How to care for curly hair
Whether your curls are natural or you’re a wonder with the curling tongs, maintaining luscious locks can be hard work. So, what’s key to curls so lush you’ll be the envy of the town? We have a few Aussie hair secrets to help you out.
CURLY HAIR CARE TIPS
There are some big differences between curly hair and straight hair, aside from appearance. That’s why curly hair needs special care. One of the most important ingredients to curls that last is to use the right products.
Did you know that curly hair can be naturally more prone to drying out? Yep! Because of the shape of the strands, the distribution of sebum (natural oils) isn’t even. This can leave the hair looking and feeling dry, rough, “strawy” and frizzy.
Luckily, we have an Aussie secret to make sure every little strand gets the moisture it needs.
For the best curly hair products in the Aussie family to hydrate hair in need, try our Bouncy Curls Collection. The stars of the collection are our 3 Minute Miracle Curls as well as our Bouncy Curls Hair Mask.
This family of hydrating super-hairoes provides everyday curl care with our trusted promise of up to 72 hours moisture with no weigh-down.
To keep the curls nourished and shiny, add a touch of our 3 Miracle Oil Reconstructor Lightweight Oil as a pre or post-style treat. Conditioning treatments help to reduce friction and tangles, so you can control the frizz for noticeably more defined curls.
Once you’ve got the right products in hand, here are a few curly hair care tips to help you keep those rings in check. You’ll be an expert on how to look after curly hair!
Use a comb, not a brush. A wide-tooth comb will pull less on your hair. The less you pull on your hair or cause it unnecessary stress, the more protected it will be against breakage.
Apply deep conditioning treatments, often. The better condition your hair is in, the healthier it will look and the longer it will retain its curl.
Give your hair a trim. Regular grooming can keep those split ends at bay and ensure your hair looks healthy, from root to tip!
How to sleep with curly hair?
When it comes to sleeping with curly hair, keeping a defined shape is key, so instead of fighting them, embrace those curls and make them work for you.
Make sure to tie your hair in a loose, pineapple-shaped bun on top of your head. This helps keep curls defined and prevent them from getting squashed while you snooze. Don't forget a hair tie-over, a trusty elasticated band wrapped around your bun to hold everything in place.
How about a silk hair wrap?
A silk hair wrap is made of 100% silk fabric and should be worn at night, when you catch some well-deserved shuteye. It protects your curls from losing precious moisture that can occur when sleeping on a cotton pillowcase. Silk is also gentle on your locks, helping to prevent breakage and split ends.
How to choose the right silk hair wrap for your hair type? If you have curly hair, you may want to choose a larger size to ensure that all your beautiful locks fit inside the silk wrap. Remember to choose a silk hair wrap that is made of 100% pure silk, as synthetic fabrics can cause unwanted damage to your hair.
Experiment with different methods and don't be afraid to have fun and get creative with your curly locks, after all, it's one of the things that makes you so unique and beautiful. Go ahead, sleep tight, and wake to a head full of bouncy, defined curls and waves ready to take on the day.
Sweet dreams, curly cuties!
And there you have it, the Aussie tricks of the trade for luscious curls that last. For more tips on how to get rid of frizzy hair, we’ve got that covered too!
AUSSIE RECONSTRUCTOR HAIR OIL
Been overdoing things lately? Aussie's non-greasy oil is a lightweight treat that will revive and restore dry and damaged hair, leaving it super soft, shiny, and smelling aussome without any weigh down!
Infused with a bonza triple oil blend of Australian Macadamia Nut Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, and Avocado Oil, the formula is also vegan, with no animal-derived ingredients or by-products. This wonderfully lightweight hair treatment is the ultimate multi-tasker to revive hair in need of TLC. The formula is also vegan, with no animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
AUSTRALIAN BOTANICAL INGREDIENTS
We use Macadamia nuts that are grown across sunny Queensland and then cold-pressed into a nutritiously light oil that’s packed with nutrients. In fact, it’s the richest botanical source on earth of the rare antioxidant palmitoleic acid (omega-7)!
Native to the land down under, the Macadamia nut oil has been used in Australia for centuries. It’s used in skincare to hydrate, moisturise and soften skin and, turns out, it’s the perfect for hair too, which is music to your curls!