Daily Hair Care Routine: Curly Hair

Nobody likes unhealthy hair.

On the flipside though, who doesn’t love natural curls? It’s fun, it’s wild, it’s powerful. It makes one heck of a statement all by itself. What’s not to love?

However, we can’t deny that it can be really taxing to deal with dry, frizzy, and tangled knots that come with having a head full of playful curls. Even if you love using hair extensions, it’s always good to keep your real, natural hair healthy and beautiful. That’s why it’s important to know the right type of daily hair care routine that will nourish and protect your mighty curls.

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This guide is suitable for curly-haired people. If you have straight hair, go here, and if you have wavy hair, go here.


There’s a reason why it’s so hard to tame curly hair. Did you know that curly hair is extremely prone to dryness? The natural oils from your scalp always have a hard time reaching your entire hair shaft, thanks to the obstruction caused by the curls themselves.

To combat this problem, make sure to keep your hair washing to a minimum. Shampooing causes the oils to be stripped away, which can dry out your hair even more. Two times a week is good, three times should be the maximum. Make sure you’re using sulphate-free shampoo for best results!

Oh, and when you’re washing, make sure to focus more on the scalp, not the hair itself. Your hair strands already don’t get enough oil, so do the poor babies a favor and leave them alone, most of the time.

Helpful tip: section your hair when you’re washing and don’t forget the deep conditioner!


Heat is an absolute no-no when it comes to styling your curly hair. Like I already said above, dry hair is usually under-moisturized and heat, like shampoo, can make your hair frizzy and lifeless.

Air drying is always preferable over heat drying. But if you really need to dry your hair quickly after bathing, for example, try to use a dryer with a cold air option rather than hot air. Or use a diffuser! A diffuser is more gentle than a traditional blow dryer, since it distributes the heat on your strands. See, there are a lot of options out there that’s perfect for curly hair!

Last but not the least, don’t even attempt to brush your curly hair! You can use wide-teethed combs if you want, but feel free to say bye-bye to your brushes for good. They can wreak your natural curls and just create chaos. Just… don’t.


Prevention is always better than cure, so prevent hair tangles and frizzes by taking care of your hair properly. Make sure to use products that are specific for curly hair. Use a conditioner every single time you wash your hair and use a serum to lock in the moisture afterwards.

And don’t ever, ever forget that deep conditioning mask! Use it regularly or as frequently as you can. A deep conditioning mask is good for pretty much all hair types, but for curly hair, it’s absolutely essential. After all, it’s practically your curly hair’s best lifesaver.

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