Do you have naturally curly hair? Do you always find yourself spending hours upon hours trying to master styling techniques with little to no success? There may be something in your hair routine that requires a little tweaking. Follow these eight steps to find out what’s the missing piece of the puzzle.
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- Wash your hair. After shampooing, your hair has the tendency of becoming excessively dry. Therefore, you should use a conditioner to restore your hair’s moisture. This will also assist in the detangling of your hair, as curly hair is more prone to knots and tangles than straight hair. You should also use a clarifying shampoo on a weekly basis, especially if your hair has a lot of buildup from different styling products.
- Use a t-shirt to remove the excess water from your hair. This will prevent your hair from becoming frizzy. If you opt to blow dry your hair, make sure to do so within five minutes of getting out the shower. You do not want your hair to become too dry, since this will lead to difficulty in styling and create more frizz. If you opt to maintain your curly tresses, you can do so by implementing the following step.
- Style your hair. Evenly distribute the product throughout your hair. Make sure to use more product in the areas of your hair that are coarse or frizzy. Your hair may have different textures, therefore it is important that you treat each section accordingly when distributing the product. Use a styling product such as a gel, mousse, or cream. Products may work differently for each person. Make sure you find the ideal product to define your curls. After applying the product, scrunch it throughout your hair instead of combing or finger combing. When scrunching, take a section of your hair by the ends as if you’re scooping it into your hands. Make a fist with your hair and move it toward your head. Repeat this process with the remaining sections of your hair.
- Blow dry your hair with a diffuser. Diffusers help to shape your curls and minimize the frizz. Tilt your head to the side. Scrunch your hair while blow drying it. Do not comb or finger comb. This will affect your curl definition and cause your hair to become frizzy. Once one third or one half of your hair is dry, add more product and scrunch your hair. Pay particular attention to any frizz that may have emerged from blow drying your hair.
- Enhance the shine and gloss of your hair with a flexible hairspray. Evenly distribute the spray over your hair. Continue blow drying and scrunching your hair. Repeat this process until your hair is partially damp.
- Add the finishing touches to your hair . Use an anti-frizz cream, followed by a flexible hairspray. You may eliminate this step if you’re satisfied with your hair’s final result.
- Air dry your hair. Since your hair is partially damp, allow it to dry naturally. Scrunch your hair a few times while it’s still damp. This will prevent your curls from being weighed down as well as increase the volume of your hair. If your hair ends up crunchy after it is completely dry, tilt your head forward and scrunch your hair. This will minimize its stiffness.
- Keep your curls looking fresh. Use a leave-in conditioner and a flexible hold hairspray to revive your curls. If you do not have these items in your possession, water will do the trick. Use your wet hands to add moisture to your hair. While doing so scrunch your hair to revitalize the styling products and get rid of any frizz.
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