Living with curly hair

Curly hair has its own challenges…

  • colour needs to be lighter on curly hair than straight hair to get the same shade because curly hair does not reflect the light as much as straight
  • if curly hair is cut when wet, it shortens as it dries, so it needs to be left longer to achieve the same length as a shorter cut would achieve on straight hair
  • you tend to use far less shampoo than conditioner which is a problem with brands who have large shampoo and small conditioner in matching sets
  • you cannot brush it when dry or it just poufs out
  • you need to keep the touching of hair to a minimum because moisture from your hands makes it frizzy
  • it is often porous so colour (even temporary colour) ‘grabs’
  • there are many different types of curls, even on the same head.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

4 thoughts

  1. My hair is straight but it’s down to my waste so I have the same problem with conditioner….runs out way before my shampoo. I think the manufacturers do it on purpose!!

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