We’ve all had it happen before – We reach for our favorite, most reliable product to get our best results, only to realize that our curls are a frizzy, less-than-best, mess!
So what happened? Why did the product fail me this time? Is it really the product, or something I did differently? These questions swoop through your mind quickly as you try to break down the breakdown! While there are a number of reasons this curly hair phenomenon may occur, let’s look at the 3 most likely reasons.
Reason #1: Your Hair and Scalp are Overdue For a Thorough Cleansing
Product build up is the demise of a happy curl day! Even when you think your hair is clean, there may be unseen build-up that is blocking your curls from receiving moisture, and preventing them from living their best life! To avoid this, it’s important to use a quality cleansing product on a weekly or bi-weekly basis that doesn’t strip your curls of all natural moisture. Curlies – CO-WASH DOES NOT COUNT AS A CLEANSING PRODUCT. Co-wash (conditioner wash) products, while beloved by many, can be the main culprit to your frizzy, dull, lifeless hair – especially if the co-wash contains heavy oils and butters, like castor oil, shea butter, or even coconut oil for some curlies. You might be able to use a co-wash in between full wash days, but a co-wash should not be the primary cleansing product in your regimen. To get your curls to rebound, try our Curl Renew and Restore Gentle Cleansing Rinse.
We spent approximately 2 years in the research and development phase, to provide you with a product that uses plant-based cleansing agents to gently lift dirt, debris, and build-up, so it can be easily rinsed away, without stripping your hair of its natural moisture. Bonus: it also helps you detangle while cleansing!
Reason #2- Your Product of Choice is too Heavy
If your hair is like that of many curlies, and it has a life and agenda of its own, then you’ve probably tried all kinds of products to control it. This may have led you down the path of using stiff gels, thick oils, and heavy creams. These types of products may give you the control that you need for the moment; but often require a curl refresh the next day, force you to sacrifice moisture for curl definition, or worse- could lead to hair breakage over time if you have fine hair strands or chemically treated hair. This is not how the curly life should be! If this is you, don’t worry- there are better options. Our 360° Curl Collection includes premium quality, water-based products that give you the definition, moisture, and curl control you need to maintain styles for days; while still being easy to wash out when the time comes.
Our Untie the Knot Nourishing Leave-In Conditioner paired with our ReFlex Curl Styling Serum is a great combination for moisturizing and defining curls, without the hard, crunchy feel, allowing you to maintain the “bounce” of your curls if your hair gets easily weighed down.
Reason #3- It’s Your Health, Not Your Hair
Curls can be our crowning glory, but also can be the telltale sign of much deeper issues. If you’re choosing the right products for your hair, protecting it, trimming your ends, and maintaining a healthy cleansing->conditioning->styling regimen, then it’s time to consider what has changed.
Have you recently started any new medications, or experienced a traumatic medical event? Are you keeping yourself hydrated? Are you experiencing higher than normal stress levels? Aside from your hair, do you have any symptoms of a possible health concern? These are very important questions to ask yourself AND have a close friend answer about you (sometimes we just can’t trust ourselves to answer truthfully). The body is simply amazing- when we are sick it knows where to send vital minerals and nutrients to try to make us better. When experiencing health problems that the body needs to address, your hair is often one of the last places that vital nutrients will get sent. So, if you’ve been experiencing unexplained and excessive hair loss, drastic changes in hair texture, or similar concerns, get checked out. Don’t just check out google, but seriously, get checked out by a medical professional. Here’s a good source to begin your search for a doctor if you don’t know where to start https://www.zocdoc.com/
So, do any of the 3 reasons above apply to you? Let us know in the comments below!