While we all love a nice hot shower, washing your curly hair with excessively hot water is another way to strip your hair of its natural oils and make it more likely to become frizzy and brittle. Cool water is a safe bet when washing or rinsing your hair. So, if you love hot showers like most of us do, you can always experiment with keeping the water warm for the majority of your shower and then cooling it down when it’s time to wash your hair.
If you have curly hair make sure to use a wide toothed comb, and completely avoid brushing your hair right after you get out of the shower. When hair is wet it is most vulnerable and easily prone to significant breakage. When you do comb your curly hair, make sure to be as gentle as possible and treat it as though you are softly untangling it rather than breaking through the curls.
Lastly, another tool to help combat dryness is to use a moisturizing leave-in conditioner when you get out of the shower, while your hair is still damp. Work it in well, and it will continue to soak into your hair and keep it well-moisturized throughout the day. A good leave-in conditioner will also make your hair much more moldable and easy to style in a way that looks natural, which is a huge plus if you are tired of the hard, wet, matted look that gels can give your hair.
Good luck! And use the above tactics to have fun finding a regimen that works best for you. If you feel you have excess shedding or that your curly hair has simply stopped growing, please free to reach out to us today to book a free consultation!