While you can’t really control the weather, you can certainly try to control how your curls react to it. Curlies, if you’re reading this post, chances are that you are dealing with dry & frizzy hair in either humid or dry weather conditions. We’re here to tell you that you’re not alone and we fellow Curlies stand in solidarity in your woes! It can be frustrating to put in all the effort to style and maintain your curls, only for your precious tresses to turn into a frizzy mess, right?
But, worry not, this gloomy cloud has its silver lining! With proper care and the right techniques, you can keep your curly hair looking smooth and frizz-free, even in the most extreme weather conditions, be it humid or dry.
Pre-Poo and Pamper:
Pre-poo entails nourishing your hair with a deep-conditioning oil or serum before you cleanse your hair. One must pre-poo for a minimum of 20 minutes to up to a few hours for maximum efficiency. Opt for a light yet moisturizing oil such as Argan or Jojoba to enthuse your curls with moisture and tackle frizz post-wash. Use the time to pamper yourself and catch up on some zzzz or snuggle up with a show or book while the pre-poo does its job.
Pro-tip: Nourish your curls with a light oil both as a pre-poo and as a final step of your curl care regime for added moisture and shine. A great bet is our Curl Nourishing Hair Oil, which is a unique blend of 9 curl-loving oils, that will infuse life and lustre into your curls.
Co-washing rather than Over Washing:
Washing your hair too frequently, especially with harsh shampoos containing sulphates, can strip away the natural oils that help keep your hair moisturised. This is especially detrimental in both humid and dry weather as curls need to be quenched with moisture to avoid frizz. Instead give co-washing a try and clarify your hair as needed.
Wondering if a Co-wash & shampoo are the same? Not quite. A Co-wash is a moisturising conditioner with a small amount of a cleansing agent added in, whereas a shampoo is a specifically formulated product designed to cleanse your scalp and hair from dirt, oil, and sweat. In simple terms, co-washes are made for cleansing and conditioning, while shampoos are for cleansing. Apply co-wash to the scalp and massage in to remove any dirt or residue, and apply on the lengths of the hair like a conditioner. Then wash as usual. Co-washing can do wonders for natural hair as it does not strip your hair and scalp of natural oils but makes it stronger and healthier with better moisture retention and less breakage.
If your hair lacks hydration, the hair shaft is more susceptible to absorb too much moisture from the air, causing frizz and in cases of dry weather, the hair shaft tends to dry out sooner too.
A great way to combat this is by using a deeply nourishing hair mask to offset your hair’s moisture imbalance and help reduce frizz, making your hair look and feel healthy. And the best part is that it can be done in the comfort of your own home.
Opt for moisturizing hair masks with nourishing ingredients such as Avocado & Shea butter, as these add moisture deep into the hair shaft for stronger, weather-resistant locks.
Make a self-date out of it by propping up your feet and relaxing with a good book or music while the mask does its work. A pamper-sesh for both you and your curls is always a win!
Gel It Up:
As you probably know, frizz is often caused by the hair's outer layer, or cuticle, becoming rough and raised, allowing moisture to enter and disrupt the hair shaft. It’s no wonder that protection, especially against harsh weather conditions, is crucial.
A CG-friendly hair gel can give your hair much-needed protection by sealing the cuticle and creating a smoother surface, thereby reducing Frizz.
These gels are crafted using a combination of water, binding agents, conditioning agents, moisturisers, and other ingredients that can help replenish moisture, improving the overall health and appearance of the hair and reducing Frizz.
Don’t ignore the ingredients:
It’s common knowledge that the products you choose can make or break your curls. Here are a few pointers while choosing the right curl care for your treasured tresses, to keep frizz away, even in harsh weather. Look for CG-friendly products with natural ingredients such as shea and avocado butter that are great emollients. Flax and Chia seed extracts are great for both moisture and hold that are key fighters against frizz. Look for products with protein as this helps balance the protein-moisture balance in the hair shaft, strengthening it from within, which is a great way to combat frizz and dryness in humid weather.
Protect your Treasure:
Yes, curls are definitely treasure and the right protection tools go a long way in keeping bad weather and resulting frizz away. Use a silk or satin bonnet at night and a chic scarf to hold your curls in place and away from the elements while you step out.There you go, Curlies! We hope you’re able to flaunt your curls, whether the weather be fine or not. Drop by and say hello and share a tip or two of your own with us at email@example.com, +91 9945373597 or @letscurlupdotcom on Instagram and be a part of our #letscurlup community!