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Never do this to curly hair to avoid damaging it

Never do this to curly hair to avoid damaging it How often to wash curly hair (photo: Freepik)
Author: Daryna Vialko

Сurly hair requires special care. Thick curly hair is prone to breakage and dryness. It's important to know about one mistake to avoid during washing, according to the Best Life Online website.

How not to wash curly hair

Excessive hair washing, specifically too many times per week, can have a detrimental effect on curly hair.

Hairdresser Janine Jarman notes that curls tend to be drier than other hair types.

Excessively frequent washing of curly hair can further dry it out, causing frizz and unmanageability. Dryness can lead to breakage.

Excessive washing mostly leads to dry scalp as people with this hair type don't produce much oil.

On the other hand, excessive rinsing may unexpectedly result in increased greasiness. If you're constantly removing oil from your scalp, your skin and hair will dry out. The scalp will produce even more oil to compensate for this.

Choosing the right shampoo for curly hair

Regardless of hair type, everyone wants to choose a shampoo that meets their needs.

People with curly hair should look for sulfate-free shampoos with ingredients that help balance pH, protect against breakage, and moisturize.

Sulfates, or surfactants, cleanse hair from dirt and oil.

Curly hair naturally has a higher pH level than straight hair, which is another factor in dryness.

How to wash properly

When washing your hair, make sure you're cleansing it properly. Use your fingers to distribute the shampoo evenly throughout the length and detangle it.

After shampooing, apply a conditioner for curly hair with moisturizing properties. Leave the conditioner on for two to five minutes and rinse it out.

People with curly hair should wash their heads only once or twice a week.

Earlier, we reported on how often you need to wash your child's hair.

We also wrote about what to do if hair starts falling out and graying before the age of 35.