Experiencing a case of “triangle head” lately? It’s time to up the ante on your hair care routine. Read on to find out the top five ways to breathe new life into your curly hair.
1 - Get a dry haircut.
Nothing gives tresses a faster boost than trimming off the dead, lifeless ends. Make sure to tell your stylist that you want a dry cut, instead of a wet one. Due to the fact that curly hair falls differently when it’s wet, it’s best to trim dry strands in order to get the style you want.
2 - Swap your hairbrush for a wide-tooth comb.
When trying to achieve bouncy, voluminous ringlets, the last thing you want to do is to disturb your natural curl pattern. A wide-tooth comb effortlessly separates strands without smoothing them out. When combing, always start from the ends and work your way up to your hairline in order to avoid breakage.
3 - Always use a shampoo and conditioner designed specifically for curly hair.
Not all shampoos and conditioners are created equal. Products for curly hair are formulated to reactivate your natural curls, without weighing them down or stripping your hair’s moisture. Plus, they will help close the hair cuticle in order to prevent unwanted frizz.
4 - Hands off!
Try to avoid touching your hair when air-drying. Too much fussing can result in frizz, leaving your curls looking smashed and flat. Instead, spritz a curl-activating spray on damp strands, then apply a dime-sized amount of styling cream to your fingers and gently scrunch the ends of your hair. Now, here’s the crucial step—leave your hair alone! These products will work to activate your natural curl, resulting in shiny, bouncy, frizz-free ringlets.
5 - Touch up limp strands with a curling iron.
Consider this a curly-girl hack: Once your hair dries, grab small sections of hair that look straight or frizzy and wrap them around a 1-inch curling wand. Leave the hair on the wand for a few seconds and release, then pull the ends straight in order to make the curl look more natural.
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