5 Tips for Healthy Curly Hair from Dry & Damaged


Hey guys! Welcome back. So today’s fun episode is going to talk about 5 tips every curly girl should know. So I asked my friends on Twitter and Facebook, what secrets they can share that they wanted me to talk about in this video. And if you guys didn’t know about it, make sure you follow. And like my Facebook page. It’s awesome, you guys can share your tips and ideas on what I need to do. So I asked the girls over there. Across the board, hands down, moisture. So what you need to know about curly hair is, for the most part, curly hair tends to be dry. So our goal as a curly girl is to retain and add moisture. So, moisture, moisture, moisture. That’s like, a real aspect. Moisture. There are 5 quick and simple tips that you can implement into your regime. Regimen. Whatever. Step number 1. Water is the greatest thing on earth. It’s so important to hydrate your body with drinking water. So that’s an easy thing you can do. Skin needs water. The hair needs water–it’s like a plant. You gotta make sure you water it. Because if you don’t it dries. And that’s the cause of–you know those crazy split ends, not just like… not just the two strand split, like, the FIVE strand split? You know, the ones with the hole in the middle of your hair? A lot of that is water moisture. So the simple solution for that is putting water in a spray bottle. And what I like to do is mix this bad boy up with leave-in conditioner. I’m gonna talk about the products that I like in my next video–there’s so much. Gonna talk about it. 1 part leave-in, 2 parts water. And before I go to sleep, what I do is I spray my hair, I put it in sections, you could do it before you go to bed, you could do it in the morning. But you need to get that water in your hair. I’ve been making deep conditioning treatments here at home. There’s so many things on YouTube here. Heyfranhey, hey girl! Alba, Summer Kellsey? They all have great videos on natural deep conditioning treatments. Leave-in conditioner. Leave-in, leave-in, leave-in. The water opens the cuticle up to receive nutrients. So a leave-in conditioner like this one. There are so many out there. Use the one that works for you. I love Kinky Curly. My hair just gets to suck in the good stuff, and life is all good. Leave-in conditioner, BFF. Once you have your leave-in conditioner in, you need to seal it. I use coconut oil. Oils will seal the hair–it will seal all the good nutrients in, so it doesn’t come out. Use your favorite oil. I love coconut oil, it’s so great in detangling my hair and making it shiny. You might not want to use a lot of this if you have thinner hair, if you have fine hair. There are other oils out there, there’s Moroccan oil, aragan oil, there’s… jojoba oil. There’s so many oils out there. Again, you gotta experiment and explore. And for me, my hair likes the coconut oil. And protective hairstyles. OMG. protective hairstyles, especially in the winter and summer when it’s really hot. Now protective hair style means the hair is bunched together. Why is that protective and how does that help my curl? Curly hair is the most fragile state hair can be, because it’s all loose, individual strands. Once your hair is together. Like, bunched up like so, it’s sturdier. You know that whole saying, ‘united we stand, divided we fall’? That kind of applies to your hair. Because when you think about it–when the hair strands are all by themselves, they’re more prone to being like… snagged, attacked by the enemies. It’s just, they’re all out there. All together, it’s protected by the barrier of the united forces–so yeah. Protective hairstyles rock. I can’t tell you how important it is to have a satin pillowcase. Because the satin is smooth. (inaudible) it doesn’t tug on the hair. It also doesn’t suck out the moisture from your hair, unlike a cotton pillowcase, likes to… Suck moisture, suck out the oil, suck all the nutrients from your hair. And if you can’t find a satin pillowcase or whatever the case is, you can use a silk headwrap. Doesn’t have to be real silk. But you know, that stuff–use this going to bed. I only use silk headwraps when I have my hair in braids. Because it comes off so easily in my sleep. So that’s why I like the pillowcase because I can toss and turn, knowing that that pillow is not going anywhere. Simple and easy. What I do want you guys to walk away with is this: embrace what you have. Improve what you have. It is so… I think, counter-productive trying to have what some other girl has. ‘Cause there’s been so many times when I’ve seen a curl and I’m like, ‘that’s what I want.’ But then I had to come to the realization that that’s what she’s got, this is what I have. Let me work with what I’ve got. And yeah. It’s all about embracing what you have, improving what you have. And… keep it curly. Keep it curly. Less heat! OMG. Less heat. And towels. It’s all about the t-shirt movement. So towels have like, these little nubs. And these little nubs apparently like to pull on your hair and cause frizz. I was using a towel forever. Now I use my skirt. This skirt I got from Salvation Army. I don’t know like, $2. And it’s super cute, but I don’t wear it, so I use it as a towel. Like so. That’s a lot of tips. But easy tips. Things that we may not have discussed. And that’s about it–if you guys have any more suggestions, make sure to comment below. And if you guys wanna see more curly product reviews, curly tools, make sure you like this video and subscribe, And I’ll be sure to get that to you ASAP. Thank you guys, see you next time! Love you.

