6 Easy ways to manage curly hairs

: May 13, 2015
 
 
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People with curly hair crave for straight hair and vice versa. Managing curly hair is more difficult as they easily break and are also more prone to split ends and dryness.
Curls are truly beautiful and by following a few simple tips managing those vivacious curls can be real easy.
 

Handy tips for managing curly hair are as follows:

1. Moisturize: 

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Curly hair has the tendency to be dry and hence it is important to take care that you do not take away the natural oils from your hair. It is always advisable to avoid using products that contain alcohol, sulphates etc in order to keep the natural oils intact.

2.Shampoo:Shampoo haitr

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It is important that one cleanses hair with shampoo but in the case of curly hair avoid washing hair too frequently so that the natural oils remain intact. Also it is important to select the right shampoo. There are several shampoos in the market which contain right amount of moisturizer so that your curly hair does not get frizzy. But as mentioned earlier wash your hair less, to be precise it should not be more than two times in a weekImage Source- ShutterStock

3. Conditioning Hair: 

After using a good shampoo it is important to condition hair with a strong conditioner. Conditioner can be used once in a week.

4. Heat:

Always wash your hair with cold or lukewarm water. Avoid using very hot water as that will only add to the dryness.

5. Drying wet hair and Combing:

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While drying wet hair gently just absorb the water with a towel. Do not rub the towel in order to avoid any damage to the hair.
A wide toothed comb should be used and the brushing of hair should be done gently to avoid breaking of hair.

6. Natural home remedies:

 Instead of using products containing harmful chemicals on your curls it is better to go for some home remedies which are listed below to make the curls more manageable

1.Beer:

Beer moisturizes hair and makes it soft.

  • For curly hair wash hair with shampoo.
  • Then pour dark non alcoholic beer on the hair.
  •  Leave it for 5 minutes and then rinse it with cold water.
  •  This can be done once in 2 weeks.

2. Almond oil and coconut oil:

Both these oils nourish and moisturize hair.
  • Massage hair with warm coconut or almond oil.
  • Then cover hair with a shower cap.
  • Wrap with a hot towel.
  • Wash hair after an hour.
  • This should be done at least once in a week.

3. Fenugreek Seeds: 

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Fenugreek seeds with its emulsifying properties are good for curly hair.
  • Soak few fenugreek seeds overnight.
  •  Grind and mix the paste with yogurt and olive oil.
  •  Apply to hair and leave it for 1 hour
  • Wash it off followed by shampoo.
  •  This can be done once or twice in a week.

4. Eggs:

Eggs are have proteins and helps hair growth
  • Mix egg, olive oil (moisturizes hair) and cucumber puree (acts as a coolant)
  • Apply it to hair and then wash it after some time.
  • This can be done once in a week.
While talking about managing curly hair one would still want to have straight hair without damaging those curls. Though there are several treatments in the market they can cause damage due to the harsh chemicals .Instead by using readily available ingredients at home one can have straight hair to a certain extent.
  • Coconut milk with its moisturizing and antibacterial and antifungal properties is also said to straighten hair. Mix coconut milk with lemon juice and cool it in refrigerator till there is creamy layer on top. Massage hair with this cream, wear shower cap and cover with moist towel for 30 minutes .Wash hair and comb hair when it is still wet.

  • Eggs and olive oil when mixed together help in straightening hair naturally. Mix two eggs with olive oil. Apply this to hair and leave for 40 minutes and then wash with shampoo.
  • Multani Mitti is a cleansing agent and also known to straighten hair. Mix one cup multani mitti, one egg white and two tablespoons of rice flour. Add sufficient quantity of water to form a thin mixture .Apply this to hair and leave it for one hour. Then wash with water and spray milk .Leave it for 15 minutes and then shampoo and condition hair.
  • Milk with its moisturizing and fortifying properties is a good for hair. Mix milk and water and spray it on hair .Leave it for few minutes and then rinse with water.Alternaively mix milk, honey and strawberry puree .Apply this to hair .Leave it for 2 hours. Shampoo and comb hair with a wide toothed comb and leave it to air dry.
  • Aloe Vera gel is a natural moisturizer and also helps to straighten hair. Mix aloe vera gel with warm olive oil. Leave it for two hours and then wash hair with shampoo.
  • Last but the most important way is to use hot Oil massage. Massage hair with warm coconut or almond oil and then cover hair with a shower cap and wrap with a hot towel. Wash hair after an hour. Comb hair with a wide toothed comb and leave it to air dry.
A little extra care and good styling can easily make curly hair hassle free, manageable and beautiful.

AUTHOR

Sarjita Pradhan

Sarjita Pradhan

Sarjita Pradhan born and brought in Mumbai has a degree in Masters in Analytical Chemistry and a wide work experience in various fields...

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