Skip to main content

How Best to Repair Dry, Damaged Curly Hair

When you have curly hair, managing it can be a balancing act. With all those twists and turns, it can be hard to keep curls healthy and cared for from root to tip. You don’t want to put too much product in your hair or weigh it down at the roots, but you likely need products that help curls stays moisturized, smooth, soft, and with definition. If your curly hair has become dry or damaged, take a look at how to repair your curly hair with recommend products from Hair Food!

What Damages Curly Hair

There are many things that can cause curly hair to become damaged, and you’ll want to avoid them, if possible. Let’s take a look at some common causes of dry, damaged curly hair.

Heat

Heat tools, like straighteners, curling irons and blow dryers, work fast to help you achieve the versatile styles that make curly hair so fun. However, they can also dry out hair and cause it to become brittle or damaged, leading to breakage and curl pattern disruption. Heat Protection products should be used before exposing hair to high heat to keep hair from drying out.

Improper Detangling

Curly hair can be fun to style, but it’s also prone to frizz, knots and snags. The last thing you want to do is damage your hair by using the wrong detangling method or tools. If you try detangling curly hair when it’s dry or with the wrong detangling tools, such as a brush rather than a wide-tooth comb, you could break up the curl pattern or worse, damage your hair, which could lead to breakage. It is always best to detangle hair with some sort of conditioning product like Hair Food detangling milk during the detangling process.

Ingredients and Product Buildup

Not only is curly hair prone to absorbing moisture, but it can just as easily lose moisture... it is a balancing act to add the right amount of product in the right places. Using too many products to on curly hair can lead to product buildup, which can make curly hair to become flat, dry and dirty. Using a sulfate free shampoo is a great way to remove build up without stripping away essential moisture from hair.

Curly Hair Repair That Works

Take a look at how the handcrafted recipes from Hair Food can help keep your curls defined and bouncing with health!

Hair Repair Serum

If you already have dry, damaged curly hair, try using the Hemp Oil Extract & Manuka Honey Hair Repairing Serum to reinvigorate your tresses. Useful while hair is wet for silky softness or while dry for added shine, this hair repair serum hydrates tresses to improve your hair’s condition. This serum will also provide heat protection you need if using low heat tools.

Curl Defining Smoothie

A common sign of damaged curly hair is considerably less defined curls than usual. With the leave-in recipe in our Mango & Aloe Vera Leave-In Curl Defining Smoothie, you’ll notice better definition and less frizz over time. Use with shampoo and conditioner or on its own as you style your hair.

Hydrating Conditioner

Frizz is the bane of curly hair, so adding deep conditioning to your hair care routine is a must. Our Tea Tree & Lavender Water Purifying Conditioner locks in moisture to keep curly hair well nourished.

Heat Protectant

Although heat tools are useful for styling curly hair, the tradeoff of dry, damaged hair can make them a less viable solution to your styling needs. If you do need to use heat tools, apply our Coconut & Argan Oil Heat Protectant Blend first to seal in moisture and protect hair from the high temperatures produced by heat tools.

Shop Our Best Products for Damaged Curly Hair

Check out our shop for more handcrafted recipes designed to make guilt-free nourishment a regular part of your hair care routine.