Beauty Tips 10 commandments for the curly hair types!

Growing and rocking your natural hair takes a lot of work and they come with their own sets of rules.

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It isn't enough to 'rep #teamnaturalhair.

Growing and rocking your natural hair takes a lot of work and they come with their own sets of rules.

Really, every head of coils or ringlets should come with a "handle with care" notice just like your favorite silk top.

For curly hair, its even worse.

This textured hair type tends to be drier, duller, and frizzier than the others but you can have the best hair day of your life every day with the right techniques.

Thats why we are bringing you the 10 commandments for curly hair.

Warning: There's no cheating allowed!

No more shampoo

We're not saying you shouldn't shampoo, but lathering up less often is the key to bouncy curls. Reduce your shampoo schedule to once a week or less. As an alternative, cleanse your hair and scalp with a co-wash product. Rinsing your hair with conditioner still provides a clean feeling without drying out your strands, so it's OK to do it every day.

Silk is a necessity

Cotton can steal moisture from your hair (and skin) while you sleep. Outfit your pillows in a silk or satin pillowcase to protect your hair from the knots and tangles that come with tossing and turning.

Conditioner is a must!

Deep conditioner, leave-in cream, and preshampoo treatments should all be lined up in your shower. Curly hair is naturally drier than straight locks because the natural oils have a harder time reaching the end of strands. These products will help restore moisture to your dry hair and make detangling supereasy.

Swap your towels for t-shirts

Remember those days when you used to rub your curls into a frizz ball with a towel? No more! Use a T-shirt or microfiber cloth to squeeze the water out of your hair without messing up the coil pattern.

Do not brush when dry

Brushing your hair dry is a surefire way to cause breakage and waste time. Instead, take your wide-tooth comb into the shower to tame tangles when hair is soaking wet and saturated with conditioner. This technique will cut your detangling time in half and minimize the amount of hair left in the comb.

Swap serum for oils

One curly-girl complaint we hear often is that the hair just doesn't shine. That's because with all the twists and turns, it's hard for light to bounce off it. Incorporating oils into your beauty routine will help nourish the hair and create shine. Olive, coconut, and castor oils are all good alternative to silicones.

Use heat with care

Using flatirons and blow dryers directly on twists can cause them to go limp — permanently. The best way to avoid heat damage is to use indirect methods of drying. A hood dryer or diffuser will help dry your curls without singeing them. If you do plan to blow out your hair, use a heat protectant to protect your strands.

Trim often!

Curly girls need trims, too! Just because your split ends are hidden under mounds of waves and coils doesn't mean they aren't there. Ratty tips can stunt your hair growth and increase the amount of time you spend detangling. When you get to the stylist, make sure your mane is cut while dry. This will maintain the integrity of your texture. Also, curls and thinning shears are mortal enemies.

Feel free to experiment

It takes time to determine what product combination and styling routine works best for your unique curl type. Have patience and never settle! There are so many new products on the market to test until you find a regimen that gives you the best hair days ever.

Respect and love your curls

We know it's hard with all the gorgeous selfies on Instagram and videos on YouTube, but respect the mane that you were born with! There is beauty in every hair type, and we think you look real good.

Watch this video clip for more on achieving healthy, natural curly hair.

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