Unlocking the secrets to luscious curls with expert tips


In a world where beauty standards have evolved, celebrating and embracing natural features has become a powerful movement. One aspect gaining well-deserved attention is the beauty of curly hair. However, every curl comes with its own set of challenges, making the journey of curly hair care a unique and sometimes perplexing adventure.

StyleSpeak delves into the wisdom of experts who guide us through the twists and turns of taming the wild, and unlocking the secrets to luscious curls.

Understanding Your Curls

Before delving into the realm of curly hair care, it’s essential to understand the intricacies of your unique curl pattern. Not all curls are created equal, and each type requires tailored care to thrive. Curly hair comes in various types:

  • Wavy Hair: Wavy hair is characterized by loose, flowing S-shaped waves that fall between straight and curly.
  • Curly Hair: Curly hair forms distinct spiral or ringlet patterns.
  • Coily Hair: Coily hair features tight, small curls or a zig-zag pattern.
The Challenges of Curly Hair

Curly hair, with its captivating bounce and volume, often requires special care. Here are some of the common challenges faced by those with curly locks:

  • Frizz: Curly hair is more prone to frizz due to its structure. The cuticle layer of curly hair is often raised, making it more susceptible to moisture in the air, resulting in frizz.
  • Dryness: The natural oils produced by the scalp have a harder time traveling down curly strands because of their coiled shape. It can lead to dryness and a lack of moisture.
  • Tangling and Knots: Curly hair is more prone to tangling due to its coiled structure, leading to knots and potential breakage during detangling.
Expert Insights on Curly Hair Care

Prutha B Nawale, Product Development Executive, SkinKraft said, “Natural oils are a rich source of vitamin E and fatty acids. These fatty acids help to lock the moisture in the hair. That’s how natural oils control frizz and improve the manageability of curly hair. Massaging natural oils on the scalp boosts blood circulation and promotes hair growth.”

Tips for Curly Hair Care

  • Hydration: Curly hair is naturally prone to dryness. Invest in a hydrating shampoo and conditioner with ingredients like shea butter and argan oil. Weekly deep conditioning treatments are the secret weapon for maintaining a well-hydrated and healthy curl.
  • Hair Masks: Hair masks are an important aspect of curly hair care. They maintain hair’s health and soothe the hair cuticle. Hair masks with ingredients like shea butter, avocado oil, and keratin strengthen the curls, making them healthier.
  • Avoid Heat Damage: Excessive heat styling can compromise the integrity of your curls. If you must use heat, always apply a heat protectant and opt for low to medium heat settings.
  • Mix and match products: Experimenting with different products can be a game-changer. Mix and match leave-in conditioners, gels, and styling creams to find the perfect combination for curls.
  • Tools: Curly hair is prone to tangling, and aggressive detangling can lead to breakage. Use a wide-tooth comb or fingers, and start detangling from the tips, gradually working your way up.
  • Regular Trims: Regular trims are crucial for preventing split ends and maintaining the health of your curls. Aim for a trim every 8-12 weeks to remove damaged ends and promote overall hair health.
  • The LOC Method: For extra hydration and definition, try the LOC (Liquid, Oil, Cream) method. Start by applying a water-based leave-in conditioner to hydrate your curls. Follow up with a nourishing oil like argan or jojoba to seal in moisture and add shine. Finally, layer on a creamy styling product to define and hold your curls in place.

In the realm of curly hair care, knowledge is power. Armed with expert tips and a deep understanding of your clients’ unique curl pattern, you can conquer their challenges and unleash the full potential of their curls.

Do’s and Don’ts for Curly Hair


  • Use Satin or Silk Accessories: Opt for satin or silk pillowcases, scrunchies, or headwraps to reduce friction and minimize frizz.
  • Deep Conditioning Treatments: Treat your curls to deep conditioning masks regularly to replenish moisture
  • Gentle Detangling: Detangle your curls gently, starting from the tips and working your way up. Use a wide-tooth comb or fingers.


  • Avoid Heavy Products: Overload your curls with heavy or silicon-based products, as this can lead to buildup and weigh down your hair.
  • Avoid regular hair wash: Washing your curly hair every day can remove all the natural oils.
  • Limit Heat Styling: Overuse heat styling tools. Excessive heat can cause damage to your curls.