I'd thought I'd share a few tips to manage and condition curly hair. As a curly haired girl I had consigned myself to frizzy hair for eternity. But then I became more interested in beauty and with a bit of research my hair has improved massively. So...
1. Don't brush
This is the biggest change I made and it's made the biggest difference. Brushing curly hair breaks up the curls and in my case results in frizz. Instead...
2. Comb your hair in the shower
CAREFULLY! Either using a very wide toothed comb or your fingers to get rid of loose hairs.
3. Rinse with cold water
A commonly found tip, it seals the hair fibre and keeps it healthy (apparently).
4. Leave-in conditioner
This has also made a big difference. Curly hair lacks moisture so conditioning is important to replace it. Personally I prefer a leave-in conditioner to a rinse out product. Herbal Essences split ends protection cream (in a red bottle) is a life saver.
5. Treat your hair like lace
In other words be nice to your hair, don't over wash it or treat it roughly.
6. Get rid of water
In the shower squeeze your hair with your hands to get rid of excess water then repeat with a towel before wrapping your hair in the towel. Curly hair get frizzy as it dries so this will shorten the drying process.
7. Avoid heat
I only use heated products for special occasions or when I go to the hairdresser, instead I let my hair dry naturally. Normally I put my hair up in a loose bun with hair pins (not bobby pins) and leave it, if I'm at home I'll leave it loose.
We are all different! What works for me may not work for you so try different products and methods until you find your perfect match.