hair. My hair loves some coconut oil and it really works. The hair oil leaves my hair soft, manageable and healthy. My hair has really grown so quickly in the last few weeks. I will be showing off the length and thickness in my next hair post. It is currently twisted up underneath a scarf and I am too lazy to undo it all and take a photo. Another thing I discovered my hair likes is some natural heat. Once I take a protective style off, I rock my natural hair for sometime to enable my hair recover from the previous style. This allows me also clean and moisturise it for some weeks. When I moisturise with water and some coconut oil, I pop my silk hair scarf on for some hours while working from home. I believe this has also helped in growing my natural hair.

 

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I currently use this Naissance Fractionated Pure Coconut Oil. It is an amazing oil and the brand has other oils I am experimenting with as well. I will be writing a review on those soon. You can read the full review of the Naissance Fractionated Pure Coconut Oil and shop this Coconut Hair Oil below.

Have you tried any amazing Coconut Hair Oils?

 

Simple ways to care for your hair

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Sometimes we overcomplicate things and do more harm than good. Our haircare routine is one thing we overcomplicate. When it comes to haircare, I like to keep it simple. The simpler the routine, the healthier my hair is. Our natural hair can be difficult to maintain but when taken care of properly, the results are amazing. I have been paying special attention to my hair for the last couple of years now and I have started to see the results. My hair is thick and healthy. It is also growing like weed now, which is good. Prior to me going natural, my hair was weak and very unhealthy. I was dealing with intense hair breakage and I could do little or nothing with my hair. So going natural was the best thing I ever did for my hair. It allowed me to treat it properly with the nice hair care products like this Nanogen hair thickening fibres, to keep the hair healthy and shiny.

 

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Here are some simple ways to keep your hair nice and healthy –

 

Use a hydrating shampoo

A simple way of caring for your hair is to use a hydrating shampoo regularly. Your hair retains more moisture when you wash it with a hydrating shampoo. Many shampoos tend to dry out the hair so keep an eye on the ingredients before you splash out on the next shampoo.

 

Conditioner is a must after you use a shampoo

Using the right hair conditioner after a shampoo is a simple way to care for your hair. You should also pay attention to the ingredients to ensure they are best for your hair type. Leave in conditioners also work great for the hair. I like to apply mine everyday to keep my hair moisturised and healthy.

 

Moisturise daily

Moisturising the hair daily is a quick and easy way to take care. I have a leave in conditioner, coconut oil and water mixture in a body that I spray on my hair and it keeps my hair so healthy. I have a very dry scalp so keeping it moisturised everyday is really important.

 

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Put on a silk scarf at night

Wearing a hair scarf at night helps retain the hair moisture. It also protects the hair, reduces hair breakage and keeps the hair in place. A silk bonnet also works great if you rather have that on at night. I would be lost without mine.

 

Protective styles help the hair

Having your hair in protective styles help give the hair a well deserved rest from all the manipulation. I like to have my hair in protective styles every other moment to give the hair a break and switch up my look. Also, using the hair protective style products help the hair style stay neat for longer.

 

What do you think of these simple hair care tips? Can you share any of your haircare tips? Please share them in the comments section, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. Have a happy new year.

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