The occasional bad hair day is bound to happen. From frazzling frizzies to flaking product, taming that kinky curly coily wavy mane takes a whole lot of love and loads of moisture. The following pre-styling steps show how to moisture lock thirsty tresses of any curl pattern.

1. Condition Before Styling

It can’t be stressed enough to curlies, new and seasoned: conditioning is QUEEN for curls! When hair is conditioned by a natural oil-infused conditioner that defines and softens curls, it’s more resilient and primed to respond appropriately to your favorite products during your styling routine.

For effective conditioning, apply a generous amount of conditioner to wet hair starting at the ends and working your way to the roots and scalp. To make styling easier, detangle your strands with a wide tooth comb or your fingers. Leave the conditioner in for 3 to 5 minutes. If you need to deep condition, leave in for 15 to 20 minutes or longer for added softness. Once time is up, wash the conditioner out of your hair and dry with a tee shirt.

2. Use Gelée After Conditioning

Gelée is a styling tool that holds hair styles in place. When used for natural hair styling, curl definition is this tool’s key attribute. From bantu knots to beachbound waves, gelée is used to keep the hair strands together and well defined.

A gelée, such as Dippity Do’s GIRLS WITH curls Curl Shaping Gelée, that not only acts a sealant, but also nourishes your curls will be best for this step. The alcohol-free formula won’t dry out your curls, your scalp won’t be stripped of its natural oils, and your strands will be nourished with aloe vera and vitamin E, not stifled by parabens.

Gelée with a light hold don’t tend to flake, and Dippity Do’s formula smells pleasant; not too perfumey. 

3. Style Those Curls!

Waiting for hair to dry so you can to see the results doesn’t have to take long. Since gelée staves off environmental and general styling damage, blow drying twist/braids/waves on medium heat for a few minutes reduces wait time. Unravel protective styles and loosen ringlets to reveal a fierce mane a supreme curly cuteness!

No matter how you style your hair, whether it's wash-and-go or an up 'do, Dippity Do GIRLS WITH curls Curl Shaping Gelée will seal your hair strands with moisture, help you knock out frizz, and define your curls all at the same time. Watch this video to see how Brand Influencer Edgy creates this super cute ponytail with bangs.

This post is sponsored by Dippity Do GIRLS WITH curls.