- Don’t over-shampoo. Curly hair is prone to being dry, so do not over-wash it. Excessive shampooing opens up the cuticles & strips the hairs of their natural oils, dries out your curls even more. The less you wash, the better!
- Cleanse the scalp. When washing, concentrate on rubbing & cleansing your scalp correctly with your fingertips.
- Avoid alcohol and sulfates. Use products specifically made for curly hair, which are also sulfated & alcohol-free (they dry out the hair.)
- Keep your hair moisturized. Use a leave-in conditioner or argan oil every time you wash your hair.
- Gently dry your hair with a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT rub your hair with a harsh towel. This can cause the cuticles to open & make your hair frizzy.
- Let air-dry & do not play with your hair. Playing with your hair or running your fingers through them may cause frizziness.
- Use a diffuser to blow-dry. If you are pressed for time, you can use a diffuser to dry your hair. Flip your head upside down & hold the diffuser steadily to your scalp (don’t move it around too much because the escaped wind can make the hair frizz.)
- Never brush your hair. Only comb your hair with a wide tooth comb BEFORE your shower, or gently finger comb after the shower. Remember that wet hair is more prone to breakage, so be super patient and gentle if you’re combing it wet.
- Avoid hairsprays & mousse. It can make your curls crunchy & these two products also contain the highest amount of alcohol.
- Go easy on the heat. Excess heat can cause your curls to lose their natural spiral-like shape, making them look lifeless. If you notice this, avoid using heat (including the blow drier with the diffuser!) for a week or two & focus on rehydrating your curls to get their bounce back.
- Get a curl-expert hairstylist. Getting a haircut from a professional hairstylist who truly understands the science of having curly hair can make all the difference.
- Always Use Cold Water For Hair. Hot water showers strip off your scalp and hair’s natural oil or sebum. It can also open up the cuticle making the hair strands prone to frizz and breakage. Cold water rinses are your safest bet, whether shampooing or conditioning your hair.
- Trim To Avoid Split Ends. Get your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks to get rid of the split ends and damaged hair. Curly hair, too, needs to look and feel healthy.
Most of us aren’t getting enough or the proper nutrients our body needs, and that’s where supplementation becomes the primary key. A complement solution to take care of hair is the routine use of supplements.
Afterave Essentials hair vitamins consist of the best natural ingredients like Saw Palmetto, Green Tea Leaf, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf, Grape Seed, Silica-Bamboo, and Pygeum Africanum.
It’s also enriched by Vitamin C and a complex range of B Vitamins, including Biotin on top of the advanced formula, absorbed by the body to help hair follicles grow hair faster and build each strand stronger. It helps your hair longer, thicker, and stronger, standing up to the dullness-creating elements and maintaining its structure and shine.