Tame your curls with simple steps

The curl pattern of a person is determined by the number of disulfide bonds between hair proteins found in the hair shaft. The more bonds you have, the curlier your hair is.

A good rule of thumb is that the higher your curl type, the more moisture your hair routine should include.  Different types of curly hair require different care and products.

S-shaped, bouncy curls require more frizz control than other types of curls. Most people with this type of curly hair have voluminous, soft hair. However, this curl pattern is prone to frizz and dryness, and is damaged easily.

It is also the most “temperamental” hair type, meaning that lack of proper care can alter the curl pattern and make it appear more dull. Use products that contain lightweight moisturizing oils and frizz-fighting formulas to keep frizz and damage at bay while also maintaining bounce and volume. However, it’s important to find the correct balance between too much product, which can weigh down your hair, and too little, which can make your hair appear dry.

Coily and coarse curly hair has fewer cuticle layers than any other hair type, which means that it has less protection from the damage inflicted by combing, brushing, curling, blow-drying and straightening. Because it is prone to damage and is more delicate, it responds best to gentle styling and lots of moisture. Products that include rich oils such as coconut oil, avocado oil, macadamia oil, castor oil and jojoba oil can help many types of curly hair, which is prone to dryness and damage.

The best pro-tip for curly-heads from my personal experience? Get rid of your brush!

Toss your bristle brush and opt for a wide-toothed comb. Brushing your curls not only dulls your curl patterns, but it causes your hair to break, resulting in pesky split ends that will make your hair appear dry and frizzy. Wide tooth combs are gentler on curls rather than damaging the hair, and keeps the curl pattern intact.

Along with that is the ditching or at least reduction in the shampooing of your hair. Excessive shampooing dries your hair and increases the frizz. Because curly hair appears more dry than other types of hair, it is easier to get away with no shampooing for a few days. Instead of shampooing every day, rinse your roots with water and apply conditioner to your ends like normal to refresh your curls.

Any curly-haired person knows the struggle of the search to find the perfect hair product. While every curly head has different curls, I feel that this product is a sure winner for anyone with curly hair. After hundreds of dollars wasted on testing hair products, I finally found a winner.

Curls Lavish Curl Moisturizer- $9.99

It take serious effort to keep your curls fresh and frizzless, especially after a good night’s rest. The Curls Lavish Curl Moisturizer is my go-to every single morning when I don’t have time to take a shower. This product is a must because it moisturizes and refreshes your lifeless morning curls without having to spend time getting them wet. But, I also use this after I get out of the shower to keep my curls smooth and less frizzy. It’s light, smells great and does the job of 10+ hair products in one, saving you money and time.

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