8 Common Curly Hair Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Nowadays we all live the same way. We all live fast. We have hundreds of small and large obligations during the day.
For this reason, we cannot devote ourselves to anything completely - not even to ourselves and the care of our hair. Yes, we all know how to wash, how to comb, and how to care for our hair.
However, do we know how to do it properly? Probably not.
Because we don’t have time for that! For this reason, we make many mistakes in the care of our curly hair, and here are a few of the most common ones.
We apply too much shampoo
Naturally, curly hair is usually dry, so intensive shampooing can further dry it out and make it brittle. Shampooing curly hair should focus on the scalp, while the water that washes the soap will also wash the rest of the hair. Hair should not be shampooed every day, even with shampoos that emphasize that daily shampooing is allowed. Too much shampoo is the most common mistake we make and in this way we remove all-natural oils from the hair, so the hair becomes dry, brittle, and without shine.
We do not pay attention to the choice of hairdresser
We mostly become regular customers in the salon that is closest to us. However, when choosing a hairdresser who will style our curls, we should pay attention. Choose a hairdresser who knows how to care for curls. Curly and wavy hair should not be cut while it is wet, because the curls shrink when they are dry, so the hair will be much shorter than you wanted. Social networks are the right place to inquire about hairdressers who cut their curls in the right way, and you can also read comments and recommendations.
We comb or brush dry hair
We repeat - curly hair is dry and easily broken. That is why you should never brush it while it's dry because that way we get brittle hair and blooming hair ends. Combing dry hair will also cause unwanted frizz. It is best to use a wide-toothed comb and comb your hair while taking a shower. If you want to comb your hair on the day when you do not wash it, always have a water spray with you. Wet curly hair will be easier to brush and you will achieve better results.
We don’t hydrate our hair enough
As we already know curly hair is naturally dry and brittle. For this reason, curly hair should be hydrated in various ways. For example, we can use conditioners, leave-in conditioners, hair bonnets, or just use the good old pineapple trick.
Drying hair without a diffuser
When it comes to drying their hair, girls with curly hair have a special problem: how can a strong gust of air from the hairdryer not destroy their naturally curly or wavy hair. If you’ve ever blow-dried your hair without a diffuser, you’ve probably ended up with a frizzy ball on your head. The diffuser on the hairdryer will allow your curls to be nicely defined, and to dry quickly.
We do not pay attention when buying shampoo
It is very important to pay attention when buying shampoo. Read the composition printed on the back of the package! Take 30 seconds for this because if you buy a shampoo full of sulfate that does not suit any hair type, especially curly, you will need a lot more than 30 seconds to care for and recover your damaged and dried hair.
We do not pay attention to what materials come into contact with our hair
Women with curly hair must be careful with what materials their hair comes in contact with. If you wear a scarf on your head, make sure it is made of silk. You should also pay attention to what material your pillowcase is made of. It would also be good to wear a hair bonnet during your stay at home that will maintain the optimal level of moisture that your hair needs.
Separate the hair from the bottom up. This is the best way to comb and remove potential knots, otherwise combing to the top towards the bottom would only worsen the condition with the knots and would break the hair and do even more damage. A comb with wide teeth is always recommended for combing curly hair.