Curly Hair Care

The Golden Rules Of Curly Hair Care

Dr. Shireen Singh
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Shireen Singh, MBBS.

Written by Our Editorial Team


If you are a curly-haired girl, you must be aware of the struggle you must put up with your curls daily to maintain juicy, good-looking curls. Sometimes (ok, many times), you may feel that your curls behave in an unpredictable manner. Fret not. We are here to help you control frizz, dryness, and unruly curls. We will share some golden rules of curly hair care to help you achieve healthy, vibrant, and manageable curls. Rules keep changing in the curly hair community; what works today for your curls may not work tomorrow. Curly hair is fragile and nuanced, requiring special care and attention. So, you need to optimize your curl care routine for optimal hair growth, adding bounce and vitality to your curls. When it comes to maintaining healthy curls, it's always a trial and error method- keep an eye on which hair care product and which technique works best for your curl type

The Golden Rule Of Curly Hair Care 

Before diving into curly hair care to grow hair fast and to maintain healthy and gorgeous curls, let's understand the unique traits of curly hair. Curly hair is prone to dryness, frizz, and damage because of the twists and turns in the hair shaft. The unique kinky and coily curl structure makes it difficult for the natural oil from the scalp to reach the tip of the curls, making the tip of the curls more prone to damage and dryness. Here are some golden rules for improving the vitality of your curls.

Also Read : People With Curly Hair Always Make These Mistakes! Do You?

1. Curl Cleansing 

Curl Cleansing

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The thumb rule for the success of any curl care routine is to use hair care products specially designed for curly hair. Cleansing is vital to any hair care routine as it ensures that your scalp and hair are devoid of impurities, thus providing a clean surface for other haircare products to work effectively. For optimal hair growth, use sulfate and paraben-free hair care products which do not strip your hair of its natural oils. Instead, opt for a gentle hydrating curl cleanser such as Curlvana Fortifying Curl Cleanse Shampoo, which eliminates dirt, grime, sebum and product buildup without stripping the natural oil from the curls. As your curls are prone to dryness, their affinity for moisture is understandable. At Curlvana, we understand this common trait of curly hair and have carefully crafted this curl-cleansing Shampoo to hydrate and nourish your curls. Also, this is the best shampoo for hair fall, as it fortifies and nourishes the scalp, allowing the hair to grow fast.

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2. Detangle Before Washing

Detangle Before Washing

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Due to its coil structure, curly hair is prone to frizz and tangles. When you comb curly hair without detangling, it could lead to hair fall and hair breakage. As per experts, you should never comb your dry curls. After washing your curls, apply a generous amount of moisturizing conditioner such as Curlvana Curlshine Gentle Conditioner from mid-length towards the tip. Keep detangling your curls with your fingers slowly. Curlvana's conditioner gives the slip to your curls, providing intense hydration and making detangling easier. Detangle gently and then scrunch, providing structure and definition to your curls.

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3. Use Clarifying Shampoo Once in A While 

Clarifying Shampoo

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Clarifying Shampoo is necessary to remove dead skin cells, debris and product buildup. Clarifying Shampoo is a must for people who are more into hair styling, as the styling product deposits on the hair shaft, resulting in buildup. Your curls may feel weighed down because of a buildup.

4. Deep Conditioning Treatment

Deep Conditioning Treatment

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Your thirsty curls are always craving moisture. To maintain healthy, long, luscious curls, it is essential to replenish and lock the moisture in your hair shaft. Consider incorporating a deep conditioning treatment into your curly hair care routine at least once a week. Apply Curlvana Double Cream Hair Mask for ultra-dry and rough hair as it transforms the straw-like, dry hair into luscious, juicy ringlets. Look for glycerine-free curl care products, as glycerine behaves differently in humid climatic conditions. Curlvana Deep Nourishing Hair Mask is formulated using curl-loving ingredients such as Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Pentavitin, Aloe Vera and Shea Butter, all known to provide intense hydration. These ingredients enhance moisture retention and minimize frizz, returning your good curl days.

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5. Avoid Styling Tools

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Styling tools expose your curls to a lot of heat which can damage the structure and pattern of your curls. So, better late than never. Dump your styling tools and embrace the natural texture of your curls. Even curly hair men need to refrain from using styling tools or blow dryers to dry their hair. Leave your curls alone, allowing them to air dry, as it is the most modest way of drying your curly hair.

Also Read : This Is How Heating Tools Damage Your Hair!

6. Maintenance & Protection

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As curly hair is prone to frizz, dryness, and damage, you need to be extra cautious to protect it from breakage. You can opt for protective hairstyles such as braids and buns to minimize frizz and friction. These styles can help protect your curls from damage, preserving their shape and pattern.

Before going to bed, try to pineapple your curls and cover your head with a satin bonnet. Use a satin pillowcase for sleeping as it causes less friction and frizz, obviously fewer tangles when you wake up the next morning.

7. Learn About The Porosity Of Your Curls 

Porosity of Curly hair

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The hair's porosity plays a vital role in the absorption of hair care products. The porosity of your hair can be broadly classified into three major types:

  • Low
  • Medium
  • High

Low porosity curl types struggle to absorb moisture as the cuticles of the hair shaft lay flat, making the absorption of the haircare product difficult. Experts suggest that Individuals with low porosity hair can use lightweight moisturizing hair care products such as mousse and foams. In contrast, high porosity curl types struggle to retain moisture as the cuticles remain open, resulting in quick moisture loss. Experts recommend using heavy moisturizing creams and gels to seal the moisture inside the strands.

These golden rules of curly hair care will help enhance your curly hair's shape, structure and pattern. Remember, consistency and patience are key when it comes to curly hair care. Keep experimenting with different products and techniques until you find the right one that works for you. You can enjoy gorgeous curls with the right care and attention.

Also Read : Curly Hair Styling Question & Answers !

Frequently Answered Questions 

1. What Does Curly Hair Need The Most? 

Curly hair requires protein and moisture to be in good shape and condition. And ofcourse, Curlvana!

2. What Should I Avoid Putting In My Curly Hair? 

Avoid sulfates, parabens, alcohol, and artificial fragrances in your curly hair products.

3. What Makes Curly Hair Better? 

Applying a deep conditioner or deep nourishing mask like Curlvana Deep Nourishing Double Cream Hair Mask will help to revive, rejuvenate and revitalize your curls, thus helping hair grow fast.


About Doctor :

Dr. Shireen Singh

Dr. Shireen Singh, MBBS, MD Dermatology, is a trusted dermatologist with over 8 years of specialized experience. Passionate about empowering individuals to achieve their hair and skin care goals, she combines cutting-edge technologies with personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual's needs. She's dedicated to helping you achieve vibrant hair and glowing skin. Dr. Shireen loves research and is here to share her expertise for your health and happiness.



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