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5 hair care tips for healthy and defined summer curls - Part I

Are you tired of dealing with frizzy, undefined curls? You're not alone! Many women struggle with maintaining healthy and defined curls, especially after years of heat styling and chemical treatments. But the good news is, it's not impossible to transform your curly hair from damaged to healthy and defined curls.

With a little patience and the right techniques, you can bring back your natural waves or curls. In this series, we'll share some tips to help you transition from damaged curls to healthy and defined curls.

We'll cover everything from hair care and styling techniques to lifestyle changes that can make a big difference in the health of your curls. In the first part of our series, we are sharing our five tips for healthy and defined curls for your best summer yet.

Hair care tips for healthy and defined curls

The first step to transform your curly hair is to take good care of it. This means using the right products and techniques that promote hair health and minimize damage. Here are some hair care tips for healthy and defined curls:

  1. Choose the right shampoo and conditioner

The right shampoo and conditioner can make a big difference in the health and appearance of your curls. Look for products that are specifically formulated for curly hair, as they tend to be gentler and contain moisturizing ingredients that help reduce frizz and define curls. Avoid shampoos that contain sulfates, as they can strip your hair of its natural oils and cause dryness and damage. Our cleanse and condition duo are formulated with apples and made with oils and extracts designed to strengthen curls and protect them from breakage.

  1. Deep condition your hair regularly

Curly hair tends to be drier than straight hair, so it's important to keep it moisturized. Deep conditioning your hair once a week can help restore moisture and improve the health of your curls. Look for a deep conditioner that contains natural oils and ingredients like shea butter, avocado oil, or argan oil, which can help nourish and hydrate your hair.

  1. Detangle your hair gently

Detangling curly hair can be a challenge, but it's important to do it gently to avoid breakage and damage. Start by finger-combing your hair to remove any knots or tangles, and then use a wide-toothed comb or a detangling brush to gently remove any remaining tangles. Always start at the ends of your hair and work your way up to the roots to avoid pulling and tugging on your curls.

  1. Avoid heat styling tools

Heat styling tools like flat irons and curling irons can be damaging to curly hair, as they can cause dryness, breakage, and frizz. If you must use heat styling tools, use a heat protectant spray and keep the temperature low to minimize damage. But the best way to protect your curls from heat damage is to avoid using heat styling tools altogether and embrace your natural curls!

  1. Don't over wash your hair

Washing your hair too often can strip it of its natural oils and cause dryness and damage. Aim to wash your hair no more than two or three times a week. When you do wash your hair, be sure to use a gentle shampoo (Ours is made with nourishing ingredients like Apple, Cupuaçu butter, and Apple Cider Vinegar) and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner to keep your curls hydrated and healthy. 

Once you've taken care of your hair health, it's time to focus on styling techniques, come back next week for more of our #CurlyVerano series focused on the best styling tips.

Are you looking for hydrating and moisturizing products to help you get started on your curly hair journey? Order your free Ocoa samples. * If you are a new customer use code GRATIS at checkout.

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