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7 Tricks to Make Your Curly Hair Look Amazing

Thank goodness we’re finally able to bask in the warmer weather these days. You see the thing is for curly girls winter can be a particularly trying time for curly haired girls because it’s the time that you’re most likely to struggle with the effects of dryness. SUNPAC gave us the scoop on the perfect spring/summer curly girl’s guide to hair care, here!

DID YOU KNOW: Curly hair is prone to dryness because of its shape. Our scalp naturally produces oil which travels down the hair shaft, moisturising the hair as it goes. Because of the shape of a curl, it is more difficult for the oil to travel all the way down the length of the hair, which is why curly hair tends to get dry from mid-lengths to ends.

When it’s cold the humidity drops, and as a result the air draws moisture from anything around it – including your hair. While curly hair needs moisture all year long, spring allows you to go a little easier on product, as the humidity in the environment goes up, and your hair won’t dry out as quickly as it does during winter.

Having said that, higher humidity can lead to frizz and less manageability, as your hair will absorb moisture from the air which increases each strand’s diameter.

Making a few small changes to your daily and weekly hair care regime this spring will ensure your curly hair stays soft, hydrated and frizz-free all season long.


We tend to spend more time outdoors during spring, which means your hair will be exposed to the sun’s harsh UV rays. Did you know that UV radiation can be harmful to your hair and potentially lead to dryness, breakage or even heat damage? The best way to protect your hair is to cover it when you’re spending time outdoors. Evolve Head Wrap Scarfs (R124.00) are super practical: not only can they be used to secure your hairstyle and protect hair from damage and breakage, but they can also be used to cover up when spending time outdoors.


Now that the weather is warmer, you can use lighter products for nourishment and moisture (your regular winter hair care staples might weight your hair down). Use a sulphate-free shampoo to avoid stripping your hair of its natural oils, followed by a hydrating conditioner. Keep your curls looking their best by applying a lightweight cream daily. WE LOVE Cantu Shea Butter For Natural Hair Coconut Curling Cream (R215.00). Specially formulated for curly hair, it helps to define, moisturise and strengthen every strand.

Enhance your natural curls with a curl activator cream. Curl activator creams that contain Shea butter are nourishing which helps to hydrate your hair and leave extra shiny.


If your hair is very dry or coarse, a leave-in conditioner will provide the extra moisture needed. TRY Curls In Bloom Soothe Me! Leave-In Conditioner Spray (R99.00) which penetrates deep into the hair follicle to protect and moisturise hair for ultimate detangling and hydration.

A weekly deep hydrating treatment will help strengthen your curls and keep them soft and bouncy. Opt for My Natural Hair Hydrating Mask (R46.99), a deep conditioning treatment mask that intensely conditions, moisturises and softens each strand.

For damaged hair, there is nothing like a hot oil treatment to restore and repair. The Jamaican Mango & Lime Black Castor Oil Coconut (R99.99) when heated it acts as a wonderful hot oil treatment for hair. Coconut and Jamaican black castor oils prevent breakage and moisturise hair.


When it’s warm, sweat can occur everywhere on the body, including the scalp. Excess sweat can cause deposits of minerals and other lipid (oil) molecules on the surface of the scalp and hair shaft. That’s why it is essential to wash your hair regularly with a cleansing or clarifying shampoo to remove build-up and bacteria.

TRY My Natural Hair Premium Cleansing Shampoo (R136.00). It effortlessly hydrates and coats your hair, offering detangling support, removing impurities or pollutants, while repairing and cleansing your hair and scalp for improved hair growth. It is a premium cleansing experience for soft, luxurious and healthy natural hair with dynamic bounce and glow.


A rise in humidity means a higher likelihood of frizz. Products containing emollients like shea butter and natural oils may help minimise frizz and shield your hair from the humidity.

You might also want to apply a gel (especially around your edges) to tame flyaways. Cantu Strengthening Styling Gel (R110.00) smooths frizz, and locks definition and moisture into natural hair for a perfectly sculpted finish. Its nourishing formula protects hair against humidity and holds it in place without drying hair out or flaking.

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