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6 Tips to Care for your Curly or Wavy Hair

Achieving that perfect curl is not that easy and it definitely takes a while to find all the right products and techniques to get the curl that you want. It may seem like a ball of fuzz for you now, but after following these care and styling tips, you’ll definitely be thankful for being gifted with such lovely curls.


  1. Avoid washing your hair daily.

You may think that washing your hair daily is good, but doing so only strips off the natural oils of your hair, causing it to become dry and frizzy. Unlike straight hair, curly hair requires more moisture so only wash them two to four times a week, and condition them in between washes.

  1. Use the right hair products.

Curls are known to be prone to frizz, and the best way to prevent frizz is to use an anti-frizz serum. If you want to add more moisture to your curly hair, apply a good amount of leave-in conditioner. You don’t necessarily need to buy expensive hair treatment products to make your hair look good. Most drugstores and beauty shops sell good hair care products at a reasonable price.

  1. Avoid towel drying your hair.

Towel drying your curly locks will only increase the amount of frizz on it by the time it dries. Instead of towel drying, gently wring your hair in the shower to remove any excess water, then wrap it with your towel over your head for five to 10 minutes.


  1. Work on some curling mousse and gels.

If you want to have a more defined curls, then apply some good curling mousse or gel on your hair. However, make sure that you apply just the right amount of mousse, or your hair will end up having a stiff and crunchy feeling. Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly hair product line offers a good range of hair styling products, including mousse and gels that will surely help in giving your hair a perfectly crunched look.

  1. Detangle your locks using a wide-toothed comb.

Unless you’re planning to sport an afro look, avoid brushing your hair especially when it’s dry. Detangle any knot using a detangling spray and work on each strand using your fingers or a wide-toothed comb.

  1. Deep condition your curls weekly.

Keep your hair hydrated by deep conditioning it weekly. Check on Garnier’s Fructis Nutri-Repair 5-Minute Ultra Nourishing Butter Mask to give your hair a good deep conditioning treatment that it deserves.

Unlike in straight hair, caring for a curly hair requires several considerations, but following such considerations will surely give you that healthy and perfectly curled locks.


Improving Your Complexion

The beauty industry is a gigantic market not only here in Singapore but around the world. There is no doubt that all women want to look their best every day. If you want to look your best, you can start by improving your skin complexion. You can go to skin specialists or try different over-the-counter products.


If you choose to consult skin specialists, you have to make an appointment first. The good thing is that there are many skin specialists here in Singapore. However, consulting skin specialists will cost you big time. True, the results are imminent but you need to bear with the costs. If in this case you are thinking of your budget, you have to consider over-the-counter products. Before anything else, you have to consider basic things such as:

  • Water: Water play an important role in the wellness of your skin. You should check the water quality in your area so you will know what products to use. For example, if you have soft water, you can use small amounts of body and face cleansers. If you have hard water, you can use non-soap formulas.


  • Check stress level: You have to know that stress can have an adverse effect on your skin and your overall wellness. Those who experience sever stress often suffer severe breakouts. When you are stressed, the body releases a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol can make the skin oilier.
  • Air quality: You need to watch out for the air quality. As much as possible you have to avoid smoky environment. Smoke can damage the skin (because of the free radicals that are being released) plus it can accelerate aging. Do not forget about indoor pollutants. Do not forget to change the air filter regularly.
  • Sun exposure: You also need to watch out for sun exposure. If UV rays penetrate on your skin, it will cause brown spots and wrinkling. UV rays also cause skin cancer. So, the next time rays peep your window, you need to avoid it because it can have a lasting effect on your skin.
  • Daily intake: If you have acne, you have to be conscious of your daily intake. What you eat can have an effect on your skin’s wellness. You should remember that dairy products can worsen your acne problems. You have to avoid milk (whole and skimmed), cottage cheese, breakfast drinks because they are connected to acne.
  • Cleanser: Cleanser is important because it is your preventive measure to avoid psoriasis, dryness and eczema. As much as possible, go for natural and inexpensive cleansers. If you want to apply a moisturizer, you can apply after the cleanser but if you are using acne medication, wait for 10 minutes after washing the cleanser.


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