Styling curly hair can be quite a challenge when you’re trying to battle dryness, frizz, and humidity. Curly hair usually has a mind of its own and sometimes it’s hard to find exactly what will work for your hair, since no two heads full of curly hair are the same. Embracing natural curl shouldn’t have to be a chore, so here are some tips to make styling your luscious locks a little simpler.
1. Cleansing is the first step in making sure your curls are good to go. Over time, products can build up and cause your hair to become weighed down. Using a clarifying shampoo once a week will remove product build up and give the hair a clean slate so all of the products you use do their job.
2. Since curly hair is naturally lacking moisture, using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner is a must to reduce dryness and frizz. For help with defining your curls even more, try a shampoo and conditioner that is specifically made for curly hair like our TruCurl from ColorProof. A deep conditioner once a week will also help give hair even more moisture.
3. After you wash your hair try using a clean, plain cotton t-shirt to remove excess moisture. Sometimes individual hairs can get caught in the fibers of a regular towel and cause more frizz. Use a wide tooth comb to get rid of tangles so that you do not remove all of the natural curl pattern.
4. Time for product! Applying product while the hair is still wet will allow the products you use to soak into the hair as it dries. There are so many curly hair products out there but you really need to pinpoint exactly what works best for your hair. A product that works great in one persons hair, may not be the best choice for you. For my hair I always choose a leave-in conditioner, an anti frizz serum and a curl cream. Be careful to not overuse product, this will give you crunchy, hard curls that will be harder to style.
5. To finish the style you can either choose to air dry, or diffuse. Air-drying is a great choice if you have a little extra time so there is no heat put on the hair. Without a proper heat protectant, heat can cause the hair to become dryer and add even more frizz. If you don’t have as much time and need a little more volume, diffusing is the way to go. A diffuser is a tool that attaches to the end of your blow dryer and spreads the airflow over a wide area. Personally, I like to diffuse my hair until its about 75% dry and then let it air dry the rest of the way. Sometimes using a diffuser can start to cause frizz if too much heat is being applied to the hair.
So there you have it! Working with your natural hair texture is so simple and just requires a little bit of experimentation to figure out exactly which products and what method of styling works best for you. Try some of these tips and tricks and you’ll have your curly hair routine down in no time!
Post by Cayla!