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How to Fix Curly Hair Problems & the Hacks To Get Your Best Wash Day Yet

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We’re big believers in hair playing a crucial role in one’s self esteem. Whether we like it or not, a large part of our confidence is tied to the way we look, and our hair takes a chunk of that confidence space. Great hair can make or break an outfit, it’s one of your best accessories and healthy curly and wavy hair is one of the best accessories you can have. But curly hair comes with its own host of problems that make caring for it a challenge. Let’s break down the most common problems curly and wavy hair faces and its fixes.  

Problem 1: Product Build-Up

Product build-up is the gradual coating of styling products on hair that cause it to become dull, limp and resistant to styling even when you use your “never fails” stylers on wash day. Your scalp could also be affected, and you’ll notice scalp itchiness even with freshly washed hair. So how do you fix this? A detox kit is a great way to reset your hair back to its natural state and you can either go the store-bought route or DIY with an ACV rinse. One way to keep product build up to a minimum is by using CG friendly cleansing shampoos like SugarBoo Curls’ Cleansing Shampoo. It helps remove product build-up effectively, giving you a clean scalp and hair to work on while applying your stylers. The SugarBoo Curls’ Cleansing Shampoo can be used once or twice a week to keep your hair healthy and squeaky clean.

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Problem 2: Detangling

One of the most important rules curlies follow when they embrace the CG lifestyle is giving up daily hair combing, which is a big adjustment in the beginning. But the benefits are immense, not only do you keep your curl pattern intact when you stop combing your hair everyday but you also minimise the damage to your fragile curls. Using a brush is usually reserved for your wash days and detangling your hair happens when you’re in the shower and you’ve applied a conditioner to it with great slip. Product slip is an important characteristic of any great CG friendly conditioner because it makes removing knots and tangles a breeze. The SugarBoo Curls’ Hydrating Conditioner has great slip making the process of running your fingers or your favourite detangling brush through your hair less of a fight and more of a pleasure.

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Problem 3: Dry & Frizzy Hair

Dryness and frizz are one of the hallmarks of curly hair and if you have both, then you can bet your hair falls in the curly and wavy hair spectrum. One of the best ways to combat this is to immediately switch to CG friendly products because harsh sulphates and parabens are what is causing the dryness and frizz in the first place. You should also consider adding a leave-in conditioner to your routine to help add moisture to your curls. Curly hair tends to be more dry than straight hair because of its structure. A light moisturising conditioner like SugarBoo Curls’ Leave-In Conditioner will add the hydration your hair craves while not weighing your hair down.

Problem 4: Lack of Curl Definition

You’re doing everything right and using CG friendly products but you’re still not getting the curl definition you see on influencers on Instagram. While your hair might be better than when you started, the lack of definition could be because you’re skipping a crucial step in your wash day routine. One of the best ways to add definition to your curls is by using a curl cream like SugarBoo Curls’ Curl Defining Cream. Curl creams enhance your natural curl pattern giving you hydrated roly poly curls that you see on favourite Instagrammers.

Problem 5: Figuring out the Refresh

Refreshing your curls takes a lot of patience to figure out and if you’re like us, then you’ll look for ways to either avoid it altogether or keep it as simple as possible. For the newbies here, refreshing your curls means reapplying styling products onto damp or wet hair mid-week, without doing your full wash day routine. Sometimes your scalp gets itchier when you refresh, and you don’t have patience to diffuse your hair which is an important part of your refresh routine. Letting your hair air-dry when you refresh, weighs your hair down because of the extra amount of product you’ve added. One way to avoid refreshing your curls is to use a leave-in conditioner, curl cream and a gel while styling freshly washed hair. We know this might sound like a lot of products to some of you and we only recommend this step to people who have thick curly hair. By using these three products on your curls, it boosts moisture and curl definition, stretching your wash day till day 3-4. All you’ll need to do is refresh with some water in a spray bottle mid-week and you’re good to go. This is my advice to customers who buy SugarBoo Curls products, especially to those who purchase our full set. 

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