Curly hair is beautiful and unique...but it does require some special care and attention.
But, despite the rumors, caring for curly hair doesn't have to be hard. The many myths and misconceptions about curly hair can lead to confusion and frustration when trying to manage your curls.
In this blog post, we'll be debunking some of the most common curly hair myths so that you can embrace and love your curly hair.
Myth #1: Curly Hair is Unmanageable
One of the most persistent myths about curly hair is that it's impossible to manage. This couldn't be further from the truth.
Curly hair can be just as manageable as any other hair type with the right hair products and techniques. In fact, embracing your natural curls and finding a routine that works for you can help you achieve beautiful and healthy hair.
We know that finding the right products and techniques can be a pain, so we made a quick 5-minute quiz that will help you learn more about your hair and we'll even recomomend which products we think you should try.
Myth #2: Curly Hair is Always Frizzy
Another myth about curly hair is that it's always frizzy...and that all frizz is bad. While it's true that curly hair can be prone to frizz, not all curly hair is frizzy all the time.
Frizz can be caused by many factors, including humidity, dryness, and damage. Using the right products and techniques can help reduce frizz and enhance curl definition.
We also like to encourage others to embrace their frizz. We understand no one wants overly frizzy hair, but some frizz can be good! It's natural and enhances volume!
Myth #3: You Should Brush Curly Hair
It's normal in our society to brush our hair in the morning before starting our day. Problem is...curly hair get bigger and frizzier when dry brushed. Not to mention it hurts and we lose curl defintion.
Brushing curly hair can actually cause damage and breakage, leading to frizz and split ends. Instead, try to use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to gently detangle your curls. If the brush is a must, try to use it only on conditioned wet hair. This will help you avoid damage and preserve your curl pattern.
Myth #4: Curly Hair Needs Less Frequent Washing
Some people believe that curly hair doesn't need to be washed as often as straight hair. However, this is not true. Curly hair can actually be more prone to buildup and product residue, which can weigh down your curls and cause them to lose definition.
Finding the right shampoo and conditioning routine for your hair type and washing your hair as often as needed is important for maintaining healthy and beautiful curls.
In general, we believe you should clarify your hair around 1, maybe 2, time(s) a week to clean your hair of build up from products, water, and the environment.
Myth #5: Curly Hair Doesn't Need Heat Protection
Another common myth about curly hair is that it doesn't need heat protection. While we don't recomment picking up the hot tools too often, sometimes it happens. Using hot styling tools like straighteners or curling irons without heat protection can lead to breakage and damage.
If you feel the urge to put heat directly on your hair, make sure to use a heat protectant spray or serum before using any hot styling tools can help protect your hair and keep it looking healthy and beautiful.
In conclusion, there are many myths and misconceptions about curly hair that can make it difficult to care for and style your curls. By understanding your hair type and using the right products and techniques, you can achieve beautiful and healthy curls. Embrace your natural hair texture and experiment with different styles and products to find what works best for you. With a little bit of patience and care, you can rock beautiful and healthy curls every day!