A Stylist Solves 5 Common Curly Hair Mistakes

How to give your curly hair the TLC it deserves.

Every curly-haired gal knows that our tresses require a little extra TLC to make them look their best. Here are 5 mistakes I see when it comes to curly hair, plus my expert solutions to those mistakes.

Mistake #1 washing too often or not enough 

  • Over-washing leads to dryness, under-washing leads to a buildup
  • THE FIX: Wash once a week, or every third to fourth day if you exercise
  • Keeps scalp and hair free of buildup and keeps hair soft and manageable.

Mistake #2 detangling curly hair when it’s dry 

  • ­Will create split ends which leads to breakage
  • THE FIX: Detangle with conditioner and wet brush/wide tooth comb
  • Conditioner provides slip which will help your brush or comb run through your hair more smoothly, preventing breakage and split ends

Mistake #3 using products on damp hair 

  • Can lead to frizz and zero definition – product only in certain sections
  • THE FIX: Applying products on wet hair ensures hair is fully saturated with the products
  • Results in defined curls and zero frizz

Mistake #4 not protecting your hair while sleeping

  • Leads to tangling
  • THE FIX: Sleep in a silk bonnet or on a silk pillowcase
  • Prevents dryness, breakage, and split ends
  • You can wrap your hair in a silk scarf or using silk scrunchies for extra protection

Mistake #5 not getting regular trims

  • Can lead to breakage
  • THE FIX: Be consistent with trimming your curls every 3-4 months
  • Helps to retain length
  • Make sure to get your hair trimmed by stylists who are knowledgeable about curly hair textures

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