When people think of curly hair, they think of puffy unruly waves, coils and kinks. Truth is, curly hair has a distinct expressive nature that is unique to each person. However, curly hair takes some experience, and sometimes drama, to learn how to ultimately manage it, which is why most curly men prefer to buzz their curls and why the vast majority of curly women prefer to straighten their curvy manes.
With curly hair and in terms of its management, there are 2 main issues that are universal to both women and men: dryness and tangling. Curly hair has a propensity to be dry and be lacking in moisture; the best remedy for this issue is to ensure the proper moisturizing of the hair via the use of conditioners, endogenous sebum and external oils while ensuring a proper hair-cleaning routine. With regards to the issue of tangling, it is imperative to keep the curls smooth and “slippery”; essentially, the curls should be coated in a film of one’s own sebum and conditioning agents so as to discourage the tangling and matting of the locks. In fact, and like I write in The Curly Hair Book, dry hair magnifies the inherent propensity of one’s curls to tangle, hence dryness and tangling are 2 issues that must be addressed holistically via the use of appropriate hair care measures, which I categorize and label in my book as proactive and reactive measures.
Altogether, curly hair is a double-edged sword for it can look awful or it can look great. Moreover, curly hair is expressed in a multitude of types, meaning that one’s curly hair will require a somewhat-different grooming and caring approach than the curly hair of the next person. This is why I always stress to curly haired men and women to know their hair in its natural state and to “listen” to their waves, coils and kinks when manipulating them. Overall, and regardless of one’s already experience with his hair, I emphasize through my blogs and book the self-embracing of one’s curly hair so as to use the built self-positivity through this follicular trait to enhance one’s overall life.
Curly hair never meant so much, huh?
Rogelio is the author of the bestseller The Curly Hair Book: Or How Men Can Now Rock Their Waves, Coils And Kinks and is the founder of the two popular haircentric blogs Manly Curls and Men’s Hair Blog.
by Rogelio Samson for The VandalList