From Wavy to Curly? Is that possible with your curls?
Can Curls permanently change from Wavy to Curly?
Yes, that's possible!
but also saw it recently with our brand ambassador Merel of CurlySamples. In fact, she hadn't even noticed it until we sent her a photo from six months ago.
She made a post about it right away and we share the info with you below!
"Wow! In 1 year you can say that my hair has gone from wavy, to curly! So your curl type can always change and improve."
Here are my tips.
- Find a good curly hairdresser who can cut a nice round shape with connecting layers in your hair. I definitely had 3 different layers cut into my hair. Short hair does my curls so much better. It stands out more and has more volume.
- Minimize heat and dyeing, I dye my hair max 2 times a year, (previously 4 times) I do blow dry on the hot setting, creates more definition.
- Use the products of CG Curls. Since six months I use the moisture line of CG Curls. I am a huge fan of this complete line! I don't have to keep looking for new products. Sometimes I add protein drops to the Curl Cream on wash day. All the products are CG proof!
- Define your hair with a brush when applying products on wash day. Divide your hair into sections so the product can get everywhere.
- Less = more.... Use more water rather than more product!
- Be patient! Be kind to your hair and give it time.
- You will come to understand your hair better and better.
Fun fact: She told me she doesn't DARE to use any other products anymore, afraid the results will be less....
What factor is important to transform your curls?
In addition to the great tips listed above, the most important factor is adequate nutrition. Just like in the human body, it performs better when you get good and sufficient nutrition.
A comparison: A French fry is nice at times, but if you feed yourself daily/regularly with these kinds of snacks, you will start to feel this in your body.... And the same goes for hair products. If you use products that contain little or no nutrition, you will not see any long-term improvement in your curl pattern.
And we can compare the French fries (cheap, tasty but not good nutrition) to hair products. Unfortunately, it is impossible to market cheap products that provide sufficient nutrition to your curls. Nourishing ingredients just happen to be more expensive!
What ingredients should you look for in your curl products?
Hair products can contain several ingredients that are nourishing for your hair. Here are some common ingredients known for their nourishing properties: Keep in mind that these ingredients do need to be in the top 5 -8 INCI.
- Argan oil: Argan oil is rich in vitamin E and fatty acids. It moisturizes and repairs damaged hair, makes it shiny and reduces frizz.
- Coconut Oil: Coconut oil has deep moisturizing properties and can repair and add shine to dry, damaged hair.
- Shea Butter: Shea Butter nourishes hair with vitamins A, E and F. Vitamins A and E help maintain hair and keep it shiny and healthy. Vitamin F works against brittle and fragile hair and gives shine.
- Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera gel is soothing to the scalp and moisturizes the hair, leaving it soft and shiny.
- Jojoba Oil: Jojoba oil resembles the natural oils of the scalp and can help balance sebum production, which can help with a healthy scalp and shiny hair.
- Panthenol (vitamin B5): Panthenol has moisturizing properties and can help improve overall hair health
- Vegetable oils (e.g., olive oil, almond oil, avocado oil): Vegetable oils contain fatty acids that can nourish and moisturize hair
- Proteins: Proteins can strengthen hair and help maintain resilience.
It is important to note that the effectiveness of these ingredients can vary depending on your hair type and specific needs.
It is a good idea to choose hair products that are tailored to your hair type and any problems you want to address, such as dryness, damage, frizz or an oily/itchy scalp.
Reading the ingredient list on hair products can help you make the right choices based on your needs.