How to Take Care of Curly Hair.

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If you have naturally curly hair it can be an undertaking to take care of it. Curly hair can be extremely difficult to take care of especially if you do not know all the important steps to take to make your curls bounce and to end the frizzies.

I know this from experience because I was born with naturally curly hair. When I was very little my dad heavy-handedly comb my hair every morning. It was a memory I sometimes wish I could forget. He would slather on Vaseline to my semi wet hair and work that comb through the knots. It was painful and many teeth were lost in my hair when the combs would break. Finally my mother (who was not even doing my hair) decided it was time to chop it all off. I cannot say I blame her because curly hair is not easy to take care of especially if you do not know what you are doing. Of course this was over 30 years ago and things have changed greatly. Curly hair is not such a mystery anymore. It may have taken me a few years to figure out but I finally rebelled against my mother cutting my hair and grew it out starting in high school. By the time I graduated from college my hair was down to the middle of my back (remember curly hair grows slower because of the shape it forms and is not growing straight. During those years I was able to experiment with my hair and find the perfect solution. During this time I learned to truly love my hair and what it had to offer me.

I WANT YOU TO BE ABLE TO EMBRACE YOUR CURLS TOO!!!

When I tell others how I take care of my hair they are shocked and amazed. This is because I never brush my hair and I hardly ever shampoo my hair. This helps to keep it from getting frizzy. My hair is incredibly curly mostly in little ringlets and my hair comes to the center of my back when its wet (maybe a bit longer) once it dries and curls my hair shrinks up quite a bit and takes on that ringlet look. What I have found for myself is that there are 10 very important points and steps to follow to allow your true curl to come out.

These are 10 points that are truly important to remember when you have curly hair because they help you to work with the curl and not against it.

•1. Do not use a brush

When you have curly hair you do not want to brush it this just causes the "frizzies" and helps to make your hair unmanageable. Using a brush defeats the purpose and goes against your curl.

•2. Always finger comb your hair

Finger combing your hair is the best method in keeping your curls in tact and keeping your curls tame. Finger combing does not cause the "frizzies".

•3. Do not use a blow dryer

Again too much heat is not good for your curly hair. Let it naturally dry and soak in the conditioner. Blow dryers are also frizz makers so cutting down or getting rid of the blow dryer will help bring back that natural curl.

•4. Do not wash your hair more than once a week

There is no need to wash curly hair more than once a week. Doing so can be another frizz creator. If your hair needs a pick me up before your next shampooing do a quick fix. This can be getting your hair wet and finger combing through a bit of conditioner.

•5. Always use conditioner

Conditioner is your best friend; use it every time you wash your hair. Finger combing your hair with conditioner will make it easier to maneuver through your curly locks. Not only do I use a combination shampoo/conditioner to wash with I also conditioner my hair twice. The second time I leave the conditioner in my hair.

•6. Find a stylist that understands curly hair

I cannot stress this enough there are so many stylists that have NO IDEA what they are doing when they are met with curly hair. I have had to find that out the hard way and believe me it is not fun because then you have to go through the process of fixing their mistakes. What a waste of money. There are many sources such as the naturally curly website where you can search for stylists in your area.

•7. Try different products until you find the right combination for your hair

Sometimes it takes awhile to find the right combination of products that works for your hair. I find that for me and my daughters although our hair is similar there are differences and our hair responds to different products. So take suggestions and switch around until you find that perfect combination. In addition sometimes that perfect combination does not work after awhile and you will have to switch it up a bit.

•8. Ask other curly haired people what they do and use

The best way to understand your hair is to ask someone else with curly hair. Usually they have been through the same process already and might have some helpful hints. This can be on stylists that they like or products that they have tried and liked. You should make sure you understand why they did or did not like that product because you might be able to use the products that did not work for them. For example my cousin and I have similar hair mine is just a little thicker than hers so one product that did not help her worked great for me and vice versa.

•9. Do not use too many products

Although products are very important for curly hair it is also extremely important that you do not overdo it with the products. Too much products will also help to hinder the natural curl and can also cause the "frizzies" by drying out your hair which you want to avoid.

