How to Care for Curly Hair
Curly hair might have been the fashion back in the 80s, but these days, it can be everything but fun. Managing curly hair is an extremely strenuous activity, especially when your hair seems to be growing in geometric progression. Wouldn’t it be better if you could manage your kinks easily? Well, you can! Here are top home remedies to help you keep your curls in check. First, let’s check out five awesome facts about curly hair.
5 Awesome Facts about Curly Hair
- Unlike straight hair, curly hair bounces, naturally. This is very cool because it takes you back to your childhood when you enjoyed playing on the bouncy castle. What’s more? It’s also endlessly entertaining. You can play with your curly hair and watch it bounce while you wait for that friend or train.
- No brushes! I mean this. Curly hair doesn’t need any brushing. Run your fingers through it, and you’re ready to go. This means you get more sleep time.
- Curly hair is special, so unique that it has its shampoo. Just think about it: a specially designed shampoo formula all for your natural curls! Very few things beat that.
- Unlike straight hair, curly hair doesn’t form ridges when you pack in a ponytail style, even if it has been styled this way for a long time. Once you unfasten the ponytail, your curly hair bounces back to its original state, as if nothing happened.
- You can style your curly hair in any way you wish! Interestingly, curly hair is usually associated with a royal appearance. Whether it’s a date or business gathering, you can rock your curls without any bother. There is a curly hairstyle for every event.
Now, you know why curly hair is so great. Let’s go on to finding out how you can maintain your curls with little or no stress.
7 Ways to Maintain your Curly Hair
Here is yet another feather to avocado’s hat. You already know that eating avocados regularly provides many health benefits. What you may not know is that it also works well for curly hair. Avocados are packed with vitamin E which strengthens the membranes of your hair follicles. All you have to do is thoroughly mash one avocado in 2 tablespoons of yogurt so that it forms a creamy paste. Next, neatly apply this paste to your hair and leave it for an hour. Finally, wash your hair with organic shampoo and rinse with cold water. Repeat this treatment once or twice every week to manage your curls and keep them healthy and hydrated.
Apple Cider Vinegar Solution
This is a one-time home remedy for curly hair. Apple Cider Vinegar is mildly acidic. This makes it a perfect solution for maintaining your hair’s PH balance. Also, it has many active ingredients that detangle the hair’s follicles and seal your hair cuticles. This powerful solution acts as a natural hair clarifier that works to improve your hair’s sheen. For this treatment, you’d need equal quantities of apple cider vinegar and water. Mix both thoroughly. Next, wash your hair with a mild and organic shampoo then rinse it with the apple cider vinegar solution. Leave the solution in your hair for a few minutes then rinse it off with cold water. Use this treatment at least twice every month.
Who says you can only eat eggs? Eggs do as much good to your hair as they do to your stomach! Eggs contain lots of protein, especially biotin, which helps them prevent hair loss. Biotin in eggs also keeps your hair strong and healthy. So, how does this remedy work? It’s straightforward. You need only three ingredients to pull this treatment off. You need an egg, some mayonnaise, and olive oil. First, break your egg into a bowl and whisk it thoroughly. Next, add a tablespoon of mayonnaise and two tablespoons of olive oil to the mixture. Mix it thoroughly. Finally, apply the mixture to all parts of your hair carefully. Leave the mixture in your hair for about 30 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water. Use this remedy once every week.
There are too many surprises with this remedy. Let’s start with the fact that non-alcoholic beer exists! The first time I saw this, I was speechless. Second, as unbelievable as it may seem, beer does wonders when it comes to your curly tresses. Beer, especially the non-alcoholic variety, contains malts and hops which are rich in protein. The proteins in these ingredients form a protective covering around each of your hair strands. Pretty cool, right? Also, other proteins and vitamins contained in beer improve your hair’s health by making it thicker and glossier. In all, using this beer remedy will revitalize your curls, making them bouncy and shiny. For this remedy, you need to wash your hair with your organic shampoo first, then rinse it with water. Next, gently pour the beer over your hair. Ensure that the beer touches every part of your hair. Leave the beer in your hair for about 10 minutes so that it seeps through every strand. Finally, rinse it off with cold water. You could just drink up any leftover beer. Repeat this treatment once every fortnight to keep your curls in check.
Hot Oil Massage
This treatment will strengthen your hair by accelerating the flow of blood to your hair follicles. You can make use of olive oil, coconut oil, or almond oil for this treatment. However, be careful not to scar your scalp with the oil. Here’s how to go about this treatment option. First, you’d have to heat the oil in a microwave for about 3 minutes. When the oil is warm enough, apply it to your hair and scalp. Next, put on a shower cap then wrap your hair in a warm towel. Leave it this way for an hour or more. Finally, wash your hair with shampoo and rinse with cold water. Use this treatment once every week to keep your curls healthy.
Aloe Vera is an age-long treatment for the hair. It is rich in many active ingredients that maintain your hair’s PH levels. It prevents hair loss and irritation of the scalp. This gel can also be used to treat different hair conditions such as dandruff and live. Also, applying aloe vera to your hair will help it stay smooth and shiny. The aloe vera remedy is super easy and quick. All you need to do is massage fresh aloe vera gel into your hair scalp, leave it in your hair for about 15 minutes, then wash it off with shampoo and warm water. Just like the avocado treatment, you should do the aloe vera treatment at least twice every week.
Hibiscus is another natural treatment for your hair. These flowers contain active ingredients that work to prevent hair loss. Also, applying hibiscus treatment to your hair will rid your hair of varying toxins that damage hair follicles. It is also useful for treating different hair conditions like dandruff and hair breakage.
The best part of this treatment is that it is easy to prepare. All you need is your hibiscus flowers and leaves with water. First, grind your flowers and leaves with some water to form a light paste. Neatly apply the paste to all parts of your hair. Leave the treatment in your hair for 20 to 30 minutes. Finally, rinse this off with lukewarm water. Wash your hair with organic shampoo the next day. Repeat this treatment at least twice every week.
Now that you Know…
With these homemade remedies, curly hair doesn’t have to be a bother anymore. Embrace your curls! Try out any of these remedies for your curly hair and get ready to rock your curls in the best ways possible.