5 Simple Steps for Naturally Smoother Hair - Koils by Nature

Overcoming dry hair is sometimes one of the most tiresome beauty challenges in a curly haired woman’s or man’s life. 


Believe us, we know how frustrating it can be to finally switch over to a more natural lifestyle, only to discover your hair drier than ever. However, the key to smoother and softer hair is all in your routine and habits. Well, not all, but a large chunk of it is. That being said, there are small changes and adjustments you can make to your hair care routine that will drastically improve the condition of your coils and curls. Here’s where we believe you can begin. 


  • Choose the right products for your hair type
  • The hard truth is, that many of us have been using harmful products for years, decades even. Many of these products were not designed for our hair type and they utilized harsh chemicals to give us the illusion that we had baby soft curls and coils. When in fact, they may have just raised our hair porosity over time, making it even harder to retain necessary moisture. But let’s not harp too much on the past and look into a positive and proactive present and future. Because it is possible to have naturally soft and smooth curls and koils!


    Once you learn your hair type, its porosity levels, natural texture and tendencies, you’ll know how to shop for the right products naturally curated for your hair type. It's also important that we all learn how to read labels beyond their front cover promises. Let’s get informed and learn which chemicals to avoid when choosing the right hair care product for our hair types. 


  • Natural leave in conditioners, essential oils and serums
  • Not all hair types can handle the weight of creams and heavy oils. But then again, for many of us curly hair types, we actually need more moisturizers than straighter, thinner hair types. Taking care of our hair is a regular, daily practice, the same way we need to take care of our teeth from day to day. A natural leave-in-conditioner that is water based will hydrate those curls without adding excess weight or grease to the hair. You’ll absolutely notice a significant difference by using lightweight leave-in conditioners designed for curly hair. 


    Other options are adding serums or essential oils like argan oil to your daily routine. Argan oil works best when applied at night, so your hair can hydrate while you sleep. This is especially great for those of us who don't want to sleep with a satin pillow or headscarf. While we’re here, we also want to mention how awesome hot oil treatments are for curly and coily hair. Besides for feeling incredible and treating yourself to a spa-like treatment, hot oil treatments deeply hydrate and nourish the scalp and hair. We’re slipping it in because we know for many of us, this may not be a simple step. Hot oil treatments require time set aside for such a practice, but believe us, it is well worth it! All natural replenishing oils that take advantage of essential oils like rosehip, castor oil and grape seed oil are great for those with drier hair. 


  • Monitor temperature contact
  • It takes a very specific type of personality to appreciate cool showers. And let’s just say, we know this option isn't for everyone. But we do want to point out how much your hair will benefit from cooler temperatures, both during your washing routine and drying routine. Hot showers often leave the hair cuticles open, which makes it harder to retain moisture. Hot styling tools dry out the hair and make the hair more vulnerable to breakage and frizz.


  • Brushing those curls
  • How many of us take out our impatience and frustration on our curls and coils while we brush them out? Some of us brush our hair so aggressively without even realizing all that wearing and tearing we're putting our hair through. Why not treat your brushing routine as a moment of self care? As a moment to relax and treat yourself to a soothing and easy hair care treatment. Combining those curls is best when done right before a shower, when the hair is dry or damp. If you have a morning shower routine, why not brush your curls the night before and the next morning? This way you’re really getting rid of any of that dirt and debris that may have gotten caught in your hair, which absolutely loves clinging to our curls! 


  • Get intimate with your hair 
  • Over washing our hair can cause it to dry out more easily. Over shampooing tends to strip the scalp and hair of its natural sebum oil, which is what makes it so naturally soft in the first place. Too much oil caused by infrequent washing can cause dandruff and make the hair feel dirty. It’s all about a healthy balance. Get to know the rhythm of your hair and get in touch with when it needs a rinsing and when it wants to enjoy its natural state. There’s nothing like getting to know our own biorhythms and internal clocks. This type of awareness is amazingly empowering, are you ready to try it out?