•10. Enjoy your hair

This is probably the most important point. When you do not understand curly hair it can be frustrating to take care of. Love your hair so many people would die to have the curly hair that you do so learn how to take care of it and learn to love it for what it is; beautiful bouncing curls.

Now that I have two girls of my own with long naturally curly hair it is amazing to me that even though their hair looks exactly like mine each is slightly different in several ways. One daughter's hair is a bit thinner than mine; one daughter's hair is easier to manage. Still I rely on the do's and don'ts above, only washing their hair once a week and making sure to conditioner their hair often. For myself and my daughters I use a combination shampoo/conditioner and then conditioner our hair afterwards and as soon as we get out of the shower I use leave in condition and I only finger comb our hair. This works on all of our hair even if the conditioners that we use are different.

It took me many years to figure out these 10 steps and they are all individually important and together give you all the tools you need to make your hair fabulous. So go on learn the 10 steps and then go out and flaunt those curls.

EMBRACE THOSE CURLS!!

Embrace Your Curls!!!

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jenny sui 8 years ago

hi thank u so much for this great hub.


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Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast Author

Thank you glad you liked it!!


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Aya Katz 8 years ago from The Ozarks

Great hub! Good tips. Hand combing is so much more effective than anything else.


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Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast Author

Thank you Aya, I agree completely and I remember the torture of having my hair combed and brushed. Once I started using my fingers it was so much easier and more effective.


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tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

Where were you 15 years ago when I had hair ?


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

lol Tony it took me that long to figure it out!! Sorry.


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dana825 7 years ago from Chicago

this is GREAT advice. i have never heard the whole, finger comb your hair thing. i'll try that out. I have the problem of having ridiculously thick hair so sometimes my hair looks even more ridiculous of I don't comb it. I usually end up straightening it just to make it easier. But I also never heard the no blow dryer thing either. I'm going to try this out!


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Dana, give it a try. Try finger combing with lots of conditioner and see how it is after it dries naturally. I am certain you will like the outcome. I have incredibly thick hair as well. If I comb it, which is rarely I use a very very wide toothed comb, but rather use my fingers.


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Jennifer 7 years ago

Thanks for the tips! My daughter has ringlets and I find them a nightmare to deal with. I think this article will help.


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Jennifer, I hope it helps, curly hair can be a bit annoying at times. Knowing how to work with it can be a plus. Thanks


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

My oldest daughter and I have naturally curly hair, as well. It has always been the bane of our existence. For the past couple of years, I have reduced my shampooing and use conditioner only for the times in between. It really makes a difference.

Finding a hairdresser that knows how to cut curly hair properly can be quite a challenge. That's why, when I find a good one, I stick with them, even if it means that I have a 3 hour drive to get there. Re the blow drying, I can't remember what year it was the last time I used a blow dryer.

Have you ever had your hair streaked? The streaks don't show the same in curly hair as they do in straight hair because the light reflects and refracts differently. I still like it, but it doesn't look like the pic of the model.

I have only very recently come to appreciate my hair. My hairdresser doesn't though. He insists on straightening it every time I go. Oh well, it makes a nice change and I don't get it done very often.

Great, helpful hub, TM!


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Shirley, Thanks for your comments. It is always interesting to hear what others feel about their hair and how they take care of it.

I can understand your pain. My mom used to get so flustered when it came to my hair. Finally she just cut it. She swears that I wear it long now to get back at her (as a joke of course) lol. I understand her pain now because it can be difficult to take care of. I also had a hair dresser when I was younger that only wanted to cut it really short or straighten it. I agree completely once you find someone who can work with curly hair you have to stick with them no matter the distance or the price because they are incredibly hard to come by. I have to be honest I barely shampoo maybe once a week at most but usually every other week. And when I do shampoo I use a combination shampoo and conditioner.

