Curly hair can be hard to manage. These tips will help you to control and manage your curls and get the look you always wanted.
Curly hair can be difficult to manage. Sometimes it can feel like you’re fighting a losing battle with your hair, and it is easier to tie your hair in a bun than to try and tame it. All it takes is a little bit of experimentation, and you can have the beautiful curls you’ve always wanted.
Use a Shampoo and Conditioner Designed for Curly Hair
Curly hair lacks moisture and is naturally drier than other hair types. This is because of the way curly hair is formed and how it sits on the scalp. It receives less of the natural oils which provide hair with moisture and create shine. For this reason, it is important to use a shampoo and conditioner, which will provide your hair with extra moisture.
Some hair care experts suggest people with curly hair should not use shampoo because it can actually strip the hair of any natural oils, making your hair drier. However, if you use a product to style your hair, it is recommended that you use shampoo before conditioning, or the build-up of the product may block the conditioner from reaching the hair.
It is recommended that you should wash curly hair every two or three days. If you prefer to wash your hair daily, try shampooing every second or third day, and use only conditioner daily. This will help prevent your hair from drying out and becoming brittle and frizzy.
Using Products to Style Curly Hair
The tricky thing about curly hair and styling products is that different products work differently for different kinds of curls. You may have to do some experimenting in order to find a product that brings out the best in your curls. This can be extremely frustrating but stick with it. Once you find the right product, it will all be worth it.
The most beneficial product for curly hair, whether your curls are wavy or tight ringlets, is a leave-in conditioner. This product is vital for putting moisture back into your hair. It also helps to combat frizz.
Other products which work well for curls include mousses and gels. If you’re lucky enough to have curly hair that requires very little product to control it, then these products are probably the most beneficial for you. These products are available in various hold strengths, so you can choose one which is appropriate for your hair. The lower the hold strength, the less crunchy your hair will feel.
If your curls are more unruly, you will benefit from a hair styling paste. This product, which is a lot less intimidating than it sounds, will help define your curls and hold their shape.
There are a few ways you can use a hair styling paste. The easiest way is to divide damp hair into different sections and work on one area at a time. Use a small amount of paste and warm it between your fingers by rubbing them together. Run your fingers through your hair and then scrunch that section of hair in your hands. If you use too much of this product, it can leave your hair feeling crunchy. It may take a bit of practice to find the right balance.
Another way to use hair styling paste is to apply the product the same as above, but instead of scrunching your hair, gently twist small sections of hair around your finger. This way of styling is great for curly hair, which has a mind of its own. Twisting the hair encourages it to curl the way you want it to, and will give you more control over your curls. The product helps hold the shape of the curl, which can last for up to three days.
Curly hair does not have to be difficult to control. With a bit of experimentation, you can find a product that will give you curls just the way you always wanted them.