The most beautiful natural textures are lustrous and buoyant, and the key to that ideal texture lies in locks that are well moisturized. Here’s how you can get the bouncy, lustrous curls sported by singer Corinne Bailey Rae.

If you want more styling how-to’s and curly hair info, check out Modern Salon’s 2013 edition of Texture!

Step 1

After shampooing with Joico Smooth Cure Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner, apply a generous amount of Joico Smooth Cure Leave-In Rescue Treatment. For more control, add a few drops of Joico K-PAK Protect & Shine Serum. Begin at your nape and apply the mixture systematically in horizontal sections, working up to the crown and around to each side. Distribute the product from your roots to your ends with a wide-toothed comb.

Step 2

Return to your nape and divide your hair into 1-inch horizontal sections. Twist each section around your finger, allowing it to coil onto itself. Don’t force it; let the natural texture guide you.

Step 3

Work up your head and around to each side, “setting” the small sections with your finger. Release your finger without disturbing each curl, and allow the hair to dry in place.

Step 4

Once all strands are dry, apply a few drops of Protect & Shine Serum in the palm of your hands, emulsify, and gently comb through your hair with your fingers to break up the curls. Avoid over-manipulating the hair, but if necessary, re-twirl any section that needs to be re-set. Begin at your nape and work upward like before.

Step 5

Mist your hair all over with Joico K-PAK Protective Hairspray to repel frizz and flyaways.

By Damien Carney, Joico Artistic Director

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