10 Steps For Perfectly Curly Hair
Stand out from the sea of straight hairstyles by embracing your curly hair! There’s no need to break the bank with salon expert products and tools, either. Here are 10 steps that will make it easier to get glossy curly hair that’s healthy and easy to maintain.
1) Use the right hair conditioner, and use it right
You want a moisturizing hair conditioner with coconut oil, like Fructis Triple Nutrition Curl Nourish, to nourish your naturally curly hair. Avoid harsh cleansing formulas and concentrate on the tips and lengths of your hair, since these are areas that need extra nourishment, and not your scalp.
2) Pat dry, don’t attack it
Use an ultra-absorbent microfiber towel to pat and scrunch your curls dry, limiting hair breakage and other damage.
3) Start styling wet
Add styling hair serum to damp hair and use a wide-toothed comb to distribute it evenly, instead of a brush. Focus on the tips and lengths of your hair.
4) Mousse up
You may be wary of crunchy hair, but mousse can really work if you apply it to damp hair and don’t use too much. Work in sections and gently scrunch mousse into your curls, no need to crush it.
5) Heat protection
Nope, you’re still not ready for the blow dryer! You need to apply a heat protecting serum, usually in spray form, that creates a silicone barrier to limit heat damage. Try Fructis Sleek & Shine Sleek Primer.
6) Dig out your diffuser…
Now you can dry your hair using a diffuser. It limits the amount of hot air that can damage your hair and creates evenly distributed volume. Use on a low heat setting and scrunch while blowing.
7) …or sleep on it
Alternatively, if you have the time it’s always better to air-dry your curls. By applying hair serum and styling product to damp hair and then wrapping it in a microfiber towel, you can create healthy curls that are super glossy.
8) Curl cool, dry hair
If you are looking to boost your curls or create more gentle waves, reach for a curling iron. Make sure you only style completely dry, cool hair, use low heat and let each section cool before coming back to it if necessary.
9) Brave a cold blast!
Blasting your hair with cold air after styling will make it glossier because it closes up the cuticle. The same is true when you finish showering – a blast of cold water will seal in your conditioner.
10) Keep hair oil handy
Stash a small tube of hair oil, like Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment, in your bag so you can add a few drops whenever frizz threatens and ensure that your hair is always nourished and glossy.
Shampoo for defined, frizz-resistant curls
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