When you rewind and think about how easy it was to take care of wavy black hair when you were young, you will realize that when you were younger you did not expose your hair to harmful elements as much as you do now. This is one of the easiest explanations for having trouble controlling and taking care of curly black hair.
How to Take Care of Curly and Wavy Hair
It might be difficult to take care of curly black hair, but it is certainly not impossible. Here are a few simple but important hair care tips that will help you make the heath of your hair better and also make the hair manageable.
Minimize the Use of Shampoo
We are born with the idea of shampooing frequently to wash off the dirt and grime off the hair. This rule must be broken if you have curly black hair. Instead opt to ‘co-wash’ – that is, opt for a conditioner only washing routine. Most shampoos can dehydrate the hair cuticles and can also damage the texture of the hair if used on a regular basis. Cutting down on the use of shampoo will help you hair roots and also your hair texture.
Use of Hair Sebum
Instead of using readymade branded hair products, use homemade sebum for the scalp. One can also use natural oils for the ends of the hair. Concentrating on the hair ends is important because in most cases it is very difficult to distribute oil or sebum and moisturize the hair ends and if you do not keep it moisturized then it might result in hair breakage.
Using the best suited product is important; do not just pick and use hair products without checking if the ingredients are helpful for your type of hair or not.
Similarly, if you have wavy black hair then buy products that state ‘Ultra Black Hair’. Also, check for appropriate ingredients that work great on black curly hair such as olive oil, grape see, or jojoba oil. Another important ingredient that makes the curly hair smoother is Aloe Vera.
Product Using Time
This is one of the most overlooked aspects of hair care solutions; but if you want easy to control black wavy hair then this need to be checked and maintained. Most of the hair products that you use should be used when the hair is still wet. If you let it dry then there is chance that you are smothering the hair. Instead use it when the hair is wet that will help you trap the moisture and make the curls thick and lustrous.
Protein Hair Care Treatment
On a monthly basis, treat your hair with easy to make protein treatment that will moisturize the hair and make it shiny and bouncy. The simplest protein treatment to make is using raw egg and letting it sit for a few minutes before rinsing off.
Do not Scrunch
If you do not want your wavy or curly hair to be more wavy and curly – never scrunch them when you are combing it. Scrunching can also lead to frizzy and unmanageable hair.
Avoid Styling Tools
Let your hair dry as naturally as possible. Using styling tools can make your hair rough and frizzy; hence, minimal usage of blow dryers and straightening irons are important.