How to care for your low density curls
Hi babe! Ever wondered what exactly low density curls are? Well, it’s simple, really. Low density curls are a type of curl that has fewer individual hair strands per square inch on the scalp. So babe, this means there is less hair volume overall. Low density curls come in a gorgeous variety of patterns and textures, including loose waves, spirals, or tighter coils. Due to the lower density, the hair may appear thinner or more spread out, creating a sense of lightness and airiness.
So, what's the difference between low density curls and high density curls? We’re glad you asked! While low density curls have fewer hair strands per square inch, high density curls have far more hair strands, creating a denser and fuller look with a thicker overall appearance and less visible scalp.
Embracing low density curls involves embracing their unique characteristics and finding ways to enhance their natural beauty! With proper care, styling, and a touch of creativity, low density curls can showcase their own charm and grace. To help move things along, we’ve got some helpful tips and tricks to help you care for (and celebrate!) your beautiful low density curls. Let’s go, babe:
Volume is your bestie
For low density curls, lightweight and volumising products are a dream. Consider using a lightweight styling product like the 04 Gel — which makes curls pop with natural gum and coconut oil. This will help define and boost your curls without weighing them down!
Diffuse and scrunch
Another incredible trick is to diffuse your hair to add some of that desired volume. Diffusing and scrunching techniques can be super advantageous for low density hair. Gently scrunching your curls while using a diffuser attachment will give you the bounce and lift you crave!
This process helps create the illusion of volume for low density hair. By using a diffuser attachment on a blow dryer or air-drying with scrunching motions, you encourage the hair to lift and form natural curls or waves, making the hair appear fuller and more voluminous.
It's important to note that every babe’s hair is unique and special, and experimentation is key to finding the best techniques and products that work for your specific low density hair type!
Hydration, hydration, hydration!
Don't forget to keep those low density curls hydrated, babe! You can do this by using a nourishing, moisturising shampoo (like the baobab oil and cupuacu butter rich 01 Shampoo) and regularly deep condition using the 05 Curl Mask. This gem of a mask uses FiberHance to penetrate the hair shaft and form new hydrogen and ionic bonds to repair damaged hair. Hydration is everything!
Get experimental with protective hairstyles
Protective hairstyles can be beneficial for low density curls in oh so many ways, babe. As low density curls are often more prone to breakage and damage, protective hairstyles, such as braids, twists, buns, or updos, keep the hair tucked away and shielded from external elements and those powerful forces of nature, reducing the risk of breakage caused by friction or manipulation.
As constant styling, brushing, and detangling can put stress on low density curls and lead to breakage, these protective styles allow the hair to rest and minimise daily manipulation, promoting healthier growth and reducing damage.
Remember to maintain a balance between wearing protective styles and allowing your hair to breathe. It's important to properly moisturise and care for your curls when they're not in a protective style to ensure overall hair health.
So there we have it, babe. Overall, managing low density curls requires specific care and styling techniques. Using lightweight products that provide moisture and definition without weighing down the hair is super important. Techniques such as diffusing or scrunching can help create volume and enhance the appearance of fuller-looking curls. Additionally, factoring in stunning protective styles like braids or updos can create the illusion of volume and prevent excessive hair manipulation and damage!
Babe, we hope these tips can help you to embrace those unique curls and to rock them with confidence. x
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