Anyone born with a natural curly hair more often than not thinks that their hair is a good-bad thing to have. At times, you adore your hair, and at others you feel like pulling the strands or do something, anything to make it straight.
Here are some great styling tips for curly hair styles that will make life easier:
Do not wrap your hair up with a towel after washing it. Wring off excess water in the shower and just towel blot your hair gently and avoid rubbing vigorously.
Apply a leave on conditioner sparingly, after you get off the shower. The conditioner will smooth and weigh down your hair to ease the tangles and snarls, and of course it will condition your hair.
Start combing your hair (yes, comb; no brushing wet curls here) with a wide toothed comb. Begin from the tips and work your way up to the top. Remember when your hair is wet, it is weak and brittle, so take care you don’t stretch the strands too much as the strands can easily break; be gentle with your hair.
Apply your favorite curly hair styling product. It is advised that you refrain from mixing and matching several brands, so try to settle for a specific hair-care product line. Hair care products of the same brand are meant to work in unison, with conditioner to supplement and enhance the shampoo’s function; then on to styling products that boost the conditioner’s benefits. Use water soluble products to prevent build up of harmful substances on your hair.
Use gel instead of mousse. This will afford you better control in styling your hair. Mousse tends to render hair lighter, while gel provides manageability. Gel also helps in styling the curls in a way that they retain structure even when dry; and do not have crunchy feel. If you want to get a defined curl, don’t just scrunch the gel in; try sectioning you hair, instead. Use clips to section your hair, and focus on one section at a time.
Try not touching your hair or messing with it, and avoid tossing it around while it’s still wet or damp. Frizz and fluff are formed by too much motion. It is better to let it dry first before you start manipulating your hair. When the gel has dried, get rid of the crunchy feel by pressing your curls and running OVER – not THROUGH – the hair. The purpose of this is to minimize and control the frizz. A great knack for removing the crunch is through the pony tail and twist technique; here’s how you can do it:
Place the palms of your hands on the forehead are and push down on your hair. Continue moving your hands with firm pressure all the way to the back and form a pony tail. After forming the pony tail, pull the whole bunch of hair and wind it in one direction. Hold for a few seconds then let the hair down. You’ll find the crunch noticeably minimized.
More Styling Tips for Curly Hair Styles to Achieve Curly, Sexy Look
Choose a long-ish hair length. The problem with short curly hair is it is inclined to get poofy. Curls have to have the right length to bring them down, so women with curly hair naturally look best with their locks grown below the shoulders. Take note that below the shoulders means when hair is dry.
Flattering Types of Haircuts. Curly hair looks best with layers cut into it; without the layers, you will look like a Christmas tree.
When you’re running late, headbands come in handy and are an excellent choice. A headband can be a real life saver for women who are always on the go and often get short on time. Pull your hair in a band while it’s damp – this is a great way to compress hair at the crown, the curls remaining at the tips. You can pull off the headband and you’d delighted with the gorgeous body of your hair.
Explore the utterly sexy looks of loose buns. You can achieve this by simply pulling your hair back place; loop it loosely at the nape and form a bun. Use rubber band as clasp. Make sure you don’t have tendrils hanging. We only want loose and disheveled.
And finally, finish off with a gloss spray to enhance shine.
Curly and wavy hair is a blessing and a curse. Like most, if you don’t have it, you want it; if you have it, you can’t live with it. Hopefully a few styling tips for curly hair will make your life easier and give you the beautiful look you want.