People ask me how I take care of my hair and I am pleased to share my own hair care secrets with the world. The first step is to embrace what is yours and then learn how to take care and nourish it. The most important thing to remember when caring for curly hair such as Brazilian curly hair bundles and any dry hair is that it easily breaks at the ends ― yes, this is why it seems like you can never get it to grow long no matter how hard you try.
Caring for a beautiful head of hair means taking the extra concern to prevent breakage. From how to wash to how to handle, it is important to know the easy hair care dos. Follow some simple advice to get the hair flowing long and luxurious in order to love your hair.
1. No Everyday Washing
Say no to washing every day or even every other day. Curly hair like Peruvian curly hair extensions tends to be dry so washing too often will deplete it of nutrients and just dry it out even more. I wash my hair about twice a week.
Hair care requires hair conditioning. Apply conditioner both before and after shampoo. Shampooing the ends of hair will ultimately cause more drying so before applying the shampoo put conditioner on the dry ends to leave it on while shampooing. Only apply the shampoo to the crown and nape of the neck without touching the ends – these are really the only places where the hair is dirty unless aggressively working out or working in a dusty environment. Rinse out the hair and then apply a heavy amount of conditioner from roots to ends. Use a wide tooth comb to comb through the conditioner and rinse out.
3. No Rough Stuff
Never terry towel dry hair, especially fragile curly hair. Bath towels may feel fluffy and comforting but can harm the hair when using them to get the wetness out. Instead, take a few sheets of paper toweling and gently use them to squeeze excess water from your virgin curly hair.
4. Never Enough Love
Dry and fluffy, and add a bit more love to the ends. As the hair is drying keep fluffing it up with your fingers. Dread heading out with a wet head, then blow drying is okay just don’t leave the heat on one spot. Fluff with one hand while drying with the other. Take blow dry breaks and add a bit of water and aloe to the ends to keep them from drying out. Once the roots are dry shake out your locks. Use a wide tooth comb for any styling, and to prevent breakage never comb out dry ends without first wetting.
5. Hair Care While sleep
Take care to prepare hair for bedtime. Braid hair, or pull up shorter hair into a ponytail on top of the head. This will keep it from knotting up when sleeping. Put aloe vera on the ends and comb through for extra nourishment. In the morning let your hair free! Shake it out and freshen it up with a bit of water and more aloe gel. Comb the ends gently to get knots out but only while using water to save the curly tips from breaking.
6. Color it Gentle
Keep the coloring as gentle as possible. There are many products that are more natural based formulas that will not be as harsh on your hair. After coloring is complete be generous with the aloe vera gel applied to the ends and delicate forehead hair.