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  2. There are micro fiber head towels that do not cause your hair to frizz, I was looking for one for a while and I found mine at target, 2 for $10 I believe. It comes it different colors and patterns. I know you cut your hair (which by the way you look amazing-brave!) but I love your curly hair, my niece has this exact hair texture. Sending you blessings

  3. Help!!! My hair is super curly but I got it layered from a salon… girl messed my hair.one side longer than the other… what should I do? E-mail me at: [email protected] or jus post a vid on the solution s… thanks girl… stay shameless!

  4. Hey 5 Tips for Healthy Curly Hair from Dry & Damaged! I checked out your channel, nice! I was wondering if you could check mine out as well, let me know what you think. thanks!

  5. It's weird you said water is used to hydrate because I had always heard that it tends to be the leading cause for dry hair which is why I was told to only wash my hair every 2 weeks :-

  6. My hair is terrible it is curly in the back and frizzy and poofy in the front . Help?!?

  7. My hair is curly in the back and frizzy and poofy in the front. Help?!?

  8. What a doll u r 🙂

  9. What is the name of the song in the background?

  10. Okay im a guy im a dominican guy i have curly hair but its really dry. like in the morning i put conditioner in not leave in and go on about my day. its like really nice wet for like half the day but not for the whole day also. my hair is thick but in the front my curly hair is thin like stringy curls and not so full. please anyone help ive tried everything. i want fuller curls in the front and moisture i like that dark black shinny look.
     and thick curls.
    i have naturally curly hair.

  11. I'm in love wid ur hair
    Btw are u mixed?

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  13. Can i use a satin slumber cap?

  14. This damn annoying music

  15. I totally agree with that point !! About 2 years ago I made a conscious decision to just be the best version of MYSELF that I could be- it was liberating and before I knew it, I didn't want to look like other girls, I wanted to look like me ! 🙂

  16. Are you supposed to moisturize your hair every day? Like before bed every night?

  17. Never mind :p

  18. You remind me of the twins off of sister sister .

  19. Love ur hair I hope u can help me with my daughter hair she is 5 and her hair is very dry I have try just about ever thing she is biracial and I don't know if I am use the right combination of moisture

  20. Um, isn't dousing your hair with water bad for you? Like I used to wet mine everyday but it damaged my hair. Like spritzing is okay, but.. Water isn't all that good for you hair, unless your washing your hair, which you should only do every few days. And isn't oil good for the hair..? When it comes to my coarse curly hair type, these rules are inversed… Lol..

  21. Omg thank you💗

  22. "Embrace what you have. Improve what you have."
    That's a burn and I HOPE it leaves the mark.
    Thank you SO MUCH for your videos. Like… Really. ♥

  23. I have curly hair

  24. Hi Maya I AM SHAMELESSLY A FAN OF YOURS! I wanted to ask how long do you wait before you wash your hair again. For an example, let's say you wash your hair with shampoo. How long do you wait to wash your hair with shampoo again? In between do you co wash? How much should one really wash their hair because I heard that washing your hair everyday can dry it out a looooot? Hope you see this post because I know you have a lot of fans asking you questions! 🙂 <33333333

  25. Maya, can I just say, that I've found your videos not too long ago and I am loving them! I love your personality, all the colors, your editing, and just you overall! You're a great person and I hope you realize it. <3

  26. I am 21 and you are the first person in my life who has helpful advise for my hair. its almost as curly as yours! you rock girl thanks a million

  27. I use kinky curly

  28. I die my hair blue and my tips are dry

  29. Should you use a leave in conditioner everyday?

  30. Me gustaría que hubiese traducción a lo que dicen

  31. helped sooo much

  32. Is the skirt silk?

  33. Question: After I put in my leave in conditioner , do I put the oil on straightway or when it dries? Thanks! Oh and does any one know where can I get these products in Australia NSW?

  34. You remind me of Tamera Mowry

  35. I have only watched 1 video and already LOOOOOOOOVE YOUUUUUU.!!!!!!!!!11111

  36. I miss these videos 😂 helped me with my hair

  37. I do this once a week before going to bed, I slather a really good deep conditioner into my hair, concentrating on the ends and wrap my head in an old, clean T-shirt. Not so pretty, but it works. I shampoo first and gently squeeze out all the excess water. Work the deep conditioner into your damp, almost dry hair gently but firmly. It will break easily if you are not gentle. Wrap, as I said. Sleep with this on. The warmth from your body will encourage absorption of the conditioner. Remove in the morning and rinse thoroughly. Use a bit of leave-in conditioner, and then a handful of mousse, work through hair and dry using a diffuser, always a diffuser. Scrunch with your head down. Gently. Head up and turn to one side, then the other. Always scrunching. I put 4 small hair claws in the part and give it a shot of hairspray. Continue drying, ending with a cool setting on your dryer. Remove the clips and shake your hair out. This will make the curls come right out of your part. Scrunch a bit all over then spray your head all over gently to hold those curls. DO NOT comb or brush out. Your hair will be so moisturized and shake it up. Don't wash the next day. Just mist with a solution of 2/3rd water and 1/3 leave-in conditioner. Scrunch and shake as you gently dry your curls.  Done.