I have not tried streaks yet but would like to some time. Right now I am considering having my hair braided to see how that looks since my hair is long.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Actually, TM, I braid mine when I just can't stand it anymore. It keeps it out of my face, and is good in hot weather. Then, when I take the braid out, my hair is smooth(er) at the top and is kinky rather then curly the rest of the way. That only works though if I braid it when it is wet.


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Shirley - This might be a silly question but do you pull it back in a ponytail and then braid the pony tail or do you braid from the hairline back? I ask because the top of my hair is smoother and I think its because I pull my hair back in a bun or ponytail to keep it out of my face.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I do that as well sometimes, TM.  It's easier and quicker than braiding. 

I do it both ways, depending on how it's cut - if it's a tiny bit too short and falls out without being pony tailed, then I put the pony tail in and then braid the tail.  Otherwise, I either do one long braid from either the nape or higher up, depending on what I feel like.  Sometimes, I just pull all the hair back, and up from the sides and braid that, letting the rest fall loose.  Once in a while, I'll braid the loose part separately, incorporating the tail end of the top braid into the start of the longer braid.  Very rarely, I French braid it.  French braiding is my favourite, looks wise, but is such an arduous task.  By the time I'm done, my arms are ready to fall off.


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Thanks SA - Great information. I cannot french braid but love the look as well when someone can do it for me. Heck braiding my hair in the pony tail tires my arms out lol. It is always good to hear what others do it helps to give me ideas for my own hair as well as my girls' hair too. Thanks!!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Welcome! When I French Braid my own hair, I have to have a 3 way mirror, and always end up starting over at least once.

Just doing one at the back is the easiest. My hair is....well, I say thick, but the hairdresser says it isn't, that I just have a lot of it. In either case, I can braid it and it stays in, even without an elastic on the end.

Good luck with it. You may even discover something funky and new by playing around with it.

By the way, are the triplets all girls? Are they identical?


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

SA - I have been practicing with trying to french braid so hopefully I will get it soon. My hair is pretty thick and I also have lots of it. It is similar in look to the girl in the first picture I have on here. But much thicker. When I pull it back I have to actually make three braids of the braid would be way too thick.

As for my babies I have one boy and two girls and the girls are not identical. Each of my kids has their own individual look and personality! Thanks for asking.


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LelahKimball 7 years ago from USA

As a big old curly head myself, I loved this hub! Loved! While everyone with naturally curly hair have different types of curl/texture, the general advice is the same for all. All I would add is OUIDAD product suggestion.


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Lelah - Thank you very much. I appreciate the product suggestion. I am always looking for new products so I will have to check this one out! Thanks again.


Free Online Exams 7 years ago

SO sweet : Any tips for make my hairs beautiful


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

I wish I could answer your questions, but I have no way of knowing about your hair.


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audreana71 7 years ago from WV

Thank you for the great hub! I, too, am a mom with a multiracial son. It's tough to find good writing and advice on subjects that are unique to families like ours, so I'm glad you're here;) Keep up the good work, because... I'm gonna keep comin back=)


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Audreana - Thank you I am glad that it is helpful. These are tips I wish my parents knew for when I was a kid.


Diane Scotland 7 years ago

Cool tips, some of them I already use ie, never, ever brush or comb my hair,never use hair dryers etc, I spray mist it with water on mornings I don't wash it, in fact only wash my hair twice a week to prevent the dreaded frizz and I change my products once my hair starts rebelling lol. There's not enough on the market for people with curly hair, everyone seems to want it straight, not me I stopped fighting with my unruly curls over 10 years ago and let it do what it wants to do, it's now easier to deal with, don't fight the curl, accept it, those who get perms have to pay to have the curls we have naturally!!


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Diane - "Don't fight the curl, accept it" Great words of wisdom that every curly head person should abide by. Yes curly hair can be bothersome at times but when you learn how to deal with your hair and let go then it can be wonderful. Thanks for the comments.


Joan 7 years ago

Great advice. I was wondering if you could share the products you use on your hair, and your daughters hair as well?


