The Whats, Whys, and Hows of Indian Tight Curl
Indian tight curls are all the rage nowadays in the weft/wigs industry. Believe it or not, even if the curls are sourced from India and nearby areas, curls were surprisingly not a favorite among the locals. Straight hair has always been considered the ideal standard of beauty.
But Asha Barrak, a former software engineer, broke norms in India by starting a curl revolution and the its popularity just grew internationally. Now let us learn more about the whats, whys, and hows of curly Indian hair extensions.
What is an Indian Tight Curl?
This type of curl is not your usual wavy hair. Tight curls are a bit more special because its strands twists into small ringlets. But while it is so pretty to look at, it also requires a more conscious approach/care. If the curls are really tight, it is harder for the oil from the scalp to travel through the hair to moisturize it. That is why it is prone to being frizzy and tangled.
Why should I get one?
Nowadays, you can see extensions everywhere. Be it just for fun or you wanting to try out different hair styles, whether or not you should get curly but 100% virgin human hair extension is up to you. The reason mostly being aesthetic. But what with the hair being our crowning glory, donning a set of kinky Indian hair extension might just give you that boost of confidence you have been looking for since having that bad hair day.
Of course, before getting one, we would always recommend you consult your professional hair stylist/salons for opinions on whether it would suit you or for any important matter concerning the switch.
How can I make it last?
As with other types of extensions, this 100% virgin human hair does not mean that you would treat it like you would your natural hair. Of course, it being sourced from a donor, there are special care routines that you must be mindful of when donning this kind of extension.
- For starters, do away with your heat tools. This type of hair being prone to dryness and frizz, it is very important to avoid using heating tools especially when the curl is new. This means no straightening and hot blow dry. If you really want to dry it yourself and do it fast, you can get a diffuser attachment since that has a cold setting to dry your curls.
- Use of moisturizing conditioner is also a must or at least encouraged. As explained earlier, it is more difficult for the oil from your scalp to travel through the strand if the curls are too tight. Which basically means that your body’s natural way of moisturizing your hair cannot do its job. So, you have to help your hair out. After shampooing, part your hair into sections and apply generous amounts of conditioner from the top to the bottom of your hair.
Have a beautiful hair day!