Curly hair can be both a blessing and a curse. At times it can be bouncy, attractive and full of life. At other times, it can be uncontrollable, or a frizzy wild mess. Choose to enjoy your curly locks more often by trying some of these tips for styling and maintenance.
Dry Your Hair the Right Way
The way in which you dry your hair is important- if you scrunch it up or towel dry it roughly, it is more likely to be frizzy and uncontrollable when dry. So wring water out of your hair and pat dry rather than rubbing your hair dry with a towel. When the hair is wet, this is also the time to comb it as hair will stay in individual ringlets rather than one large ball of fluff. Comb gently however, as wet hair is more prone to breakage.
Choosing Hair Care Products
Leave in Conditioner can be applied to damp hair after a wash, and is helpful in taming springy hair by giving it a bit of extra weight and structure. It will also help to eliminate the tangles that are common in curly hair. For styling, gel is a better option than mousse, giving better control and giving weight to the hair to make it more manageable. Gel also gives a softer, less stiff and crunchy feel and allows your hair to move without going wild.
A gloss spray on damp hair can give shine to curly hair that otherwise looks dull.
Choose a longer length cut for your style. Hair a little longer than shoulder length when dry has enough weight to keep it from puffiness. Layers can be flattering and give shape to the hair. Hair can be pulled into a twist while damp, which will minimise curliness when dry. Tightly pull back hair from the hairline, pressing close to the scalp as you draw both hands back and twist until the hair forms a bun. Secure with a covered hair band or clip.
There are many different haircuts that can be flattering to a person. Curly hair with layers can be very flattering without looking like a Christmas tree. You can use a headband if you are always on the move quickly. It is okay to use a hair band even when your hair is damp. Your crown can be compressed this way with the curls at the tips. You will enjoy lovely body when the headband comes off.
Some women look very sexy with loose buns; this can be achieved easily by pulling back your hair and loop it at your nape loosely to form a bun. A rubber band can be used as a clasp to secure the bun. A great hairstyle can always be topped off with a gloss spray for a shiny look. With these tips in hand, you have the tools to achieve glossy attractive curly hair that is easier to manage, at all times. Instead of being disappointed with the hair type you have been blessed with, you can make it work for you.