Maintaining the look and health of curly hair is never without its challenges. Just ask the 56 percent of Americans with this unique hair texture! Add in the heat styling, harsh chemicals, and hard handling, curly hair is even more prone to breakage. The question is, can this be reversed? The answer is, yes!
If you're looking to repair and prevent these damages, look no further. With these tips, tricks, and treatments, you can say goodbye to your curly hair woes. Learn more about these top-notch products for damaged curly hair with this ultimate guide.
Challenges of Curly Hair
Curls can often be unpredictable and unmanageable. Because of its structure and texture, it's easy to end up with tangled, frizzy, knotted, or broken curls. They're also more susceptible to the damaging effects of heat damage, excess friction, and over-processing.
The curl pattern also makes it harder for natural oils to reach from the scalp to the lower hair shaft. This leads to dryness and breakage, making tresses appear dull and lackluster. By determining the root cause of your hair problems, you can make more informed judgments about the best hair products and routines for you.
Signs of Damaged Curls
Everyone suffers from a bad hair day, but how can you tell the difference between a fussy mane and damaged locks? Here are some of the telltale signs of damaged curls to look out for:
- Split ends
- Loss of elasticity or stretchiness
- Change in texture
- Dullness or lack of shine
- Excessive breakage or shedding
- High porosity
- Dryness and brittleness
- Rough or frizzy strands
The key to healthy and vibrant curls lies in your daily hair routine. If you find your trusty regimen is no longer effective, this could also be a sign of underlying damage and that you need to switch up your hair care!
Repairing Damaged Hair
Whether you have loose waves, tight ringlets, or springy corkscrews, curly hair patterns are unique. But oftentimes, they can be challenging to manage, particularly when you're dealing with damaged curls.
Fortunately, with proper care and consistency, you can reverse the effects of damage and go back to loving your curly mane. Here are some effective methods for repairing damaged hair:
Quality Hair Products
You likely own a variety of hair products that are synthetically made and loaded with ingredients like formaldehyde, parabens, and artificial perfumes that are bad for your hair. Consider using hair products that are made with natural, non-toxic ingredients, such as a sulfate-free shampoo.
A curly hair texture requires more hydration. Adding a deep conditioning treatment once a week to your routine can keep your locks shiny and healthy.
Whether it's a DIY hair mask enriched with honey, coconut oil, or avocado, or a professional conditioning treatment done at a salon, it can go a long way to improving and reversing damaged hair.
Hair Washing Habits
While washing your hair cleans the scalp and removes unwanted debris and odor, excessive washing can strip your mane of its natural oils and cause dry and brittle hair.
If you notice your hair looking dull and dehydrated, consider washing it just three times a week. Try shampooing only the roots of your hair; the ends will be cleaned in the rinsing process.
Wet Hair Care
Hair is most fragile when it's wet. To protect hair from damage, make sure to use a wide-tooth comb and carefully detangle your curls from the bottom up while following your natural curl pattern. Try using a microfiber towel to gently blot your hair instead of a regular towel.
Using a leave-in conditioner is a great way to keep your hair moisturized all day long. You can find UV protective leave-ins tailored to your unique hair type.
For more manageable locks and a silky-smooth finish, use a wide-toothed comb or detangling brush to evenly distribute your leave-in conditioner through wet hair.
Nourishing hair oils such as rosemary, argan oil, shea butter, jojoba, aloe vera, and pumpkin seed oil help to hydrate and strengthen your hair. They're also great for repairing damage, stimulating hair growth, nourishing the scalp, and moisturizing the hair follicle.
Regular hair trims help to remove and prevent damaged ends. Avoiding them will simply cause the hair to split further up the hair shaft until it breaks. Getting routine trims every 8-10 weeks is advised to avoid breakage and even drastic hair chopping due to neglected split ends.
The frequent use of hot styling tools can result in weak, brittle, and heat-damaged hair. Simple but effective changes like letting your hair air dry, using a heat protection spray, or investing in quality heat tools can make a world of difference.
