Curly Hair Care Tips

Healthy Curly Hair Tips from Lockonego Hair Salon in Chelsea

If you have naturally curly hair, taking care of it can seem like a full-time job. Curly hair is more prone to dryness, which can leave it fragile, frizzy, and susceptible to breakage. But don't worry, Lockonego Hair Salon in Chelsea is here to help! Our hair care experts have put together some top tips for healthy curly hair.

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What Causes Damaged Curly Hair?

Rough styling, chemical treatments, over-washing, using the wrong products, and heated styling tools are all factors that can lead to unhealthy curly hair. At Lockonego Hair Salon, we stock a wide range of professional hair care products that are specially formulated to nourish and hydrate curls, such as Saunders and Long "Condition and Groom".

Lockonego owner Jonathan Long recommends applying Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream to towel dried hair before styling to define and activate your curls.

We also have heat protection sprays to protect your hair if you simply must use heated styling tools. 

Why Does Curly Hair Need Special Care?

Whether you have loose waves or tight ringlets, your curly hair requires extra special care to look its best. Naturally curly hair has more twists, making it more delicate than straight hair. Because of these twists, the natural oils produced on your scalp find it harder to work their way down the hair shaft, which increases dryness and frizz. Dry curls are also more prone to tangling, which can lead to breakage if not dealt with gently.

4 Hacks to Fix Damaged Curly Hair

Get Regular Trims: Broken hair strands cannot be repaired, so regularly trimming your hair will improve the appearance of your curl pattern and get rid of any broken and split ends.

Book a Deep Conditioning Treatment: Injecting moisture into dehydrated curls is essential for healthy hair. We have some wonderful Wella hair treatments which are suitable for all hair types and needs.  For those with naturally curly hair, we recommend treating your locks with a nourishing treatment.  

Wash Your Hair Less: We recommend limiting your hair washes to every other day at the most and using a sulfate-free, curl-enhancing shampoo with a curly conditioner. Rinse with cooler water to close the hair cuticle, and blot your hair dry rather than rubbing with a towel. A simple microfiber towel will absorb water efficiently and keep your curls protected.

Turn Down The Heat: If your hair has been damaged by heated styling, it may be time to put down the tools. Heated tools are the number one cause of hair damage in all hair types, but if you really must use your curling wand or tongs, ensure that you use only the very best heat protection products before styling. Always make sure that your curls are completely dry before using heated styling tools.

Book an Appointment With The Hair Experts in Chelsea

At Lockonego Hair Salon in Chelsea, we offer exceptional, professional hair services. Book your consultation today by calling us at 020 7795 1798 or book online. Don't let unhealthy curls get you down – let us help you achieve the healthy, beautiful hair.

Frizz Free, Defined Curls

Lockonego owner Jonathan Long created this fabulous curly look for our technician Ellie using his own go to blend of products and techniques for soft, defined and frizz free curls. 

First, we prep the hair with tons of moisture, with the Moroccanoil Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner.

Then brush through and section by section using a Denman Brush to distribute evenly, and apply Saunders and Long Condition & Groom and wind the hair into a curl with fingers. We then liberally spritz Dream Coat for Curly Hair.

Once the entire head is complete Jonathan used the Zuvi hairdryer on Soft Setting with the diffuser attachment. This is the perfect temperature and speed to control the curl formation.

Follow this method and with a final scrunch with Condition & Groom you'll be ready to rock your curls!