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7 Common curly hair myths debunked: Know the truth now!

Curly Hair is a gorgeous hair type—but only when you know how to care for it. Several misconceptions about this hair type make it nearly impossible to pamper it well. These myths often cause major damage to your locks.

So, it's high time to learn about these myths, know the truth, and avoid suggestions that can harm your Hair. Come on, let's get started!

Myth 1: Curly Hair doesn't need different hair products


Curly Hair needs specified hair care products free from sulfate, silicone, alcohol, parabens, polyethylene glycol, formaldehyde, dimethicone, and mineral oil.

So, invest in products for curly hair from a reliable brand that will help you identify your hair curl type with a quiz. Buy all products from the same company for the best results.

If you use generic drugstore products, always check the ingredient list before buying, as they may advertise as curly hair-friendly but still add the mentioned ingredients.

If haircare products with these elements are used on curly Hair, the coils can become unmanageable, frizzy, coarse, and brittle.

Myth 2: Curly Hair needs the same amount of hair products as straight Hair


Curly Hair's bends and twists make the cuticle more prone to raising, making Hair appear dry, dull, and rough. Thus, curly Hair needs way more moisture than any other hair type.

So, if you use the same amount of conditioner as other hair types, your Hair will not look healthy, and it will be frizzy and hard to manage.

The right amount of conditioner will keep curly locks hydrated, define your curls, and reduce the chances of breakage.

Myth 3: Curly Hair has slower hair growth


The rate of hair growth doesn't depend on how curly, wavy, or straight it is. Rather, it's all about your genetics!

Curly Hair may take too long to grow, but this is an illusion because of its oily nature.

Rather, if two people—one with straight Hair and one with curly Hair—have similar hair health and no other factors play, both will grow at the same rate.

But it's not visible unless you wet both hair types. When wet, both hair types stretch out to show their true length.

Note: If your curly Hair grows slowly, ensure you have a balanced diet, switch to suitable hair products, and treat your Hair gently.

Myth 4: There's no need to trim curly Hair Regularly


Several people believe that people with curls don't need to get regular trims. Otherwise, their Hair won't get enough time to grow.

However, as explained above, curly Hair only appears to grow slowly because of its coily nature – but that's not the case.

Curly Hair also needs regular trims—every 8-12 weeks. This helps prevent split ends and damage running up the hair shaft, which helps curly Hair grow better, look healthy and luscious, and maintain the right shape.

Myth 5: Curly Hair doesn't need heat protectant


Many people also believe that heat can't damage curly Hair. But that's an absurd claim because curly Hair is more prone to heat damage.

A survey was conducted on people with curly Hair. It shows that 17.4% of those who stopped straightening their Hair said it damaged it.

Thus, it's always advised to air dry curly Hair or use a diffuser on a low-heat setting after generously applying heat protectant.

Heat protectants also prevent excess damage and dryness. So, despite what people say, never skip heat protectants if you use heat-styling tools. If a hairstylist says otherwise, don't let them convince you that!

Myth 6: Brushing curly Hair more will tame them


People who have not had or seen anyone with curly Hair often assume it is fluffy because it is knotted. They suggest brushing your curls for longer to tame the puffiness.

However, brushing your Hair can damage it for good. This may lead to more breakage and frizz and even ruin your curl pattern.

Using your fingers or a wide-toothed comb to detangle wet Hair doused in conditioner is best. This helps prevent damage.

Myth 7: It's not good to shampoo curly Hair


This is an outrageous myth that can destroy your scalp and hair health. You must clean your Hair with the right shampoo and remove all product buildup, dirt, and grime.

It ensures healthy hair growth and prevents it from being weighed down by excess products. Moreover, it unblocks the hair cuticles and lets them soak up hair products, water, or moisture. However, never overwash Hair just to keep it clean.


There might be several more myths about curly Hair. The best way to avoid these is to do your research. Seek an aesthetician or hair expert and make the right call for your locks!