Natural Hair - 3 Tips To Avoid Breakage
16 January 2019
Wondering how to best care for your natural curls and coils? Rick Roberts, Matrix Artist and curl extraordinaire understands the specific needs of curly hair to thrive. Here are his 3 expert-recommended ways to repair your delicate locks and even prevent future damage.
What Makes Curly Hair More Prone To Damage?
Curly strands are flat and shaped like a figure of eight, which creates its kinks. Essential oils excreted from the scalp therefore have more difficulty coating the entirety of your curly hair due to their spiral shape. This lack of total coverage can leave your ends vulnerable and cause your hair to become dry, adding to its brittleness. As a result, your hair can be more prone to damage and breakage,
“Women with curly hair should avoid too much heat styling and over product use as it will contribute in further damaging the hair”
But don’t fret - reparative and preventative measures can combat this issue! Always ask your stylist for a second opinion on your hair care routine in order to practice a 100% personalized, adapted treatment.
3 Ways To Prevent Damaged Hair, According To A Pro
Use Gentle Daily Cleansers
Rick stresses the importance of choosing gentle shampoos and conditioners, “you don’t want to strip the natural oils out of your hair”. Opt for a care range that is sulphate free. The Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Shampoo and Conditionerare gentle and contain quinoa husk and honey to feed dry and dull hair.
Tweak Your Drying Technique
Ensuring that you wash and dry your hair in the best way to avoid breakage is half the battle. It’s really important to brush through the hair gently starting from the ends upwards. Wonder, how often should you wash your hair? It’s best not to wash your hair daily.
“When drying Afro hair you should comb it through with a wide tooth comp or paddle brush using your Conditioner” suggests Ricks. “Rinse the hair with cool water at the end of you shower and dab it dry it to retain the curl shape, don’t rough dry it with a towel as this can risk breaking the hair.”
Invest In Intensive Treatments
When it comes to hair, there’s no such thing as caring too much and the best way to give your hair some real TLC is to go to your stylist for a truly intensive treatment. Incorporate an at-home treatment into your routine for extra nourishment once a week “I recommend you try the ultra-hydrating Biolage R.A.W. Re-hydrate Mask and Curl Defining Styling Butter.”
Fortify your natural hair with these three salon professional tips on how to repair and defend against hair damage.
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