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Common Curly Hair Issues

Topic: Common Curly Hair Issues

Blessed with curls? Amazing! Except when it comes to caring for them. Curly hair can sure make a statement, but it also comes with its own set of problems. Everyday wear and tear, frequent exposure to heat, excessive usage of hot tools like straightening irons or hair dryers, and chemical treatments end up punishing your strands even more. The result? Frizzy hair that’s brittle, dull, and full of split ends. 

But fret not — at Zemé Fresh, we celebrate all hair types! Our hair experts are here to tell you more about curly hair problems, and answer common questions about curly hair. 

Is It Normal for Curly Hair to Fall Out? 

Shedding is when the hair follicle naturally falls out from the root. It’s normal for all hair types to shed — we lose approximately 100 strands per day. Unfortunately, shedding is more common with curly hair. When you wash curly hair, all of the strands that were caught in your hair the last time you washed or brushed your hair also come out. It can feel daunting, but unless the hair fall is significant, rest assured. If you’re losing more than 100 strands per day, you’re dealing with excessive shedding, which can be caused by stress, chemical buildup in the scalp, dandruff, weight loss, and illnesses. 

Why Does My Curly Hair Have No Volume? 

There are several reasons your curly hair could be losing volume. If you’re retaining length or going without haircuts for too long, it’s simply gravity at play! Your hair is getting too heavy for volume. If you’re wondering how to increase the volume of your curly hair, get yourself a haircut, and you’ll notice a bounce immediately. Chemical buildups that come along with commercial over-the-counter products also cause the same problem, causing your hair to lose its shine along with its volume. Switch to an all-natural hair care regime (such as ours!) to avoid chemical buildup and restore your hair to its lovely voluminous state. 

Why Is My Hair No Longer Curly? 

Yup, it happens. Some hair-raising reasons for this include hormonal changes or imbalances and heat damage. Products that contain sulphates, parabens, or silicon also weigh down the hair, causing the curl pattern to stretch. Our all-natural Leave-In Serums and Moisturising Conditioners can help give shape to your curls without weighing them down! 

What Should I Do with Low Porosity Curly Hair? 

Hair porosity is a term used to describe how porous your hair is— or how well it’s able to absorb and retain moisture. Low porosity hair structure doesn’t easily allow moisture or oil to be absorbed into the hair shaft, making it tougher for water to saturate your hair when it’s washed. This type of hair can be challenging to style, because it tends to repel liquids. Cleansers that don’t leave chemical residues are the best way to care for low porosity curly hair. Natural ingredients are able to penetrate the hair cuticle more effectively than chemicals or extracts. While conditioning your hair, make sure to mix it with a little bit of water, or treat yourself to a deep conditioning treatment by oiling your hair and wrapping it in a hot-water-towel. 

How Do I Know If My Curly Hair Is Damaged? 

Curly hair is more fragile than other types, and is thus more susceptible to damage. Keep a lookout for excessive split ends, especially in the middle of your hair strand. A change in texture or reduced elasticity could also mean your curls are getting damaged. Excessive frizz, breakage, and easy tangling are more indicators of damaged curly hair. Make sure to moisturise your curly strands and get regular trims to keep these curly hair problems at bay! 

How Do I Repair Damaged Curly Hair? 

Like we said — curls aren’t easy, but if you’re blessed with them, you’ll know they’re precious enough to go the extra mile to care for them! Curly hair needs a bit more diligence than other hair types, especially when it comes to repairing damage. Don’t slack when it comes to getting hair trims: regular maintenance can get rid of split ends and even help prevent them. Take a chemical break! Most of the products that are advertised for curly hair contain harmful chemicals. These products could end up causing more damage than good, so make the switch to all natural hair care that contains zero chemicals or additives. Deep condition your hair and use hair masks regularly to ensure that your hair gets the moisture it needs. This will help restore your curls to their natural texture, shine, and bounce. 

We hope we answered any questions you might have had about the problems that come with curly hair. Just remember, chemicals can be harmful, but even more so on a mane of curls. It can be daunting to switch out your chemical-based shampoos, cleansers, gels, and serums with all-natural hair products, but your curls will thank you! Good luck on your hair care journey and may your curls always bounce, shine, and steal the spotlight, wherever you are!

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