When it comes to curly hair, the products you use to style your curls can make all of the difference. Your hair can go from bouncy, wavy curls, to a full blown bad hair day with just a few styling mistakes. So to help you get your best curls yet, we’ve rounded up 6 tips and tricks that every curly haired girl should start implementing into their hair care routine.
1. Ditch the Shampoo
Traditional clarifying shampoos dry out your strands causing frizz and breakage. For curly hair, the best option is to opt for a cleansing conditioner instead of using shampoo.
Our pick: Living Proof’s Curl Conditioning Wash
2. Brush It Out
Resist the urge to drag your brush through your wet hair and instead use your fingers in the shower to comb through your hair. This will loosen tangles without causing the breakage a brush would. If you do choose to brush your hair, use a wide-tooth comb in the shower while your conditioner is soaking in.
3. Hands Off
When stepping out of the shower, avoid rubbing your hair to get the water out, and instead lighty scrunch your curls in an upward motion towards the scalp to absorb extra moisture. This will help to avoid frizz and will keep your curls intact.
4. Avoid Silicones
Products like shampoos, conditioners, and serums all contain silicones, which prevent natural hydration and can damage the health of your hair in the long run. Instead of a store bought serum to add shine to your hair, our stylists use Living Proof’s Satin Hair Serum.
5. It’s All in the Styling
Top off your look and hold your curls’ natural shape all day long with a styling product. For wavy hair, we suggest Living Proof’s Curl Enhancing Styling Mousse. For curly and coily hair, we suggest Living Proof’s Curl Defining Styling Cream.
6. Air Dry
Curly haired girls know that the times when you let your hair dry naturally are most often the best hair days. But it’s not always possible to take the time to air dry, especially in the winter, so for those days use a diffuser instead. A diffuser focuses air around the curls and will keep your strands bouncy instead of blown out and frizzy.
If your curly hair needs a fresh cut, or you’re just looking for new styling options, book an appointment with one of our stylists at (617) 951-0122.