Alyssa Hawkins of Naturallycurly writes;

Deciding to go natural is only half of the battle. While you might think it is the hardest part, getting your curls to look their best can often be much more difficult and plain frustrating. We want you to have the easiest possible path to loving your curls, so we put together a list of five hair habits that once you adopt, will completely change your life and the love you have for your curls.

Stop Straightening

Curlies in numbers agree that the hardest part about being natural is simply doing it. We are often accustomed to changing the texture of our hair, so it is hard to quit and embrace how we look with the hair we were given. Once you can put down the straightening tools and products, you can embrace who you are and work to get the best possible curly version of you. Say “goodbye” to heat damage!

Deep Conditioning

Moisture is key when being curly and one of the best ways to get moisturized curls is through deep conditioning. Conditioning daily is important, but deep conditioners are made specifically to penetrate your hair’s many layers and give your roots the moisture they need to stay frizz free.

Trims Every Six-Eight Weeks

The length of time that you can go without a trim depends on the length of your hair, but most stylists will suggest that you come in every six to eight weeks. Once you get in the habit of getting your hair trimmed on a regular basis, you will notice your hair looking healthier; something many curly girls strive for.