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Tips To Keep Your Curls Soft & Shiny

By: Asha Das
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Curly hair always goes with any trend and fashion in one way or the other. Moreover, if you have less hair or if your hair is limp, making curls will give a feeling of added volume. But, your curls will remain appealing only if you give proper care to your hair. Usually heat treatments with curlers, dryers and rollers may result in hair fall or hair drying.

Chemicals and hair products of low quality used for curling also cause harmful effects to your hair. Harsh chemicals and heat can cause dandruff, scalp irritation and other skin problems as well. Here are some trouble-free and easy tips for you to keep your curls soft and shiny.


Shampoo In The Shower

In the shower your curls are pointed downward and it is the best time to cleanse and condition your hair. Wash your hair by keeping your head upside down, and then flip your head back and let the water run down through the hair as you stand straight.


Keep Curls Moisturised

It is important to keep the curls well-moisturised. You should avoid the use of too much oil. Use regular deep conditioning and don't let the hair go dry and parched. A well-moisturised curly hair will remain soft and shiny.


Style When Hair Is Wet

After shower, just squeeze the excess water in the hair with ease. Start the styling process when the hair is wet and let the hair dry during the process. This will help the hair to lock the moisture and will give long lasting nice and soft curls.


Use Quality Products

Cheap products with harsh chemicals can adversely affect the curls, hair and scalp. Strong chemicals are very dangerous for your hair in long-term. To keep your curls soft and shiny use only quality hair products which suit for your hair texture.


Apple Cider-Vinegar Rinse

Apple cider-vinegar will shut the cuticle back and keep your curls soft. Add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a cup of warm water and after cleansing pour the mixture over the hair. Without rinsing it off, apply your conditioner.


Baking Soda Clarification

Baking soda is alkaline and it will raise your cuticle and open up your hair shaft making your curls soft. Add one tablespoon of baking soda to three tablespoons curl-friendly conditioner and apply. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.


Air Dry Curls

Allow your hair to dry naturally. If you are in a hurry, use a diffuse dryer on low heat. Constant exposure to high temperature will certainly make your hair brittle and your curls rough. Your hair curls will retain more moisture if you apply minimum heat to your hair.

Read more about: hair care, beauty
Story first published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 20:28 [IST]
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