Caring for curly hair

If your curly hair is eternally being frizzy and difficult to manage, many a time would you have wished to have straight hair. But with proper care, the curly hair will be your crowning glory. What should a daily care routine for curly hair be?

First go to a good hair dresser who can advise you on a cut to suit you. He/she should take in to consideration the amount of curl, thickness and volume of the hair when choosing a style. Have the hair trimmed every two months to prevent split ends which cause further damage.

Curly hair tends to be drier than straight hair. Excessive washing can remove the natural oils leaving hair dry and frizzy. If possible avoid using shampoo altogether, if not wash hair only two to three times a week using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner for curly hair to allow hair to retain more moisture.
Avoid using the hair dryer. Allow hair to dry naturally as much as possible as a dryer would dehydrate the hair. Pat dry hair after a bath and if necessary use the diffuser attachment on a cool setting.
Do not brush hair, especially when dry. Use a wide toothed comb when hair is still slightly wet.