Having naturally curly hair can be a lovely blessing or quite the curse. If you have curly hair of any sort, whether simply wavy or truly kinky, you know that it takes a significant amount of tender loving care to avoid looking like a giant ball of fuzz. No head of hair is created equally, however, and identifying the right products and tools for your own brand of fabulous locks can take time. We want to keep it from being stressful, painful, and worst of all, expensive. Therefore, here are tips and tricks to make your curly hair routine and care easier.
Wash your hair, but not every day. I know that goes against what your mother told you to do, but to keep most hair in pristine health, it is better to wait a day or two – especially for curly haired ladies. When you do wash – always use a paraben/sulfate free product. This will help you maintain not only your color, chemical treatments, but helps maintain the overall health of your hair cuticles and shafts.
Conditioning is key! Using a product like SOTAH Moisture Boost Conditioner, that contains nourishing ingredients (coconut oil has a bevy of benefits) can strengthening hair, add natural shine and reduce frizz and static. Properly balancing your curls with moisture and shine, will always result in the perfect bounce. Stay away from products that contain high levels of alcohol, as they can be drying and will cause your curls to rebel.
Once out of the shower, don’t go crazy with the towel. Wring out hair with your hands, and then simply wrap a t-shirt around your wet locks. You heard me correctly – a 100% cotton t-shirt. The fibers are thin and will only absorb the top layer of water, leaving enough hydration behind to minimize flyaways and allow the natural curl to fall into place. Refrain from rubbing your hair with the t-shirt or creating the traditional towel turban – it causes friction, which, you guessed it, results in frizz. Break the wrapping habit and instead dry your hair by cupping it and gently scrunching upward around the whole head.
Finally, gently run a wide tooth comb thru your curly locks and top with a shine product like SOTAH Oil/Crème Therapy and air-dry (or diffuse) to perfection.
Give it a try.
Janet Zeitoun, Founder of SOTAH