If your hair is long and curly, you may be frustrated at it when trying to wear it down. Many go through that stage with this hair type before getting to a solution. My hair is very long (almost down to my waist) and curly. I used to wear it in a ponytail, bun, or braid frequently because I didn’t know how to tame it and have that effect last all day. Sure, many moisturizers and conditioners would do the trick, but not long enough to get me through the day without reapplying. Finally, I found a few tricks that work. They are even natural.
Tame the Frizz to Wear Long, Curly Hair Down
Wearing long, curly hair down, I think is the perfect hairstyle. The hair feels more free and the curls can be enjoyed, instead of hidden in a braid or other taming hairstyle. A problem many people with long, curly hair can face when trying to wear the hair down is frizz. The hair can stick up in places (or all over) and make a person look like they just got an electric shock. To tame the frizz and wear long, curly hair down, I suggest coconut oil.
Coconut Oil is lightweight, yet very nourishing to the hair. You only need a little. Coconut oil can generally be purchased in the organic cooking aisle of the grocery store. It is thick, solid, and white. However, it melts into liquid when warmed. To use in hair, melt a small amount in the microwave for 10 seconds and apply evenly over hair. Only a small amount is needed to control the frizz all day.
Fight the Dry, Brittle Feel to Wear Long, Curly Hair Down
Another problem with long, curly hair is that it can get damaged very easily. It is so important to avoid heated styling products, such as hair dryers, curling irons, and hot combs. The more these are used, the more damaged the hair becomes. I find that moisturizing and brushing the hair while it is still wet keeps it from getting dried out. Tea tree oil, olive oil, and coconut oil all work well for this. Simply apply the oil evenly to hair and brush through. Be sure that all areas of the hair have been infused with the oils. The ends of each strand are the most important because that is where the dryness will occur the most.
To style the long, curly hair, simply brush when wet, parting the hair where desired (optional), and just let it air dry. Once the hair dries, you may need to touch it up a little with some extra coconut oil, olive oil, or tea tree oil. Combining all three can also provide a great look. Using any of these oils will give your curls shine, tame the frizz, and won’t hold the hair down. Get that bounce back into your curls from when you were a kid.