What products should you use to moisturize your curly hair?
As we all know, textured hair (curly, wavy, kinky and coily hair) is already naturally dry, due to the more or less pronounced curl. To understand more about why textured hair is drier than straight hair, check out this article !
The need for moisture is therefore greater for kinky, wavy, curly and coily hair. But how do you find products that moisturize? Do oils moisturize?
How do you keep your hair shiny and your curls perfect? We'll explain it all right below!
Moisturize: add bounce and flexibility
We have confused the terms moisturize and nourish too. Nothing to be ashamed of, once we've grasped the nuance, we won't get confused again!
We've done a full article on the differences between them, but here's a quick recap. Moisturizing allows the hair fiber to drink, to soften and to make it shinier. Nutrition, on the other hand, will strengthen and protect it and prevent breakage. As you can see, the two are complementary.
Let's get back to moisture! Moisturizing is essential for all textures, whether curly, kinky, wavy or coily. Moisturized hair is easier to manage and less tangled. But how do I find the right products to provide the right amount of moisture for my texture?
Wavy and curly hair: moisturize at 70%*
Wavy and curly hair will need a fair amount of moisture to overcome the lack of oil on the lengths. The multiple curls prevent it from flowing to the ends.
Thick wavy/curly hair:
For very damaged hair, the Repair Time mask should be used every week and then spaced out as soon as you feel your hair is more supple.
Fine wavy/curly hair:
There is a tendency to think that fine hair can't handle any product and will instantly get greasy. The key is to find products that are lightweight and not apply too much. The Weightless Program range has been designed for just such needs. Pair it with the Boost Curl for perfect protection and definition.
Coily hair : moisturize at 50%*
Tangled coily hair
This is one of the most common problems for people with curly hair. Coily curls that create tough knots. For this texture, we recommend the Pink Paradise, a moisturizing and softening detangler that will gently remove knots without breaking the hair fiber.
On a daily basis, the Smoothie** will have the chance to be applied to curly hair. Rich in aloe vera and vegetable oils, it is the perfect combination of moisture and nutrition, everything that curly hair needs.
Fine coily hair
We find the Weightless Program range designed for fine hair, no matter the texture! Moisturizing and lightness are the key words for the shampoo, conditioner and the leave-in of this range. It softens without weighing down the hair.
As a complement, the Boost Curl can limit frizz.
Kinky hair: moisturize at 40%*
Fine kinky hair
Many people think that volume is synonymous with thickness, but no! Volume goes hand in hand with density and a person with a voluminous afro can still have fine hair! In this case, you can apply the Kurl Potion before the nourishing buttercream. This will help to soften and structure the fibre.
The Weightless conditioner is also suitable.
Thick kinky hair
For thicker kinky hair, the Perfect Clean is ideal! The richest shampoo in the range, it will gently cleanse and deeply moisturize the fibre.
After the shower, the Smoothie** hair milk will be perfect to rehydrate day after day and prepare the hair for styling. It should also be applied with the Magic Twist but can be used on its own if necessary.
The tips of the team Les Secrets de Loly
Moisturizing, suppleness and health of the hair do not only depend on the fiber. In fact, having a healthy lifestyle will allow you to find your hair in better shape and less flat. We can never tell you enough, drink water to soften your hair but also your skin!
* These figures are for guidance only and are not a truth in themselves. Each person with kinky, curly, coily and wavy hair can tailor their moisture intake to suit their hydration intake according to their hair, and their needs.
***Among the three Smoothie scents, only the Smoothie Ananas is suitable for children and pregnant and breastfeeding women because it does not contain any essential oil.