5 reasons to love your curly hair

You find curly hair hard to tame? Sure. But that’s part of what makes your locks so lovely and endearing. But, to help make life with curls a little more manageable, here are a few quick tips.

Set your hair free!

For the past few years, the natural look has been in! Skincare has taken centre stage, and there a myriad of variations on the ‘make-up free’ theme. The same holds true for hair. Today’s women don’t just fully assume the “real” texture of their hair; they proudly claim it. For example, actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Kerry Washington have been seen parading their curly locks on red carpets, and Solange Knowles devoted an entire song to her frizzy hair on the album A Seat at the Table.

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Top 5 reasons to love curly hair…

  1. You don’t need a hair dryer.
  2. Lack of volume? Not your problem!
  3. Your hair looks different from one day to the next.
  4. You can try any hairstyle, from smooth and flat to full-on ‘fro.
  5. You always have a carefully crafted look of insouciance – Effortless chic!

The rules of curly hair care…

Showing off your curly hair also means you have to take proper care of it, which is a lot easier if you follow these five simple steps:

1. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

Because it doesn’t have a lot of natural oil—which is why your hair curls in the first place—curly hair tends to be dry and brittle. That means it needs ultra-nourishing, restorative and protective care. So, remember to add masks, serums and leave-in conditioners to your hair-care routine, and check the labels carefully for rich ingredients like shea butter, jojoba or argan oil.


2. Space out your washing.

Curly hair doesn’t get that greasy: one or two shampoos a week is plenty. (Need a quick boost mid-week? Try dry shampoos.) Choose gentle formulas, without sulfates or silicones, so you don’t attack your hair, which is naturally a little more fragile.

3. Rinse with cold water.

It might not be the most comfortable way to go, but the cold water helps smooth out the keratin scales that make up your hair fibres. As a result, your hair will be softer and more radiant.

4. Choose the right styling products.

Spray, mousse... whatever works for you, but make sure it helps define your curls and controls the frizz. Apply it to your hair when it’s still damp, to help distribute it evenly from roots to ends.

5. Allow your hair to air dry if possible.

Your hair is already a little fragile. So, your curls don’t need the heat of a dryer, which could cause damage. If you really need to dry your hair in a hurry, set the dryer to the lowest temperature and use a diffuser to target the roots.

Our suggestions

Coco Creme Curl Quenching Shampoo for Very Dry Hair, 355 ml
Carol's Daughter

Coco Creme Curl Quenching Shampoo for Very Dry Hair, 355 ml

Helps extremely dry hair Let your hair soak up this creamy moisturizing cleanser that blended with our Coco Crème recipe. The deeply moisturizing Coco Crème system, including our conditioner and velvet cream hair mask, softens while it cleanses, giving extra dry hair an extreme moisture experience—one that you can truly feel and see. Formulated with: coconut oil, coconut milk, mango butter, Murumuru butter - no silicones, no parabens, no petrolatum, no mineral oil, no artificial colors Lisa Price, Carol's Daughter Founder: My love affair with coconut began with my Nana, she made delicious coconut turnovers, Coco Creme is a homage to the beauty of coconut and the magic of childhood memories in her kitchen

Lush Lenght Lite Leave-In, 237 ml, Hemp Seed Oil
Shea Moisture

Lush Lenght Lite Leave-In, 237 ml, Hemp Seed Oil

SheaMoisture Hemp Seed Oil Lush Length Lite Leave-In Detangler Spray is a hair styling product that provides an all-day softness and moisturization to your hair. THC and CBD free Hemp Seed Oil, Ginseng Root, and Horsetail Extract combine in this nourishing hair care formula to invigorate the scalp, moisturize, and detangle hair while infusing body and bounce. It's a new high for healthy hair! Make your hair look thicker and fuller effortlessly. For your hair care routine, spray it generously on clean, damp hair and comb through. Do not rinse, blow out or air dry, and you're all set! For use on dry hair, spray into your palms and work through the ends. For the best results, cleanse and condition your hair first with SheaMoisture Lush Length Shampoo and Conditioner. SheaMoisture is known and loved for its natural, sustainably produced goodness. To stay true to this pledge, this SheaMoisture hair detangler spray is made with culturally authentic ingredients and fairly traded shea butter. We are also pioneering fair trade through Community Commerce at home and abroad. Sofi Tucker started selling Shea Nuts at the village market in Bonthe, Sierra Leone in 1912. By age 19, the widowed mother of four was selling Shea Butter, African Black Soap, and her homemade hair and skin preparations all over the countryside. Sofi Tucker was our grandmother and SheaMoisture is her legacy. With this purchase, you help empower disadvantaged women to realize a brighter, healthier future.

Coconut Curls Conditioner, 385 ml

Coconut Curls Conditioner, 385 ml
Strictly Curls Perfect Curl 7 in 1 Leave-In Treatment Foam, 210 ml
Marc Anthony

Strictly Curls Perfect Curl 7 in 1 Leave-In Treatment Foam, 210 ml

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5 reasons to love your curly hair

Tired of disliking your curly hair? Good news: natural curls are in this season! The time has come to make peace with your tresses and wear them with pride!
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