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DISCOVERING CURLY HAIR AND ITS HYDRATION AND NUTRITION NEEDS

Curly hair needs moisture

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Curly hair can be demanding

Hair that’s curly, textured or in ringlets can reveal an infinite range of beauty. Nevertheless it’s difficult to maintain every day.

In fact, curly hair has different characteristics to other types of hair, for example:

  • Hair is very dense and thick: people with curly hair often have a lot of hair volume
  • Its shape is different from other hair types: it is not really round, more flat and oval
  • It grows in a different pattern, it will not necessarily fall along the scalp or other hair types
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People with curly hair usually have a very dry scalp that produces little sebum. Sebum usually acts as a nourishing and protective component for the hair, this lack can make hair brittle and fragile. This phenomenon therefore needs to be offset by specific care that will help to nourish the scalp and moisturize it.

Added to this, some styling habits (relaxers, weaves, braids, straightening, coloring) make curly hair, already naturally fragile, even more so. These styling techniques can constrain and smother hair leading to hair falling out or breaking.

It’s therefore important to find expert care to take care of curly hair and restore its hydration.

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And, in depth what’s going on with curly hair?

The section of the curly hair is oval and its bulb is tilted, which means it twists easily. These are the twists present along the entire hair, giving its characteristic look. However, there are also many potential breakage points that weaken it.

Additionally, sebum, produced in lower quantity, has difficulty in extending along the length of the hair.

As a result, the hydro-lipid film, formed in part with sebum, no longer plays its role as a barrier against external aggressions and dehydration. This explains the dryness and lack of nutrition that characterizes curly hair.

My hair is coiled and naturally dry. They need constant hydration. Sometimes my scalp feels tight.

Our advice for hydrating curly, frizzy or straightened hair every day

It’s important to adopt a beauty routine suited to curly, frizzy or straightened hair.

Hydrate and nourish curly, frizzy or straightened hair

To take care of frizzy hair and preserve the beauty of their curls, some good habits needs to be set in place, daily.

As the scalp is particularly dry and does not produce a lot of sebum, it is important to take care not to wash it too often to avoid drying it out more. Washing your hair once a week is recommended for curly hair.

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To avoid irritating the hair and scalp, we also recommend keeping the hairdryer air cool and, where possible, leave your hair to dry naturally. The hair will then keep its natural curl, which will be better defined. To keep the curl and softness of curly hair between washes, it’s also possible to sleep with a protective style like a braid or with a silk or satin hat. In terms of hair care, we recommend that you rely on particularly rich nourishing and moisturizing active ingredients that will repair and soften curled hair. Shea butter, argan oil and moringa extract are great ingredients to use in hydrating and nourishing skincare products.

With a care routine suited to curled hair, hair is enhanced and is more manageable.

Our tips for hydrating and nourishing curly hair every day

To take care of curly hair every day, it’s important to put in place a tailored hair care routine that includes care, relaxation and pleasure... The perfect combination of beneficial and pleasurable so you want to take the time to care for your hair!

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First of all: choose a moisturizing shampoo

There are cream shampoos especially suited to curly hair, with oleo-hydrating formulas that are perfect for protecting the hair from dehydration. By providing nourishment and hydration, they guarantee supple, soft hair and well-defined curls.

The added extra: an intense moisturizing mask

Whether a balm or mask, curly hair needs a conditioning treatment to be deeply repaired and hydrated. After applying the mask to towel-dried hair, we recommend using a warm towel, a hat or a heated helmet that will retain heat. When wrapped up, the hair and its scales is in an optimal condition for the benefits to act on the hair. Once the mask is rinsed off, hair will be protected, softened and easy to detangle.

The daily must-have for curly hair: the leave-in moisturizing cream

At the end of your hair care routine, applying a hair moisturizer is a step that can make a difference to hair’s texture and hydration. Once you get into the habit it’s hard to stop!

Leave-in creams allow you to instantly soften your hair, make it more manageable, easy to detangle and style. They are also very useful to fight against static and frizz.

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 Nourishing oil for frizzy hair:

  • pre-shampoo, with an oil bath to intensely nourish
  • in the shower, combined with a shampoo or mask to add an extra boost of nutrition
  • after washing, on damp hair to soften and protect curly hair from the heat of a hair dryer
  • when finishing, to provide a touch of shine and softness
  • when styling, on dry hair to tame frizz and hair
  • overnight, a highly regenerating treatment for soft hair and protected curls in the morning

OUR PRODUCTS DESIGNED FOR YOU

Ultra Hydrating Shampoo

Karinga

Ultra Hydrating Shampoo

Gently cleanses, protects and hydrates sensitive hair

Ultimate Hydrating Mask

Karinga

Ultimate Hydrating Mask

Repairs deeply, protects and hydrates sensitive hair

Hydrating Styling Cream

Karinga

Hydrating Styling Cream

Makes styling easier, protects and hydrates sensitive hair

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