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Joan, I actually rotate out products about every other month. I usually use a shampoo/conditioner combination and then a conditioner for curly hair or a moisturizing conditioner.


lisa 7 years ago

This is so cool, I'll try to follow all your tips and stuff. Usually when i go out, I put gel in my hair to keep it from frizzing out and going puffy. If I let my hair dry out by itself it becomes really puffy too and frizzy. I hope that this tips help. Thank you so much for posting them.


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Good luck with it Lisa. You just have to find what works for your hair sometimes it takes a bit of time.


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Haute Coco 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

thank you for the reminder. Having curly hair can be a pain and I really hate the effort and time it takes to straighten it. I like to use Paul Mitchell's "The Condtioner". It is a great leave in conditioner for all types of curly hair.


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

HC - Thanks for the recommendation I just might have to give it a try. I used to use Paul Mitchell products but had to swap out after awhile.


Becatron 7 years ago

This has been really helpful.

Thank you so much.


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Becatron - Glad it was helpful!


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fastfreta 7 years ago from Southern California

Thank you Triplet Mom. My three granddaughters are of mixed heritage, and their mother does not know how to handle their hair, and I must say I am practically clueless also. I will email her this hub and hope that it works for her. Thanks for sharing. Very good hub!


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Thank you Fastfreta! I am actually going to write a new hub soon after a try a new product especially for mixed hair. Stay tuned!!


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Awesome Writer 7 years ago

Thank you so much for this lovely hub. I have a naturally curly hair and when I use the right product, it looks really good and I get a lot of compliments. One thing is for sure, we need to understand it and most importantly love the curly nature of our hair. I use to think, I was a victim of curly hair but not any more. I would rather work with it than against it. To add to that both of my girls have curly hair too. Thanks for the great info.


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Awesome writer - Thank you so much. Its great to hear how other people cope with curly hair.


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Ruby J Jones 7 years ago

Great hub. I have curly hair and am a stylist. When I wear my hair curly I just apply product an dlet go! It takes a whole 2 mins. to do my curly do. Which is why I wear it that way the most!! Yes, way to many people blowdry their hair and no matter which dryer you use if you have curls it WILL frizz!! Best products I have found----Paul Mitchell Round Trip and Super Skinny serum. The combo allows my curls to look great with NO frizz in this TEXAS humidity we have!


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Thank you Ruby! Yes us curly heads need to put down those hair dryers and just let the curls do their things. Thanks for the product suggestions.


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A2shley 6 years ago from Ann Arbor, MI

I always get raised eyebrows when I tell people that I don't use shampoo or own a hair dryer but it's the only way to love your curls!


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Triplet Mom 6 years ago from West Coast Author

A2shley - Its great that you have found what works for you. Sometimes its hard for others to understand what us curly headed peeps go through!


dermaxin 6 years ago

thanks for good blog ,i m always in search for good blogs and interactive people. keep the good work going guys. catch you guys next time bye!


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hubby7 6 years ago from Chicago

I noticed that you talked about girls and women in your hub. Does the same apply to boys? I have a son who has naturally curly hair. Thx


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Triplet Mom 6 years ago from West Coast Author

Hubby 7 - Yes these tips work for curly hair period; boys or girls, men or women!


Maggie 6 years ago

My hair is too messy, how to find a good solution for this


Trudy 6 years ago

I have naturally thick curly hair too! But my problem is that it greasy within a few days.. Any suggestions? Thanx!


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Triplet Mom 6 years ago from West Coast Author

Maggie - It depends on what you mean by messy. You might need to find a good leave in conditioner, gel or mousse that holds your curls in place.

Trudy - I would suggest trying the mixed girls line of products they do not leave the hair greasy and is great for thick curly hair. Also switching up on your products.


Curly-Boo 6 years ago

Hey, Thank you so much! I can finally say that doing my hair is easy. I'm 20 years old. I always had problems with my hair. I would wet/wash it everyday just so it could stay down(without frizzies). Until now. Thank you once again. Sincerely Curly-Boo;


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Triplet Mom 6 years ago from West Coast Author

Curly Boo - Glad I could help....you have to love your curls so that they can love you back!!


