Even though the summer air tends to contain high amount of water, your curls do not have to carry all of it. Frizzy hair is the result of excess moisture penetrating into the hair shaft. Your hair needs a balance between moisture and protein. Why? Protein sustains the structure of your strands while moisture sustains elasticity.
The Curly Moisturing Kit
CurlMart's exclusive Curly Moisturizing Kit is a great way to treat yourself to wonderfully moisturized curls as you search for new addition to your summer staple products. The kit contains the following products:
- Darcy's Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Moisturizing Conditioner
- Batia and Aleeza Bio-Herbal Mineral Sculpting Gel
- DevaCurl Flexible-Hold Hair Spray
To get your curls to stay light and soft without the frizz caused by under-moisturized hair, you need to use a good rinse-out conditioner that will lock in moisture and help to eliminate frizz. Smoothing Darcy's Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Moisturizing Conditioner throughout your hair is a great solution. The well-praised conditioner is packed virgin coconut oil and panthenol to add strength, shine and softness. Apply it throughout your hair and detangle with a wide-toothed comb. Then, rinse with cool water to seal in the frizz-busting moisture.
Sometimes you can be on the right path with a great moisturizing conditioner, but once you add your gel or styler, disaster may ensue! Some stylers can leave your curls looking stringy and feeling stiff or weighed down. For curls that are defined but not stringy, soft but not weighed down, scrunch in Batia and Aleeza Bio-Herbal Mineral Sculpting Gel with your fingers while your hair is still wet. You can also use a wide-toothed comb to distribute the gel before gently drying your hair with a microfiber towel and diffusing with your hair dryer on the coolest setting. If your hair is still a little damp, you can leave it to air dry the rest of the way.
On days when the weather is extra harsh, you may need a mid-day touch up for your curls to hold frizz at bay and maintain the shape of your curls. Going against your better judgement, you may be tempted to reach for some hair spray to get the hold that you are looking for. Although the average hair spray results in stiff, dried out curls, DevaCurl Flexible-Hold Hair Spray actually conditions hair and provides a lightweight finish for movable curls. For all-day curl retention that is still flexible enough for restyling, start by placing one hand underneath wet or dry curls at the scalp, tilt your hand upward and outward and then spray DevaCurl over your curls. This method will give your curls more volume. For maximum volume, flip your dry curls forward and spray the underside of your entire hair. Shake gently from side to side to help release the curls. To finish, bring your head to an upright position and spray the top curls for additional hold.