Textured hair: How do you maintain beautiful curls between washes?

Ten years ago in France, nine out of ten women straightened their hair. Today, they are just as great for keeping them natural. Some professional tips for getting beautiful waves every day.

To get beautiful curls, it is good to understand how your hair is formed. The texture of woven hair is not different from that of smooth hairexplains Jean-Michel Godino, Kérastase mentor. But unlike the latter, its implantation at the level of the hair follicle in the dermis is at an angle, which explains this spiral torsion. The result: the hair fibers are flat, not as round as smooth hair. » Its fragility and tendency to break is precisely explained by this inversion of itself. In places where the hair is bent, its diameter is thinner and the scales tend to rise. This makes it vulnerable to external aggressions.

Another important key to understand: Textured hair is not naturally dry. In fact, the resulting sebum at the root level that is supposed to moisturize the fibers along its entire length, going to the ends, simply does not reach its destination, because the spiral shape of the hair slows down its flow …

What is the routine for woven hair?

Textured hair is washed on average once every 5-21 days. However, care should be taken to moisturize and nourish the lengths more regularly, according to their needs. The secret to a beautiful curl? Select it correctly – again according to the Andre Walker scale – knowing that a head of hair can have several types. Then we notice how the hair responds to care (the faster it absorbs, the thirstier it is), if it dries quickly or not, if it is a voluminous lump or rather thin … It is thick and thick and / or the more noticeable the curl, the more it needs of water and nutrition. Some good gestures to maintain beautiful curls every day:

How do you wash and dry coarse hair?

We avoid detangling wet hair, because water makes it pliable and therefore more brittle. Detangling is best done on dry hair before shampooing—especially not between washes, which results in an unmanageable foam mass.) sFor drying, we prefer a microfiber towel, which is less drying than a cotton towel (even the shirt). Finally, we prefer the “fall” technique. On gently towel-dried hair, detangle with fingers or a wide-tooth comb. Apply the styling product and/or nourishing product of your choice, before laying out the towel on a flat surface and placing the lengths in between. Then secure the hair into a block by twisting the fabric on each side. The process ends with making a knot over the head. Leave it on for at least half an hour and voila! Dry curls are soft and well defined.

How not to break your curls at bedtime?

To avoid unpleasant surprises upon waking, it is tied over the head in a loose ponytail, ideally with an elastic band of an invisible type (it looks like a telephone cord). “ And if the hair gets stressed during the day (conditioner, sun, etc.), we add a little conditioner before fixing it.”, recommends Kelly Massol, creator of Les Secrets de Loly, a clean hair brand for textured hair. You can also cover it with a silk or satin throw, or invest in a pillow sewn from the same material. Less abrasive and absorbent than cotton, it protects curls better.

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