Honey is a natural humectant that can help restore moisture to dry hair. This in turn will help manage your curly hair.
- Mix equal amounts of warm honey and extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oil.
- Massage this mixture into your hair from scalp to ends.
- Cover with a shower cap and leave it on for 30 minutes.
- Wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
- You can use this remedy once a week.
Another excellent remedy for managing curly hair is hibiscus. The slippery juice of the hibiscus flower and leaves works as a natural hair conditioner. Plus, hibiscus seals the hair cuticles and helps stop hair breakage.
- Grind three to four hibiscus leaves and the petals of two flowers with a little water. You can also add dried hibiscus powder to make a fine paste
- Apply it all over your hair.
- Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
- The next day, shampoo your hair.
- Repeat this remedy once or twice a week for best results.
- Avoid using heat styling tools like flat irons and curling irons.
- Do not wash your hair every day.
- Use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type.
- If you swim in a chlorinated pool regularly, use a clarifying shampoo and conditioner. Preferably, wear a swim cap or shower cap while swimming.
- Apply conditioner starting about one inch away from the root and go all the way down to the tips of your hair. Do not use too much conditioner as this can make your hair look greasy.
- Deep condition your hair at least once a week to keep it hydrated.
- After each wash when your hair is slightly damp, detangle it with your fingers or a wide-tooth comb.
- Avoid towel drying curly hair and do not use a hair dryer.
- Get your hair trimmed every two months to prevent split ends.
These remedies and tips will help you achieve the bouncing, flowing, frizz-free curls you want.