Haircare for Curly Hair- Control Frizz, Create Ringlets, & Stay HydratedThursday, June 17, 2010
Since summer is here I've been wearing my hair natural since the humidity. Its completely pointless for me to straighten my hair when it gets curly at the sign of cloud. So I'm going to show you all what I do to control frizz, make ringlets, keep it hydrated, and under control.
The key to keeping ringlets is to NOT brush your hair, not even if the shower. If your hair is kind of thin, you could run your fingers or a wide-toothed through it when its wet. But if your hair is as thick as mine, leave it alone. The brush will pull the curls apart and make it bushy.
Its also extremely important to keep curly hair hydrated. Curly hair is the driest out of all hair types. Keeping it moisturized with prevent frizz and breakage. My favorite deep conditioner is Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deeeeep Conditioner. I use this once a week and before I straighten. I also use it after my hair has been straightened because it needs the most moisture after having it straight.
After washing my hair, I like to let it dry most of the way, but still wet. If I style it when it is soaking wet, it looks to flat. I have tried everything from creams to gels to mousses for controlling curly hair. Gel is wayyy to sticky and makes your hair look hair and greasy. You want your curls to look natural and soft. Mousse has been the best bet for me. It is good for all hair types. Any mousse with really work. But most of them still make your hair a little crunchy. The best mousse that I have tried is Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Mousse. This stuff is awesome. My hair looks completely natural, but under control.
This is also great if you have kind of wavy hair but you want to scrunch it to make it wavier or curly.
Another awesome Tousle Me Softly Product is the Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Finishing Touch Cream. I use this along with the mousse. Its like a thick gel-cream. It controls frizz. If your hair is not that curly, you could get away with just using this. Creams are more for just containing frizz and keeping it from getting bushy. But since my hair is really curly, I need both.
Natural is better!! Especially for summer. I like my hair straight, but people always tell me I look better with it natural. Don't try to change what you were born with!
I want to know if any of you battle with curly hair. It is probably the most difficult hair to deal with . But I have been struggling to control it all my life, and have just found the best routine.
So if you have curly hair, comment below, and share what products you have found that work best.