Tips for Curly Hair

If you have curly tresses, you know that your hair is far different from other hair types.

Curls need special attention and care to stay healthy, hydrated and vibrant. If you are a curly girl, we have a wonderful line of hair care products just for you!  You will love the DevaCurl line of shampoo, conditioner and styling products from our Tallahassee hair salon. Our daily care tips below will also help to keep your hair nourished and beautiful.

SHAMPOO CAREFULLY
Curly hair performs best when washed with a sulfate-free shampoo. We recommend Deva Curl No Poo, a wonderful sulfate free and paraben free shampoo that gently cleans your hair without lather. For best results, apply Deva Curl No Poo and then massage into your scalp and hair. Remember to use gentle motions and avoid using rough circular or vigorous motions that can tangle your hair. Rinse shampoo from your hair with your head tilted backward, never forward.

ADD MOISTURE
Always use conditioner. Conditioner is a must for wavy or curly hair types, and the curlier and thicker your hair is, the more moisture it needs, and the more product it will absorb. Deva Curl One Condition is an excellent conditioner that will provide moisture and nourishment to your hair without adding weight. You can even leave a small amount of this conditioner in your hair after rinsing to provide extra protection. If you have very fine or thin curly hair, apply conditioner to the lower half of your hair and avoid putting conditioner on your scalp. If you hair is very curly, coarse, or very thick, use conditioner liberally and apply all over.

DETANGLE GENTLY
Curly hair can tangle easily. After shampooing, use your fingers to detangle your hair while it is still wet. Only use a wide tooth comb when necessary. Start at the ends and gently comb through the hair, working your way upwards from the ends to your scalp.

AIR DRY WHEN POSSIBLE
When drying your hair, avoid twisting it and wrapping it tightly in a towel. Use a jersey or t-shirt type material to towel dry your hair. For best results, leave the blow dryer, and allow your hair to air dry naturally. If you do blow dry your hair. always use the lowest and coolest temperature setting, and point the stream of air downward while drying.

STYLING
Curly hair needs styling products that have a special blend of ingredients. Our salon recommends Deva Curl styling gels because they are water soluble, alcohol and silicone free and will give you the perfect curl definition every time. They also add an extra layer of protection against environmental elements and moisture loss.

For more curly hair tips or to learn more about DevaCurl products, make an appointment with our specialists at Awaken514 Boutique Hair Salon in Tallahassee.