Curly Brazilian Hair Extensions: Three A-List Tips to Combat Dryness
Lately, women have been opting out of pin straight hair in favor of a full head of curls. Many women who want to rock the A-list style seen on celebrities like Tracy Ellis, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Solange Knowles are raving about curly Brazilian hair extensions.
Curly weaves from suppliers such as Her Hair Company, in fact, can be converted into a wavy hair extension, if the wearer wants it less kinky. The best thing about this product is that it doesn’t require the A-list kind of maintenance or regular trips to the salon. If you’re joining the trend, you should be able to maintain flawless curls (even up to a year’s time) with the following tips:
1.Co-wash regularly. Human hair’s water content is what makes it supple and luscious. The curlier the hair, however, the longer it will take for your scalp oils to reach the ends. This is why curly hair usually appears frazzled at the bottom half. To maintain healthy coils, co-wash the hair to keep it hydrated. Deep condition the hair as frequently depending on your schedule and climate. Allow the moisture to sit for 15-20 minutes. On the other hand, avoid over-conditioning as this can make your hair feel spongy and sticky.
2.Choose your cleansing product carefully. Brazilian curly hair still needs shampooing at least once every other week. Be sure to stay away from ingredients such as sulfates and silicones. The latter are synthetic additives that weigh hair down and are difficult to remove without the use of harsh ingredients. On the other hand, sulfate acidity raises the hair cuticle while removing dirt buildup, which promotes frizzing. As much as possible, steer clear of products that contain these ingredients.
3.Reduce contact exposure with beach and pool water. Swimming is a great way to stay in shape, but too much of it can really dry out your hair. Beach water salt and pool water chlorine suck away moisture from strands, leaving them dull, rough, and frazzled. If swimming is a regular part of your routine, make sure to apply sealing before you take the plunge. Rinse thoroughly afterwards and make sure to deep condition. Better yet, wear a swimming cap to avoid exposure entirely.
Virgin Brazilian curly hair is just as prone to dryness as your natural hair if not properly maintained. With the above care tips, though, your Brazilian curly should last like an A-list celebrity’s.
10 Commandments of Curly Hair, Allure.com
5 Things You Need to Know About Co-washing, Babble.com