April 04, 2018

"In Spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six kinds of weather inside four and twenty hours." ~ Mark Twain

Unpredictable weather in Spring can leave our curls frizzy and difficult to manage. Preparation is the key to saying No To Frizz this Spring season. Here are 7 Easy to follow tips on keeping your curls weather proof and popping!


1. It's time to Trim those ends

Start the season right with a trim. During the hard winter months the ends of the hair strands can become thinner and frayed. We experience split ends and tangled hair that breaks easily. If you find yourself saying 'my hair doesn't grow' then I'm talking to you!:) Your hair is growing at it's natural rate. Realize this growth by getting a trim. 

Pamper yourself by booking a Curl Cut by New York trained Curl Specialist Mahine Hairstylist based in Lausanne and Zurich.  https://www.mahinestylist.com/

"Every Curly Girl knows that trimming sucks, but if you want your hair to grow healthy and not have your damaged ends going higher and higher, you need to trim your hair every 4 to 5 months maximum." ~ Mahine Tchiakpe


 2. Say NO to Dry Hair

Dry hair is the number one culprit for frizzy hair. Your hair strands poof up as they search for moisture from the atmosphere. Here are a few tips to prevent dryness: 

  • No harsh detergents in our hair products. Stick with sulfate-free shampoos or CoWash  your hair with a cleansing Conditioner.
  • Avoid heat tools and chemical treatments which increase dryness. If you must use heat then keep temperature as low as possible and use a heat protectant. 
  • Avoid hard water (calc) build up by doing an Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse each week. Hard water makes our hair hard and dry and impossible to style. This rinse gently clarifies and conditions your hair. You can also use a clarifying shampoo once a month or more frequently if your scalp is oily, if you have wavy hair, or if you swim in chemical pools frequently. 


3. Humidity - You don't scare me!

Fear no more Curl-Friends, your humidity fearing days are over. Deep conditioning your hair frequently and using leave-in conditioners keep your hair moisturized and weigh down your curls making it humidity proof. Yes that's proof not poof;)!!

Hydrated curls are your best defense against all weather conditions this spring.


4. Lock It Up!

Seal in the moisture you've worked hard to achieve through washing/cowashing, clarifying, deep conditioning, and using a leave-in conditioner by finishing your styling with a curl sealer or frizz-control styler. Following the LOC Method of styling your hair after washing is one sure way of making sure your curls stay hydrated longer between wash days. 


5. Use best practices in between washes

Just like brushing your teeth before bed, these curl care habits as part of your daily routine keep your curls looking as good as day 1 for longer and reduce the amount of time you spend daily on styling your hair:

6. Use protective Styles when limited for time

When time is limited then turning to protective styling is a winner. Protective styles keep our ends protected and do not require a lot of time daily to style and care for our hair. Protective styles include but are not limited to braids, twists, bantu knots, wigs, faux locs and countless other variations of these mentioned. This topic deserves it's own blog:)! 

If you have thick hair that is harder to manage and you like to wear it free, then twisting or braiding your hair loosely before going to bed can help to keep your hair manageable.  


7. Love your Curls! 

Afro hair, coily hair, curly hair, wavy hair, dry hair, short hair, coarse, difficult...

No matter the label used to describe your curls, love your curls! Loved curls are cared for curls. At times it's difficult to manage, but the more time we spend learning about our particular hair type, the better we get at caring for it. Curls unite us. Rock your Natural Beauty!


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