Faith Amour Hair Care

Your Curly Mane

Posted on: October 19, 2011


Maintaining Curly Hair

Maintaining luscious curls is not an easy task. Varying climates, temperatures, activities, stress levels, etc. can all affect the appearance of your hair. Let’s face it…curly hair is temperamental. Over conditioning and product build up can weigh down the hair, rendering it lifeless. What’s the key? A regular hair care regime (including diet, exercise, and vitamins), proper upkeep, and the right products.

Nothing is more unattractive then sparse, stringy ends…especially on curly heads. Regular trims should be a part of your hair care regime. Curly hair should be trimmed at least every 3 months. Don’t just trust anyone with your gorgeous locks. Ensure that your stylist is familiar with styling and cutting curly hair.

Heat things up a bit! Give yourself a hot oil treatment once a month…especially during the cold weather. Harsh temperatures contribute to dry, brittle hair. Counter it with a little heat. The heat opens up the inner cortex and penetrates the hair shaft. The conditioning oil strengthens the hair shaft and lubricates dry, itchy scalps. When you rinse out the oil, the shaft closes and locks in moisture. A must for curly hair!

Give your hair a break! Refresh your dry, unmanageable curls with a touch of essential oils. Avocado, jojoba, coconut, and olive oil are great moisturizers. Shampoo and condition hair. Apply oil of your choice. Gently comb oils through hair. Fine hair – use less oil, to your liking. Medium/coarse hair – use more oil, to your liking. Wear hair in protective style (e.g. bun) for 24 hours. You will find that your curls are soft, revived, and more manageable your next shampoo!

Caution: Avoid products that contain mineral and/or petrolatum oil as an ingredient. Do not use products with these ingredients for your hair or scalp. Both of these synthetic oils coat and suffocate the hair shaft blocking moisture out. Further, they clog pores in your scalp and can retard hair growth. Read your labels. Remember, the ingredients are listed in order of volume.

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