Time To Tame! Let’s take control of your curly mane

This post is dedicated to all our curly-haired #boostbabes out there. Whilst your fabulous, bouncy locks are a thing of great envy, we know they are a beast to tame and style. From constantly knotting to frizz central, sometimes it can feel like more of a curse than a blessing to grow your curly mane. Don’t be down, your hair is a thing of true beauty and should be celebrated! So to help out our curly gal pals, we’ve nutted out our top tips for ladies with ringleted, kinky and curly hair. 

Don't shampoo every day and nourish with conditioner:
Shampoo’s main role is to remove grease, dirt, and grime from your scalp and strands. But because curly hair tends to be a lot more porous than its alternatives, moisture is hard to maintain and in great demand. If you over-shampoo (everyday washers this applies to you), you are essentially robbing your curls of much-needed moisture. Our recommendation? Only shampoo when absolutely necessary (ever 3 days or weekly) and use a minimal amount when you do. 

On the flip side, conditioner is a curly-haired ladies BFF! Due to those bouncy kinks and curls, the oils your hair thrive off (produced by your scalp), struggle to reach the ends of your strands. Compensating with high-quality conditioner will not only help your hair hydrate and retain moisture but will also aid the appearance of your curls and combat frizz. 

The excess moisture, found in conditioner’s oils, will help smooth the hair shaft and weigh it down. This combats frizz and gives perfect structure and movement to your ringlets/ curls. 
Go Sulfate-Free:
Again, this tip all relates back to moisture, moisture, moisture. Sulfates are a very common ingredient found in conventional shampoo brands as they do an excellent job of removing grease and dirt from your scalp and hair. However, they do such a great job in removing these types of issues that they actually strip the hair of all other natural oil and nutrients, vital to hair health and growth. 

Seeing as we’ve already mentioned (above) that curly hair is drier and retains less moisture than other hair types, adding sulfates to the mix is a sucker-punch your poor curls don’t need. 

Opting for sulfate-free hair care products is not only good if you’re looking to tame curly hair but amazing for all hair types in general. The bad definitely outweighs the good when talking about hair health and sulfates. These bad boys (literally) should be avoided as much as possible!

Comb conditioner through the hair in the shower:
Brushing and curly hair are usually an equation leading straight to frizz! But stay with us… there’s a method to our madness, we swear!

Brushing curly hair when dry causes frizz because the curls are elongated and hair shafts disturbed. By brushing hair after applying conditioner, not only are you dispersing product thoroughly, you are also helping the curl’s structure.

The conditioner will battle through the often very knotty situation of your curls and will help define and smooth hair shafts. Once rinsed, the curls will remain knot-free and settled, with no need to dry-brush and cause frizz! 

Naturally style with a serum or cream:
Forget hot tools, your curls already do all the talking! In all seriousness though, heat styling isn’t necessary when blessed with a 'kinky do’, if you protect and care for your curls properly. Using a ‘curl-specific’ styling serum or cream in your hair every AM is a great solution to define curls, add moisture and eliminate frizz.

Aim to use creams formulated with highly nourishing and moisturizing natural oils, like Shea Butter, Argan, and Coconut Oil. These miracle ingredients are readily absorbed by the scalp, offering a treasure chest full of nutrients and provide lightweight moisture without the greasy after-effects of their non-natural counterparts. 

Psst! If you’re in the market for a curly-hair overhaul you’re in luck! We’ve got a complete curly haircare range. No need to worry about sulfates here, our all-natural products are always free from sulfate, parabens, and silicones! Go on be a #curlboss!

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