Romantic curls are the object of envy of the majoritygirls with straight hair. Unfortunately, the owners of curls themselves rarely appreciate the treasure they have. They tend to straighten the curls with irons and a hair dryer, complain about excessive pomp and haunches of curly strands ... And in vain - it's difficult to "tame" curls, but you can.
What curly hair is different from straight?
Beauties with curly hair can be consideredgenetic phenomenon. Mother Nature considered that a person should be straight-footed. Such hair in a cut has an impeccable structure: a single row of scales and a regular round section. Curls under the microscope look flat or oval and have a porous structure. They crumble, often get confused and difficult to cope with when laying. That is why care for curly hair should be regular and intense. Cosmetic means should smooth keratin scales, moisturize the hair shaft, facilitate the unraveling of the strands, and also model the curls.
Cleansing curly hair
Without proper care, your curls will be brittle andlifeless. Strands fall on the shoulders of tight tendrils due to a special deformation of the hair follicles. Naturally, damaged hair needs special attention. Shampoo for washing the head should not contain in the composition weighting components - for example, silicones, oil products or parabens. Let them give the hair an illusory "density" and "weight" due to the fact that they are washed off only partially, but because of them the free access of oxygen to the hair shaft "overlaps". With regular use of such a product, the hair will become dry due to a prolonged absence of moisture in the follicles. Shampoo for giving volume is also better not to use. They act due to the "opening" of keratin scales, and curly hair and so suffer from porosity and friability. Daily hair washing is a bad habit. Constant contact with detergent ingredients promotes the drying of the hair. If you suffer from dandruff and high fat, wash your curls at least once every two to three days. Do not scratch the wet strands at all - wet hair breaks more easily and is poorly retained by the bulb. Whatever the quality of the hairbrush, the curls are deformed and begin to fall into whole "bundles". A quality tool for washing ringlets includes moisturizing and nutritious extracts and extracts from plants. Choose a shampoo with aloe juice, cocoa butter, milk proteins, vitamin complexes and amino acids. Rinser to care for wavy hair must have a "plugging" effect. Means based on jojoba oil, silk proteins and calendula extract smooth flakes. When they "close", moisture "sealed" in the hair and remains there until the next wash. Rinse the dispenser along the entire length of the hair, avoiding the roots - otherwise the hair will quickly become fat.
No less successful care for curly hairyou can use home remedies. The basis for natural shampoos is usually soap chips, egg white or curdled milk. For frequent washing of hair, you can use mustard-soap shampoo. 3 tablespoons shavings of any toilet soap, mix with 1 tbsp. dry mustard powder and 1 glass of boiling water. The shelf life of the shampoo obtained is 5-6 weeks. It strengthens the roots, stimulates hair growth and gives them shine. Home is not ineffective in salon procedures home gelatin shampoo. 2 tablespoons gelatin soak in 150 gr. cold water. Add 1 protein and 1 tsp. liquid honey. With the resulting composition, massage the scalp while washing for 2-3 minutes. Gelatin "fills" the voids in the porous curly hair, so they become soft and obedient. Cope with "white snow" on curly hair will help the bread shampoo. Soak a few stale crusts of black bread in the water for the night. In the morning wring out the crumb and add 2 tablespoons to it. freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1 tbsp. olive oil. Such a shampoo with regular application destroys the fungus, which is the main cause of dandruff. Excess sebum can be removed with a shampoo of 100 g. curdled milk, 20 drops of essential oil of tea tree and 1 tbsp. brewer's yeast. For the same purpose, you can use peas and beans, ground in a coffee grinder or blender and mixed in a 1: 1 ratio. Before washing, you just need to dilute the necessary amount of the powder obtained with warm water to the consistency of sour cream. Excellent moisturizing hair shampoos based on almond oil. Take 2 tablespoons. warm oil, add 100 gr. milk whey and 2 egg whites. Beat the mixture in a shaker until light foam forms. To enhance the effect, you can add 2-3 tsp. blue or white clay. At home, it is easy to prepare a perfectly natural conditioner for curly mane. The water from the tap is too hard - if you wash it with shampoo, then you can not comb the strands. It can be softened with the help of products that are available in any kitchen and herbal decoctions. For example, add to 2 liters of water a few spoons of lemon juice, apple cider vinegar or nettle, yarrow. Caring for wavy hair of fatty type, do not forget about dry shampoo. This tool will help quickly bring your hair in order, even if the hair at the roots already shine from sebum. Carefully comb the hair and spray on the roots of the purchased dry shampoo or apply a thin layer of its cheap analog - rice flour or baby powder. Massage the scalp, in order to evenly distribute the powder over it. After a couple of minutes you will see that excess fat absorbed into talcum and the resulting mixture "lost" in small lumps. They can easily be combed with a comb with sparse teeth.
