Dear curly hair men, don’t you just love all the compliments your awesome locks get?
But deep down, you dread managing it.
We understand your struggle and hence share these tips for classic curls for men.
Let’s get started.
Choose the Right Shampoo
Washing your hair is the first step to maintaining healthy curls, so choosing the right shampoo is essential. Go for a shampoo that cleans your scalp and hair without drying your curls. It’s best to opt for mild shampoos free from harsh chemicals such as parabens, sulfates, and silicones.
Avoid Excessive Use of Shampoo
Curly hair tends to be dry and excessive shampooing can further wash out its natural moisture. So make sure you don’t wash your hair more than once a week.
Go for Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatments
Whether you want to apply natural oil or a hair mask to your hair, doing it prior to hair washing can ensure that your hair gets the perfect nourishment. Apply the treatment at least 20 minutes before you wash your hair and put on a shower cap so the nourishment can seep well through the cuticle.
Never Brush Curly Hair
While brushing your hair may seem like the easy way out, never brush your curly hair. Instead, use a wide-toothed comb to detangle your hair before washing and simply run your fingers through your hair following the wash.
Wash Your Hair with Cold Water
Hot water can strip off the natural moisture from your scalp and hair and make it more prone to frizz and breakage, so always use cold water for washing your hair.
Get your curly hair trimmed once every 6-8 weeks to get rid of the damaged hair and split ends.
Don’t Forget the Sleep Routine
Even if you have short curly hair, don’t forget that your curls can be damaged depending on how you sleep. Use a satin pillowcase instead of cotton pillowcases to maintain your natural curls even when sleeping.
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