Society has a lot of believes about how to get perfect and healthy curls, but not everything is true. Have you heard about this myths before?
Hair is one of the top woman's accessories, meaning it's of high importance to maintain it beautiful adequately. Learn about these myths about curly hair to actually have wonderful, healthy curls!
If you have curly hair, like me, you have probably experienced stages in your life where you would have given anything to have a plank straight hair. It is also possible that at some point you have had trouble combing your hair, frizz, excess or lack of volume, dryness, and, over time, even loss of curl. Perhaps, tired of looking constantly disheveled, one day you decided to give up your curls and since then you have stretched them with the help of irons, dryers, or chemical straighteners.
If this is your case, you may not know that for some time a new method has been popularized to empower curly manes and naturally care for this type of hair with apparently spectacular results. It is the Curly Girl Method, invented by the American stylist Lorraine Massey, and which is becoming a worldwide phenomenon, with a multitude of forums, hairdressers, stylists, influencers, and even coaches teaching how to follow it.
Avoid products that contain silicone or sulfates
The key to this method is to treat the hair with the utmost respect to achieve defined, cared for, and hydrated curls, forgetting about all those products and routines that damage it. Its main enemies are the irons and curling irons, as well as chemicals that are in most of the products that we usually use. Curly hair has a different constitution than straight hair, and therefore needs other care. The usual thing is that you wash your hair with products "for curly hair", but if we read the labels well we will realize that they contain substances that end up damaging it.
For example, conditioners and products to activate and fix curls often contain silicones, which accumulate on the hair and are a source of dullness and loss of shine. As if that were not enough, silicones also act as a barrier that prevents the hydration that we apply in the form of masks, serums, or conditioners from penetrating deeply into the hair, so in the long run, they tend to make it dry and brittle, although due to its appearance it does not it seems so.
The most common shampoos also contain sulfates, which dry out the hair a lot, so the most common is that after washing it we need to use a conditioner or mask, with silicone, to return it to a healthier and more flexible appearance. In this way, we are entering a vicious circle in which the hair never hydrates well, loses vitality, and gradually deteriorates.
Myth or reality?
- It's said that not washing your curls with shampoo allows your hair to avoid dehydration. Myth! Washing your hair regularly it's what will keep it beautiful and will make the curls' essence last longer.
- It's a common believe to think that the curls will lose its natural form, and that's not correct. It's recommendable the usage of hair moisturizing creams and foams to brush them and maintain them.
- It's not necessary to wet your curls to brush them, you can use a hydration product to dominate them and bring them back to life before it's time to wash them.
- Does curly hair grows slower? Of course not! It just takes more time than straight hair to realize the growth due to its natural form.
Don't be afraid to show off your curls!