5. Top Up Hydration On the Go
If your curls tend to dry out in between washes, you may need a moisture mist. It’s an on-the-go essential that can be spritzed onto parched locks daily for added softness and shine. Use one that’s specially formulated for curls, like the NutriCurls Milky Waves Nourishing Spray, and mist it directly onto sections of hair that need a pick-me-up. It’s lightweight enough to boost nourishment without dragging down your go-to curly hairstyles. Top tip: Milky Waves is also great for conditioning curls while they’re damp, so you can use it before and after drying your hair.
6. Sleep With a Silk Pillowcase
Believe it or not, your cotton pillowcase could be the culprit behind your dry, damaged curls. The fabric is rougher than you think, and is thought to cause snagging, split ends and tangles. Some report that switching to a silk pillowcase improved the condition of their curls, as the smoother surface is gentler, and doesn't absorb your natural oils or overnight masks. Top tip: if you tie your hair up regularly, you could also trade your regular elastics for soft silk scrunchies.
7. Always Protect Your Hair From Heat
Heat damage equals instant dryness. So, if your curls are already lacking moisture, curling irons, straighteners and hairdryers are likely to leave them even more dehydrated. That’s why protection is key to your styling routine. Use a mist, like EIMI Thermal Image, and spritz it from root to tip every time you apply heat. You can also layer it with EIMI Flowing Form, an anti-frizz balm that’s been specially formulated to keep locks nourished in the face of hot tools. Apply it just before the mist, from the mid-lengths to ends, for major softness and shine.