Top 5 Curly Hair Care Tips: What should you know?

When you curl your hair, you will use chemicals to curl your hair for a long time. Curling your hair is a great way to improve frizz or give you thick hair or freshen up your straight hairstyle. Because curling requires a lot of chemicals, the process will cause damage to the hair if not cared for properly. You can take care of your permed hair by washing it gently and using an appropriate styling method.

Do not touch your curly hair

You will want to touch those curls. However, it will take about 24-28 hours for the chemical to penetrate the hair shaft and keep the hair curly for a long time. Besides, your hair will still be very weak after curling. Keeping your curls in place for a few days can help you maintain your curls longer. Use your fingers to style your hair as needed. You should also avoid combing your hair.

Do not touch your curly hair
Do not touch your curly hair

Avoid washing your curly hair after styling

For the first 24-72 hours after curling, you should not wash or condition your hair. This will help to prevent causing curls to stretch. In addition, this also helps curly hair stay fresh for a longer time.

You need to make sure to keep your hair dry, especially when it is raining or the air is humid outside.

Ask your hairdresser how long you need to wait to wash your hair. This time will depend on your hair type and the type of curl you have done. If you really can’t wait long, you can ask your hairdresser how to handle the situation. They may advise you to use dry shampoo or another product until you can wet your hair.

Avoid washing your curly hair after styling
Avoid washing your curly hair after styling

Untie your curly hair

You’ll probably want to create different styles for your curled hair with bobby pins, styling clips, or tie your hair neatly to play sports or study. However, during this time the hair is still in the process of being styled, so it is essential to let your hair down for a few days after curling. Ponytails, braids, or other hairstyles that use accessories will leave creases in the hair and break weak hair.

You should not run your hands through your hair after curling, as this can cause the curls to split and straighten.

Use a silk scarf to tie your hair back if needed. You just need to tie your hair loosely so as not to create creases in your hair.

Untie your curly hair
Untie your curly hair

 

Do not dye your curly hair after curling

Do not dye your curly hair after curling
Do not dye your curly hair after curling

You should note that the hair after the perm is often very weak and needs to be taken care of. This is especially true during the first week after a perm. You should avoid dyeing your hair for at least a week after dyeing. This will prevent your hair from becoming too weak or damaged, and prevent hair loss.

Talk to your hairdresser about scheduling a hair dye at an appropriate time after perming. It is best to find a professional to help you dye and perm your hair.

Try using temporary hair dye products, pigments, or colored shampoos instead of the hair dye procedure, as these products are not as toxic as the dyes. However, you should only use these products after about 24-48 hours of perm.

Even if you dye your hair about a week after perm, you can still experience hair loss. The type of dye you use and the proportion of dye auxiliaries (if used) will make a difference in how much damage is done to your hair. Ask your hairdresser for the products they recommend.

Shampooing curly hair

Shampooing curly hair
Shampooing curly hair

Choose specially formulated products. 

The permed hair still needs special care. Specially formulated products work to keep the shine of the hair, restore weak and damaged hair after dyeing. Besides, these products also help maintain the frizz of the hair for a long time.

 

You can choose products with ingredients like biotin, eucalyptus oil, and soy. You should avoid products with parabens and sulfates.

 

Another tip for you is that you may ask your hairdresser for advice on which products to use. Hairdressers often have expert knowledge of the best products to use for permed hair. However, you don’t necessarily have to buy the product the hairdresser sells. You can buy products for permed or chemically treated hair at any supermarket, store, drugstore, or cosmetic store. Choose a product that says “for permed hair” or “for chemically treated hair.”

 

Wash your hair weekly.

Washing your hair will make it look fresh and bouncy. However, washing your hair too often will remove the oil from the hair and cause the curled hair to quickly lose its frizz. Treat curls the same way you treat silk meaning that washing your hair once a week is enough to keep it clean and maintain its beauty.

Wash your hair with warm water. Hot water can strip away the natural oils which moisturize and shine hair. In addition, hot water damages curls. You can rinse your hair with warm or cold water. Shampoo remaining on the hair can make the hair greasy and dirty faster. Chemicals in the remaining shampoo will make it difficult for your hair to keep its curls for a long time and you need to curl it again.

Use dry shampoo at the roots of the hair if they are dirty before the next wash. You spray a small amount of dry shampoo from a distance of about 25 cm and let it soak into the hair for a few minutes, then gently massage the scalp so that the shampoo does not stick to the hair. It is best to use dry shampoo for chemically treated hair to add moisture and volume to your hair.

 

Use hair conditioner regularly.

Even if you only curl slightly, the hair still loses moisture, leading to frizzy and lifeless hair. Although some people claim that conditioner can make curly hair straighten, this is still just a rumor. A conditioner specifically for curling hair will help retain moisture and shine of the hair, making hair soft and keeping curls for a long time. In addition, the conditioner also helps untangle curls.

 

First, you will apply conditioner to the ends of your hair that are the driest part of your hair. Then, you continue to apply the conditioner gradually to the roots. You leave the conditioner on the hair for the time indicated in the instructions for use, then use damp water to rinse the conditioner. You need to make sure to rinse all the conditioner out of your hair. If you do not rinse, the remaining conditioner will make the curls difficult to hold, lifeless and the hair is also prone to dirt.

You can comb your wet hair with a wide comb after applying conditioner. This will help reduce breakage.

A hair mask will be denser than a regular conditioner and can provide moisture to the hair. Therefore, you also should use a hair mask to care for permed or curly hair once a week. This product will help prevent hair damage and retain moisture and shine. You can use the hair mask in the shower or leave it on your hair overnight with a shower cap. If your hair is too dry and too frizzy, using a dry conditioner is a great choice.

 

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