Curly hair suffers from moisture retention as natural oils produced by the scalp have a harder time making it completely down the hair shaft. And don’t forget that if you have high or low porosity hair, this struggle just got worse. Victoria Stiles, the beauty director of ShikSona Beauty and Glam Set Go notes that “the goal is to keep 3C hair types drenched in moisture without using heavy products, which can add to its natural density, weighing hair down.” So, if you want to bring out the best in your hair, you need to focus on moisture retention.
Properly moisturized hair tends to hold styles better, has a healthier overall appearance, and can ensure that wash days and styling sessions are less of a struggle. As a general rule, curly heads are encouraged to focus on products such as humectants that help to boost hydration.
But don’t forget that water is the original moisturizer. Many curlies swear by creating a mix of water, aloe vera juice, and natural oils (i.e., coconut, or jojoba) to spritz their hair throughout the day. Also consider other long-term solutions such as the LOC (liquid, oil, cream) method when styling or GHE (greenhouse effect—but also known as baggying) to help boost hydration.