If you have curly hair, it’s likely you deal with the same issues as other curly haired ladies. The hair can tend to be hard to manage, look dry, and lack luster and as a result, a lot of people don’t embrace their natural curly texture. However, with the right arsenal of products and a little know how you can wear your hair naturally and help improve its texture. With this guide you’ll know exactly what products are right for you, and how to use them.
Curling Shampoo Recommended By Austin Hairstylist
Using a curl enhancing, sulfate free shampoo is an absolute MUST! Normal shampoos rough up the cuticle of the hair and for those with curly hair, that’s what you want to stay away from. Friction on the cuticle of the hair causes frizz and makes curly hair look unhealthy and dry. By using a cleansing conditioner in place of a shampoo, you are likely to get smoother curls with fewer frizzes and more shine. We love the DevaCurl No-Poo Cleansing Conditioner to cleanse the hair and keep it hydrated. When using this product it’s important to consult a certified DevaCurl expert to get the most out of your product. Our Austin DevaCurl expert Havalah loves showing her clients how to apply and rinse the product to make beautifully defined curls. She recommends using plenty of shampoo and vigorously scrub she scalp since the product is free of surfactants. Then, you must rinse very well while still scrubbing the scalp to make sure the product is out.
Curly Hair Needs A Special Towel To Dry Off
The next step is another key factor in frizz free hair. Skip the towel and use a special microfiber towel or a soft tee shirt to squeeze excess water out of the hair while keeping the hair smooth. A typical towel will snag the hair and make it harder to create supple, smooth curls when you style it. The DevaCurl product line carries a microfiber towel designed to dry the hair without snagging. Whether you use the DevaCurl towel or a soft cotton tee shirt the technique is still the same: gather the hair into the towel or shirt and with a wavy motion, squeeze upward. Do that with all sections of the hair until it’s somewhat dry and then let it finish drying naturally. It’s important to leave it alone during this time and not touch it with your fingers!
Curl Enhancing Gel
A gel or lotion is the perfect styling product that every curly haired girl should have on hand. These products help define each curl and create a supple and smooth tendril. Without the use of a curl-enhancing product, the hair can dry and end up looking lack-luster and dull. To use a gel or lotion, squeeze a dime to nickel size of product in your palm and rub hands together. Gently rake the product throughout the hair, starting mostly at the bottom and ends and working your way to towards the roots. Make sure to keep product away from the scalp to keep hair looking clean and not oily. Use the same squeezing motion done with the towel to enhance the curls with the styling product. Once you’ve worked the product into your hair, you can let it dry naturally (which we recommend) or use a diffuser attachment on your blow drier to finish. The products we love to use on curly haired clients are the Kevin Murphy Motion Lotion and the DevaCurl Arc Angel Gel. The lotion creates a less controlled and softer look while the gel is more defining and has a much stronger hold.
The most important tip that any curly haired beauty needs to keep in mind is FRICTION CAUSES FRIZZES. The less that you “rough up” your hair with the use of harsh shampoos, towels, and care the better your curls look.
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