Many girls want naturally curly hair but those who grew up with it know that it can be a little difficult to manage. Although it looks gorgeous, girls with curly hair encounter problems that are unique to their hair texture.
Here are the most common curly hair problems and how to fix them.
Breakage and Split Ends
The texture of your hair makes it more prone to dryness, leading to breakage and split ends.
Your body produces sebum, an oily substance meant to moisturize and protect your skin and hair. If your hair is straight, the sebum easily slides down to the lengths to the ends of your hair. However, if you have curly hair, the sebum takes more time to coat your strands, leaving the rest of the hair dry and dull.
That is why it is advisable for those with curly hair to shower less often. Shampoo strips the scalp and hair of sebum, preventing it from reaching the lengths of the hair. A few times a week is enough to clean your crowning glory and keep it healthy.
Using moisturizing products like the Bella Curls leave-in conditioner for 4c hair will prevent dryness, especially on days that you used shampoo. You can put it in your bag and apply it to your hair any time it needs moisture.
Masking once a week will also help your curly hair regain lost moisture due to frequent shampooing and other factors that are damaging to your hair.
Finally, to prevent split ends, get a trim regularly. Split ends is a problem for all hair types, but more so for curly hair. Experts suggest getting a trim once every six to eight weeks.
Curly hair gets tangled faster than the earphones you left in your bag. It can be irritating — and painful — to remove the knots that form on your head. Plus, when you try to untwine your stubborn strands, you need to be careful because you might damage your hair.
A moisturizing conditioner will prevent tangles. Getting a trim to remove split ends will also stop your strands from creating knots.
To untangle your hair, get a wide-toothed comb and start working on the knotted strands from the bottom up. Starting from your scalp will only make the knot tighter. You will pull and unnecessarily uproot your strands.
Hair texture has become synonymous with frizz. While straight hair gets frizzy, too, frizz in wavy and curly hair is more noticeable.
You do not have to suffer from frizzy hair. Using moisturizing shampoo and conditioner will tame your mane throughout the day. If you have to blowdry your hair, attach a diffuser to keep the shape of your strands defined.
Moreover, do not use a hairbrush. A regular hairbrush is not designed to be used on curly hair. It will only disrupt the natural way your hair flows and, therefore, make it frizzy.
Some girls also use satin pillowcases when they sleep and old cotton t-shirts to dry their hair after a shower to keep frizziness at bay.
It is normal for several strands of your hair to fall from your head throughout the day. According to experts, you lose 50 to 100 strands of hair a day. Over that and you have a problem.
Excessive shedding can be caused by many different factors, including hormonal imbalance. The products you use and your regular hairstyle may also cause hair fall.
Stop using your shampoo for a while and see if the problem persists. If it stops, then you need to buy a new shampoo.
In addition, avoid hairstyles that are too tight. There might be too much tension on your hair and your strands are being pulled from your scalp.
If you still experience hair fall, go to your doctor to find out what is causing the problem
Your curly hair requires care and attention to look the best that it could be. Just follow the tips above to keep your hair naturally beautiful