How to fix the 3 most common curly hair problems
Some people—a.k.a. those who don’t have curly hair—just don’t get it. Curly hair looks amazing, but it can also be a royal pain to manage and style. The good news: You are not alone, and there’s so much you can do to make your curls easier to handle. Here, the most common curly hair complaints and problems and how you can resolve them.
Curly hair is way more prone to frizz than other hair textures like straight hair. Curly hair is naturally dry, since its spiral shape makes it difficult for the scalp’s natural oils to slide down each strand and hydrate its lengths. If you’re not providing your hair moisture, the dry cuticle of the hair can lift—which is what causes frizzy hair. Using your fingers or a comb, concentrate a hydrating conditioner, like Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Curl Nourish Conditioner, on the end and lengths only to avoid a greasy scalp. Give it time to sink in and work its magic before you rinse off. You can incorporate moisture into your hair styling routine, too. A leave-in conditioner like Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Curl Nourish Butter Cream will define curls while nourishing them.
We’ve all been there, waking up with a bird’s nest of tangles or trying to tug a brush through our hair after showering. Curly hair can be a knotty mess, but there are tricks on how to get knots out of hair. Spray a detangling hair spray, one of the very best hair products for curly hair, on damp hair before using a wide-toothed comb. It’s key to get the knots out of hair before you dry your hair, since brushing out dry curls creates frizzy hair (again) and pulls apart your curls. Instead of blow-drying hair, pat your hair dry, apply a defining hair serum and then sleep with it wrapped in a microfiber towel.
Triangle hair, in case you didn’t realize the name for it, is when your curly hair is straighter and limp at the top, but has thick curls at the bottom—creating the shape of a triangle. While this could have something to do with how your hair is cut—note to self: maybe stop by your hairstylist more than once a year—it also can be fixed by evening out the volume. Add a small amount of hair mousse, such as Garnier Fructis Style Curl Construct Creation Mousse, to curls before you diffuse, scrunching hair in sections from the bottom and working your way up. With a good hair mousse and by slowly, evenly diffusing it dry, your curly hair will look like it was freshly cut.