How to Style Your Curly Hair
How to Style Your Curly Hair by The Beauty Bar
If you have naturally curly hair, you have probably become frustrated when it gets frizzy or longed for straight locks. Here are some tips to help you make your curly hair more manageable.
Curly hair tends to be dry. In humid weather, it absorbs moisture from the air, which causes the cuticles to expand and makes it frizzy. You can reduce frizz by providing your hair with plenty of moisture. Use a non-sulfate shampoo, a leave-in conditioner, a deep conditioner, and a styling product with silicone.
If your hair gets dry or frizzy or you get dandruff, avoid products with alcohol. Use a deep conditioning hair mask at least once a week. You can also use a natural oil, such as neem oil, amla oil, coconut oil, argan oil, olive oil, or jojoba oil. Put the oil in your palm and massage it into your scalp or hair with your fingers. Use a natural-bristle brush to distribute it through your hair, put on a shower cap, sleep in it, and wash it out in the morning.
Many women apply styling products to the top of their hair, but that can weigh it down. Start at the back of your hair, where it is thicker, and then work the product through the sides and top of your hair. You can add small amounts of the product if necessary. Comb it through or use your fingers to massage it into your hair.
It is a myth that you should never brush curly hair. Brushing your hair for two minutes per night with a natural-bristle brush can distribute natural oils from your scalp through your hair. Your hair may poof up, but that is ok. Brush it right before bed and rinse it in the morning. Brushing your hair can alleviate frizz, dryness, split ends, or thinning.
A blow-dryer can make curly hair frizzy if used in correctly. Allow your hair to air-dry as long as possible, then blow-dry it with a diffuser. Hold the blow-dryer under your hair and cup (don’t squeeze) your curls in your palm while folding your hair like an accordion. If you don’t use a diffuser, blow-dry your hair in a downward direction.
Keratin treatments can eliminate frizz and make your curls more manageable and easier to straighten. If you want extremely straight hair, you can try Japanese straightening methods. You can straighten your hair yourself with a ceramic flat iron or a blow-dryer or have it done in a salon.
If the weather is hot and humid, forget about straightening your hair. As soon as you step outside, your curls will come back. Instead, embrace your natural curls.
If you are short on time, pull your hair back with a headband while it is damp. This will flatten it at the crown and leave curls at the end. When you remove the headband later, you will have great body.
Choosing the right haircut can make your curly hair more manageable. Avoid bangs. Longer hair is easier to manage than a shorter style. You don’t need someone who specializes in curly hair to cut yours.
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