Curly Hair Styling Secrets

Curly Hair Styling Secrets

Your curly hair can be unpredictable at times, but don’t let that stop you from having healthy, luscious-looking waves, twists or coils every single day. When you stick to a good routine and use the right products, your curls will shine. Read on for top techniques straight from the curly hair community that you can add to your style routine right now. Your curls will look better than ever!

The Scrunch

The classic styling trick that helps to shape and soften curls and waves. Post-wash, you can enhance shape and definition by scrunching your hair after you apply product. Using Garnier Curl Construct Mousse, lean your head toward one side and scrunch small sections, pushing upward to the roots.

Try Using Oil

Does gel leave your curls hard and crunchy? Solution: When your hair is almost dry, apply oil to your hands and scrunch from the ends to the roots to break the cast of the product. Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment gives your curls a soft and full look.

The Praying Hands

This technique, also known as the clapping method, is used to smooth spirals and help reduce frizz. You can also use it to stretch out tight curls and coils, adding length. After washing your hair, apply your leave-in conditioner (Try: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Curl Nourish Butter Cream Leave-in Treatment) and then rub a gel or cream between your hands. Then glide a section of hair in between your palms from the roots to the ends to evenly coat your hair with product.

The Steam Refresh

The steam from your shower is a great way to quickly refresh your curls in the morning without getting them totally wet. Just make sure you stand away from the water stream. The steam provides just enough moisture to loosen any bends or dents you may have created while sleeping. Apply some leave-in conditioner post-shower, then twist or finger coil a few sections around your face for a little extra definition.

Start at the Bottom

Curls can get knotty so it’s important to tackle tangles without ripping out your hair (ouch!). Always start from the bottom and work your way up to the root to minimize damage. You can help things go even more smoothly by slathering your strands with a slippery conditioner. With its rich blend of plant oils, Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Curl Nourish Conditioner provides plenty of moisture for detangling.

The Pineapple

Want to get another day out of your style? Pull your hair into a “pineapple” to save the look while you sleep. It’s easy: Simply gather your hair into a high pony and loosely secure it with a fabric scrunchie before bed. In the morning, take it down. Shake your hair out, fluff your roots with your fingers and you’re ready to go!

Twist Out

Here’s a trick for coils and kinky curls. Post-shampoo, apply leave-in conditioner and styling product to clean, damp hair. Then, divide a section of hair into two pieces and twist the pieces together. Repeat for the rest of your hair. Once it dries, apply oil to your hands before you unravel your twists and separate the hair. Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil Deep Nourish with rich Brazil nut oil will help keep frizz at bay and add pretty shine to the hair.