Here are 16 curly girl hair care hacks. First, start with knowing your curl type by completing the simple quiz by clicking here. All those hacks are carefully selected for you. Special thanks to Jessica
For curly girls, it’s not as important which product you use as how much. The right amount of product is probably less than you think. Check out this handy guide for more info.
Pro tip: Always apply product when hair is T-shirt dried but still mostly wet.
When All Else Fails, Try This Detangling Genie. If your hair doesn’t detangle with only a comb, try this brush/comb hybrid that is designed for sensitive heads to gently detangle without breaking hairs. It’s also gentle enough for kids.
Keep it Trimmed. Textured hair tends to get frayed more easily, so stylists recommend that curly girls get their hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks. Opt for a layered look to keep your hair looking healthy and full-bodied.
Pro Tip: Because curly hair can shrink up to 30% of true length, (coily hair can shrink 75%) having your stylist cut your hair once it’s dry will ensure that you’re getting exactly the cut and length you want.
Trade your Towel for a T-Shirt. Drying your hair with a T-Shirt will greatly reduce frizz and breakage after washing. Since shirts aren’t as absorbent, gently squeeze your hair out before drying but never twist it.
Know Your Ingredients. Silicates, Silicones, Sulphates…there are lots of hair product terms that get thrown around without people really knowing what they mean. There’s no blanket rule about which ingredients work best for curly hair, it depends on what works best for your hair. To learn more, read here.