CurlySuzy answers questions about discovering waves and curls

Dear CurlySuzy: I just recently realized that my fine medium blond hair is really Type 2 wavy. I have always wanted curly hair so I am elated. The problem is I have had such a difficult time styling it in the past that it kept getting shorter and shorter and now many layers with texture for volume. It looks awful and I don’t know how to style it! I know the growing will be difficult but could you give me a few hints on how to style it while it grows? Any help would be appreciated.

Dear Sylvia: Growing out curls and waves is a challenge. Here is a link to our picture gallery for some style ideas. This is a great place to get ideas for styling during the growing-out phase.

I will give you some product suggestions below that will help keep your hair moisturized. That is the key to being happy with your curls and waves. The more moisturized the curls and waves are, the less they will frizz. Don't worry; these products will not weigh your waves down. Also I will give you a link to one of our new bloggers who has wavy hair. Her articles are fun to read.

  • AG Re:coil Curl Activating Balm

    This is a curl cream that is very concentrated. Use a very small amount on wet hair and then scrunch it in. Air dry your hair or use a diffuser on your hair dryer. Your hair will dry with a glaze, so gently scrunch out the crunch for soft waves.

  • AG Foam Weightless Volumizer

    I really like this product as well. Follow the same same styling instructions as above.

  • DevaCurl B'Leave-In

    I like this leave-in conditioner, it is good for a light styler.

  • Kinky-Curly Knot Today
  • MOP Leave-In Conditioner

    These are great leave-in conditioners that are heavier than the one above.
    They are super for when you need extra frizz control and they will work well under curl cream or mousse.