As every curly-haired person would know, taking care of your hair requires a completely different routine, products, and cutting style compared to other hair types. Summer can be a particularly frustrating period for curls as they tend to get frizzy, unruly, and can be easily damaged. When it comes to finding the perfect routine for your hair, it’s not always easy to figure out by trial and error, with the hundreds of products we see on the market. This is why Lux Hair has compiled this guide on all the tips you need to know to bring out the best in your curls.
Read on to find out our top tips to tame your curls:
1. Turn down the heat
No matter what kind of heat tool you’re using - blow dryer, curler, or straightener - reducing the heat can do a great deal of good to protect your hair. In the warmer months, we may be tempted to reach for our heat styling tools more often to beat the frizz or unruly locks, but it’s the time when our hair lacks moisture and nourishment. Embrace your natural curls instead, and air dry your hair or use some styling creams and mousses to avoid thermal damage.
2. Get a haircut from someone who knows curly hair
Curly hair cuts are not as simple as cutting regular hair types, which is why you should go to someone who knows the best way to cut your hair. With the right curly hair cut, you’ll get the bouncy, textured, and voluminous hair that everyone wants.
3. Protect your curls
Hair requires protection from all kinds of things - heat, chlorine, sun, bleach, excessive washing, and brushing. There are various products on the market that will ensure your hair is preventing damage from these stressors. Integrate heat protectants, masks, hair oils, and creams into your hair care routine to keep it at optimum health.
4. Stay out of the sun
Just like our skin, the sun can also damage our hair when it’s been exposed to excessive amounts, and without protection. This can cause dryness, brittleness, and breakage. Next time you’re out in the sunshine, consider throwing on a hat or light silk scarf or applying protective oils and moisurisers.
5. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Everyone can benefit from additional moisture in their hair care routine, as our hair gets exposed to daily stressors one way or another. Using a hydrating hair mask every so often, as well as post-wash oils, creams, or mousses, will replenish your hair’s moisture. You can also choose to buy specially formulated hydrating shampoos and conditioners to repair and nourish your hair with every wash.
Co-wash more frequently
In the summer, you may feel like you want to wash your hair more often to get rid of sweat and oil, but shampooing too frequently can cause dryness and excessive oil production. Try co-washing where you just apply conditioner and wash off as usual. This will make you feel clean, without excessively stripping your hair of its natural oils.
Take on some of our curly hair care tips and see the difference it makes!
Visit a curly hair specialist in Melbourne - Lux Hair
If you’re ready to see your curls at their best, we can help you with that. Head into one of our Lux Hair salons In Melbourne and meet with a curly hair specialist to address all your needs. We also offer a range of curly hair treatments such as the keratin treatment and curly hair products to add to your daily hair care regime.
Book an appointment with us today, in Altona, Preston, or Coburg.