Caring for Your Curly Hair Between Salon Visits

If you’ve got curly hair, you know how quickly it can go from being soft and silky to dry, brittle, and frizzy. To keep that salon-fresh look going between salon visits, the right home haircare is a must. Here are a few curly hair tips that can help.

Avoid shampooing too often. The shampoo is important for keeping your hair clean, but most of us shampoo more often than we need to. For curly hair, it’s even more important to avoid excess shampooing, because it will strip hair of vital natural oils. Most of us need to shampoo only two or three times a week.

Avoid heat. Heat dries out hair, leaving it frizzy and damaged. For curly hair, it’s even more important to retain all the moisture you can. When you shower, turn down the heat before rinsing your hair. Avoid using heated styling tools unless you have to, and when you do, use a professional heat protectant.

Condition regularly. Even when you don’t shampoo, you should still use conditioner if you have curly hair. You can even use it as a pre-treatment before shampooing to retain more of your hair’s moisture. Use a good moisturizing conditioner regularly, and ask your Five Senses stylist if your hair needs professional deep conditioning treatments.

Get regular trims. Even if you’re growing out your hair, you need regular trims to keep split ends away. Split ends mean the beginning of damage that can affect the rest of the hair shaft, and regular trims can help keep your hair looking healthy.

Use a comb. Instead of a brush, curly hair stays healthy looking when you comb it with a wide-tooth comb, especially when it’s still wet from the shower. You can also just use your fingers to detangle after shampooing since hair is more vulnerable to breakage when it’s wet.

Use professional products. Instead of reaching for drugstore brands, always ask your Five Senses stylist to recommend the best professional product for your hair. Salon-trusted brands like Aveda use natural ingredients that care for your hair and are formulated specifically for your hair’s needs.

Need a trim for your curly hair? Make an appointment at Five Senses Spa, Salon & Barbershop. Our expert stylists will help you choose a style that will help show off all your natural curls! Call us at (309) 693-7719, visit us at 5035 W American Prairie Drive in Peoria, Illinois, or book your curly hair haircut appointment on our free mobile app, available on iTunes or Google Play.