Why is my curly hair so stringy??

Got stringy curls? You're not the only one, and there are SO many factors into why your hair has decided to get stringy. We have put together a few reasons, have a read through:

  1. Over-shampooing: Over-cleansing can strip the hair of its natural oils, leading to dry and stringy curls. Try to last 4 days without washing - see our refreshing tutorial here.

  2. Heat damage: Excessive heat styling can cause damage to the hair cuticle, leading to stringy curls. Try our HEAT WAVE to help protect your strands.

  3. Lack of moisture: Curly hair is naturally dry, and without enough moisture, the curls can become stringy and frizzy. We recommend a hair mask every 2nd - 3rd wash!

  4. Improper styling techniques: If you're not using the right styling products or techniques, your curls can become stringy. For example, using a heavy cream when you have fine hair is probably going to make your hair very stringy. See what products work best for your hair here.

  5. Product build-up: Clarifying is crucial to a good curl day, product can sometimes build up on your strands, so we suggest clarifying every 2-3 weeks. See our fave clarifying shampoo here.

  6. Allergic or Hair doesn't like an ingredient: Sometimes an ingredient can cause your hair to go stringy, for instance for me, coconut! If I ever use a coconut based product, it strings up badly! So if this is happening to you - you may be allergic or your hair doesn't like a certain ingredient?

If you want to revive your curls, you can try the following tips:

  1. Use a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to keep your curls moisturized. See CG Approved shampoos & Conditioners here.

  2. If you are lacking protein try a protein treatment once a month.

  3. Apply a leave-in conditioner to help define your curls.

  4. Use a diffuser when styling with heat to help distribute heat evenly.

  5. Avoid using too many styling products and choose light, water-based products to avoid build-up. Do the quiz here.

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