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!

Mind-Blowing Hacks For Damaged or Thinning Hair

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Hair. It’s the difference between a great day and a rubbish one. Whether we like it or not, our hair transforms the way we look. From outlandish and bold to subtle and chic; long or short; light or dark; tied up or loose and long. Changing up the style and colour of your hair is one of the surefire ways to get your mojo back – it’s a tried and true mood-booster! Sometimes, though, we reach a frustrating dead-end when finding solutions for our hair’s health.

All hair products tell us that our hair will feel amazing, incredible, revolutionized, and unreal when we use them – but the truth is, this is rarely the case. Finding the right products that suit your style and type of hair and actually make a difference, is really hard. Some people spend years trying different brands and products before they have that eureka moment! The way our hair looks can greatly affect how we feel day-to-day, therefore everyone deserves to have the best-looking hair they could imagine.

Hair loss or hair thinning

This is a tough one. Although baldness and hair loss is most common in men and is usually genetic, hair loss and hair thinning are also very common problems for women. Losing your hair can come down to many things, including stress, hormones, illness, malnutrition or simply genetics. Whatever the reason, hair loss can result in a person feeling self-conscious and unhappy about the way they look.

There are ways to cope with hair loss, however. Investing in hair transplants seems like an extreme measure, but in fact, it isn’t. Hair transplanting is a fantastic resource for those who want to make a real change to their appearance. Our modern world has made it easier than ever to reverse hair loss; take the opportunity and make the change for yourself. 

Damaged, broken hair

Anyone who’s ever bleached their hair will know this struggle. It’s true, blondes do have more fun – until it’s time to try and repair the damage done. Although there are now safe ways to bleach your hair which minimise damage, the fact of the matter is that lightening your hair is brutal on its structure. Bleaching your hair breaks down its pigment, hence the lightening effect – but it also all but destroys its molecular structure.

If you’re someone who might have been a little trigger-happy with the bleach, you might have run out of ideas to fix those broken strands. One simple and cheap way to repair your hair is to use a coconut oil mask. This simply means taking your dry hair, unwashed, and coating it from root to tip in pure coconut oil. Your hair will feel like a ball of grease – that’s how you know it’s working. Wrap your hair tightly in a hair wrap or towel and pin it, then sleep overnight with your hair in the oil. In the morning, shampoo your hair twice and condition it as normal. Your hair will feel better than it has in years!

 

Hair Care Tips

Hair Care

 

While growing up, I had healthy, thick long hair (I am hairy remember), and thankfully I have passed the hairy gene to my kids. However, over the years, my healthy hair began to thin out, and I lost a good chunk of it. In fact, my hair is usually buried under some hair extensions, braids, or wig, so I don’t have to deal with it.

I did not pay attention to my hair care when I was younger, and I am living with the result of my neglect. If I could turn back the hands of time, I would pay special attention to my hair, but since I can’t, I will do what I can do now, which is, shower the little hair I have on my head and my daughter’s beautiful long  kinky hair, with extra love and care.

There is nothing as beautiful as healthy hair, so if you have it, you better take care of it. Many people would do anything to have a second chance to take care of their hair. Just ask the people at Hayley Street Hair Clinic – the leading hair replacement specialist, renowned for pioneering the adoption of high quality follicular unit extraction technology (FUE) in the UK. Many people are willingly to spend good money to have a full head of hair. The hair transplant cost page provides more information on how much people spend to have their hair back.

If you have gone through the website, I guess you won’t need anymore convincing on how important it is to take good care of your hair while you can. Here are some hair care tips you may find useful:

 

Washing your Hair

Now this tip is more for black women because majority of us tend to have hair extensions or braids on.

Try not to wash your hair too frequently if you can get away with it. I aim to wash my daughter’s hair twice a month, in between I have her hair in plaits. I also aim to wash my hair twice a month. Listen to your hair, if it looks dry, you are probably washing your hair too often.

Also, while washing, make sure you are using the right shampoo ad conditioner for your hair. I usually start off with a hair shampoo, then I leave my conditioner in for about 30 minutes, then wash off.

Oil your Hair Religiously

I oil my hair and my daughter’s hair every two days. The weather, the sun and pollution could damage your hair, so try to apply a moisturising hair oil, cream or spray to protect it. Oiling the hair regularly nourishes the hair, which makes your hair look healthy, and shiny.

 

Use the Right Curling Iron

There are so many types of curling irons in the market today, many perform similarly, but meant for different hair types, so make sure you have the right curling iron for your hair type. I have very thick hair, so I use a ceramic flat-iron hair straightener and a ceramic curling wand to get the curls out, and it works perfectly.

 

Protective Styles

I noticed my hair breaks a lot when I just have it out in the open, so I usually have my natural hair in a protective style, usually a weave underneath the whole glam you see. That way, I can be rest assured that the ends of my hair are nicely tucked in, and protected from the elements.

So there you have it, my hair care tips. What do you think? How do you take care of your natural hair?

 

 

 

 

 

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