Common Curly Hair Problems and Their Solutions

If you are not born with sleek, straight hairs then you know that with curly hairs there comes a set of unique problems that you have to deal with frequently.

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In this article, we will not only discuss the various problems that you face on a daily basis but at the same time will also talk about the possible solutions to these complications.

1. You Hair Takes the Whole Day to Dry Itself

You take a shower in the morning and realize that your curly tresses take a lot of time to dry itself; that’s because, these manes are voluminous, bushy and messy, and thus air cannot pass through them easily for the quick-drying purpose.

How to Treat

The only remedy for this problem is to use a good quality hair dryer to dry your tresses quickly in the morning after a morning shower.

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2. You Cannot Dry Your Curly Hairs Properly Without a Diffuser Attachment

Then again, you just cannot use any hair drying tool on your curly tresses; you have to find a drying tool that comes with a diffuser attachment to not only dry hairs properly but at the same time also keep the curls defined and beautiful.

How to Treat

We recommend the BERTA Hair Dryer 1875W, Negative Ions Ceramic Blow Dryer with a diffuser attachment to use on this type of hair for quick yet precise results.

BERTA Hair Dryer 1875W, Negative Ions Ceramic Blow Dryer

3. You Need Special Tools to Style You Curly Hairs

We have mentioned earlier that not all the hair styling tools available in the market are suitable for delicate curly tresses. Using any tool that you put your hands on can damage your precious locks beyond any repair and remedy.

How to Treat

While shopping for a styling tool, read the labels carefully to find out whether they are good for curly hairs. Also don’t forget to read other user reviews, surf the internet and as for advice from your hairdresser.

4. Your Hair Doesn’t Have Enough Moisture and Feels Extremely Dry

Curly hairs are dry and extremely lacks in moisture because the curly hair strands have spiral “S” shape that acts as a barrier for the scalps natural oils and moisture to evenly distribute throughout and down the length of the tresses.

How to Treat

To keep your dry curly tresses nourished, it’s always advisable that you put on nourishing oil, like the Moroccanoil Treatment, on a regular basis on your manes to make them healthy and full of life.

Moroccanoil Treatment

5. Hair Frizziness Is a Regular Concern

Curly hair is extremely prone to frizz than another type of hairs; the lack of moisture in curly hairs makes the dry cuticle lift up eventually making the tresses messy as well as frizzy.

Frizzy hairs are unflattering and very unhealthy.

How to Treat

Applying enough moisturizing and anti-frizz hair care products would help you to keep the annoying frizz at bay. The Kevin Murphy Easy Rider Anti Frizz Flexible Hold Cream helps to de-frizz your manes and activate those gorgeous curls for a healthy outlook.

Kevin Murphy Easy Rider Anti Frizz Flexible Hold Cream

6. Your Hair Strands Suffer From Severe Breakage

Yet again, as curly tresses lack in moisture and nourishment, they are more prone to breakage and most of the breakage occurs from daily wear and tear; from brushing to blow-drying and styling- everything you do on your curly manes can cause severe breakage.

How to Treat

You have to treat your curly strands as a delicate silk cloth; use as less styling product as possible and use the Wet Brush Hair Brush to brush them softly without causing any further breakage.

Wet Brush Hair Brush

7. Greasiness Is a Daily Issue

As the “S” shape of the curly tresses doesn’t let the natural oils to go down the hair length, all the oils and moisture piles up in the scalp making it greasy and eventually leading to premature hair fall.

How to Treat

One way to get rid of greasiness is to keep the scalp clean. But daily washing of curly hair is also not advisable.

What you can do is use a dry shampoo just on the scalp to clean it as well as to strip off the additional oil and nourishment buildup.

We suggest the Briogeo – Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo, Scalp-Nourishing Treatment to clean the scalp without making it extra dry.

Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal and Biotin Dry Shampoo

8. The Curly Tresses Have Too Much Volume

By nature, curly manes have a lot of volume in the hair roots as well as the body; this makes curly tresses super voluminous, full of body and extremely bouncy, and often very unmanageable.

How to Treat

To minimize some of the extra volumes of your hairs, you can either have a great haircut or use a suitable flat iron, like the HSI Professional Glider Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron to straighten them and tame the volume.

