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CAIRO- 3 February 2018: Here are some tips and tricks that I’ve seen work wonders on not only my hair, but also on all the fellow curly-heads I’ve recommended them to. These hacks are just simple quick ways that can help define and nourish your hair, and if turned into habits, it’ll eventually lead you to frizz-free shiny hair.
Hack#1: Deep Condition
You know how they say nothing some moisture can’t fix, well it’s totally true. By deep conditioning your hair you provide your hair with the moisture it needs to attain a perfect curl pattern, remain knot and frizz free, and be the softest and shiniest it has ever been. Now I know what some of you guys might say how it can be so much work and take so much of your time, as much as I would’ve agreed with you in the past, I think I’ve found a perfect short routine that if done once a week it could transform your hair.
• Cleanse, condition, and detangle your hair at least two hours before you are going to bed
• Apply the deep conditioner to your hair
• Go to bed normally
• Rinse it the next day and style as you normally would
Hack#2: Finish your shower with cold water
I can’t tell you how much this step made a difference to my hair. By just ending my shower with some cold water, even if just a small rinse to my hair, I noticed my hair attains this radiant glow and this clear definition that it didn’t had before.
Hack#3: Never brush when dry
I have put this in here as I still personally meet curly-headed girls that ruin any chance of getting supper defined curls by brushing or detangling their hair when dry. Curly hair is meant to be softly detangled and styled when it’s 50 percent wet or even very gently in the shower. In addition, brushes are extremely terrible for your hair as it causes split ends and breakage; try using a wide tooth comb instead.
Hack#4: Finger comb
Speaking of detangling, how about you try finger combing. Which is basically you running your fingers through your hair very gently from the very ends to the roots, checking for any knots, and softly detangling them. The greatest thing about this is that you can never be too forceful or harsh to your hair as you get to personally feel each strand.
Hack#5: The Pineapple
To avoid waking up with a tousled mess every day and to preserve your curls from the day before, try putting your hair in what is called “The Pineapple”. The Pineapple is a low manipulation hairstyle where you basically take all your hair, put it at the top of your head, and run it through your hair tie once. It keeps the hair away from your face at night and protects your hair from getting all tangled up.
Hack#6: Consider purchasing a diffuser
If you don’t have the time or the patience to air-dry your hair, a great way to do so, without using heat, is by using a diffuser. Just set it on the cold air setting and scrunch your hair till dry.
Hack#7: Stop using a towel to dry your hair
Due to its rough surface, a regular towel can create a great deal of friction with your hair which in turn causes frizz. To combat that you can use anything made of cotton or even a microfiber towel to do the job.