CurlyAlicia 6 years ago

NaturallyCurly.com has so many Curly Hairstyles by Hair Length to check out if you need inspiration! I love to browse their site for looks to take to my stylist. They also have a great Celebrity curly hair styles photo section:

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curly-hairstyles-pic...


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mysteriousmayhem 6 years ago from Massachuesetts

This is very true and I am sure works wonders for many curly headed people. However, I do have curly hair. [ not tight tight curls, more like barrel curls.] So I wash my hair every time I put product in my hair, which is at least 6 days a week. Because if I don't then my hair will start to get that nappy burnt feeling. Everything else I agree with. But you just need to adapt to what works best to your curls and follow the things that is norm for all curls, such as finger combing.Just a friendly suggestion.


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Triplet Mom 6 years ago from West Coast Author

mysteriousmayhem - I agree that you have to find what works for your hair. I have to admit you are the first curly headed person I have ever heard that has success with their curls by washing their hair daily. Most that I know will rinse their hair to get it wet and to apply product but definitely not wash. So thanks for your comments, I would have never known this. My hair is not tightly curled I have spiral curls but could never wash my hair daily because it would make it really frizzy.


kims3003 6 years ago

Very well done hub - well thought out and well written. Nice writing style A+!


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Triplet Mom 6 years ago from West Coast Author

Thank you Kims3003!


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Princessa 6 years ago from France

Finding a stylist that understands curly hair can be a very difficult task. I agree that not using a comb is a good thing, combing curly hair just ruins the curls and gives you an "african look"


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Triplet Mom 6 years ago from West Coast Author

Princessa - I agree completely there are not a lot of stylists that know how to work with curly hair so if you find someone keep them.


valerie 6 years ago

i usually use one of these products to smooth down my hair. not flatten it or take out the curl, but literally make the cuticles of each strand of hair lay down flat. second day hair, baby!

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curl-pro...


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Triplet Mom 6 years ago from West Coast Author

Thanks Valerie. There are some good choices on your list.


blackstyleshair 6 years ago

good


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jcphan 6 years ago

Great to know I've been doing the right thing after trial and error with my 22mos old mixed race grandaughter. Thanks for the hub.


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Triplet Mom 6 years ago from West Coast Author

jcphan - Great to know!!


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

I appreciate this great info on curly hair. I have a very thick head of curly red hair. Great and helpful tips on taking care of curly hair. :) Katie


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Triplet Mom 5 years ago from West Coast Author

Thanks Katiem2!


Elizabeth 5 years ago

The conclusion is to use condtioner instead of shampoo? Ok, i'll try :D Can I ask you something, I once straighten my hair at the salon and it lasted for 0ne year, but then my curly hair came back. Im just a 14 year old girl who hates her curly hair so much cause all my friends have a straight hair and they seems to look down to people who have curly hair. Any advice? :'(


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Triplet Mom 5 years ago from West Coast Author

Elizabeth - Be unique and secure in what you have. Until you learn to love your curly hair it will haunt you forever. Be yourself and happy that you are different and have curly hair!


Stephy 5 years ago

This was an awesome read! When I was young I have very thick but very straight hair, when kept long I would get horrible headaches and my scalp always hurt. My parents ended up cutting it extremely short. As it grew back in my early teens I had horrible frizz and my hair was wavy not curly, after a few years of dealing with that mess I decided to keep my hair extremely short. When I was in college I had a hard time finding a great stylist so it began to grow long again. This time though my hair seemed much healthier and strangely the longer it got the curlier it got! I had always envied my bf that had curly hair. Of course I went through spurts hating my hair and then loving it. When I got married I was 23 years old and had long long beautiful curly hair. After many months of painfully brushing out horrid knots i gave up on the brush and it was the best choice ever! I have not picked up a brush or hair dryer since. I too have problems with products gunking up my hair but I shampoo my roots every few days and condition the ends, however I do not seem to need too much conditioner my hair is fairly frizz free and soft without knots...guess I am lucky! And for daily styling i use a very light mousse and pin my bangs back if I dont feel like fussing with them...I decided to get bangs recently and its a pain trying to keep them straight usually i use the mousse and a little flexible hold spray and straigten them between 2 fingers. but they dont always agree!You have wonderful advice for everyone...esp to Elizabeth I cldnt agree more. It may take a few years but you will love your hair and those people only "look down" because they are jealous!anyone can have straight hair with allthe products and irons out there. Not everyone can achieve the curly hair look!


