We hear you….curly hair can be tricky to negotiate and even harder to keep healthy but, we promise, that if you take our advice and stick by our rules, you will embrace your curls like never before!
Why is my curly hair so dry?
Why Curly hair is quite often the most delicate hair type: because of the hair’s shape (spirals and twists) it is harder for the natural oils that are required to nourish and protect the hair to travel. Hair is more likely to become dry because of this. Curly hair is also harder to manage and particularly if it is regularly blown straight – the impact of overuse of heated appliances plays havoc with moisture levels in the hair making it more fragile. During summer, sea-salt and an abundance of sunshine (fingers tightly crossed) will also impact moisture levels.
How can you adapt your hair care routine to protect curly hair in the summer months? What products do you recommend?
Embrace your curls. When at all possible it is good to embrace the curls rather than use heated appliances to work against them. Invest in good, frizz-fighting and curl defining products and visit a hairdresser who is experienced in working with curly hair. Your hairdresser will be able to cut and style your hair to maximise the curls natural fall. The Biolage R.A.W. NOURISH Shampoo, Conditioner are perfect and use the R.A.W. HYDRATE Mask which contains Sheer Butter to transform dry dull hair.
To naturally define your curls we recommend Biolage R.A.W. Curl Defining Styling Butter, not only is it long-lasting, it will give you an instantly defined curl with a super-natural, lived-in effect. Frizz is the most common side-effect of having curls so we recommend that you combat this using R.A.W. Frizz Control Styling Spray.
Top Tips For Keeping Your Curls Healthy
/ Airdry when possible to avoid loss of moisture when using a hairdryer. It is best to apply Curl Defining Styling Butter for that super-natural finish.
/ Regular moisturising treatments are a must – invest in an intense moisturising mask and indulge your hair at least once a week. We love Biolage R.A.W. Hydrate
/ Curly hair needs feeding because it can appear to be naturally dry. Use the R.A.W. Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner which to push the nourishment back into the hair.
/ Be careful when towel drying – over rubbing your tresses causes unnecessary friction and this encourages additional breakage
/ Always detangle using a wide tooth comb or your fingers and work away from the roots. By using a hairbrush you are breaking up the curls and inviting frizz and a fine tooth comb will encourage breakage.
/ Invest in a statement summer hat that will keep your curls hidden away from the damaging effects of the sunshine and always use sun protection.