You may be the envy of those with limp, straight hair, but your curly tresses don’t always make life easy – if humidity isn’t messing with your style, then dryness is making your hair feel coarse and brittle. Luckily, we've got six easy fixes to take care of curly and wavy hair.
1. Use a targeted shampoo
The ends of curly hair tend to dry out quickly. So, whether you're washing your hair once or a few times a week, you want a shampoo that doesn’t dry out your strands out even more. TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Shampoo targets the driest parts of your hair with an advanced formulation, leaving you with hair ready to be styled into flawless waves.
2. Don’t roughhouse your hair
Aggressive towelling can turn wet curls into a frizzy nightmare, so always be gentle when drying your hair. Squeeze excess water and gently press hair with a towel – avoid rubbing, as friction can cause strands to break. To limit damage, be equally as gentle when detangling wet hair, since your strands are weakest when wet. Try combing the ends of your hair in small sections, to make detangling effortless.
3. Diffusers are a curly girl's best friend
If not done properly, air-drying curly hair can lead to a whole head of frizz. That's where the diffuser comes in. These blow-dryer attachments help minimise frizz, whilst boosting flat, lifeless curls. As with any heat styler, always prep with a heat protection spray or serum, to help minimise heat damage. Get ready to reveal beautiful, bouncy curls that are full of body!
4. Use defining products
Curly girls, we know you want those ringlets smooth and defined without that stiff and sticky feeling. The solution? Use a lightweight styling product like TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creating Sea Foam to help you create manageable, clearly defined curls without crunchy residue or drying effects.
5. Extra care for coloured curls
Colour tints on curly hair look fabulous, but they do involve a little more care. If your coloured curls are feeling particularly dry, give them a dose of TLC with a deep conditioning hair mask once a week, as well as a hair oil applied through the lengths and ends to deliver intense nourishment. Your curls will be moisturised, manageable and healthy-looking!
6. Go gentle on dry curls
Your natural curls are beautiful but fragile. Hair elastics can pull and stretch them (never mind getting tangled and causing breakage), so avoid wrapping them around your hair so tightly. It's also much kinder to scrunch and define dry curls using your fingers and a little styling product – not only does this help reduce damage, it also helps limit frizz that brushing can cause.
So, if it sometimes feels like a real headscratcher figuring out how to keep curls frizz-free and fabulous, these tips will help you know how to take care of curly hair without fuss.