Curly hair; one amongst the most desirable of hairstyles, always on the receiving end of compliments and praise, but how many truly know what goes on behind the doors for a curly haired individual? For those of you with the coveted spirals, we sympathize with your plight, but we have good news for you!
Read on to find out why curly hair is difficult to manage and care for, how you can maintain and retain your wonderful curls, and which products can make the hair care process fun, and make you look fabulous.
Why Does Curly Hair Demand Attention?
Curly hair is called many pleasant things, but as attractive as it is, curly hair is a challenge to maintain and manage. One wrong move can decide whether your hair looks like a majestic mane, or a shelter for the neighborhood birds. Hence, It is imperative that you know why your curls require extra attention, even on a good hair day!
- It is severely prone to breakage and dryness
- It is fragile, and hence easily damaged.
- Frequent heat and styling treatments make it prone to graying and damage.
- It is easily tangled and a great challenge to detangle.
- It frizzes up easily.
- It takes a whole lot longer to style.
- It is difficult to comb.
Addressing all these issues is the answer to maintaining a healthy scalp microbiome, which is a community of simple organisms that grow on your scalp. In this habitat, a diverse mix of bacteria works together to maintain your scalp health.
How To Maintain Curls
It’s true, managing curly hair can be a vexing and time-consuming task, but armed with an effective yet simple hair care routine, we’re certain you will look forward to the process. We’ve put together a list of things for you to keep in mind:
Choose a favourable shampoo: Choosing a gentle shampoo, free from sulphates, parabens, aqua, alcohol, and other harmful chemicals is a giant step in the right direction, especially for those of you with curly hair, as these chemicals and unnatural additives further strip the scalp of its natural oils, are conducive to dryness and eventually; damage.
Avoid excess shampooing: Curly hair is dry enough already, too much shampooing will only rid the scalp of more essential natural oils, and moisture. A shampoo every 2-3 days is sufficient.
- Comb from the bottom up using a wide-tooth comb: Curly hair tends to be weaker and prone to damage, combing from the bottom allows you to gently detangle those tough knots without them compounding, instead of violently yanking them out.
Get rid of split ends: Trimming your hair every 6-8 weeks can make your hair look and feel healthier.
Avoid excessive heat styling and treatments: Harsh heat from styling tools further dries and damages your curls, leading to more breakage and hair fall.
Use appropriate hair creams and hair oils: Hair creams and oils are an effective way to nourish and strengthen your hair from the root to the tip, using them the right way in the right portions can help you maintain and retain curls with ease.
- Choose cold water while washing or conditioning curly hair: Hot water extracts the natural oils from your scalp, it also opens up the cuticle leading to frizz and breakage, cold water rinses are an easy and effective way to avoid this problem.
How Does Satliva Care For Curly Hair?
At Satliva, we believe hair care should be easy and enjoyable, not a gruelling chore, but a meditative activity. Our team has spent countless hours contemplating and creating products that work almost miraculously for those of you with curly hair:
Hemp with avocado hair oil - It gently nourishes your hair and scalp, from root to tip. Promoting strength, stimulating hair growth, preventing damage, resulting in thick and lustrous curls. It goes the extra mile by keeping your pores clean and free from clogging,
Simply apply a small amount onto your hair and massage it into your scalp, leave it overnight for the most benefits.
Argan peppermint hair cream - Helps moisturize the scalp, protects the hair from UV rays and air pollutant related damage, controls hair loss, stimulates hair growth, and controls dandruff. The perfect pre-shampoo hair mask to give your curls an extra layer of defence and deep nourishment.
For a nourishing pre-wash hair spa treatment at home; simply spread a small amount on your palms and massage it into your scalp and hair, follow by wrapping your hair with a warm towel or shower cap, and wait roughly 30 minutes before rinsing it off.
Additionally, it functions as a post-wash hair serum, by following a simple process; spread a pea sized portion on your palms and apply it to wet hair. This quick process minimises the loss of moisture from hair, nourishes from the root to the tip, and helps hold your lovely curls in place!
Hemp with argan and activated charcoal shampoo bar - It cleanses and removes impurities from your scalp, absorbs excess oil, and the argan oil in this ingenious blend helps make your hair stronger, radiant, and most importantly; tangle-free. Dealing with stubborn knots is a challenge no more!
Cannmelon hair cream - Is a light textured cream, ensuring it doesn’t clog pores, it strengthens hair, controls unruly frizz, moisturises and prevents hair breakage. A simple answer to several curly hair problems!
Taming and caring for curly hair comes with several challenges, but understanding the whys and hows of the process enables you to save hours of your time, and frustration. By identifying and using the right products, and following rudimentary, yet nutritive hair care tips, we can assure you, that coaxing your curls to behave themselves will be the easiest and most enjoyable part of your day!