WEARING A DURAG FOR CURLY HAIR.
Durags are essential for locking your curls and keeping your hair down. Wearing a durag really protects your curls from hair damage, especially when you are planning your night time routine. Curly hair grows out quickly, keeping it down and from overly frizzing is a challenge. Below is a comprehensive guide to some of a few frequently asked concerns in the curly haired community.
From how to put on a durag with long curly hair, to the proper distinction of silk and velvet durags added advantages of having one in your hair arsenal. Let’s get started.
Can you wear a durag with curly hair?
Most people in the curly haired community often query, ‘‘should I wear a durag with curly hair and is a durag good for curly hair?’’ Definitely, durags assist with keeping the curls in place and keeps it from frizzing.
How to wear a durag with curly hair/how to put on a durag with curly hair.
There are quite a few designs available with various textures, but I would suggest you wear those which are more elastic as they are breathable even when they are tied securely around the head.
The steps below show the step-by-step method of how to wear a durag with curly hair:
Step 1: Turn the durag inside out so that the seam in the middle is sticking up on the outside of the durag for proper symmetry. The side burns should be sticking out from under the durag.
Step 2: Hold the two ties with hands and pull back the ties in such a way that both cross over, but do not let them move up on the head. Then wrap up the ties behind your head.
Step 3: After crossing the ties on the back of the head, pull them on the front of the head again and make sure the cross is at the center of the forehead. Now you can smooth them at this point if you want them to lie flat. Ensure you do not tie too tightly to avoid getting a headache.
Step 4: Tie the knots at the back of the head, but do not tie them too tight because you would face trouble in undoing it later.
Step 5: In this final step fold the flap as you desire.
Does a durag help curls and what does it do to curly hair?
Wearing a durag maintains the moisture in your hair, this is a great support for avoiding the harsh elements like pollution in the atmosphere. This in turn would render your curls rough and dry. A durag is the perfect solution for this. Normally, the curly haired community need to perm their hair from time to time, but this repeated process damages hair. The process of constant heat application, again and again, can denature the keratin protein.
A durag can reduce the amount of perms necessary to maintain the straightness in hair by keeping it tied neatly in place. This is very suitable for people on the move and do not have the time and effort to maintain their curls after sleeping. This also takes a good amount of time off from having to battle with a comb, brush, heat tools, and styling products every single day.
Can you wear a wave cap with your curls?
Wave caps are just as important as durags. When the waves are first dressed with the suitable moisturizer or oils, the wave cap will help to hold the waves in place during sleep and will help maintain the curls.
It is convenient to secure and hold down your hair, so one should not wonder how to put on durags with long curly hair, but if you want some extra tightness along with your durag, then put on a wave cap on top.
Which durag is preferred for curls? Velvet or silky
In retrospect, durags have being traditionally made from silk. There are breathable and generally have a dull back and a glossy surface. Velvet durags are more robust than silk durags. Curly hair does very well with silk so you may line the inside of a velvet durag making it perfect with your curls.
As an added advantage, silk is naturally hypoallergenic. So, if you have sensitive or irritated skin on your face or your scalp, silk will not irritate it. To give you an idea of how gentle silk is, the material is sometimes used by those with more serious skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema.
Bottom line is, it does not really matter what curl pattern your hair is, protection from elements and frizz is of the utmost importance making durags a necessary commodity for anyone pursuing a waving lifestyle.
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