Bonus Tip: If your curls are flat on top, try rinsing your hair upside down before using the pineapple method at night. Rinsing your hair with your head back can flatten your curls, causing them to lose volume and definition.
If you constantly keep your hair in contact with water and use deep conditioning methods/products, you can over-moisturize your hair. This can cause your curls to flatten at the top.
Sometimes curly hair looks limp because the curls weigh down the roots, especially when there is a lot of density. This also tends to happen while the hair is drying on wash days. In other cases, roots lose their volume after sleeping, especially in those who wear a buff or a silk cap to protect their curls overnight.
To fluff out your curls, slip the wide-tooth comb into your roots and gently pull outwards (you're not trying to comb all the way through). This technique not only lifts your hair off the scalp but creates maximum volume by combing out the roots.
Too much water at your roots can lead to your hair drying flatter than it should. To combat this, scrunch out excess water from your roots using a microfiber towel, and then scrunch your roots again with your bare hands. This will give you more texture and definition at your roots.
Because the top layer of your hair is directly exposed during sleep, it's more likely to lose its curl definition. That's why your hair may be all one texture before you go to bed and straight on top when you wake up.
3A hair is made up of well-defined and springy curls that have a loopy, “S” shaped pattern. Their circumference is the size of a piece of sidewalk chalk. 3A ringlets have a fine to medium texture. This curl type benefits from lots of body and movement, but is prone to frizzing and dryness.
Instead, hold the can a distance from your head so the spray falls around your hair in a light mist. This will keep your curls in place, but also keep them touchably soft. If you are applying hairspray before curling, give it a few minutes to set in before applying heat.
It is best to cut curly hair in its natural and dry state. Cut curly hair after it has been washed, dried and detangled. Cut curly hair down the middle for an even and balanced haircut.
Washing your curls everyday can remove the natural oils of your curls and makes it difficult to retain moisture. However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't wet your hair. "Rinse and condition more often; shampoo less," Hallman advises.
On average, curls should be trimmed every 6-8 weeks. You know it's time for a trim, when curls begin to knot easily.
Aim to wash your curly hair anywhere from one to five times per week, recommends Lindsey Little, the owner of Lume Salon in Boston.
Lots of traits are statistically rare: Left-handedness (just 10 percent of the population!), curly hair (11 percent!), and blond hair (4 percent!), to name a few. But of the more than seven billion people on the planet, only 2 percent can claim to have this one special trait.
Only brush curly hair when it's wet, damp, or has a layer of slip between strands and the bristles. Brushing dry hair is an instant recipe for frizz and will loosen your curls right out of shape.