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22 Jun

Curly hair hacks

Five tips to take care of your curly locks

Curly hair might look great to others but the ones taking care of it truly know the pain it brings. At the onset of monsoon, you can be sure that the humidity is going to leave your hair in a ball of frizz. Here are some quick tips to maintain those gorgeous locks of curls to not let it rain on your parade.

Prep your hair

Add a little warm up routine to your hair before shampooing it. Instead of wetting your hair under the shower and directly moving on to cleansing it, hydrate it by applying conditioner or a conditioning oil to dry strands. Leaving it on for 15 minutes will not only detangle your hair and prevent any breakage, but also saves it from becoming rough if excessive shampoo is used.

Heat it down

Avoid applying heat to your hair as much as you can. Constantly blow-drying and straightening you hair not only causes excess frizz, but also causes unnecessary breakage in the long-term. Careful not to rub your hair with a towel—this can aggravate the frizz. Instead, towel dry your hair with an old cotton t-shirt or invest in a microfiber cloth.

It’s shower time

If you tend to wash your hair right before stepping out of the house—stop right there. Wet curls can tangle easily only to incite various problems like breakage, dandruff and frizz. Wash your hair when you know you don’t need to rush out. Moreover, make sure to use lukewarm water throughout the process as hot water can cause serious damage to your scalp, weakening the roots.

Burst o’ cold

Conditioning after you shampoo your hair is must, but make sure to end your bath with a gush of cold water to your roots. It might not sound too exciting for you but for your curls, it is a tip sent right from heaven. Doing so will lock the moisture in place while also preventing any excess conditioner from settling in, thus avoiding greasy hair from making an appearance.

Brush it out of the window

That brush needs to be thrown out of the window as it is a curly-haired girl’s worst enemy. Do not brush right after showing as this will tug tightly on your roots, ruining the texture of your curls and even causing more frizz. There is only one object that you need to detangle any knots—a wooden comb. Start combing your hair from the ends and make your way up to the roots. Ensure you apply a serum before you comb your hair so that it spreads evenly across your strands.

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