Curly Hair Saviors

The humidity levels are starting to climb here in Florida and that means one thing to those of you with curly hair. The frizz and basically a headful of hair that seems unmanageable. Don’t fret, we are showing you some tips, tools, and products that will turn the frizz into a head full of glorious curls.

Tips

Curls require special care. They are temperamental and have a mind of their own. That is why it is imperative to give your curls a little extra TLC.

  1. Hydration is Essential- Curls need hydration so be sure to use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. And do not forget to deep condition those curls once a week for optimal results. Also, detangle your hair while in the shower.
  2. Don’t overwash- Just as we said, hydration is essential for the curls so do not overwash. Washing twice a week is plenty. If you need to wet your hair, try a co-washing product.
  3. Leave-In Conditioner- Don’t forget this step in your styling regimen. A leave-in conditioner gives your hair an extra dose of hydration.
  4. Styling Products- A great mix of styling products helps keep the frizz at bay. We love a great styling cream that gives structure to your curls and volume.
  5. Diffuse- When using the diffuser to dry your locks, don’t scrunch. Scrunching when drying will leave you with frizzy and unruly curls.
  6. Hair Oils- Once your hair is fully dry, remove that stiff gel cast with nourishing hair oil and scrunch those dry curls for at least 2 minutes.

Tools of the Trade

Curly requires a few essential tools to make haircare a little bit easier. A wide-tooth comb for detangling, a microfiber towel, and a great hairdryer with a diffuser are essentials for maintaining bounce and spring to your curls while minimizing the frizz.

Shampoos & Conditioners

Hydration, hydration, hydration! Select shampoos and conditioners that are moisture-rich and sulfate-free. And once a week, don’t forget to deep condition your locks.

Leave-In Conditioners

Give those locks an extra dose of moisture with a leave-in conditioner. This should be the first step of styling and be sure to do this when hair is wet.

Styling Products

Start styling curly hair when it is wet and after the application of a leave-in conditioner. Be sure to also use products that correlate to your hair’s density. You want to avoid products that will weigh down your curls and leave you with a greasy mess.

Nourishing Oils

Not only are hair oils nourishing but they are key to removing the gel cast. Be sure your hair is completely dry, then apply 2 drops to the palm of your hand, rub them together and start scrunching. You will be left with soft, touchable curls.

Additional Tools

There are times when more is more and this is the case with curly hair. Since you will not be washing your hair every day, silk will become your new best friend. To protect your tresses, sleep on a silk pillowcase at a minimum. If you are a little extra, try a satin-lined turban. Et viola- luscious curls the next day!

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