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Curly Hair Tips & Tricks

Curly Hair Tips & Tricks

Curly-haired girls know that the struggle is real when it comes to caring for and styling their curls. Curly hair is inherently dry, prone to frizz, and often unruly. But once you find a routine that works for you and your curly hair, you can rock those soft, bouncy curls day after day!

It can be hard to figure out how to manage curly hair, but it helps to first figure out what type of curls you have. There are ten classifications of curly hair types, ranging from type 1 (straight) to type 4C (kinky).

Once you identify your curly hair type, you can choose the products and styling techniques that will give you the look of curls you want. Finding a curly hair routine that works for you may involve some trial and error. Here are a few of our best curly hair tips and tricks to help you get the luscious locks you crave.

1. Discover a curly hair routine that works for you.

Depending on the type of curls you have, you may need to use different products and techniques. For example, tighter spirals are usually drier and denser than soft waves and will require thicker, more hydrating creams or gels. Wavy-haired ladies should avoid heavy products that can weigh down their hair and make it limp, lifeless, and greasy.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different products and read up on what works best for your hair type. You may find that a miracle product solves all your styling needs, or you may find that layering two or three products together works better than using just one alone.

2. Don’t Over wash.

Don’t forget that curly hair is naturally dry and frizz prone. The natural oils from your scalp that keep straighter hair shiny and moisturized can’t travel down the kinks and bends of a curly hair strand. Shampooing less often can help keep your curls looking healthier, smoother and softer. When you do shampoo, make sure to use a shampoo designed for curls to help define and detangle your hair. On no ‘poo days, try using a dry shampoo just on your roots or co-washing with water and a moisturizing conditioner for curls to refresh your mane!

3. Detangle Gently.

To detangle your locks, comb gently with a wide-toothed comb and plenty of nourishing leave-in conditioner. Work your way from the ends up to the roots, gently working through snarls and separating curls.

4. Start Styling When Hair Is Wet.

Products for curly-haired girls are formulated to work on wet hair. They penetrate deep into the hair fibers, smoothing and defining curls while conditioning for touchable soft tresses.

5. Scrunch Those Curls.

Cup your hair in the palm of your hand. Work curl styling gel, mousse or cream into each strand, scrunching upwards as you go. This will add volume and definition to your coils, leaving them bouncy and beautiful.

6. Dry your hair with a diffuser or let it air dry.

When you have curly hair, it’s always best to skip the heat and rely on products to style your hair. If you’re in a rush and need to blow-dry your hair, use a diffuser on the lowest heat setting.

7. Use a Heat Protectant If You’re Going To Blow-Dry or Use Hot Tools.

We understand that sometimes you want to spice up your look. Before you reach for the curling wand, though, make sure to use a heat-protecting product to create a smooth barrier between your curls and damaging heat. If you want to ensure full protection and keep your hair healthy from being dry and damaged, try Detox & Repair sprays.

8. Add waves to your hair with a curling iron or a no-heat curling technique.

Your wavy hair can be hard to manage. It’s not curly, but it’s not straight either. You can give your waves a boost by scrunching in a curl-enhancing mousse or spritzing them with texturizing sea salt spray. Then, spot treat any flat or misshapen areas with a curling iron or a no-heat technique like pin-curling.

9. Deep Condition Often.

Curly hair types need to be treated with extra moisture, since their hair is dry by nature. In addition to your daily conditioners and leave-in conditioning sprays, a weekly hair mask can help repair surface damage to curly hair, eliminating frizz and restoring it to healthy-looking hair.

10. Trim Those Curls.

Hair tends to be thinnest and driest at the ends. Regular trims can help eliminate damage and split ends, restoring your curls’ bounce and elasticity.

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In the end, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for curly hair. The most important thing is to find something that works for you, your hair, and your lifestyle. And with so many tips out there, it should be easy to find something that you like—even if it takes a while and requires a little experimentation. And in the meantime, don’t be afraid to try new things and rock your curls like you were born with them!

To protect your lightened locks from further damage, use a hair mask. If you’ve noticed warm tones in your new highlights–orange or brassy tones–try using a purple shampoo.


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