Curls are no longer a problem

Is definitely more fragile than the rest of the hair. And that is why it requires more care. Each type of curl is different. Knowing how to identify the thickness and the genetic pattern (quantity and shape of the turns) is key to this, since this influences the resistance of the hair fiber and the levels of hydration that it needs to look healthy. Therefore, before treating them, it is important to distinguish if we are facing a mane with wavy or curly hair.

Curls are no longer a problem

This hair features S-shaped waves to open loops. Its ability to retain moisture is less than that of straight hair but greater than that of curly hair. The natural dehydration of this type of hair without proper care results in rough, vaporous hair without definition. They usually need to regain weight, control frizz, achieve resistance, smoothness and improve elasticity.

This type of hair has curls in the form of ringlets to tighter curls. They are finer hair patterns. Its ability to retain moisture is less. The natural dehydration of this type of hair without proper care results in hair with open and indefinite curls, trichonosis (knots) and a vaporous mane. They need to regain weight to improve definition, control frizz and an extra dose of hydration.

Whether corkscrew or s-shaped, curlers have their magic
Whether corkscrew or s-shaped, curlers have their magic

But, in general terms, both hairs share some care in common. How should I wash them, what happens when I dry them? And to comb them, is there any technique that is more convenient than another?

A common mistake that many people make is wondering what shampoo their hair needs. When, in reality, the correct thing is to choose based on the type of scalp you have. In that sense, those who have dry or normal scalp with curls, should opt for a product low in sulfates. With this type of washing, it is necessary to know that products without sulfates do not foam and in this sense, the cleansing power is diminished. It is recommended to then do two washes. This ensures that the microbiota of the scalp remains balanced and the proliferation of fungi and bacteria is prevented. This balance is also maintained with a daily or every other wash. A good tip is not to extend or rotate the shampoo in the middle and ends. It is enough to apply it to the scalp and massage gently so as not to entangle it. Another option is to resort to the pre-shampoo technique to protect the lengths and avoid stripping the hair of its natural lipids, which are important in its balance.

The ones with the oily scalp They should opt for a shampoo with greater cleansing power. If it is not properly sanitized, it is more likely to develop dandruff fungus, have itching or dermatitis. Is it necessary to do two washes? In this case, if it is done well, it is not necessary. Other rituals that help are using a pre-shampoo and leaving the product on for a few minutes after doing a gentle massage for two reasons: this does not stimulate the sebaceous gland and it avoids massaging by letting the product act on its own.

After 8:00 p.m., the scalp is considered dirty. Those who train or perspire excessively, should organize the washes so that two are not done within that 20-hour window. It is that the water generates an erosion on the fiber that is necessary. However, water alone does not wash. Therefore, a good indicator to know when it is time for a shower is to detect the smell. That means the oil and grime on your scalp has entered the breakdown phase and it’s time to give it a break.

Identifying whether it is curly or curly is necessary to choose the best treatment
Identifying whether it is curly or curly is necessary to choose the best treatment

Is it necessary to always use it? It depends on the case. But if it’s what’s finally going to give the hair the weight the curl needs for better definition, the answer is yes.

Frizz (if it’s really frizz and not short hair) accounts for the electrostatic condition of the hair fiber in an attempt to compensate for the charges. Using a very moisturizing cream without rinsing or serums is enough to handle it. It is important to test products because they may have an ingredient that works but not in the dose that the hair needs. Therefore, the only way to know is to try.

Another technique that reduces frizz is the correct gestural one, that is, applying creams, masks and conditioners in a general way, then curl by curl and finally scrunching. The Scrunch is about pressing the hair with the help of the hands, with energetic movements from bottom to top. To do this, it is necessary to place the head upside down or on its side, so that the curls are suspended in the air. It is also advisable to apply hair masks with a frequency of one every five washes.

Keeping your curls well hydrated is easier than it seems
Keeping your curls well hydrated is easier than it seems

Is it better to air-dry or blow-dry your hair? For curls without chemical processes or with a medium to thick texture, it is advisable to use a diffuser. But, if it is finite and also discolored, it is better outdoors.

advised: Julieta Expósito, Technical Director of Hairssime.

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