Mommy's Favorite Things: A Simple Guide to Loving Your Curls

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

A Simple Guide to Loving Your Curls


“Loving your curls” has become a common phrase in the beauty industry, but it’s not just a buzzword. Embracing your natural coils, kinks, and waves is great for your confidence. Although it is beyond tempting to blow dry, straighten, and change your curls, putting in the time to learn more about your hair and its needs is worth it for beautiful curls.

Here are some tips to help you love your natural curls without spending money on products that may not work well with them.

Understand Your Curl Type

The first step to having healthy curls is understanding your type of curl. There are three types of curl patterns: wavy, curly, and coily. Within each of these curl patterns, a classification system of a, b, and c identifies how wide your curls are.

  1. Wavy- Wavy strands can be fine or coarse. They present a classic “S” shape.
  2. Curly- This pattern is shaped like a loose spiral.
  3. Coily- Hair with a coily pattern is a tight curl with zigzag formations.

Another important thing to understand is that heat and chemical damage change your curl pattern’s shape. You may find different curl patterns throughout your hair or even within the same strand of hair!

Daily Styling 

It is essential to find a product that works well with your curls. The market is filled with products on both ends of the spectrum; some are too heavy and weigh down your hair, while others dry out your strands without moisturizing them enough.

The rise of custom hair care brands, like Function of Beauty, makes it convenient and straightforward for those with curly hair to create a custom formula for each hair product. Many Function of Beauty reviews mention the benefits of this custom formula for their hair.  

Get a Haircut for Your Curls

Before truly embracing your curls, you must learn how to care for them correctly. The best way to achieve this is by getting a haircut specifically for curly hair, called a DevaCut. This includes your salon visit every six to eight weeks.

A DevaCut done by someone who knows the ins and outs of curly hair will help you get the most out of your natural curls. You will also be able to talk to your curl specialist about styling products and techniques, which will make it easy for you to work with your unique locks.

More Curly Hair Tips

Here are some other curly hair tips:

  • Air-dry your hair whenever you can. If not, diffusing is another excellent option to dry your curls without frizzing (when done correctly).
  • Sleep on a satin pillowcase to prevent frizz and breakage.
  • Use a leave-in conditioner to lock in moisture and shine.
  • Hydrate your hair with hair masks and oil.
  • Do not brush dry hair.

When you are ready to love your curls, you should start your journey by learning about your curl pattern. Finding daily styling products that work for you and getting a new haircut specifically for curly hair can help you fully embrace your curls.