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Curly hair care – the best tips for curly hair

Voluminous and defined curls – that’s what most people with supposedly frizzy hair want. However, caring for curly hair usually means a lot of work, as they require far more care than straight hair due to their structure. Would you like to know how to properly care for and style your curly hair and what the best hair products for curly hair are? You can find out here.

21 June 2024 • 3 min. reading time

What is the difference between curly and smooth hair?

Your hair structure is primarily determined by your DNA. Your hair basically consists of two parts.

  1. The visible shaft from which your hair emerges from the scalp
  2. The hair follicle, which is formed directly in your skin layer. This structure causes your hair to grow out of your head in the form of keratin hair follicles. If you take a closer look at the hair shaft, you can see the differences between curly and straight hair. The more oval and asymmetrical the hair grows out of the hair shaft, the curlier the hair is.

This hair structure means that the outer cuticle layer of your hair does not lie flat, but allows moisture to escape more easily. Many people are pleased that this makes their hair less greasy than that of their friends and acquaintances with fine, straight hair. However, you should be aware of this: The structure of your curls means that they require significantly more moisture and care than straight hair. This is because it is harder for them to retain moisture.

How to care for curly hair properly?

Natural curls require a lot of care, but “over-care” is also possible. The aim is to achieve shiny, defined curls. To achieve this, your curls should not be weighed down too much with care products. Fine hair in particular can make it difficult to tame curls. Fine, curly hair tends to look even frizzier, but has the advantage that it is less difficult to manage with products and the curls therefore hang out less. The best way to do this is to use oils, especially argan oil, to lock moisture into the hair.

In addition to curly hair shampoos, you can also use specific moisturising shampoos or shampoos designed to target dry hair. We recommend using conditioner every time you wash your hair to retain moisture and using a curly hair treatment once a week.

Caring for natural curls and letting them shine

After washing your hair, you should never “rub dry” your locks with a coarse towel. Instead, use soft towels or a simple T-shirt to gently press your hair to remove the dripping wetness. You can then use a wide-toothed comb to remove the knots from your curls. You can also care for your curls by using suitable detangling sprays. Please note that your curls should only be combed when wet. When dry, combing will result in a frizzy mane and the loss of your desired hair texture. Once your curls are free of knots, you can air dry them to avoid exposing them to damaging heat.

How do you fix and style your curls?

It’s not just the care of natural curls that is important – there are also a few things to consider when styling your curls: You should definitely use a diffuser for blow-drying. Place larger strands of hair in the diffuser on a low setting to dry them evenly without destroying your curl structure. If you want to add even more volume to your hair, the diffuser can also be used upside down. To finalise the curls, you can use a light hairspray that does not weigh the curls down too much. The hairspray should be sprayed from a distance of at least 20 cm to maintain the bounce of your well-groomed curls.

The best hair products for curly hair

There are countless products available to let you style and care for your curl splendour. For care during hair washing, we recommend special curl conditioners and conditioners that are particularly moisturising. After washing your hair, you can also use a leave-in conditioner to make it easier to comb out any tangles in your curls. To give your hair the perfect shine, we recommend applying rich oils to the ends. To ensure a particularly strong hold for your curls, you can either use mousse or a light hairspray. When choosing your products, please make sure that your hair is not weighed down too much, otherwise your well-groomed curls will hang out and become more difficult to style. Once you have found your individual curly hair routine, you can look forward to your stunning curls.

Conclusion

Maintaining your curly hair properly can seem exhausting – but it’s definitely worth the effort. A curly hair texture allows the moisture in your hair to escape more easily. To counteract this, focus on moisturising products. Oils, especially argan oil, are ideal for locking moisture into the hair. When washing your curls, you should also apply a rich hair treatment once a week in addition to a suitable shampoo and conditioner. You should also comb your curls only when wet and avoid heat and stress as much as possible. Mousse or a light hairspray are the ideal finishing touches to your routine. With these tips, nothing will stand in the way of beautiful curly hair.

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