Let’s get straight to the million-dollar question: what makes curly hair curly? Several studies have pointed out that multiple factors play a role on how and at what point your hair will give up its easier-to-deal-with and obedient straight look and turn into a mass of rebellious curls, such as the shampoo you daily use, the climate you live in, and even your hairdresser. Yet, 85-95% of the hair curliness is due to heritability. It all comes down to a certain asymmetry of the follicle’s shape that makes the hair naturally twist even before it reaches the scalp.
In a nutshell, if you have the burden (or luck) to be born with curly hair, there’s no magic formula that’ll rid you if it. Unless you’re willing to use a hair straightener every other day, all you can do is to learn how to live with it as best as you can. Will it be easy? Certainly not. It is no coincidence that in art and filmography impetuous and fiery characters tend to have curly hair (you remember the rebellious red locks of Merida in the animated cartoon Brave?). Curly hair simply isn’t the easiest to deal with. It’ll take you some time to get to know what your hair actually needs and what is good for it and its look.
Yet, with the right products and a thorough hair care, even the most tenacious curls can be defined and take on a neat look that’ll fit any outfit and environment. The use of natural oils, in general, will be highly beneficial to hydrate and define your curls. Adding natural oils such as Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, and Jojoba Oil to your daily hair care will make a huge difference in getting rid of that out-of-the-bed look. Below are the benefits each natural oil will provide your hair with and the right application to maximize their results.
Argan oil is rich in Vitamin E, Omega 6 & Omega 9 fatty acids and it’ll provide the hair with the nutrition it needs (it is indeed one of the must-haves to push hair growth). On top of that, it contains linoleic and oleic acids to hydrate your dry curls, keep the moisture in, and provide an extra layer of protection from UV rays and environmental pollution.
Argan oil can easily be added to your shampoo (most shampoo for damaged hair already contain argan oil amongst the ingredients) or use it as a leave-in conditioner for an extra protection and a little help while hair drying your locks.
Coconut oil, whether it is refined or unrefined and it comes with all its natural properties, is of huge help when it comes to moisturizing your curls for a healthier and more defined look. On top of that, the coconut oil, given its natural composition, works as a great detangler. It’ll help you untangle any hair knot and achieve a tidy look the comb won’t get stuck in.
Common hair treatments with coconut oil have you melt the product to at least room temperature for an easier application and absorption. Based on the current dryness of the hair and scalp, it is possible not to rinse the coconut oil and let it soak in.
Thanks to its composition that resembles to the one of our skin sebum, the jojoba oil can be applied directly onto the scalp and won’t affect its natural balance. The jojoba oil is known for promoting hair growth, improving the curls’ elasticity, preventing hair breakage, and it can easily be added to your conditioner for an easier daily application. Furthermore, for those that enjoy dyeing their hair and trying on a different look, an application of jojoba oil before swimming in a pool with chlorine will prevent your hair from fading and help your new color last longer.
Is curly hair really a curse? Do you wish that follicle was symmetrical and that you had straight hair, instead? Let’s put it this way, it is true that “with great power comes great responsibility”, and it is just as true that “with curly comes a lot a hair care to stick up to”. Yet, add three simple natural oils to your daily routine, make sure to care for your curls as needed, and you’ll be able to turn a potentially messy look into one that fully boasts your fierce strong personality and even add a touch of style to it.
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