Wavy hairs are unique and special. They can also be confusing and enticing at the same time and can make or break the looks of any woman, depending on where you’re coming from.
Lets imagine the scenario: Your hair is ludicrously coarse, thick, and wavy. You have been trying earnestly to make peace with it without trying to tamper too much with its natural quality and texture. Even the effort to try out different curly wavy hairstyles for women has not done any good.
Besides, you cannot keep it natural because it looks seriously disoriented (which can be cool, but let’s keep it for another day), and you are at your wit’s end when it comes to selecting the right product.
Regardless of the kind of hair product you lay your hands on; your locks invariably look unmanageable and oversized.
Does that ring a bell?
Well, if it does, the next logical step that would come to your mind would be to contemplate straightening, which in itself is vexing and impractical in equal measure. Add the element of humidity to that equation and you’ll invariably be brought to square one- frizzy, massive hair that reminds of you of the various insurmountable challenges of life, a battle you always end up losing.
But here’s the good news; more and more women are striving hard each day to find out good wavy hair care routines without doing anything bizarre. Better still; an increasing number of them are being successful at this endeavour.
So hold your breath and read on to know about a seriously effective wavy hair care routine and tips to DIY hair mask!
#Give up conventional shampoo
Yes, you heard that right, it is not a typo. Now before you freak out and conjure up all kind of negative thoughts in your mind, hear this.
Most shampoos are replete with surfactants like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate that are severe on curly hair and also deplete them of necessary moisture. Furthermore, wavy hair is usually more porous, which virtually rules out the possibility of eliminating all shampoo traces. This in turn, leads to residual frizz.
In other words, most chemicals in commercial shampoos rob your hair of healthy oils produced by your body and increase the chemical exposure of your scalp. If you have to get a shampoo, buy a sulphate-free one. If possible, buy homemade natural hair products for curly hair.Try to include hair vitamins and foods for hair growth in your daily diet.
#Oil your hair before bathing
Pour a decent amount of essential oils for curly hair (like coconut) into a bowl and warm it to a reasonable temperature without heating it too much. Apply a generous amount on the scalp; then massage gently for 5-10 minutes. Leave this on for at least 1-2 hours.
#While using a sulphate-free shampoo
Make sure you mix it with some lukewarm water and ten apply it on the hair. Applying it directly may lead to maximum amount of exposure to bad chemicals.
Use a silicon-based conditioner wisely: After rinsing your hair with lukewarm water, apply a good amount of the conditioner to the hair only, without going to the scalp. You may also use apple cider vinegar as an alternative to conditioners.
Also, always try to wash your hair using cold water. Unlike hot water, the coolness helps you to close the cuticles and lend texture, shine and grace to the hair.
#Don’t brush your hair
This is because it can enhance the waviness of the hair; just detangle it. This is especially true for night time routine for curly hair.
#Only use a wide toothed comb
A very important but neglected step because such combs are gentle on the hair. Cliché as it may sound, never comb your hair while it’s wet because that’s when it is the weakest and can easily break.