Best Care for Curly Hair
With all its versatility, who doesn’t love their curly hair? Yes, we know that curly hair can get quite tangly and can often be a pain to straighten, but curly hair is absolutely stunning and styling options are limitless. Ah, curly hair. A blessing and a curse. We promise that we’re about to make things a heck of a lot easier for you. Our resident hair care expert has addressed some the most common curly hair questions and issues.
Top Issues for Curly Hair
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Very curly hair can be difficult to detangle, but there is one easy trick that makes it much more of a breeze: use a wide tooth comb. Because curly hair has many very gorgeous twists and turns, small tooth combs can easily snag the hair – which causes your hair to literally snap (not good!), not to mention that it makes the detangling process take much too long. And be certain, also, to comb from tip to root. This will allow you to detangle easily, gently and more quickly.
On average, we all lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day. If you’re getting that amount out when you’re combing, you shouldn’t worry much, as this is normal. However, if your hair is coming out in handfuls, we recommend you see a doctor to rule out any underlying medical condition that may be contributing to your hair loss. If you get a clean bill of health and you still experience excessive shedding, your hair care regimen might need a makeover.
A great rule of thumb is to comb your hair when it is wet. If you can manage to do this exclusively, (rather than combing when your hair is dry) that’s even better. Hair is more pliable when it’s wet, which allows you to comb with much less shedding or breakage.
The key to achieving the healthiest hair possible is to nourish it from the inside out. We recommend you add an all-natural supplement such as Hair Essentials™ to your diet to strengthen your hair and make it much less prone to breakage and shedding. With Hair Essentials™, women see results in just a few weeks!
Dryness is a sign that your hair is in dire need of hydration. But don’t worry! This is an easy fix. All you need are three things: a lightweight moisturizer, a natural oil and a natural hair supplement.
Put the moisturizer on your hair about three times a week. Be sure it is a lightweight moisturizer – nothing too thick or heavy – so you don’t end up weighing your hair down. I recommend you lock in the moisture twice as long by using a natural oil, such as coconut oil, argan oil, extra virgin olive oil, etc. Pay special attention to your ends, as that is where breakage occurs when hair is too dry.
To keep your hair in tip top shape and to help it retain moisture longer, take Hair Essentials™ daily. Hair Essentials™ naturally moisturizes the scalp, regulates oil production and helps cells to retain water. Combined with regular moisturizing, this will help you retain adequate moisture levels and keep your hair from feeling dry and brittle.
I usually wear my hair in its natural curly state; but every now and then, I want to wear it straight. I use a flat iron, but the ends always seem to still curl up no matter what I do. Any suggestions?
The best way to flat iron is to start with a freshly washed head of hair. Blow dry your hair first, and use a lightweight moisturizer along with a natural oil to protect your hair from the onslaught of heat it is about to endure.
Once that is complete, use a small amount of a heat protectant product on your hair. Now here’s where the real technique comes into play. Many people find their hair isn’t getting as straight as they’d like because they are attempting to flat iron large sections at once and breezing through the process much too fast. By doing this, you miss a lot of layers and it forces you to use more heat because you’ll have to go over the same sections multiple times. Instead, very slowly flat iron only small sections at a time and be certain to start right at the root. By doing this, you will find that your hair will get straighter and you’ll use much less heat in the process.
It is also important to protect hair from potential heat damage. Taking a natural hair supplement daily, such as Hair Essentials™, keeps your hair strong and combat potential heat damage. Hair Essentials™ naturally promotes flexible, resilient hair that is less prone to breakage and split ends, as well as protects hair follicles against oxidative stress and styling damage.
Tips To Make Your Curly Hair More Enjoyable
Use the lowest heat setting possible when straightening your hair.
Remember to use the lowest possible heat setting for the job. There’s no reason to use the hottest setting possible. Actually, should you opt to use the very hottest settings on your flat iron, you might end up burning your hair off. YIKES! So please, please, please use the lowest possible setting that will straighten your curly hair.
Prevent frizz with a light moisturizing cream and a light natural oil after washing.
Frizz comes from dryness. To keep it at bay, moisturize your hair regularly with a lightweight moisturizer. Many curlies don’t think they need it, but curly hair, by nature, is drier than naturally straight hair. Don’t overlook the need to keep your hair moisturized. And by using a natural oil along with a daily natural supplement like Hair Essentials™ , you can lock in that moisture even longer.
Detangle with a wide tooth comb.
Small tooth combs tend to get caught in curly tendrils and snap hair off in the process. So instead, use a wide tooth comb, which has enough space between teeth to allow your hair to flow though without snagging. Same goes for brushing. Instead of a brush with bristles, use a paddle brush that has rounded plastic ends. The rounded ends glide through the hair, helping to prevent unnecessary shedding.
Drink an adequate amount of water each day for strong, shiny hair – at least 8 cups a day.
When it comes to achieving your best hair ever, ingredients are key. Think of it being similar to what we all know about fitness and health. It’s common knowledge that in order to attain optimal health, we shouldn’t be eating fast or processed foods, and we should consume a good mix of natural vitamins and minerals. But we don’t always think of our hair as requiring the same needs. Truth is, our hair needs just as much love and attention to be just as healthy as we want our bodies to be. Water is the most moisturizing thing you can possibly give to your hair. Of course you’re going to wash your hair, but are you hydrating your hair from the inside out? Some of the healthiest-haired ladies in the world are known to drink up to a gallon of water a day. While I realize the vast majority of people aren’t going to go quite that far, be sure to get at least 8 cups in a day.
Good nutrition is critical for building strong, lustrous, healthy hair. Deficiencies in specific vitamins, minerals and other nutrients can result in weaker, dryer, more damage-prone hair. Hair Essentials™ provides more than 20 herbs, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, and other essential nutrients that provide complete support for healthy hair. Hair Essentials™ is the most comprehensive hair supplement on the market, and is doctor-formulated to repair and revitalize hair follicles and nourish strong, healthy hair growth. The 100% drug free, certified gluten free, all-natural ingredients are quickly absorbed where they work in combination to:
- Promote flexible, resilient hair that is less prone to breakage and split ends
- Moisturize scalp, regulates oil production and helps cells to retain water
- Protect hair follicles against oxidative stress and styling damage
- Nourish scalp creating a healthier environment for hair growth
- Improve circulation to the scalp for support of healthy hair growth
- Seed follicles with nutrients needed for the structural development of faster-growing, healthier hair
- Provide vital nutrients for the structural development of healthy hair.
The result? Stronger, healthier, faster-growing curly hair.