Whether smooth, defined, loose or frizzy, all wavy, curly and frizzy hair needs special care. A Embelleze Portugal helps:
1 - Wash carefully
As this is a drier and more sensitive type of hair, it is recommended to rub only the scalp very carefully and let the shampoo foam run down the length of the strands and carry the impurities without aggression. Also opt for products with low content of sulfates, parabens and petrolatum.
Always choose warm water, as hot water damages and dries out the hair and cold water causes oiliness.
2 - Moisturize frequently
Due to its shape, wavy, curly and frizzy hair finds it difficult to distribute natural oils along the length of the hair. Moisturizing the strands regularly is essential for the hair to remain beautiful, healthy and untangled.
Take advantage of the night period to moisten and hydrate your hair through the Moisturizing Ritual. Before going to sleep, with dry hair, apply the AfroHair Style Creamy Moisturizing Oil
, glove the locks and wear a shower cap. The next morning, wash your hair and style it as you like.
3 - Use the right brush
There are women who use bristle brushes, wide-toothed combs or other specific brushes for waves and curls, however, most women use their own fingers.
Prefer combs or brushes made of wood, as they help to avoid frizz and excess volume as they do not have static electricity.
4 - Dry carefully
Whenever possible, the hair should be left to dry naturally to avoid excess frizz and dry and damaged ends. When opting for the dryer, the most recommended is the use of the diffuser at a mild temperature, in order to dry the wires and control the volume in the right measure.
Try drying your hair with a T-shirt (or other similar fabric) instead of a normal towel, in order to avoid frizz and not to undo the waves and natural curls.
5 - Opt for simple hairstyles
Hair must be completely dry before any hairstyle. Afterwards, it is best to opt for elastics and accessories without seams or metallic pieces, in order to avoid damage or unwanted marks on the wires.
Take advantage of the ethnic trend of scarves and turbans and make several different hairstyles using the same hair accessory. This is also an original way to protect your hair during the summer.
6 - Paint with precautions
As it is a naturally dry thread, it is necessary to redouble attention. One of the mandatory steps is the strand test, in order to ensure that the chosen color will not damage the hair. Once dyed, the hair will need intense and regular hydration and nourishment, to prevent loss of mass and the unwanted straightened look. A Hair Schedule
is recommended to maintain hair health and nutrition.
A Hair Schedule
is a hair care technique that aims to restore the nutrients naturally lost by the hair on a daily basis or during chemical processes (coloring or bleaching, straightening, permanent…). It is based on 3 different stages: Hydration, Nutrition and Reconstruction. It aims for stronger, softer and shinier hair.
7 - Choose satin or silk pillowcases
Did you know that the cotton of ordinary pillowcases removes moisture from the hair and the friction of the wires when sleeping results in undone, unruly and frizzy curls? Satin or silk pillowcases are the best option for wavy, curly and frizzy hair, as they do not cause frizz, do not absorb oil from the hair as easily and do not undo curls due to their smooth and slippery surface.
Try a bonnet or the “Pineapple Bun” trick. Just use a silk scarf to secure your hair, leaving the knot at your forehead. Thus, snails are protected from friction with bedding.
8 - Learn to do the Fitting Ritual
The Fit Ritual helps to intensify all types of waves and curls, even during the hair transition. With the hair still damp, apply the Novex My Curls Fit Ritual
on the hair as if you were combing the strands with your fingers. Afterwards, the strands are separated into "ribbons" and these ribbons are kneaded from the bottom to the top in order to model the curls.
When separating each “ribbon” of hair, stretch it with your hand several times so that the product penetrates deeply into the hair fiber..