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  39. Embrace what you got…EXACTLY!!!!!  I tell everyone that.  Hair looks better in it's natural state and you need to remember that is what God wanted.  Don't fight it.

  40. what do protein treatments do?

  41. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  42. i have hair exactly like yours but shorter. its shorter bc when it dries, it shrinks up. i also have a super bad frizz problem. any tips?

  43. I was the spray with water and oil for years,and it was fine. However, I recently started using it with water, conditioner and oil ,and it is much softer. Thanks!

  44. and you can also use t-shirts and micro fiber towels 🙂 🙂 🙂

  45. What kind of brush should curly girls use

  46. Hi Shameless Maya,

    I love this video.
    I'm 14
    I have a care free curl ( a chemical)
    I am trying to go natural.
    a got any advice???

  47. I didn't get the 4th tip can someone explain it to me thank you

  48. Tasha's hair has really grown! 🙂

  49. You look like do

  50. I like your hair

  51. I took lots of notes for this xD
    lmao!!

  52. I need help my hair is curly from the front but straight is the back what should I do?

  53. i realized i have 2 problems: first I'm a little lazy with my hair and second NO SATIN PILLOW

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  55. great hair!

  56. wow I love your hair and the new look, beautifully done.

  57. Does it actually work did anyone try it out?

  58. Brilliant input! Love the tips! Curly girls rule!

  59. Great tip about the product order

  60. I live in a naturally hot and dry climate, almost like a giant blow dryer, not to mention also hard water and my hair feels terrible. Do you have any suggestions?

  61. if your is natural curly why use curly products??

  62. but water makes my curls frizz up😭

  63. i love your short hair, but i miss your long hair too!

  64. how much oil, leave in conditioner and how much water in spray bottle

  65. her hair was so Shiny anyone have any ideas on how to add shine I feel like my hair lacks in the department just looks dry and frizzy

  66. I know you don't have your curly tresses but how do I get my hair curly and healthier looking? I tried deva curl and shea moisture smoothie but my curls pop but yet not healthy looking no shine. can you help also in high porosity of that helps.

  67. Ok Tasha looks gorgeous at 0:06 like the color of her shirt if perfect

  68. I love how you explain every things instead of just throwing information at our faces like others youtuber. Thank you for the video and the good tips 😉❤

  69. Leave in conditioner has been extremely helpful for me.

  70. I need major help does getting your hair wet in the shower everyday and putting conditioner In it everyday mess us your hair because my hair it bad and I keep getting a lecture about it

  71. Shea moisture products, is not available in my country.. Deva curl is hard to find and expensive..

  72. Having super high porosity hair sucks

  73. Nice!!! Informative and funny.

  74. How do you get it to look so good? I don't know how to do it in the morning so it doesnt get super poofy

  75. I just found this channel, and love it! I love the way you edit, the music, and of course the girls!! Y'all are so calming and nice. Plus, I love your tips for curly hair, I need them! My curls are better with this channel.

  76. Not to be rude, but look at her face at 4:31. BTW i love your video, its not fake like other youtubers! #thetruth

  77. Do you have any home made hair care treatment for children with curly hair

  78. I've tried these tips before, they mostly work, but they just leave my hair looking greasy, especially leave in conditioner but if I don't do something similar to these tips my hair just goes a frizzy mess, there's no escape for curly girls😂

  79. So do we leave the conditioner in our hair?????

  80. omg, my curls have those crazy split ends as we speak! why me?

  81. how can I fix my dry damaged. I have tight small curly hair. oil?

  82. OMG even though this vid is years old, you just educated me on what different products do to my hair. I always wondered why people put oil after water and conditioner. UGH thanks for the knowledge. Because honey I need it on this natural journey

  83. Aww who is watching this in 2017 ❤️😍

  84. wow now i know what i've been doing wrong. Before i watched this video i would only use oil. Now that i got the recommended moisturizers i can literally feel and touch the diffrence 😀

  85. Have any one ever told you, you look like Miley cyrus?

  86. Cuteee

  87. I've been there

  88. My hair is always frizzy

  89. My does not grows. They always been shoulderlenght. I want my hair to grow😕. My hair grow but they split and break (〒︿〒)

  90. I hate when my hair gets dry. Especially in the winter time it gets dry but since I been using this product https://www.ebay.com/itm/122820232200 I haven't had that problem anymore. Keeps my curls hydrated and soft hence preventing it from breaking.

  91. You just saying that the body needs water I just took two glases the water right away xD

  92. I’m sorry do you know when you see a commercial and you wanna talk about it but it has nothing to do with the video

  93. My curls are probs damaged 😂

  94. I know this is old but it's so informative

  95. Too long!

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  97. I love my curly hair keep you,re

  98. Great advice 💗🥰❤️💕 Love the vid…your hair looks amazing

  99. I love my curls

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