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Curly hair

Curly hair

If you have curly hair , you probably know the frustration of trying to brush it out only to end up with frizzy hair . However, many women with curly hair make the mistake of treating it like straight hair. They brush them too much, use the wrong products and generally don't know how to take care of them.
Result: their curly hair turns into a ball of frizz.
The key to managing curly hair is understanding how it works.

Curly hair is more susceptible to damage than straight hair, so it should be treated gently. Also, curly hair tends to be drier than straight hair, so it's important to use moisturizing products . With a little effort, you can keep your curly hair healthy and frizz-free.

For generations, women of color have embraced their curly hair, developing their own styling and care methods.

Today, this tradition is carried on by a new generation of curly girls. The "Curly Girl Method" is based on the principles laid out in The Handbook , by hairstylist Lorraine Massey. This method emphasizes the use of natural ingredients and gentle techniques to achieve healthy, beautiful curly hair.

While the "Curly Girl Method" isn't new, it has grown in popularity in recent years as more and more women embrace their curly hair. Thanks to the growing acceptance of curly hair, women from all walks of life can now reap the benefits of this time-tested method. A new awareness of caring for wavy, curly and frizzy hair types as they require different care and products to keep delicate curl structures looking their best.

The basis of the "Curly Girl Method" is to opt for a less cleansing and more conditioning routine by removing silicones, sulfates, waxes and many more from your hair products - basically anything that is particularly drying or anything which will create a lot of buildup. People who follow this method comb their hair only when wet, let it air dry, and avoid towel drying to minimize the risk of frizz.

So, if you've done everything to improve your hair and you still haven't improved its condition, here are some tips.

Why curly hair needs a special hair routine?

Curly hair, like everything else in life, is not all created equal. Some people have naturally wavy or straight locks, with healthy results depending on how they are maintained (those that play on porosity); however, there are also those of us who live among you guys (and girls!) with curly or even kinky genetics! This means that our curls need special treatment because they are prone to dryness, although most of them are not as resistant to breakage as other textures.

Those who follow the Curly Girl Method often report that they have bouncy, longer-lasting curls and healthier hair than with their previous products. Just find what works for you, be patient!

How do we know if our hair is curly, wavy, curly or frizzy?

Wavy and curly hair comes in all shapes, sizes, textures! The best way to tell them apart is to look at your own hair from the root.

Waves tend to have tight or loose S-shaped locks, while curls typically form corkscrew or zigzag patterns from their roots, depending on stretch (and sometimes volume). Frizzy hair has tight little zigzag curls that tend to get fuzzy as for curly hair which will show some frizz on tight little curls.

From there, it's pretty easy to figure out what kind of curls each one has :)

How to fight frizz?

Frizz is a common occurrence for many people, mainly due to its factors: Weather, friction, hydration, styling, treatments - the list goes on.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to beating frizz, you need to understand and find what works best for your hair type.

On the other hand, we recommend a less cleaning-based, more moisturizing-based routine (for example the "co-wash" where you use a product to gently cleanse and moisturize rather than shampoo and conditioner ), plopping (drying your hair with a t-shirt or microfiber towel to avoid friction) and careful use of appropriate "stylers".

Curly hair and its products

Curly hair has always been a subject of debate, but clearly not all curls are created equal. The more curls or gaps there are in your curl pattern, the less chance there is of the hair's natural oils working their way down to protect those fragile ends from damage from the outside and/or styling tools. styling like hair dryers! Also, curly hair tends to be more porous (absorbs water quickly, but loses it just as quickly)

Products or ingredients to avoid for curly hair

Many curly-haired girls swear by a routine free of sulfates, silicones, waxes, etc., but that's a personal preference as some people find products with these ingredients work well for them. Unfortunately, they are rarely suitable for everyone.

Mélody Cosmetics has launched a range specially designed for curly, frizzy and frizzy hair: PEACHYCURL

This range includes a complete routine with everything needed for all kinds of curls.

The best part? Their containers are made of recyclable plastic or glass, cruelty-free, sustainably sourced and ethically traded. The packaging they come in is also compostable.

Do you have any doubts about the nature of your hair? Discover our article What is my hair type

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