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.
Decadent Summer Curls Kit
If your hair thirsts for moisture and you don't live in a climate prone to high dew points, the Decadent Summer Curls Kit is an excellent solution to quench your thirsty locks. This value pack includes three humectant-filled products that will lock in moisture to keep your curls frizz-free.
- Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent Moisturizing Treatment
- Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia Leave-In Conditioner
- Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle
To get rid of dryness and frizz, tackle the root of the problem with a deep moisturizing treatment for your curls. Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent Moisturizing Treatment can supply your thirsty curls with the moisture they need. Apply it to wet hair and smooth through with your fingers or a wide-toothed comb. Allow the treatment to penetrate hair for 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly with water. For an even more intense moisturizing treatment, use it with a plastic cap or heat. For best results, use the treatment every 3-4 days.
In both humid and even drier climates, your curls need a leave-in moisturizer to further combat frizz and dryness. After you have rinsed out your conditioner, apply several handfuls of Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia Leave-In Conditioner while the hair is still wet to soothe and moisturize your curls. Remember to smooth the product over your curls in downward motion instead of rubbing the hair, which not only disturbs your curl pattern creating frizz, but it can also cause unnecessary friction against the hair shaft, which can lead to dryness.
When its time to define your curls, you will want a product that fights frizz and makes curls pop without weighing them down. Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle is a fabulous, lightweight curl definer that can also be layered on top of our other styling products for extra frizz protection. After applying the Sweet Ambrosia Leave-In Conditioner, distribute a generous amount of Curls in a Bottle using your fingers to smooth it along the length of your strands. You can also opt to use a wide-toothed comb. To decrease the drying time gently blot or scrunch your hair with a t-shirt or micro-fiber towel and allow it to air dry. You can also use a hair dryer with a diffuser attachment to help minimize frizz and set your curls.
If you are a newbie who's unsure on how to pair products, this is a great opportunity to jumpstart your regimen with a recipe for happy curls that is bundle together for you already. CurlMart Kits are great offers that any curls would appreciate. Pull in the moisture and lock out the dryness with these valuable bundles that will pop your curls into shape!