2024 is fast approaching which means it's time to put your curls and coils at the forefront of your self-care routine. Your natural curls deserves all the love and attention you can give it.
Make it your resolution to understand, nurture, and celebrate your curls like never before. Say goodbye to frizz, dryness, and breakage and welcome a newfound commitment to curly hair care.|
In this article, we'll explore the top trends and techniques for keeping your curls and coils healthy, and vibrant.
From expert tips to the latest products and practices, we will explore the must-have products, tools and accessories for curly hair that will transform your natural curls this new year.
1. Satin Bonnet
2. Satin Pillowcase
Satin pillowcases are a game-changer for curly hair. Unlike traditional cotton pillowcases, satin is gentle on your curls, reducing friction and frizz while you sleep. It also helps maintain moisture, ensuring your hair stays hydrated.
3. Clarifying Shampoo
A clarifying shampoo is a must to remove buildup and excess oils from your hair. It keeps your curls light, bouncy, and free from product residue. Use it sparingly, as overuse can strip natural oils.
4. Moisturising Conditioner
A high-quality moisturising conditioner will keep your curls soft and supple. Look for one with natural ingredients and no sulfates or silicones for optimal results.
5. Scalp Massager
6. Microfiber Towel
Ditch regular towels that can cause frizz. A microfiber towel is gentle on curls, helping to absorb excess water without disturbing the hair's cuticles.
7. Detangler Brush
A wide-toothed, detangler brush is crucial for preventing breakage when detangling your curls. It makes the process painless and helps maintain curl definition.
8. Wide-Tooth Comb
A curly hair comb is another must-have tool for detangling. It's less likely to snag and break your curls compared to fine-tooth combs. There are a number of different wide tooth combs for different purposes.
A wide tooth comb is ideal for helping to distribute product through the hair during the detangling process. While an afro hair comb (more details on this tool explained below), is used by many curlies on dry hair to promote a more voluminous look - think the term 'big hair
9. Heating Cap or Hair Steamer
Deep conditioning is essential for curly hair health. A heating cap or hair steamer ensures that your conditioning treatment penetrates deeply, leaving your curls hydrated and revitalised.
10. Deep Conditioner Treatment
As mentioned, above, investing in a deep conditioner (for both moisture and protein balance) is essential for people with curly hair. By using both moisture and protein-based deep conditioners in your hair care routine, you strike a balance between nourishment and strength, ensuring that your curly locks stay healthy, resilient, and looking their best.
Read our blog to find the perfect protein vs moisture balance for healthy curly hair
11. Water 'Mist' Spray Bottle
Curly hair thrives on moisture. A spray water bottle helps you maintain hydration and refresh your curls between washes, especially if you follow the "refresh and go" method.
Some people prefer 'air-drying their curls', while other prefer the convenience and 'big-hair' look that comes with using blowdrying your curls. If you are in the latter team, then a diffuser attachment for your hairdryer is perfect for preserving your curl pattern, and minimising the risk of heat damage, while drying your hair. It also reduces frizz, while adding volume.
13. Afro Hair Comb
Using an afro hair comb can be a game-changer for achieving bigger, fuller voluminous curly hair. The wide-spaced teeth of an afro comb are specifically designed to gently detangle and fluff out natural curls and coils without causing excessive breakage or frizz.
14. Satin Scrunchies
Avoid traditional hair ties that can damage your curls and opt for scrunchies. These gentle hair accessories are less likely to cause breakage and are easy to remove without snagging your hair.
Upping your curly hair game in 2024 is easier than ever with these must-have tools and accessories. By incorporating these items into your hair care routine, you can achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful curls. Remember to use these accessories in combination with the right products and techniques tailored to your specific curl type and needs.