How to Keep Curly Hair Healthy

This may be not very clear, so we have created a list of types of textured hair so you can find the correct way to keep your hair healthy and moisturized.

Wavy Hair

Wavy hair is the most manageable textured hair to deal with, as it is easy to straighten. However, wavy hair suffers from a lack of volume. Frizz, flyaways, and maintaining shape are all problems that people who have wavy hair can endure. 

When treating wavy hair, one should stay away from using heavy products, as it can make your hair appear greasy. Refrain from using thick leave-in conditioners and curl creams. Instead, opt for light gels, creams, and mousse.

Something else to look out for are products containing silicones. As they are not water-soluble, which means it builds up and can weigh your curls down. Instead of having gorgeous Pantene commercial-style waves, you’re going to be left with flat, lifeless, greasy hair. Thankfully, there are now many silicone-free products that can give your hair the volume it deserves.

Curly Hair

When you think of curly hair, you immediately think of spiral or spring-like strands of hair. However, shared concerns for people with curly hair are the reactivity to dry and humid weather. Frizz control is the main objective. You want to find products that will hold your curls while also not weighing them down. Using creams and mousse that contain shea butter and hydrolyzed protein will help. You could also use hair oils as curly hair tends to be dryer than most other hair types. 

Coil-Like Hair

You can probably understand the hierarchy at this point. Coil-like hair is even dryer and more brittle than the other two types of textured hair. This hair is formed in a zig-zag pattern that is exceptionally prone to compression. Coil-like hair (afro-textured) is usually extremely dry and spongy in texture.

Moisture is paramount if you have coil-like hair. Using sulfate-free shampoos to cleanse your hair, followed by hydrating conditioner, and finally using a leave-in detangling conditioner will help lock in more moisture. Use products with shea butter, almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil, and avocado oil.