Ten little secrets on how to style curly hair!
Moisture is key to a frizz free style.
Styling curly hair can be quite a challenge as humidity, frizz, and dryness present obstacles for even the most experienced of curlies. Curly hair has such personality that it’s often difficult to perfect a hairstyling technique when the behavior of curls can vary from day to day. Whether you’re new to the curly scene, or just in need of some advice, check out these ten tips that can make styling curly hair easier.
1. Start Fresh
Before styling your hair, it is important to wash out all the leftover product, spray or serum that might be in your hair. Starting with a clean, fresh head of hair will ensure that you don’t have any product left in your hair to conflict with your next styling. Use a proper cleanser, preferably a sulfate-free cleanser, to wash out all the excess. Curious about the shampoo free routine? Find out if the shampoo free method is right for you!
2. Grab that Leave-In Conditioner
The key to a frizz free style is moisture. Moisturizing the hair will not only help its overall health, but it will keep your frizz at bay. Before styling your hair, be sure to spray your hair with a leave-in conditioner. It acts as a prep for your hair style, and gives your hair that extra moisture that it craves.
3. Stick to Natural Hair Products
Curlies who are faithful to natural hair products will testify to this; hair products made from natural ingredients are significantly better for curly hair. They are healthier and will in turn leave your hair looking fabulous. Most hair products that use synthetic ingredients dry the hair and leave it brittle. But natural hair products crafted with ingredients such as jojoba, aloe, flax seed, agave or even honey do well to moisturize your hair—not to mention they smell awesome!
4. Use the Same Brand
If there’s a product that works for you, invest in their shampoo, conditioner, leave-in, serum—everything! Hair reacts positively when you use a collection of products from the same brand. It may sound like a marketing gimmick, since most product labels advise using all their products in order to enhance results. Sure, sure, you just want me to buy all your products, right? However, in most cases, the product is specially formulated to work with the others, and will produce optimal results when used together.
5. Section Off Your Hair
Several curlies complain that their hair turns out differently in different areas of the hair. Is it curlier in certain sections more than others? The problem lies in product application. If your hair is not styling correctly in all areas, it is probably because you’re not applying product evenly throughout. To correct this, try sectioning your hair with clips. The smaller the sections, the better. This way you can give each section of your hair the proper attention it needs, and ensure that each section gets an even amount of product.