Over-processing changes the hair structure. Excessive use of bleach and dye can rapidly weaken the integrity of the hair cuticle and make it more vulnerable to breakage. It's important to give your hair a two to three-month break before considering another chemical treatment.
Healthy hair is more than meets the eye. Damaged hair is frequently the result of underlying issues that can be linked to your general health.
Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, biotin, iron, zinc, and a nutritious, well-balanced diet are necessary for healthy hair care and can even help prevent hair loss or thinning.
Silk and satin pillowcases are hypoallergenic and breathable, allowing for better circulation. They're also less absorbent than cotton fabrics, which keeps oil and bacteria from becoming trapped on your pillowcase and at the roots of your hair. The texture of silk and satin also minimizes frizz and friction while retaining your hair's natural luster.
Must-Have Products for Damaged Curly Hair
The road to recovery for damaged curly hair takes time, patience, and maintenance. But no worries! Your hair repair process is about to become easier. Let's take a look at these must-have hair tools and products to help revive your curls:
Thermal Protection Mist
The VOLOOM Very Airy Thermal Protection Mist is specially formulated to protect your hair from all heat styling tools. Suitable for every hair type, this mist is enriched with keratin, chamomile, birch, and flower extracts to help repair, nourish, strengthen, and protect damaged hair cuticles.
The VOLOOM Very Airy Keratin Masque helps to restore and rebuild your hair's elasticity. This lightweight, UV-protective treatment strengthens hair with nutrients like keratin, rosemary extract, and aloe and is free of parabens and sodium chloride.
This masque is suitable for colored and chemically treated hair and repairs the hair shaft, leaving tresses smooth, silky, and shiny.
The VOLOOM Very Airy Detangling Spray is an ultralight product that protects hair from UV rays and is infused with ProVitamin B5 for added strength and shine. This spray does double duty as a split-end remedy and volume enhancer. Not only is it paraben and sodium-chloride-free, but it's also suitable to use on all hair types.
When you wash your curly hair too often, it can become dry, dull, and damaged. However, with the VOLOOM Very Airy Volumizing Shampoo, your curls will retain their shine, strength, and volume.
This lightweight shampoo is enriched with biotin and ProVitamin B5 that gently but thoroughly cleanses the hair and scalp without the use of harsh sulfates or parabens. Additionally, it works great with all hair types.
Compared to other hair types, curly hair is more prone to dryness and breakage. The VOLOOM Very Airy Volumizing Conditioner is formulated with keratin protein, olive oil, ProVitamin B5, and thermal protection that restores and fortifies damaged curly tresses.
Its weightless formula is safe for all hair types and gives body and volume without using harmful parabens or sulfates.
One of the main causes of damaged curls is rough handling, which can lead to stubborn knots and tangles. The flexible, heat-resistant bristles of the VOLOOM Perfectly Pink Detangling Vent Brush effortlessly glide through damp or dry hair, without tugging or pulling. All hair types benefit from the open-vented design, which circulates airflow for a quicker drying time.
The VOLOOM Triple Play Dryer Brush delivers professional results with the convenience of drying, brushing, and styling in one. This heat-controlled tool is gentle on all hair types, from barrel to bristles, and is made of tourmaline, nylon, and boar for shiny, frizz-free curls every time.
Hair Volumizing Iron
While the innovative design of the VOLOOM 2.0 Hair Volumizing Iron is customized to suit any hair type, it's especially ideal for curly hair. When damaged curls begin to lose their fullness, elasticity, and shine, this styling tool provides volume, bounce, and glossiness that lasts for days.
This significantly reduces the damaging effects of frequent hair washing and heat styling, resulting in a healthier mane in the long term.
From Drab to Fab
There's nothing more eye-catching than a head of healthy, lustrous curls. But constant wear and tear can take a toll on your curly tresses, which can be challenging to bounce back from. But fear not-we're here to help you make a curly comeback!
Our mission is to help reverse, repair, and restore your curls to their former glory. Check us out at VOLOOM today for top-tier tools and products for damaged curly hair!