How to Tame Curly Hair

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Women, who are forced to spend hours with hot curlers in their hair, or work with curling irons and various hair products trying to attain a head of beautiful curls, often envy those women who are lucky enough to come by stunning curls naturally. However, women with wavy hair that looks as if they just rolled out of bed or got caught in a wind tunnel may not always agree that naturally curly hair is something to be jealous of.

If you have curly hair, you can tame your tresses without the extra fuss by using these uncomplicated tips designed specifically for curly and wavy hair types. The summer heat and humidity are not friends of curly locks. Keeping this fact in mind when shampooing, conditioning, and styling your hair, will help you to create attractive yet manageable hairstyles all summer long.

It is best to shampoo curly hair only two or three times a week at most. This is due to the fact that shampoos tend to strip your hair of its natural oils, causing it to dry out, frizz, fray, break, and become harder for you to manage. When you do wash your hair, try using shampoos with rich emollients in their formulas to provide your hair with added hydration. Use a wide-tooth comb to help evenly distribute shampoos and conditioners to your hair. Otherwise, you may hydrate the top of your hair very well while getting very little hydration to underlying layers of hair or hair tips. Follow up shampooing by applying emollient rich conditioner to your hair and allowing it to soak in for at least two minutes. After rinsing, apply leave-in conditioner to your curly hair.