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How To Maintain My Curls at Home – 7 Things You Can Do

How To Maintain My Curls at Home – 7 Things You Can Do

Published on April 24, 2023.

As a natural curl expert and Hair Artist at Elle Moore's Beauty, I have seen firsthand how important it is for curly-haired individuals to take care of their hair at home. 

Maintaining your curls at home can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. With a few simple steps, you can keep your curls healthy, bouncy, and beautiful. 

In this blog post, I'll be sharing 7 things you can do to maintain your curls at home.

From understanding the unique challenges of curly hair to providing you with simple yet effective at-home treatments that you'll absolutely love, this guide has got you covered. Whether you're struggling with dryness, frizz, or an unruly curl pattern, these tips will help you achieve healthier, more defined curls. So, get ready to say goodbye to bad hair days and hello to the beautiful, bouncy curls you deserve!

The Problems of Curly Hair

If you have naturally curly hair, you know that it can be both a blessing and a curse. While curly hair is beautiful and unique, it can also be difficult to manage and maintain. Curly hair requires a different approach to care than straight hair, and many people struggle to find the right products and techniques to keep their curls looking their best.

These are the main problems with curly hair:

It´s usually dry and prone to breakage

One of the biggest problems with curly hair is that it tends to be dry and prone to breakage. This is because natural oils have a harder time traveling down the hair shaft, leaving curls thirsty for moisture. Dryness can lead to frizz, split ends, and a lack of definition in your curls.

It´s unpredictable

Another issue with curly hair is that it can be unpredictable. Many people with curly hair find that their curls have a mind of their own, and can be difficult to control. This can be frustrating, especially when you're trying to achieve a specific hairstyle.

It´s Hard to Find the Right Products

Finally, many people with curly hair struggle to find products that work for them. Curly hair requires different products than straight hair, and it can take some trial and error to find the right ones. Additionally, many hair products contain ingredients that can be harmful to curly hair, such as sulfates and alcohol, which can dry out and damage curls over time.

7 Things you Can do to Maintain Your Curls at Home

As a specialized Hair Artist and expert in curly hair at Elle Moore's Beauty, I know how frustrating it can be when you leave the salon with gorgeous curls, only to wake up the next morning with a head full of frizz. That's why I've put together seven of my most effective tips for maintaining beautiful curls at home. 

These tips are the same ones that I regularly share with my clients, and I'm excited to share them with you! So, grab a pen and paper and let's get started.

1. Start with a Clarifying Treatment

One of the best things you can do for your curls is to start with a clarifying treatment. Over time, product buildup and environmental pollutants can weigh down your curls, making them look limp and lifeless. A clarifying treatment can help remove buildup and restore bounce to your curls.

To clarify your hair at home, mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 3 parts water and apply it to your hair. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes before rinsing it out. Follow up with a moisturizing deep conditioner to restore moisture to your curls.

2. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

As I mentioned earlier, curly hair needs more moisture than straight hair. To keep your curls looking their best, make sure to moisturize regularly. This can include using a leave-in conditioner, a curl cream, or an oil to seal in moisture.

When applying products, make sure to scrunch them into your hair, rather than combing them through. This will help define your curls and prevent frizz.

3. Avoid Heat Styling

Heat styling can be damaging to curly hair, causing it to become dry and brittle. Whenever possible, avoid using heat tools like flat irons and curling wands. If you must use heat, make sure to use a heat protectant spray and keep the temperature low.

Instead of heat styling, try air-drying your hair or using a diffuser attachment on your blow dryer. This will help enhance your natural curls and prevent damage.

4. Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase

Cotton pillowcases can cause friction and damage to your curls, leading to frizz and tangles. To prevent this, try sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase. These fabrics are gentler on your hair, helping to preserve your curls while you sleep.

5. Refresh Your Curls

As the day goes on, your curls may start to lose their shape and bounce. 

To refresh your curls, try using a spray bottle filled with water and a small amount of leave-in conditioner. Spritz your curls lightly and scrunch them to revive their shape.

6. Protect Your Curls While Exercising

If you're an active person, it's important to protect your curls while you exercise. Sweat can cause frizz and damage to your curls, so it's important to tie your hair back or wear a sweatband to keep it off your face.

After your workout, rinse your hair with water to remove sweat and refresh your curls.

7. Get Regular Trims

Regular hair cuts are essential for maintaining healthy curls. Trimming your hair regularly can help prevent split ends and breakage, allowing your hair to grow longer and healthier.

I recommend getting a trim every 6-8 weeks, depending on how quickly your hair grows.


Maintaining curly hair can be challenging, but with the right care and attention, you can keep your curls looking healthy, bouncy, and beautiful. By following these seven tips, you can make sure that your curls are always at their best.

If you need additional help or advice, Elle Moore's Beauty is here to help. Our team of Hair Artists specializes in natural curl textures and can provide you with personalized advice and services to help you achieve your curly hair goals. Whether you're looking for a curl transformation, a custom curly cut, or a curl clarifying treatment, we've got you covered.

Don't hesitate to reach out and get in touch with us at (917) 705-7162 or [email protected]. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and help you on your curly hair journey.

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