HSI Professional Glider Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron

9. The Bangs Cut Rolls Up and Appears Awful

As because the pattern of curly hair strands are “S” shaped and coily, no matter from where (even from the most world famous hairdressers) you cut bangs, your hairs are bound to roll up and totally mess with the style you wanted to create.

How to Treat

The only solution to this problem is to never, ever try to style your coily tresses with bangs or layers; because they would eventually roll up making your whole appearance look unflattering.

10. You Deal With Tangles and Knots on Daily Basis

Again, because of lack of moisture and nourishment, the cuticles (the outside layer) of this type of hair roughen up and as a result, the hair strands cling to each other like a Velcro making them knotty and quite difficult to style.

How to Treat

To get rid of such annoying tangles and knots, apply a de-tangling spray like this Made Beautiful Coconut Leave-in Detangling Conditioner and use a wide tooth comb before drying your hairs for tangle-free tresses all day long.

Made Beautiful Coconut Leave-in Detangling Conditioner

11. The Hair Triangle is an Everyday Issue

Triangle hair is another issue that people with curly hair deals with the most; you have straighter and limp manes at the top and the bottom tresses appear thick and bushy creating a shape of a triangle which doesn’t look too appealing to have.

How to Treat

You can treat hair triangle by getting a hair cut from an excellent hair stylist who specializes in curly hairs. Also, you can try changing your part frequently to get rid of this problem.

And for a quick fix, you can tame the volume of the lower part of your hairs using a small amount of hair mousse. We would recommend the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Frizz-Free Curl Mousse to reduce the volume for a more defined style.

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Frizz-free Curl Mousse

12. Curly Tresses Lack of Shine and Life

Once again, as curly tresses don’t have enough moisture and nourishment in them, the cuticle layer doesn’t lay flat to reflect light and shine. The cuticle reflects light only when the hair strands are healthy and has enough nutrients and natural oils in them.

How to Treat

Aside from putting on different oils in your manes, you can also try applying deep conditioning masks like the Kerastase Discipline Masque Curl Ideal Mask to keep your hair healthy. Furthermore, you should also limit the frequency of using hot tools and chemical treatments on your delicate hairs to repair and restore the lost shine.

Kerastase Discipline Masque Curl Ideal Mask

13. With Curly Hairs, You Suffer From Split Ends the Most

The dryness of these types of tresses causes the ends of the hair strands to become brittle and split into parts. The coil shape of the hair doesn’t let the moisture and oils to get down the hair strands to the ends properly and therefore, compared to the other type of hairs, curly tresses suffer the most from split ends.

How to Treat

The only way to get rid of split ends is to trim the ends of your hair strands every 4-6 weeks and start fresh with new tips.

But with proper care and attention, you can delay the reappearance of split ends to your tresses.

14. Severe Confusion on How Often You Should Wash Your Hairs

There is a severe debate on how often you should wash your curly hairs; some hair experts suggest using the shampoo once a week while others advise applying washing shampoos daily. The difference in opinions put you in an endless dilemma.

How to Treat

Your hair is different and that’s why you should wash it as frequently as you feel its write; it maybe once a week or 2-3 times per two weeks. Do whatever suits your precious curly tresses and stop listening to others opinions.

15. Your Hair Doesn’t Grow as Much as You Want Them to

Even though the hair growth cycle differs from person to person, it’s a common fact that people with curly manes suffer from shorter cycles which means that their hair doesn’t grow past a certain point – often that’s shoulder length or less.

How to Treat

Other than getting rid of split ends, regular hair trimming (also helps your hair strands to reach its potential length before breaking off or falling prematurely.

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  1. Hello there,

    Thank you very much for putting up such an amazing piece of article. It is not only easy and enjoyable to read but at the same time, this article has also some amazing information that every curly-haired girl should know about. There is no unnecessary information! I loved reading it thoroughly.

    Frankly, before reading this article, I have always wondered how girls maintain such beautiful curls even after a bath. And now, I know the trick. Thank you again for this incredible writing.

    Take love.

    I wish you all the success in the future.

    1. Dear Deborah,

      Thank you very much for your sweet and kind words. We are overwhelmed with your response.

      We are glad that we could help you in some way or the other.

      Please keep supporting us.

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