Curly Hair Care: The Ultimate Guide for Curly Hair

Curly Hair Care: The Ultimate Guide for Curly Hair

Curly hair is beautiful, but it can be difficult to take care of and manage. So, it’s important to know how to take care of your curly hair so that you can maintain beautiful curls that are healthy and manageable. Curly hair is more than just hair. It is part of our identity. When we feel good about the way we look, it is easier to feel good about our lives. In this post, we will be giving you tips on how to manage and care for your curly hair so that you can embrace your natural curls, avoid frizz and dryness, and have great hair every day.

1. How To Use A Hairbrush

If you have curly hair, you know that it can be a nightmare to care for. One way to make your life easier is by using a hair brush. If you have a natural wave in your hair, then you don’t have to worry about putting a lot of products in your hair. However, if you have straight hair and find that your hair is frizzy, then you may want to use a cream or a serum to smooth it out. Brushing your hair after applying the product will help it works more effectively. Another option is to use a hair dryer to help smooth it out. It is important to remember to use a hair dryer on low heat and to move it around in a circular motion to help your hair dry faster.

Curly Hair Care: The Ultimate Guide for Curly Hair

If your curly hair is extremely hard to manage, I can only imagine how hard it must be to brush it constantly. In fact, I don’t brush my curly hair every single day. I only brush it when I wash my hair. It’s easier for me, the worse part is untangling all the hair, but in the end, it’s what works best for me.

2. How To Use A Hair Dryer

On this section of the curly hair care guide for the second step to caring for curly hair is to first dry it – after washing it, of course! The best way to dry curly hair is by using a hair dryer. This will ensure that the hair is completely dry and won’t become damaged. The next step is to use a comb to comb out any knots or tangles. It is important to get the tangles out before you start styling the hair. If you wait until after you style the hair, the tangles will be much harder to comb out. Now that the hair is completely dry, you can style it. You can also use a round brush to style the hair. To avoid frizz, it is best to use a hair serum.

Always remember to not over-dry your hair. Meaning that it is important not to use a hair dryer for too long, or while it is too hot as it can burn and damage your hair.

Pro tip: Comb your hair while in the shower and then afterwards.

3. Use A T-shirt!

When it comes to managing curly hair, one of the many issues we face with curly hair are frizz and breakage. Traditional towels can be rough on our curls, causing them to become frizzy and lose their natural structure. This is where using a t-shirt or microfiber towel comes in.

The fibers in a t-shirt or microfiber towel are considered softer and gentler on curly hair compared to regular towels. When you use a normal towel to dry your curls, the rough texture may cause friction and breakage, which can lead to split ends and frizz. In contrast, using a t-shirt or microfiber towel allows you to gently squeeze out excess water from your curls without disrupting their original shape or texture.

curly hair

Another advantage of using a t-shirt or microfiber towel is that they absorb water more effectively than traditional towels, so you can dry your curls more quickly and with less effort. This can be especially helpful if you have thick or long curly hair that takes a long time to dry.

To use a t-shirt or microfiber towel to dry your curls, simply flip your head over and scrunch your curls upwards towards your scalp with the towel. Avoid rubbing your hair vigorously with the towel, as this can cause frizz and breakage. Instead, use a gentle squeezing motion to remove excess water and define your curls.

Overall, using a t-shirt or microfiber towel is a simple yet effective way to manage curly hair and reduce frizz and breakage. So the next time you’re drying your hair, consider swapping out your regular towel for a more gentle alternative and see the difference it can make for your hair.

4. For Shine? Rice Water

Rice water is an all-natural remedy that has been utilized over many centuries to encourage hair development and shine. It contains inositol, a carbohydrate capable of penetrating the hair core and repairing damaged hair. Furthermore, rice water is high in amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, all of which nurture and strengthen the hair.

To use rice water as a treatment for your hair, soak 1/2 cup of rice in water for a couple of hours, filter out the rice, and use the rice water as a final rinse after shampooing and conditioning your hair. Allow a few minutes for tit the nutrients to infiltrate your hair before rinsing with cold water. This treatment can aid in the promotion of lustrous, healthy-looking curls. Nevertheless, while rice water may be useful for some individuals, it might be ineffective for others, and overuse can lead to protein overload and hair damage.

5. Try A Homemade Mask

Using a DIY hair mask composed of avocado, honey, and olive oil to sustain and fortify curls might be a terrific approach to nourish and strengthen curly hair. Here’s a little more on why each component works wonders for curly hair:

curly hair mask

• Avocado: Avocado is high in minerals, vitamins, and fatty acids, which aid to nourish and maintain hair. It offers vitamin E, which can help heal damage and encourage hair development, as well as vitamin B, which may assist in avoiding breakage.

• Olive oil: Rich in antioxidants and healthy fatty acids, olive oil is able to moisturize and safeguard hair. By strengthening hair from the inside out, it can also help prevent split ends and breakage.

• Honey: Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it attracts and retains moisture. As a result, it is an excellent component for keeping curly hair nourished.

Now, simply mash one ripe avocado in a basin with one tablespoon each of honey and olive oil to produce the hair mask. Apply the mixture to your curls, ensuring that it is properly distributed throughout your hair. After 30 minutes, remove the mask with shampoo and conditioner. Your curls should feel nourished, stronger, and less susceptible to breakage after applying the homemade mask.


Curly hair is an amazing feature. It is a beautiful, unique, and different type of hair. It is also one of the most difficult types of hair to care for. There are so many things that can go wrong with curly hair. But, if you know how to care for curly hair, you will have beautiful, and healthy hair. Curly hair care is all about using the right products and using the right techniques. The more time you spend caring for your curly hair, the better your hair will be. Here are some products for caring for curly hair that I personally use for my hair.

Locking + Curls Finishing Mist

Hair Serum

Curl Enhancing Cream

Curling Mousse

Curl Booster

Shampoo + Conditioner

Must Have Curly Care Bundle

Do remember that not everyone has the same hair structure. What works for me may not be guaranteed to work for your curls. If you have used any of the methods above, or any of the products, please share your experience. And if you have any other tips to add to this curly hair care guide, then please share them in the comment section below.

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  1. This article truly is the ultimate guide for taking care of curly hair! I had been thinking about getting a perm, but I didn’t really know how I would take care of the curly hair afterwards. Your article helps clear a lot of things up. I especially love the natural product recommendations such as rice water. I love using all-natural products as much as I can. Thank you for writing this article!

    1. Taking a perm is not exactly the same as having natural curly hair, but I’m glad you found this piece helpful for future references! 

  2. Managing curly hair in a humid climate is challenging for me. It gets frizzy and unruly and frustrating. So I use a sulfate-free shampoo and diffuser and a lot of conditioner. Thanks for writing about this topic. I don;t think people without curly hair have to worry about this type of stuff? Do you think any straight-haired people have to go through this headache who live in a humid climate? Your article mentioned using a t-shirt to dry your hair. I have never done that. I’ll try it tonight!

    1. I live in a really humid area where it’s always hot, and it’s hard to take care of my hair. I have never seen any straight-haired person have trouble – or at least not so much trouble – when it’s humid. 

  3. Hello Stephanie, a great piece of writing, rice water? I didn’t expect that, but I guess everything has its use. I have something called “spotting waves,” and black people often have it. I was wondering if your guide works for this type of hair or just curly hair. Spotting waves are curly if that’s the right word. Again, thank you for your article.

    1. Thank you for your interest in this guide! As I’ve mentioned in the guide, every hair type is different and what works for me may not work for everyone. The key here is to try new products and techniques that may be capable of helping us out. 

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