How to Take Care of Your Curly Hair - Koils by Nature

As much as we may want to make it look like our hair looks amazing naturally all the time, we do have to maintain and nurture our curls daily to ensure great hair days. 


No matter what type of curls you may be flaunting, from waves to coils, you know all about the time and effort that goes into keeping that hair voluminous and soft. How we maintain and take care of our naturally curly hair will have a huge impact on our curl pattern, frizz level, softness and yup, how much we shed. Every little step we take to maintain our hair will have a visible impact on the quality of our curls and the condition of our hair. To ensure your curls are looking and feeling their best, we’ve put together a list of tips for naturally nurturing your curls throughout the week - for an endless streak of perfect hair days. 


Tips for Maintaining Curly Hair 

Now you already know just how different your hair care routine will be from your friends or neighbors with straight hair textures. That’s because all great things come with a price. And for us guys and gals with curly hair, we need to protect and nourish our hair daily, with the right products, tools and habits to ensure our hair remains healthy and beautiful. Let's have a look at your ideal hair care routine for maintaining head-turning curls. 


  • How we cleanse and wash our hair matters big time
  • For starters, you won't want to use a generic shampoo on your curls. Firstly, because they usually have damaging and potentially toxic ingredients like parabens, sulfate, silicones, and alcohols. All these harsh ingredients will strip your hair of its natural oils; Oils needed to keep your scalp healthy and curls hydrated. 


    For a shampoo without any chemicals, that will gently cleanse your scalp and curls, without making your scalp feel dry and itchy go for Koils By Nature’s Hydrating Hair & Scalp Shampoo Fragrance-Free


    It’s important that we find a sweet-spot for shampooing our hair, since we may not need to shampoo as often as those with finer hair types. Washing too often can dry out our curls and our scalp. You shouldn’t need to wash your curls more than twice a week, and that’s already a lot for those of us with abundant curls. 


  • The Conditioners we choose plays a major role in the health of our curls
  • While the right shampoo will remove any dirt, debris or excess oil from your scalp, roots and hair, without stripping all the good stuff, your conditioner will need to deeply penetrate your hair shafts so that you get all of its nourishing goodness. 


    The unique shape and flow of our curl patterns can make it difficult for hydrating oils to nourish all layers and parts of our curls. That’s why it's important for us to have deep conditioners like Koils By Nature’s Fragrance Free Ultra-Moisturizing CocoAloe Deep Conditioner. Our CocoAloe Deep Conditioner was firstly designed for curls, but is also ideal for those who need a little boost from color or heat damage. Your conditioner should utilize natural ingredients to add body, luster and a balance of moisture to your curls. 


  • Avoid the Brush
  • The brush is not your friend. Why? Because it will break your hair, and it will make your curls appear fluffy. Instead of using a brush, opt for a wide-tooth comb or detangle your curls with your fingers gently and patiently. It’s best to detangle your curls while the hair is wet. For a pleasant experience, detangle the hair while your conditioner is in your hair. This way, your conditioner will get the time it needs to moisturize your curls and you’ll be able to detangle your hair in a pain-free, damage-free way. 


  • How you dry your curls 
  • It’s always best to dry your curls before going out. Drying your hair under low to medium heat will help you have more control over your curls and will reduce frizz. Avoid excess or extreme heat, since that will dehydrate and dry out your curls. Add a diffuser to your blow-dryer to protect your curls. 


  • Leave-In Conditioner
  • Your leave-in conditioner is your partner in crime. You really don’t want to skip this step, especially not if you’ve been experiencing dry or brittle curls. For guaranteed hydrated curls, treat your curls to Sage & Lemongrass Ultra Hydrating Leave-In Conditioner, rich in argan oil, hemp seed oil, moringa leaf powder, aloe vera and more. All your curls favorite hydrating ingredients. You can (and should) use your leave-in conditioner as a daily moisturizer to add extra love to your curls. 


  • Sleeping with Curls
  • Wearing a bonnet while you sleep will help keep that needed moisture in your hair. Overall, our cotton pillowcases, as easy and comfy as they may be, dry out our skin and hair. If we sleep with our curls protected then we have more control over their pattern and style the following day. You can also opt to sleep with your hair up in a pineapple style, to prevent the hair from tangling and breaking. If you’re experiencing extremely dry hair, then we do recommend opting for a satin pillowcase, which is gentle on both your skin and hair. 


  • Styling Products
  • When it comes to your styling products, you’ll want to use gels that won't make your hair hard and crunchy. Use a natural styling gel that doesn’t contain alcohol or protein to avoid white flakes in your curls. A natural gel with replenishing and rejuvenating oils is your secret ingredient for those days or evenings when your curls need a little more shape and guidance. 


    What’s your trick for keeping your curls soft and lustrous? We’d love to share your tricks with the curly hair community! 

