9 Tricks for Healthy Curls
Healthy looking curls starts with healthy habits. Here are the best ways to keep your curls in perfect condition!
1. Watch What You Eat
Your diet has the ability to help—or derail—your envious curls. Avoid processed junk and empty calories and nosh on wholesome foods like salmon, carrots, walnuts, eggs, beans and green leafy veggies. Foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, iron and zinc improve hair strength shine and overall health. If you find it difficult incorporate these essential nutrients into your diet, try taking a daily vitamin supplement.
2. Find a Favorite Product
Curls are like people: Once you learn their personality, it’s easier to work with them. Take time to figure out the product or products for your hair and then commit to the routine. If you stick to one or two key products, you are more likely to perfect the application and get your perfect curls in the process. Whether you prefer a gel, milk, pudding, or mousse, Garnier Fructis offers a complete range of styling products for every curly hair need.
3. Wait for Conditioner to Work
Want luscious curls? After you apply your daily conditioner, wait a few minutes before rinsing it out to help add moisture. Try Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Curl Nourish Conditioner, which pampers curls and contains a blend of three plant oils – Coconut, Jojoba and Macadamia. Your curls will thank you!
4. Always Deep Condition
Apply a rich product like Garnier Fructis Curl Nourish Butter Cream Leave-In with coconut oil and let it soak in for 15 minutes.
5. Dry Your Hair with a T-Shirt
Rubbing your curls with a regular towel can add friction and creates frizz, but you can minimize friction and keep your strands looking smoother by using an old T-shirt or microfiber fabric to gently absorb water.
6. Get Regular Trims
Curls are prettier and more manageable when you keep them well shaped. See a stylist who is experienced with curly textures for a trim every six to eight weeks.
7. Carry Products with You
Your hair can change dramatically throughout the day—especially during humid weather—so think of that styler in your bag as beauty insurance. Make it a habit to carry a curl spray like Garnier Fructis Curl Renew Reactivating Milk Spray to refresh your curls on the go.
8. Don’t Touch Your Curls
Avoid touching your curls after they’ve been styled. Playing with your hair destroys your curl shape. Also your fingers can steal away your hair’s oils, or add more, making your hair look greasy or too dry.
9. Be Patient
Gorgeous curls don’t happen by accident. You need to learn a regimen to style, maintain and care for your hair. Don’t worry—with a little practice, it will quickly become part of your regular schedule.