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Curly Hair

Everyone with curly hair needs a few products to keep frizz and dryness in check:

The right kind of shampoo.  A new craze in shampooing curly hair is not shampooing hair but instead conditioning it daily. If you are using a shampoo, creamy shampoos are a better bet than clarifying (or clear) shampoos.

 

Two types of conditioners.

You simply cannot over-condition frizzy hair. You need a heavy conditioner for use every time you wash your hair, and a deep conditioner for use once a week.

Smoothing cream and alcohol-free gel from the minute you step out of the shower, you need to coat the cuticle so it locks out moisture. In the book 'Confessions of a Beauty Editor,' author Linda Wells suggests a one-two-punch: 2 parts cream for 1 part gel (yes, you have to buy the products separately). A walnut-sized amount will do you. Simply rub together then palm the mixture from mid-shaft down. Comb the product throughout all of your hair with a wide-toothed comb.

Styling Cream.

Enhance your curls with a cream created for curly hair. Rub it in and let hair air-dry.

Style Serum

Warm up a couple drops of this in your hands and palm over dry, frizzy curls. The serum will solve your frizz problems.

Straightening balm or gel If you want to blow-dry hair straight, rub a ten cent-size amount of this on hair before drying curly hair (always section hair, working from the lower layers on up).

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Additional Information

  • Find a good stylist first. Ask if they know anything about the technique of "twist-cutting", which is great for curly hair. Ask your friends, strangers, someone whose hair you admire, etc. It's best to get recommendations from people who have the same hair type as yours. When you visit the salon also ask for a more experienced person, it may cost a little more but it is worth it.
  • Realize that you don't need to shampoo everyday, but do condition every time you are in the shower. Choose a shampoo and conditioner that leaves your hair feeling good to you. You don't want hair that was washed and still feels like you have product left or leaves it feeling dry even if it isn't.
  • Wash with cold water. Cold water helps making hair shinier, locks in moisture, and reduces frizz
  • Dry-brushing is a common cause of frizziness. Unless you're blow drying your hair straight, use your fingers to comb your dry hair.
  • Don't use too much product. With a styling milk, gel or mousse, put some into your palm and rub your palms together. The product will warm up as you rub and distribute better by not 'globbing' onto one spot. You want to evenly distribute the product through your hair, so you will need to use more if you have longer hair.
  • Use a product straight out of the shower, when your hair is still wet. This will 'trap' the moisture and get you thick, moisture-rich curls. When your hair dries, if you look like you have smothered your hair with gel and don't care for that look, take your towel and sort of scrunch your dry hair. This will take the 'wet rat' look out of your hair and leave it 'natural looking' (cotton t-shirts work well; they absorb the moisture, but don't leave frizzy hair; paper towels can also be used).
  • Choose to air dry or blow dry. Try them both out. Blow drying completely dry can cause frizzies, but a diffuser attachment can prevent this. You may also find that if you stop before it's completely dry that will also tame the frizzies. Try to air dry on the weekends or at night.
  • Detoxify your hair about once a month. Your hair is one of the most absorbent and dirtiest parts of your body. Think of the smog, pollution, germs from sneezes and coughs, smoke, etc. that you encounter every day. All of this can get trapped in your hair. If you smoke or someone around you does, your hair will trap and smell like smoke. So even if you choose to live with the frizz and not use anything in your hair, please use a detoxifier once in a while. It will help your hair.
  • Don't fight the curl! This is one of the worst things you can do. Put down the straightening creams, flat irons, and blow dryers. Embrace your spirals!