October 15 2022
With natural curls, it is important to know how to work with them. Keeping them healthy can be a bit different from caring for straight hair, and without a little tender care, you may find that they become worse for wear. So, with this in mind, we want to help you help your hair, so that no matter where you may be, your hair can thrive, shine and be healthy.
Consider Your Shampoo
When you choose your shampoo there are things you must keep in mind. You want to ensure that you wash off all the dirt and excess oil that collects on the scalp and in the hair, but you also want to avoid toxic and harmful ingredients like sulfates, parabens, and silicone. Using a mild, moisturizing shampoo will be your best bet in treating curly hair well, especially if you are just starting.
Give It Regular Trims
Trimming is important for all hair, though we do understand that curly-haired people can be more skeptical of going to the salon. Meraki Hair & Makeup Studio is a place with professionally trained employees who know their craft well, so you can trust us to give you a good hair care experience.
Never Brush, Always Comb
Using brushes, especially brushes not designed to work with curls, can leave your curls weak and brittle, and your hair frizzy. Combing your hair, using a wide-toothed comb, or even using your fingers to rake through your hair, is a much more effective, less damaging method to detangle your curls.
Using Cool Water
Heat damage is very real when it comes to hair and even if you do not use heated styling tools, you can still experience it. Using excessively hot water can create heat damage just as bad as anything else, so using cool, lukewarm water to wash your hair is one of the best ways to avoid excess damage.
Using pre-shampooing treatments and methods can be a lifesaver for anyone who has to deal with curls on a regular basis. On dry hair, apply a hair masque and let it sit for as long as the instructions say. Utilize shower caps when doing a hair masque in order to trap heat on your head to get the most out of the treatment. This can help repair and hydrate your hair, as well as make the detangling process easier to do.
Keep Up A Nighttime Routine
Having a consistent nighttime routine before you go to bed can really help reduce the amount of damage your hair sees in its life. Braiding your hair, putting it into a bun, or even a low ponytail can help reduce the amount of friction your hair will find in cotton sheets. This can also help reduce the number of tangles you have to deal with the next time you detangle your hair. Switching to silks and satins when it comes to pillowcases and scrunchies can have a similar effect, as silk and satin do not create as much friction as cotton.
When you come to Meraki Hair & Makeup Studio, you come to people you can trust to treat your curls right. Just come and give us a call at 718.966.6601 to book an appointment or find us at 1281 Arthur Kill Road in Staten Island. You can also schedule appointments by yourself by trying our Meraki Hair & Makeup Studio mobile app, available for free on iTunes and Google Play.