Living with curly hair is already quite the task, and things you hear about curly hair make managing this hair type even more difficult. You may have been told so many things about curly hair that you firmly believe in, but let us break it to you, many of these things are nothing but myths.
Here, we debunk some of the most common curly hair myths to make your life with curly hair easier.
1. Don’t Wash Your Hair Too Often
One of the most common things that you’ll hear about curly hair is that you should avoid washing them too often because curly hair is already too dry, and washing them too frequently will make them drier and duller. But that’s not true. You should wash your curly hair every 2 to 3 days and apply a highly moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to keep your curly hair looking shiny and nice!
2. Curly Hair Will Always Stay Tangled
That’s definitely not true! Yes, curly hair does get tangled easily, but that doesn’t mean you can’t detangle it, and it’ll always stay like that! You need the right detangling hair brush. Detangling curly hair is a bit time-consuming but doable. If you use moisturizing shampoo and conditioner regularly, detangling curly hair will be much easier.
3. You Shouldn’t Use Oils on Curly Hair
You most definitely can use oil on your curly hair. You just have to make sure they’re silicone-free. Some oils like flaxseed oil, coconut oil, and passion fruit oil are very good for curly hair. They nourish your hair and make them look shinier and healthier.
4. Curly Hair is Tough and Doesn’t Break Too Much
Not true. Curly hair is rough but definitely not tough. Curly hair is dry and dry hair is more prone to breakage. It’s why it’s not recommended that you use regular combs for your curly hair. You should keep your hair moisturized at all times to prevent breakage.
These are just some of the many myths around curly hair that we debunked. Don’t believe everything you hear. Do your research and find solutions that suit your hair.
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