Someone once said:
"The struggle of having curly hair is doing the same hair routine every time and getting a different result every single time."
If you’re tired of your hard worked blow-dry frizzing out as soon as you leave the house and fed up with being ‘blessed’ with naturally curly hair don’t worry as we are here with some fantastic curling tips that anyone can use.
The following tips will apply for all types of curl as they are tried and tested in salon by our experienced stylists that specialise in curls.
STEP 1 | LESS IS BEST
With curls use small amounts of product. You’d be surprised at how many people use far too much product as they think they need more with curly hair.
When using any product with your curls a little goes a long way. Distribute product evenly throughout the hair. Using too much can result in heavy looking curls that are lifeless.
Try it, you’ll be astounded by the results, and the bonus is your product will last longer!!
STEP 2 | AVOID SULPHATES
We take the cleansing of our hair as a basic grooming step, but with curls it is important to avoid all shampoos with sulphates.
Sulphate shampoos can be too harsh for curly hair and tend to rob the hair of moisture, which curly hair needs lots of. The residue of sulphate shampoos causes friction leading to frizziness.
STEP 3 | SHAMPOO LESS & TIME TO TAME
It’s best not to shampoo every day with curls, shampoo less often but when you do always use a moisture infused conditioner or mask.
STEP 4 | DIFFUSE THE SITUATION
Diffusers are a curly girls best friend. Try one, you won’t regret it.
Instead of blowing your curls out in to a mass of frizz like a nozzle, diffusers will dry without the jet plane force.
STEP 5 | TREAT YOUR CURLS
No doubt you’ve heard it all before, your stylist tells you every visit. Treatments. Masks. Deep conditioning. You feel like she’s trying her hardest to tell you something? She is, for a very good reason.
We’ve talked about moisture, and how curly hair needs LOTS of it. This is how you get it. Treatments, Masks, Deep conditioning. Yes, she/he was right all along.
It's not because we’ve pushing products for the sake of it, it’s because we know what is right for you and your curls. Just like the diffuser, you won’t regret it, and your curls will love you for it.
STEP 6 | STAY AWAY FROM THE HEAT
It is crucial to minimize your use of heated tools. Yes, ladies even your hairdryer. I know that diffuser needs a source of heat, just make sure it’s on a low heat setting.
If using heat is a must, for that hot date tonight, always use a heat protector for the hair.
STEP 7 | TIME TO GET HANDY
Finally, throw away those brushes as this will just add to the frizz. Finger combing and a wide tooth combs are now your choice of styling tool!
So, ladies now with your fabulous curls being let loose and looking luxurious, it’s time to ditch those straighteners and revel in those beautiful, tamed, healthy, shiny CURLS!