    Overcoming dry hair is sometimes one of the most tiresome beauty challenges in a curly haired woman’s or man’s life. 


    Believe us, we know how frustrating it can be to finally switch over to a more natural lifestyle, only to discover your hair drier than ever. However, the key to smoother and softer hair is all in your routine and habits. Well, not all, but a large chunk of it is. That being said, there are small changes and adjustments you can make to your hair care routine that will drastically improve the condition of your coils and curls. Here’s where we believe you can begin. 


  • Choose the right products for your hair type
  • The hard truth is, that many of us have been using harmful products for years, decades even. Many of these products were not designed for our hair type and they utilized harsh chemicals to give us the illusion that we had baby soft curls and coils. When in fact, they may have just raised our hair porosity over time, making it even harder to retain necessary moisture. But let’s not harp too much on the past and look into a positive and proactive present and future. Because it is possible to have naturally soft and smooth curls and koils!


    Once you learn your hair type, its porosity levels, natural texture and tendencies, you’ll know how to shop for the right products naturally curated for your hair type. It's also important that we all learn how to read labels beyond their front cover promises. Let’s get informed and learn which chemicals to avoid when choosing the right hair care product for our hair types. 


  • Natural leave in conditioners, essential oils and serums
  • Not all hair types can handle the weight of creams and heavy oils. But then again, for many of us curly hair types, we actually need more moisturizers than straighter, thinner hair types. Taking care of our hair is a regular, daily practice, the same way we need to take care of our teeth from day to day. A natural leave-in-conditioner that is water based will hydrate those curls without adding excess weight or grease to the hair. You’ll absolutely notice a significant difference by using lightweight leave-in conditioners designed for curly hair. 


    Other options are adding serums or essential oils like argan oil to your daily routine. Argan oil works best when applied at night, so your hair can hydrate while you sleep. This is especially great for those of us who don't want to sleep with a satin pillow or headscarf. While we’re here, we also want to mention how awesome hot oil treatments are for curly and coily hair. Besides for feeling incredible and treating yourself to a spa-like treatment, hot oil treatments deeply hydrate and nourish the scalp and hair. We’re slipping it in because we know for many of us, this may not be a simple step. Hot oil treatments require time set aside for such a practice, but believe us, it is well worth it! All natural replenishing oils that take advantage of essential oils like rosehip, castor oil and grape seed oil are great for those with drier hair. 


  • Monitor temperature contact
  • It takes a very specific type of personality to appreciate cool showers. And let’s just say, we know this option isn't for everyone. But we do want to point out how much your hair will benefit from cooler temperatures, both during your washing routine and drying routine. Hot showers often leave the hair cuticles open, which makes it harder to retain moisture. Hot styling tools dry out the hair and make the hair more vulnerable to breakage and frizz.


  • Brushing those curls
  • How many of us take out our impatience and frustration on our curls and coils while we brush them out? Some of us brush our hair so aggressively without even realizing all that wearing and tearing we're putting our hair through. Why not treat your brushing routine as a moment of self care? As a moment to relax and treat yourself to a soothing and easy hair care treatment. Combining those curls is best when done right before a shower, when the hair is dry or damp. If you have a morning shower routine, why not brush your curls the night before and the next morning? This way you’re really getting rid of any of that dirt and debris that may have gotten caught in your hair, which absolutely loves clinging to our curls! 


  • Get intimate with your hair 
  • Over washing our hair can cause it to dry out more easily. Over shampooing tends to strip the scalp and hair of its natural sebum oil, which is what makes it so naturally soft in the first place. Too much oil caused by infrequent washing can cause dandruff and make the hair feel dirty. It’s all about a healthy balance. Get to know the rhythm of your hair and get in touch with when it needs a rinsing and when it wants to enjoy its natural state. There’s nothing like getting to know our own biorhythms and internal clocks. This type of awareness is amazingly empowering, are you ready to try it out?

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