There is no getting around maintaining healthy curls, and it can be a challenge. It is naturally dry, sometimes coarse, and prone to frizz. Not to mention the fact that many of us deal with multiple curl patterns. But here's the thing; with curly hair, you always want to focus on products that won’t weigh your hair down or dry it out. In today’s article, we’re going to talk about how to maintain your healthy curls.
People with curly hair are unique, as we tend to have more oval or asymmetrical follicles. And, of course, this is determined by your genetics. We have different moisture levels, porosity, elasticity, mechanical strength, and curl patterns. With that said, we have different types of hair needs.
Seasonal changes in temperature, humidity, and wind significantly affect styling. Therefore, it is imperative to protect and preserve curly hair against these external factors, and choosing the right hair care products is the key. The major players that affect your curl pattern are listed below. Additionally, we will recommend some products on how to maintain healthy curls.
Cleansing: A vital hair care step
Hair needs regular cleansing to get rid of debris, excess sebum, and product residues. However, this step should be carried out very gently and carefully. Sulfates are known to strip off natural hair oils and leave the hair and scalp dry and rough. Curly hair should not be washed with harsh sulfates. A shampoo with high molecular weight polymers or higher protein levels can cause considerable build-up over repeated applications. Silicones can also induce build-up, changing the surface properties of curly hair. The surface coating with these ingredients can make hair rigid and impermeable, inhibiting the penetration of active conditioning agents into the hair fiber. It is highly recommended to wash curly hair with a gentle, mild, and non-sulfate formulation.
Bounce Curl is a special product line specifically designed for curly hair with a series of gentle cleansing products. Bounce Curl Pure Silk Moisturizing Shampoo is ideal for a day-to-day hair cleansing routine. It offers excellent moisturizing and detangling without any build-up.
Bounce Curl Gentle Clarifying Shampoo is highly recommended (gentle enough to use daily) to remove product build-up, offering a lightweight sensorial feel for wet and dry curly hair.
Conditioning, avoiding the build-up
To choose the right conditioning product for your curls, pay attention to your curls’ needs and find the right conditioning product. A light, medium-textured product having a non-greasy after effect is ideal for curly hair. Conditioner should be applied 2-3 times a week depending upon the hair, while a leave-in conditioner should be used daily (or as needed) before stepping outside.
Bounce Curl Ayurvedic Deep Conditioner, which is paraben-free, silicone-free, does not contain any polymeric conditioner, and is an excellent choice for lightweight, bouncy curls. For everyday use, Bounce Curl Moisture Balance Leave-In Conditioner is a perfect choice. It is a super blend of natural butter and oils and offers protection against the sun.
BounceCurl also has Bounce Curl Defining Butta for type 4 hair. The product does not contain any unwanted or harsh chemicals and is rich in emollients without any greasy feel or build-up.
Protect against environmental changes
External temperature, humidity level, and seasonal weather changes have a significant impact on curl health. Hair, being a porous protein-made fiber, undergoes swelling and de-swelling with changing humidity conditions. This alters the mechanical strength as well as surface properties of hair. Under high humidity conditions, hair becomes frizzy, and curls are difficult to maintain. Likewise, repeated and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can make hair dry and brittle due to photodamage caused by solar radiation.
Healthy curly hair needs preserving from external weather changes. Regular application of natural oils such as coconut, olive, and jojoba oil can protect hair against extreme dry and frosty conditions of winter as well as against solar radiation.
We strongly recommend the Bounce Curl Moisture Balance Leave-In Conditioner. It's a very balanced formulation, with a blend of natural emollients comprising Jojoba oil, Olive oil, Argan oil, and low concentration levels of cationic conditioners. The rich blend of butter and oils protects and preserves your curls from the frosty winter and hot summer. Additionally, Bounce Curl Hair Spray is also a favorite choice for styling every day. It helps hair with manageability, giving the curls the perfect definition and hold.
- Maintain your curls by cleaning using a sulfate-free shampoo.
- Test a conditioner before regularly using it.
- Condition 2-3 times a week.
- Use a clarifying shampoo at least once a month.
- Avoid repeated and excessive exposure to the sun.
- We know it sounds cliché, but we should eat more healthy foods and exercise regularly.