How to take care of curly hair

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Any tips?
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straighten it
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Here are some random tips I can think of from my 18 years of dealing with curly hair:

1. Don't get it chemically straightened. I did this over the summer, and now it's a weird mix between curly and straight and just looks plain wacky. I know this is a weird tip to put first, but please, take my advice.

2. Let it air-dry. Or, if you absolutely have to blow-dry it if you are in a rush, buy a diffuser. It will really help avoid the dreaded frizziness.

3. Make sure your conditioner isn't too heavy. If it is, it can weigh down your curls.

4. Shower about every other day. Showering every day can really dry out curly hair.

5. Don't brush it. Use a comb.

6. Buy a good hair mousse. Really good for fly-aways. Hopefully some of those helped
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Here are some random tips I can think of from my 18 years of dealing with curly hair:

1. Don't get it chemically straightened. I did this over the summer, and now it's a weird mix between curly and straight and just looks plain wacky. I know this is a weird tip to put first, but please, take my advice.

2. Let it air-dry. Or, if you absolutely have to blow-dry it if you are in a rush, buy a diffuser. It will really help avoid the dreaded frizziness.

3. Make sure your conditioner isn't too heavy. If it is, it can weigh down your curls.

4. Shower about every other day. Showering every day can really dry out curly hair.

5. Don't brush it. Use a comb.

6. Buy a good hair mousse. Really good for fly-aways. Hopefully some of those helped
Thank You
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www.britishcurlies.co.uk and www.naturallycurly.com are goldmines. I use OGX shampoo and conditioners, and a few different styling products depending on how controlled I want the curl (e.g. plain coconut oil for idc days, and tigi catwalk curls for high-control days), but it depends on what curl-type you are (I'm 3b/3c so if you're a 2c what I use might not work for you etc)

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www.britishcurlies.co.uk and www.naturallycurly.com are goldmines. I use OGX shampoo and conditioners, and a few different styling products depending on how controlled I want the curl (e.g. plain coconut oil for idc days, and tigi catwalk curls for high-control days), but it depends on what curl-type you are (I'm 3b/3c so if you're a 2c what I use might not work for you etc)

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My curls are like the YouTuber CurlyPenny.
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Go bold.
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Go bold.
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My curls are like the YouTuber CurlyPenny.
Yeah so you're like, 2c/3a ish ig. The OGX stuff is good, and generic coconut oil/olive oil. Most of the styling stuff I use will be too heavy for you though

ed: oh, Trevor Sorbie Curls & Waves cream is great and pretty light, that might be good to try if you haven't already. And just moisturise the heck out of your hair, that's really the key thing! I use treatments at least once a week, and leave in conditioner every day (bumble and bumble is champ for that)
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Yeah so you're like, 2c/3a ish ig. The OGX stuff is good, and generic coconut oil/olive oil. Most of the styling stuff I use will be too heavy for you though
Do you think I should use custard afterwards on my hair? I feel as if it could be too heavy. Plus we don't get DevaCurls in the UK so I would have to stick to OGX.
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Straighten it before you go bald
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Do you think I should use custard afterwards on my hair? I feel as if it could be too heavy. Plus we don't get DevaCurls in the UK so I would have to stick to OGX.
Noo I wouldn't recommend it for your hair. Just a leave in conditioner is probably fine. Also check edit above ^^
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Noo I wouldn't recommend it for your hair. Just a leave in conditioner is probably fine. Also check edit above ^^
Okay, thank you.
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Yeah so you're like, 2c/3a ish ig. The OGX stuff is good, and generic coconut oil/olive oil. Most of the styling stuff I use will be too heavy for you though

ed: oh, Trevor Sorbie Curls & Waves cream is great and pretty light, that might be good to try if you haven't already. And just moisturise the heck out of your hair, that's really the key thing! I use treatments at least once a week, and leave in conditioner every day (bumble and bumble is champ for that)
Thank you again.
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Do you think I should use custard afterwards on my hair? I feel as if it could be too heavy. Plus we don't get DevaCurls in the UK so I would have to stick to OGX.
Why would you put custard in your hair?!
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Go bold.
I don't think this is helping
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Why would you put custard in your hair?!
It's hair custard so it's like a heavy gel or cream used to moisturize your hair.
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straighten it
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Go bold.
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Straighten it before you go bald
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I don't think this is helping
Telling someone to go bold is quite inspirational. Telling them to go bald, however...
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