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Triplet Mom 5 years ago from West Coast Author

Stephy - Thank you for your comments. Its great to hear about other's hair experiences and its so true anyone can have straight hair. Curly hair is truly special!!


Suzi-Q 5 years ago

Wow - thank you SO much!!!!! Everyone thinks I'm crazy b/c I don't brush my hair (and haven't for years!) and that I don't wash as often as a "normal" person - Greatly appreciate your doing this!!!!!!! I've always resented my hair and would roll my eyes when I would hear the "...Oh you're soooo lucky!" Well now I just say "thank you." I've began embracing who I am, and it's strange, my hair is a perfect expression of ME!


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Triplet Mom 5 years ago from West Coast Author

Suzi-Q - That is so wonderful to hear!! I am glad that you are embracing your curls!


Ella 5 years ago

Hello, well I need some help with my curly hair. I brush it a lot, but only before I get in the shower. Then after to get all the horrible knots out.

But anytime I let it dry naturally just down, it just has more frizz than curl. Its awful. I hate hair that is big and poofy and everywhere, I just don't like it and never have. I like the kind of scrunched curly hair look that is natural and curly but it is flat, not poofy.

How could I get rid off all of this frizz and maintain that wonderful perfect curly haired look that I see in my dreams? (Also my hair is color treated, so I have to use shampoo and conditioner for color treated hair..Not curly Also it is very long, down to the middle of my back)

Also a few questions, how often should you brush/comb your hair? How often should you get it wet? How often should you shampoo it? How often should you condition it? What about that Aussie 3 minute leave in conditioner that repairs your hair? How often should I use that? I am a person who prefers hair that is low maintenance, which is why I have a love hate relationship with my hair. So what should I do?

Thanks for taking your time reading my question. :)


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Triplet Mom 5 years ago from West Coast Author

Ella - You have a lot of questions. Hopefully these answers will help. You should not brush or comb your curly hair. That is what makes if frizzy. If you have to comb it use a wide tooth comb or better yet finger comb your hair. Do this only when you have leave in conditioner on. I maybe brush my hair once a month. I wash my hair only once a week but I get it wet daily. I use conditioner daily. When I wash my hair I use shampoo, conditioner and then leave in conditioner. I hope this answers your questions


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

From one curly hair girl to another....WELL DONE!!! I embrace my curls, they were a gift from my parents :)

I condition twice a week and shampoo only once!!!

Love thy curls!


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Triplet Mom 5 years ago from West Coast Author

Thank you Sunshine!! I love that you embrace your curls!


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bamalife 5 years ago from Birmingham, AL

Great hub with really good hair care tips.


Amelia 5 years ago

That's so helpful :)

I am 16 years old so most people I know have straight hair so when 3 years ago I bought a straightener and have been using it all these years the damage they have caused my once beautiful cares is unbelievable so I have stopped using for good and its now 3 months since I last used one.

Very helpful I must say :)


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Triplet Mom 5 years ago from West Coast Author

Amelia - I am so glad that this helped! Love your curls!!


Zim 4 years ago

Hello...I have wavy hair too...but even when I condition my hair often, the hair at the back seems to get into really tough knots that I have a lot of trouble with!! :(


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Triplet Mom 4 years ago from West Coast Author

Zim - Curly and wavy hair are naturally going to get tangled especially in the back. I would try different conditioners because some work better than others. You just have to find the one that is right for you. Sometimes switching up conditioners helps as well.


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erorantes 3 years ago from Miami Florida

For curly hair I can use two different products when hair is wet, and two other products after hair is dry and style.

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