    As much as we may want to make it look like our hair looks amazing naturally all the time, we do have to maintain and nurture our curls daily to ensure great hair days. 


    No matter what type of curls you may be flaunting, from waves to coils, you know all about the time and effort that goes into keeping that hair voluminous and soft. How we maintain and take care of our naturally curly hair will have a huge impact on our curl pattern, frizz level, softness and yup, how much we shed. Every little step we take to maintain our hair will have a visible impact on the quality of our curls and the condition of our hair. To ensure your curls are looking and feeling their best, we’ve put together a list of tips for naturally nurturing your curls throughout the week - for an endless streak of perfect hair days. 


    Tips for Maintaining Curly Hair 

    Now you already know just how different your hair care routine will be from your friends or neighbors with straight hair textures. That’s because all great things come with a price. And for us guys and gals with curly hair, we need to protect and nourish our hair daily, with the right products, tools and habits to ensure our hair remains healthy and beautiful. Let's have a look at your ideal hair care routine for maintaining head-turning curls. 


  • How we cleanse and wash our hair matters big time
  • For starters, you won't want to use a generic shampoo on your curls. Firstly, because they usually have damaging and potentially toxic ingredients like parabens, sulfate, silicones, and alcohols. All these harsh ingredients will strip your hair of its natural oils; Oils needed to keep your scalp healthy and curls hydrated. 


    For a shampoo without any chemicals, that will gently cleanse your scalp and curls, without making your scalp feel dry and itchy go for Koils By Nature’s Hydrating Hair & Scalp Shampoo Fragrance-Free


    It’s important that we find a sweet-spot for shampooing our hair, since we may not need to shampoo as often as those with finer hair types. Washing too often can dry out our curls and our scalp. You shouldn’t need to wash your curls more than twice a week, and that’s already a lot for those of us with abundant curls. 


  • The Conditioners we choose plays a major role in the health of our curls
  • While the right shampoo will remove any dirt, debris or excess oil from your scalp, roots and hair, without stripping all the good stuff, your conditioner will need to deeply penetrate your hair shafts so that you get all of its nourishing goodness. 


    The unique shape and flow of our curl patterns can make it difficult for hydrating oils to nourish all layers and parts of our curls. That’s why it's important for us to have deep conditioners like Koils By Nature’s Fragrance Free Ultra-Moisturizing CocoAloe Deep Conditioner. Our CocoAloe Deep Conditioner was firstly designed for curls, but is also ideal for those who need a little boost from color or heat damage. Your conditioner should utilize natural ingredients to add body, luster and a balance of moisture to your curls. 


  • Avoid the Brush
  • The brush is not your friend. Why? Because it will break your hair, and it will make your curls appear fluffy. Instead of using a brush, opt for a wide-tooth comb or detangle your curls with your fingers gently and patiently. It’s best to detangle your curls while the hair is wet. For a pleasant experience, detangle the hair while your conditioner is in your hair. This way, your conditioner will get the time it needs to moisturize your curls and you’ll be able to detangle your hair in a pain-free, damage-free way. 


  • How you dry your curls 
  • It’s always best to dry your curls before going out. Drying your hair under low to medium heat will help you have more control over your curls and will reduce frizz. Avoid excess or extreme heat, since that will dehydrate and dry out your curls. Add a diffuser to your blow-dryer to protect your curls. 


  • Leave-In Conditioner
  • Your leave-in conditioner is your partner in crime. You really don’t want to skip this step, especially not if you’ve been experiencing dry or brittle curls. For guaranteed hydrated curls, treat your curls to Sage & Lemongrass Ultra Hydrating Leave-In Conditioner, rich in argan oil, hemp seed oil, moringa leaf powder, aloe vera and more. All your curls favorite hydrating ingredients. You can (and should) use your leave-in conditioner as a daily moisturizer to add extra love to your curls. 


  • Sleeping with Curls
  • Wearing a bonnet while you sleep will help keep that needed moisture in your hair. Overall, our cotton pillowcases, as easy and comfy as they may be, dry out our skin and hair. If we sleep with our curls protected then we have more control over their pattern and style the following day. You can also opt to sleep with your hair up in a pineapple style, to prevent the hair from tangling and breaking. If you’re experiencing extremely dry hair, then we do recommend opting for a satin pillowcase, which is gentle on both your skin and hair. 


  • Styling Products
  • When it comes to your styling products, you’ll want to use gels that won't make your hair hard and crunchy. Use a natural styling gel that doesn’t contain alcohol or protein to avoid white flakes in your curls. A natural gel with replenishing and rejuvenating oils is your secret ingredient for those days or evenings when your curls need a little more shape and guidance. 


    What’s your trick for keeping your curls soft and lustrous? We’d love to share your tricks with the curly hair community! 

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    • Zakia Shahzeb

      Thank you, this article made curly hair things easy. How long does it take to regain the volume after a prolong hair lose caused by wrong techniques and products used on curly hair?

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