10 Curly Hair Tips To Protect Your Curls

1. Use a gentle cleanser

Choose sulfate-free shampoos or co-washing (using conditioner to cleanse) to avoid stripping your tresses of natural oils and moisture.

2. Moisturize regularly

Since curly hair tends to be coarser, use a hydrating conditioner and deep condition on a regular basis to keep your curls hydrated and prevent frizz.

3. Don't overwash 

Wash your hair no more than two to three times per week to avoid wearing out your curls. Instead, spritz your tresses with water or a leave-in conditioner between washes.

4. Avoid heat styling

Limit your use of heat styling products, such as flat irons and curling irons, as excessive heat can damage your curls. 

5. Use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers

Use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to delicately remove knots and minimize breakage when detangling your curls.

6. Apply products to damp hair

To define and maintain your curls, apply styling products such as leave-in conditioners, curl creams, and gels to damp hair.

7. Plop or diffuse your hair

After applying styling products, plop or diffuse your hair with a microfiber cloth or cotton T-shirt to enhance curl definition and reduce frizz. 

8. Sleep on a satin pillowcase

A satin pillowcase or silk/satin bonnet can reduce friction and prevent your curls from becoming tangled and unruly while you sleep.

9. Avoid harsh ingredients

Steer clear of hair products containing sulfates, alcohol, and other harsh ingredients that can deplete your tresses of moisture.

10. Regular trims

Maintain the shape of your curls with regular trims that eliminate split ends and prevent breakage. This will result in healthier, more defined curls.