Here at Flora & Curl we understand the struggles and misconceptions that come with having beautiful curly locks. It's time to set the record straight and debunk some of the most common curly hair myths. In this blog post, we'll address these myths and provide the best advice to help you care for your curls the right way.
Myth: Curly Hair Grows Slower Than Other Hair Types
Fact: The rate at which hair grows is determined by genetics, not by hair type. While it may seem like curly hair takes longer to grow due to its coiled nature, it actually grows at the same rate as any other hair type. To encourage healthy hair growth, focus on maintaining a balanced diet, using nourishing hair products, and practising proper hair care techniques.
Myth: Curly Hair Needs The Same Amount of Conditioner as Straight Hair
Fact: This is a big misconception! Curly hair thrives on moisture, and skipping conditioner can leave your curls dry, frizzy, and difficult to manage. Conditioner helps hydrate and define your curls, making them more manageable and less prone to breakage. Choose a silicone-free, deep conditioning treatment like our Rose Water & Honey Molasses Moisture Mask or leave-in conditioner like our Rose Water & Honey Leave-In Detangler to keep your curls hydrated and happy.
Myth: Heat Does Not Damage Curly Hair
Fact: Protecting your curls from heat damage is crucial, regardless of your hair type. Heat styling protectants create a barrier between your curls and the heat, reducing damage and preventing excessive dryness. Always use a quality heat protectant before using any heat styling tools to maintain the health and integrity of your curls.
Myth: Curly Hair Doesn't Need Regular Trims
Fact: Regular trims are essential for all hair types, including curly hair. Trimming every 8-12 weeks helps prevent split ends from travelling up the hair shaft, allowing your curls to grow more evenly and look their best. Regular trims also help maintain the shape and health of your curls, ensuring they remain bouncy and vibrant.
Myth: Curly Hair Needs To Be Tamed, Controlled, Or Weighed Down
Fact: Embrace the natural beauty of your curls! Your curls don't need to be tamed or controlled; they need proper care and the right products to enhance their unique texture. Avoid heavy products that weigh down your curls and opt for lightweight, curl-friendly products that enhance their shape and definition and let your hair be!
Myth: Frizz Is Bad
Fact: Frizz is a natural characteristic of curly hair and it is not bad! On the contrary, some frizz contributes to the volume and overall look of your curls. Embrace the controlled frizz and focus on managing excessive frizz through proper hair care techniques and the use of anti-frizz products.
Myth: Brushing Your Curls Will Tame Them
Fact: Brushing curly hair disrupts the curl pattern, causes frizz, and may lead to breakage. Instead, use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to detangle gently when your hair is wet and saturated with conditioner. This preserves your curls' definition and minimises damage.
Myth: You Need To Use Lots of Products
Fact: The "more is better" approach doesn't apply to curly hair care. Using excessive products can lead to product buildup and weigh down your curls. Instead, start with a small amount of product and add more as needed, focusing on quality, curl-friendly products that enhance your curls' natural beauty.
Myth: Shampoo Is Bad For Curly Hair
Fact: This is actually the complete opposite. For your hair to thrive, shampooing your scalp and curls will rid your hair of any dirt and product build up, allowing your scalp to breathe and your hairs’ cuticles to fully and easily absorb any water, product or moisture. Using a gentle cleanser made of naturally-derived ingredients like our Rose Water & Honey Cream Shampoo, will ensure your curls are kept clean and buildup-free without stripping the natural oils produced by the scalp.
Don't fall victim to these common curly hair myths! Armed with the right knowledge you can embrace your curls and care for them the way they deserve. Remember to hydrate, protect, and nourish your curls to achieve healthy, vibrant, and beautiful locks that turn heads everywhere you go.
What curly hair myths have you heard?Naturally yours,
The team at Flora & Curl