Saturday, January 18, 2014

Fix Those Curly Hair Problems

For everyone who has curly hair, you probably feel like it is such a drag. It's funny how straight hair girls want curly hair, and curly hair girls want straight hair. Is the grass really always greener on the other side? We don't think so! Instead, we think that as long as you know how to properly care for your kind of hair, then everything is smooth sailing from then on. Yes, pun intended. So, for the curly hair ladies that are ready this post - Embrace the lovely ringlets and waves that you have. They don't have to be frizzy or fluffy. You just need to know how to care and tame the beasts.

Psst - These tips work well for all kinds of hair other than curly as well.

Steer Clear of Sulfates
Sulfates are damaging ingredients. That is one thing that we know for sure. You need to place importance on the quality of your products when you have curly hair especially, because "flaws' can be seen much more wildly than if you were to have straight hair. Sulfates are the foaming detergents that are in almost all shampoos. They cause extreme drying for curly hair, which results in the frizz that you want to avoid.

Some sulfate names to avoid include; Alkylbenzene sulfonates, Alkyl Benzene Sulfonate, Ammonium laureth sulfate, Ammonium lauryl sulfate, Ammonium Xylenesulfonate, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium cocoyl sarcosinate, Sodium laureth sulfate, Sodium lauryl sulfate, Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, Sodium myreth sulfate, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, TEA-dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Ethyl PEG-15 cocamine sulfate, and Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate.

Stay Away From Silicones
Silicones are non-soluble ingredients that often come in conditioners and styling products, and they cause a film and build up to happen on your hair. Gross, right? They often work to attack your hair when combined with sulfates, so if you can cut both of these ingredients out, your hair is much more likely to see better days.

Here are some silicone names to avoid; Dimethicone, Bisaminopropyl dimethicone, Cetearyl methicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearoxy Dimethicone, Stearyl Dimethicone, Trimethylsilylamodimethicone, Amodimethicone, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Behenoxy Dimethicone and Phenyl trimethicone.

In addition, avoid waxes. They work the same as silicones and build up on your hair. Some of the names to avoid are; Castor oil, Mineral oil (parrifidium liquidium), Petrolatum, bees wax, and candelia wax.

Dodge Drying Alcohols
You guessed it! These ingredients dry out your hair like you wouldn't believe, and the worst thing is that they are found in a variety of conditioners, gels, mousses and other styling products such as hairsprays. They aren't as damaging in shampoos since you rinse the product out, but when you put drying alcohols on your hair for it to soak in all day - You're just asking for some damaged tresses. On the contrary, don't get moisturizing and fatty alcohols confused because these are actually good for your hair.

Some drying alcohols to avoid include; Denatured alcohol, SD alcohol 40, Witch hazel, Isopropanol, Ethanol, SD alcohol, Propanol, Propyl alcohol, Isopropyl alcohol

If you start taking care of your hair, you will definitely be rocking much better curls!
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