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"Curly Hair, Don't Care" Tips For Perfect Summertime Curls

Curly Hair Is Fragile

One of the first things to know about curly hair is that it tends to be fragile. The curves of the hair can literally weaken its structure relative to some other hair types. There are certain habits that people should avoid with this in mind.

For one thing, harshly drying off curly hair with a towel is not a good idea as this could cause the hair to break off altogether. This really isn't a good idea for anyone, in fact, but people with curly hair should dry with care. 

Heating Tools Are Often a Problem

Using too many heating tools is also frequently a bad idea. Applying this sort of heat can often cause hair breakage. Foam rollers and twists are okay, and people are usually better off allowing their perfectly natural hair to air-dry. Air-drying natural hair can certainly take a long time, which is something that people should be mindful of in general, of course. It's also a good idea to avoid lying down with wet, natural curly hair. Still, air-drying can often produce the best results for natural curly hair.

People who do use heating tools should make sure that they use a sort of a heat protection product in advance, or they will run into more issues. A diffuser will often allow people to style their hair using heat in a way that is going to be less damaging in many cases.

Avoid Too Much Washing

It's a good idea not to wash curly hair too often. In the summertime, this is especially important to keep in mind. This sort of hair is often naturally dry. Washing too often will only strip hair of important oils.

Choosing the Right Conditioner

There are lots of conditioners on the market that are high in sulfurous compounds. It's important to avoid them as often as possible. Making use of a mild clarifying shampoo on a monthly basis can make a big difference for the people who use a lot of product in their hair, since it can start to remove all of the chemicals and many of the other contaminants that people might have to deal with if they style their hair frequently.

Deep hair conditioner can really help those who are trying to stop their curly hair from drying out, especially in the summer. With moisturizing conditioners, you won't have to necessarily rinse everything out in some cases. With protein conditioners, of course, make sure to thoroughly rinse hair. Still, it's a good idea to use conditioners of some kind on a regular basis, even for the people who do not have a tendency to do a lot of hair care on a regular basis.

Trimming Curly Hair

Obviously, one of the most important tips that anyone can use with regards to natural hair involves the necessity of getting it trimmed on a regular basis. All hair should be trimmed on a regular basis, or it will be more difficult to keep it neat and healthy. Hair that is not trimmed will inevitably develop split ends and a lot of other problems, and natural curly hair is more prone to issues like this than most of the hair types.

There is a reason why a lot of people who have naturally curly hair will have a tendency to wear their hair short. It's easier to care for at that length. It's also much easier to keep healthy and tidy. Trimming curly hair on a regular basis is a good way to reduce tangling as well.

The Value of Curling Cream

Using curling cream on damp hair can make a huge difference for the people who are trying to control the frizz that can often occur with curly hair. Being able to control frizz is an important part of hair care for naturally curly hair. It should only take a little bit of curling cream in order to make this work, but it is still something that a lot of people with naturally curly hair should be able to do on a regular basis in order to get the results that they want.

Avoid Too Much Styling

In some cases, caring for naturally curly hair is partly about avoiding the temptation to style it too frequently. People who do this are going to be in a situation where they will inevitably start drying out their hair. Brushes and combs are always going to place a lot of stress on the hair, causing breakage and even some thinning at the hairline level. People who style their hair too often will end up with frizzy hair more often than not, which will only make things that much more difficult for the people who are trying to get their hair back to normal during the summer and warmer months.

Relax your hair styling regimen during the summer and appreciate its natural beauty with ease. Using head wraps, braids, twists, and weaves can make a big difference for the people who are trying to relax when it comes to their usual styling methods. Sometimes, hair care is all about tricks. Sometimes, it's all about letting things be, and appreciating the hair as it is.


The above tips can help promote healthier hair. If you do not note a change in your hair by using them, make sure that you consult a professional dermatologist as your condition may be medical.

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