Old Habits to Break This Year for Better Hair Days
Similar to endless social media scrolling or being notoriously five minutes late, bad hair habits can be hard to break. With the new year just starting, there’s still plenty of time to part with the ways you might be holding your curls back. Simple adjustments in your day-to-day routine can have lasting effects on the appearance and health of your curly hair. Here are old habits to start breaking today, along with curly hair tips to try instead.
Say ‘Goodbye’ to Cotton and ‘Hello’ to Silk Pillowcases
With less friction comes less frizz. Thanks to silk’s smooth surface, silk pillowcases mean less damage for your hair. While cotton pillowcases can make hair staticy and tangled, silk keeps your curls knot-free.
Additionally, silk pillowcases outperform cotton pillowcases by locking in moisture better than cotton. This not only prevents dry hair, but also dry skin. By maintaining hydration in your hair and skin, silk pillowcases ensure your beauty sleep means less wrinkles and frizz-free curls that are ready-to-go the next day.
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Stop Using Traditional Cotton Towels
While comfy cotton towels feel great on your skin after a hot shower, they aren’t the best match for your hair, especially curls. Protect your curly hair by swapping out cotton for microfiber towels. Along with exponentially more fibers per square inch, the benefits of microfiber towels for hair far outweigh cotton, including more absorption for faster drying, less damage-causing friction and higher quality for better value.
Tip from CurlFriends: After applying the Control Gel to very wet hair, wrap your hair in a microfiber towel to deposit the product evenly, and let it stay for 10-15 minutes.
Rely Less on Dry Shampoo
While over-washing hair dries your scalp, so can dry shampoo if you fall victim to using it as your regular go-to. Having too much build-up can lead to hair thinning, and no one wants to lose their precious curls.
Aim to wash your hair every two to three days for medium curls and once per week for tight curls. Investing in a good conditioner will hold up hydration until the next wash to keep your curls looking shiny.