If the last couple of years has taught us anything, then it would have to be getting back to basics and dedicating more time towards self-care and self-love – including your hair too! As a result, many women’s consciousness around embracing their natural curls has evolved and they’re finally empowered to rock their natural manes with pride and respect. If you’re in the process of transitioning to your natural curls too and could use guidance on how to look after them, Olew Hair is here to the rescue!
Here are 5 tips from Elinor Davies-Farn, founder of new to the region natural and organic Welsh haircare brand Olew Hair, that will help you regain your natural curls and make them shine through in style:
1-Go T-Total on Heat (At least for 30 days)
The key to starting your natural hair care journey successfully is to let your hair breathe. If you have become accustomed to using heat on your hair, then this needs to stop for at least 30 days (you can diffuse your hair after this). This will allow your hair to repair itself first, before expecting your natural curls to form.
Your hair may be extremely thirsty from all the heat-use and hair dyeing over the years. Therefore, it’s important to begin to add hydrating products to your hair care routine such as the Olew Original and Olew Curl Cream to your soaking wet hair.
3-Curly Hair Doesn’t Like to be Cleaned!
Remember, curly hair helps disguise your roots! So, even if you think that your hair is a little greasy, nobody else is going to notice and you don’t need to wash it every day or two. As the days go by your curls/waves will start to form and become more defined. The key is to add some water for moisture and a product such as the Olew Curl Cream.
4-Right from Wrong
Avoid cheap shampoos and conditioners, as these might be packed full of harsh chemicals that won’t allow you to see the desired results. The wrong choice of products will leave a film-like coating which makes it difficult for moisture to be absorbed. Olew works with a top chartered chemist to make sure all their hair products are paraben free, sulphate free, contains to nasty chemicals and is vegan and cruelty free. Olew’s product range contains curated natural ingredients and the brand is created by a curly for curlies!
Rome wasn’t built in a day! Neither will those glorious natural curls magically spring back to life overnight. With a little patience and consistency with your hair care routine and ditching heat styling tools, you will see the results!