Fixing your damaged curl pattern
Each curl pattern comes with its unique set of challenges and rewards, requiring different hair care routines and styling techniques. Understanding and appreciating the intricacies of natural curls can lead to healthier, more manageable hair, allowing individuals to showcase their curls with confidence and pride.
Lets dive into the world of curl transformation and discover how to bring out the best in your hairs natural texture.
How to know if your curl pattern is damaged
You will know your curl pattern is damaged and needs a little love when you realise you have sections of your hair that are straight and do not change no matter how hard you scrunch, DO NOT PANIC!
What if my hair is not repairable?
If your hair is far too damaged and not repairable through the use of the right products then you will need to cut your hair often until your curls grow back to their natural state. However, this does not mean you will need to cut all your hair off! Hair growth takes time and you will be required to come into the salon for frequent cuts until the curls have grown to your desired length.
Things to remember:
- Minimise heat styling
- Make sure to deep condition
- Do not towel dry by rubbing, scrunch the hair lightly in the towel
- Slow dry your hair, this retains moisture
- Make sure to use heat protectin
- Wash your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo daily
- Chemical use and heat styling can damage your curl pattern
- Sometimes hair isn’t repairable and you will need to cut your hair to repair
Your hair washing routine
Start by using a sulphate free shampoo, such as UNITE BOING Curl Shampoo and shampoo your hair twice to get rid of any oil or product build up, squeeze out the excess water after rinsing the shampoo and apply UNITE BOING Conditioner from roots to ends.
UNITE BOING Conditioner
This conditioner is packed with plant extracts and oils such as coconut, chamomile, calendula, rosemary, aloe vera and more, its formula pentrates into the hair shaft and locks in moisture for strong frizz free curls.
UNITE BOING Shampoo
This shampoo gently cleanses curls without stripping them of their natural oils, it is the perfect hydrating shampoo for curls as it is made of plant sourced vitamins and proteins to replenish, strengthen and protect.
Drying your curls the correct way
Do not towel dry your hair as it will cause the curls to become frizzy and can even cause breakage, either diffuse your hair or use a microfibre towel or cotton t-shirt, these materials are not as harsh.
YS Park Diffuser
Using a diffuser helps retain natural moisture whilst air drying, the mesh will retain the heat, allowing you to manage the heat into a softer manageable heat whilst drying. This diffuser will fit onto any hair dryer all you want to do is apply heat protection and a leave in conditioner to your hair, turn your hair upside down and begin to diffuse the hair until almost dry.
If you have curly hair deep conditioning is a MUST! Make sure to use a professional mask rather than something from the super market as it will not work as well. Our favourite deep conditioning products for curls at Access Hair are:
- UNITE 7 SECONDS Mask
- UNITE BOING Defining Curl Cream
- UNITE BOING Moisture Curl Cream
UNITE BOING Curl Creams
UNITE BOING Defining curl cream will moisturise, define and hold curls in place while eliminating unwanted frizz.
UNITE BOING Moisture Curl Cream delivers intense moisture to the roots of the hair, keeping curls healthy from roots to ends, we recommend to apply this cream once or twice a week as too much can cause over moisturised hair which we don’t want, your curls need a balance of natural hair oils.
The UNITE 7 Seconds mask is perfect for restoring elasticity, providing intense moisture and protecting and strengthening hair, this product is for once a week use.
Follow our tips to achieve the healthiest curls this summer or all year round
Whether your hair has been subjected to excessive heat, chemical treatments or harsh styling practices, it is crucial to acknowledge the unique needs of your curls and take steps to nurture them back to their natural glory. Embracing your unique curl pattern whether its loose waves, tight coils or anything in between is a beautiful celebration of your individuality, with time, care and the right products you can rediscover the joy of healthy, bouncy curls.