7 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Using Curly Hair Products
Curly hair looks gorgeous but you need to maintain it thoroughly. At times, it can be challenging to find the ideal products to give you shiny, frizz-free curls. Even if you have the best curly hair products for your hair, a small mistake in their usage can cause a lot of damage to your hair and make it frizzy. Hence, it is essential that you avoid some common mistakes while using curly hair products. Here are some tips and tricks to avoid these common mistakes and use these products to their full potential.
1. Over-washing your hair
Washing your hair too frequently can deplete its natural oils, leaving your curls dry and brittle. You should wash your hair with a curly hair shampoo only two to three times a week to maintain its health. You can use the Curl Manifesto Bain Hydration Douceur Shampoo by Kérastase. It is infused with Manuka honey, ceramide and Glycerin that cleanses your hair without weighing it down.
2. Skipping deep conditioning
Because curly hair is prone to dryness, it is essential to restore the moisture in the hair at regular intervals. Curly hair requires deep conditioning treatments since they help to moisturise and nourish the hair from the inside out. For deep conditioning curly hair, try the Kerastase Curl Manifesto Masque. Just like the curly hair shampoo, this mask has Manuka honey, ceramide and glycerin that hydrate your curly hair and make it soft and frizz-free. Use a deep conditioning mask at least once a week post washing your hair with a curly hair shampoo.
3. Using the wrong products
Incorrect hair products can harm your curls and make them appear frizzy and lifeless. It’s important to choose hair products designed exclusively for curly hair, like the Kerastase Curl Manifesto range, while making decisions about them. The ingredients in these products are designed to nurture and define your curls, leaving your hair feeling and looking healthy.
4. Drying your hair the wrong way
Since childhood, we were taught to dry our hair by tying them up in a towel and rubbing the towel against our hair. It’s time you stop doing this and adapt to newer techniques to dry your hair. Towels are rough and can damage your hair by causing frizz. Use a microfiber towel and let your hair air dry. You can also use a diffuser to dry your hair that evenly distributes the heat from a distance to dry your hair.
5. Not using styling products
Curly hair products designed for styling provide definition to your hair. Not using these products can make your curls look lifeless after a day of washing them. We recommend using curly hair products by Curl Manifesto. The Crème De Jour Fondamentale is a leave-in cream infused with Manuka Honey, Ceramide and Glycerin. It provides definition to your locks and defines your hair without weighing it down. The Curl Manifesto Gelée Curl Contour Gel-Cream creates a gel cast to hold your definition for a longer period of time. It also helps get rid of unwanted frizz.
6. Using a brush to detangle your hair
Curly hair is brittle and can break off easily from its roots. Using a brush to detangle your hair can cause damage. Your hair becomes one giant, unruly mess and you lose a lot of hair in this process. Before detangling your hair, apply oil or some water to your hair and use a wide-toothed comb to detangle your hair.
7. Not protecting your hair while sleeping
Only using curly hair products may not be enough to maintain your curls. You also need to protect your curls while sleeping. No matter how expensive your pillow covers are, cotton fabric is too harsh for your curls and causes frizz. It also soaks up the natural oils in your hair and depletes its moisture levels. To avoid this, wrap your hair in a silk scarf or sleep over a silk pillowcase and preserve your precious curls.
Try avoiding these above-mentioned mistakes to maintain the health and definition of your curls. If you follow these tips and tricks and use the right curly hair products, you will never be disappointed and flaunt them without any hesitation. Browse through Kerastase’s Curl Manifesto range of wavy/curly hair products which are designed specifically for wavy and curly hair.