#HealthBytes: Top hair care tips for women with curly hair
Curly hair are different, and therefore demand a different caring regimen. Since, curls go through a lot of twists and turns (literally!), they become weak and frail. Additionally, the curly nature of the hair makes it difficult for the natural oils to swing from top to bottom, thus rendering them dehydrated. Here are some tried-and-tested hair care tips for your unique, beautiful curly hair.
Don't overdo it: Curly hair don't need to be shampooed as frequently as straight hair. In fact, daily washing can weaken your curls, and de-moisturize them. Choose your products wisely: Go for mild and low-lather shampoos and conditioners for washing your curls to avoid losing natural moisture and oils from your scalp.
Steer clear of hot water: Hot water washing sure feels great, but it's harmful for your curls, as it snatches away the necessary moisture. On the other hand, cold water close hair cuticles, thus locking in moisture and making your hair frizz-free. Other heat sources: Say goodbye to hair dryers, flat irons, and curling irons, to avoid breakage.
Satin bedding: Cotton pillowcases leave curly hair tangled and frizzy. So, replace them with satin pillows. You might also want to try a satin scarf/bonnet to keep your curls right in place. Comb the right way: Use good-quality, wide-toothed comb, and make sure to comb gently and with care. Choose deep condition: Deep condition your hair every two weeks, to moisturize them from roots.