How to Take Care of Curly Hair: FAQs Answered

People with straight hair often remain blissfully in the dark about the fact that while a gorgeous full head of curls looks amazing, it can be a real challenge to look after. Why? It turns out curly hair needs its own special brand of TLC compared to other hair types. Knowing this, it’s no wonder that figuring out how to take care of curly hair can be more than a little confusing. 

However, the good news is that when you learn how to maintain curly hair, you’ll be rewarded for your efforts. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to looking after curly hair. We’ve gathered up all our top tips and answered a bunch of the most common questions about how to make the most of your curly locks.


How to keep curls overnight?

If you’ve been wondering  how to sleep with curly hair without losing your curls and gaining frizz, you’re certainly not alone. Friction and tangles during the night can often lead to an unruly head of hair in the morning.

We recommend switching to a silk or satin pillowcase to minimise friction on your hair. You can also tie your hair up in a loose bun or ponytail right at the top of your head.


How to dry curly hair?

Curly hair tends to lose moisture and become dry more easily than straight hair, so it’s important to be gentle when you’re drying your locks. We recommend allowing your hair to air-dry as often as possible, but sometimes there’s just no time! In those situations, wrap your hair in a towel or t-shirt to partially dry, then dry with a diffuser attached to your hairdryer. Apply a styling product before you blow-dry to help define your curls. 


How to make curly hair straight?

Using heat styling tools like a classic straightener is the most effective way to straighten curly hair, just be sure to use a heat protectant spray to protect your strands. If your hair is very curly, you might need to add a hairdryer to the mix before straightening. 

Follow up with a moisture-restoring mask like our Fructis Hair Food Nourishing Banana Hair Mask, with 98% natural ingredients.


How to brush curly hair?

Have you been wondering how to brush wavy hair without it getting frizzy? It’s a common struggle for those of us with curly hair. This hair type can break easily and become frizzy when brushed, so there are a few rules to follow:

Keep brushing to a minimum
Start with a wide toothed comb to untangle knots
Gently brush your hair when wet
If your hair is super curly, gently comb through with your fingers instead

For those who need an answer to ‘how to detangle curly hair’, it’s all in the method.  By using the right type of conditioner for your curly hair you’ve already taken the first step to detangling effectively. The next simple rule is to use a wide-toothed comb rather than a brush, and never brush dry curls unless you want a head full of frizz.


How to reduce frizz in curly hair?

You probably already know that curly hair can frizz up easily - but you may not know that it's often because it’s dry and lacking nourishment. Learning how how to treat dry and frizzy hair starts with using the right anti-frizz shampoo, then doubling down on the moisture with a deeply hydrating mask like our Fructis Hair Food Repairing Papaya Hair Mask.

When styling your hair, our Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-frizz Serum is enriched with argan oil and Phyto-keratin to intensely nourish and smooth curls for a sleek result.


How often should you wash curly hair?

Because curly hair is vulnerable to dryness, it’s important not to overdo your washing schedule. Try to wash your hair no more than a few times a week and when you do, use a gentle, restorative formula like our Fructis Macadamia Hair Food Shampoo. It’s enhanced with macadamia oil extract to offer healthy moisture to help get frizz under control and maintain curly hair. 


How often should you conditioner curly hair?

The next step is conditioner. Remember, curly hair needs more conditioning than other types of hair, but you should still make sure to concentrate conditioner on the tips and lengths to avoid any danger of a greasy scalp. Use your fingers or a comb to ensure the product is applied evenly, and give it time to work before you rinse it off.

You should be conditioning your hair every time you wash it, with a formula designed for dry and unruly hair like our Fructis Macadamia Hair Food Conditioner. You can alternate with an even more nourishing hair mask like our Fructis Hair Food Smoothing Macadamia Hair Mask. You can use this yummy-smelling, vitamin-rich product as a pre-wash, a traditional conditioner, a deep-moisturising and nourishing mask for a weekly pampering session, or even as a leave-in conditioner. It'll keep your curls glossy all day long!


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