Masks for curly hair
Proper care for curly hairprovides for the use of therapeutic masks. They can be used not more often than once or twice a week, however, this is quite enough to solve such problems as loss, fragility or dimness. The mask is applied to clean damp hair immediately after cleansing. For curly hair, the mayonnaise mask will be useful. It is best to use her own mayonnaise for her, because in its composition you will not find preservatives and other mucks. But the store is quite suitable. Mayonnaise is applied abundantly to damp hair with a plastic comb. Distribute it, put a swim cap on your head and leave it for 25 minutes. For washing, use cool water, since high temperature promotes "folding" of mayonnaise - it will be very difficult to get rid of it. The beneficial effect on the curls is provided by masks based on alcoholic beverages. For oily hair is good composition based on beer. It is necessary to put on them a mixture of ½ cup dark beer, 2 tablespoons. olive oil and 1 tbsp. infusion of oak bark. Dry hair is suitable mask of 100 gr. cognac and 1 egg yolk. The yolk is first triturated into a foam with a small amount of sugar, and then mixed with alcohol. Chop the flesh of the ripe banana with fork, add 3 tablespoons. pineapple juice, 3 tbsp. melted coconut oil and boil the resulting mixture over low heat. After cooling, the mask will look like a dense cream, which can be stored in the refrigerator for about 3-4 weeks. Shine and elasticity ringlets also add a mask of ripe tomato, cucumber or pumpkin flesh.
How correctly to dry curly hair?
Drying curls best of all naturally. Hot air jet, issued by a hair dryer, promotes rapid hair thinning and the appearance of split ends. After washing your head, start alternately soak the strands with a towel. Do not rub or squeeze your hair! After removing most of the moisture from the head of hair, gently comb the hair with your fingers and repeat the procedure once or twice. If you are limited in time, dry your head with a blow dryer with ionization function, observing a safe distance of 25-30 cm. The temperature regime should be minimal. To give your hair brightness and shine, after drying your hair, treat it with a cold air stream for 30 seconds. On the shelves of shops you could see sprays for thermal protection and easier combing. It is possible that you bought them, relying on the manufacturer's statement about the naturalness of the composition - because today the fashion is raging for organic chemistry. Nevertheless, there is nothing organic in the given means, and dangerous components like formaldehyde and dimethicone generally "pull" moisture from the follicles and spoil the appearance of the head of hear. Then how to care for curly hair during drying, while not harming them? Use a hand-made product to unravel and protect from the effects of a hair dryer and styler. Prepare a decoction of lime or calendula flowers, add a few drops of oil extract of vitamin A or E, pour the mixture into a bottle with a spray. Spray the resulting composition can not only wet, but also dry hair (for example, for hair correction).
Secrets of laying beautiful curls
Before embarking on the installation of curlyhair, sprinkle them with antistatic. He will tame the collapsing strands and protect the hair in damp weather. Working with a hair dryer, styler or iron, make contact with the comb to a minimum. Too often combing deforms the curl and "turns" you into a disheveled poodle. In the end, if necessary, you can disassemble the locks into small curls with your own fingers. Curly girls often complain about weak and poorly outlined curls. Sometimes even the use of stowage does not solve the problem - the hair is still puffed and spoiled, despite mousse and foam. Put on wet strands, these tools destroy the curls, depriving you of the ability to model the desired hair. In this situation, the problem will be solved by mousse or gel to form tight "springs". If you put hair with a hair dryer, moisten them with a pre-gel, not foam. Divide the head of hair into several sectors with the help of hairdresser clips. Directing the jet of hair dryer on each strand alternately, "squeeze" her hands - so you will achieve the natural look of your hair. Foam can be used only on dry curls. For example, when you want to wind hair on curlers. "Boomerangs" will make you the owner of tight locks, Velcro will present a "Hollywood wave", and "bobbin" will make it look like an African-American woman. It is not necessary to sleep with them all night, suffering from pain and discomfort - you can achieve the desired effect in only half an hour. Twist the hair on the curlers, moving from tips to roots. Fixing them, sprinkle with a strong varnish lacquer. After half an hour, remove and comb the curls with your fingers. Straighten "shallow devil" with increased humidity does not make any sense. Whatever means for straightening you did not use, after a couple of hours your hair will start to "twist" into small curls. Cope with them will be only a master professional in the salon. Having made chemical or keratin straightening of hair, you will get rid of the need to start every morning with stretching strands in front of the mirror for several months. At home, wavy hair can be straightened with ironing or a hairdryer. Before drying, apply a smoothing agent and divide the hair for convenience into several sectors. Simultaneously, treat individual strands with a stream of air and "smooth" with a flat brush or a "skeletal" comb. The so-called "ironing" is a device with two ceramic or steel plates, which are heated and used for drawing hair. Of course, he can straighten out the tightest curls, but you will not be recommended to do this procedure regularly by any hairdresser. The minimum temperature of heating of plates is 200-250 degrees. Frequent use of ironing causes irreparable damage to hair - damaged strands of hair are easier to cut than cured. We advise you to read: