Anyone with curly hair knows it is just a pain. Many girls with curly hair end up straightening their locks due to it unmanageability. Part of this problem with management may deal with our lack of knowledge on how to properly care for and style curly hair. The other part is the inability to deal with frizz. Both issues will be addressed here so that you can start turning those troublesome curls into beautiful starlet locks.
The first and most important thing to do when trying to make your mop more manageable is to get the right hair cut. We often pick and choose cuts from a book without thinking about our curls, especially if you are like me and straighten yours. However, getting a curly hair suitable cut really helps to make your curls manageable. You might even find you can wear your hair natural with the right cut. The key is finding a stylist that knows how to work with curly hair. They need to know how curly hair behaves, curly hair cutting techniques, and how to best choose a style for you that will not only bring out the natural beauty of your curls, but be enjoyable for you. This sounds like a lot to know, but it really isn’t for an experienced and well-qualified stylist. Call around to reputable salons and speak with someone with experience (and I mean a lot of experience) cutting curly hair. You can even go in and speak with them. Ask lots of questions and tell them what you’re looking for. Obviously more expensive upper class salons will have the best stylists, but you can have consultations with moderately priced salons as well to figure out which will be best for you and within your price range. Once you’ve figured out and gotten your cut, keep it trimmed and neat. Your curls need to remain skillfully kempt, layered and thinned; otherwise you’ll find yourself in the same position as before you eve got the cut.
The next step you should follow is get a shampoo and conditioner specially designed for curls. Nowadays there are special shampoos and conditioners for just about every hair style, so why no give it a try. Generally curl enhancing shampoos and conditioners will really help while trying to sport your luscious locks. These products can actually hold curls longer and create more healthy and moisturized curls. It’ll help to eliminate frizz and make your curls a whole lot more manageable before stepping out of the house to work, the bar, or a night with the girls.
Another thing to keep in mind while washing your hair is that you don’t have to do it everyday! I think I heard some jaws drop, but this really isn’t such a radical idea. In fact, curly or not you don’t need to actually shampoo your hair everyday. A lot of times washing your hair everyday just encourages fizz. Instead shower as usual but just wet and condition the tips of your hair. You’ll find your curls are a lot more manageable and a lot less frizzy this way. Also try combing your hair in the shower after conditioning it. It eliminates you having to brush it later which can cause frizz and separate your natural curls. You really only need to scrunch a little to break up large curly clumps, combing through your hair too much with your fingers or with a comb is a recipe for disaster! Push them up from the top if you need a little extra “oomph,” but don’t touch your curls otherwise. Too much handling will make your hair harder to handle.
After a shower put on a little mousse to keep curls in place, also try a dab of anti-frizz serum even spread on your hair for added control. Apply both of these on damp hair and be careful not to rub. If you’re going to blow dry, use a diffuser and blow dry upwards instead of downwards. You want to make the most of your curls, not push them down.
For a bad curl day, buy a nice curling iron with a barrel size that matches your curls. You can always tuck under a runaway or tame pieces that don’t want to stay in place. Use the curling iron sparingly and tame any extra frizz with a quick shot of hair spray or gel.
The main thing to remember is to keep your curls moisturized and in place. Always use a product to tame them and the resulting frizz. Nearly every curly hair wearer deals with frizz and little fly-aways at some point, so be prepared. Buy a small tube of gel or a little bottle of hairspray to zap away trouble areas throughout of the day. Care for your curls by get a trim every several months and by using the right shampoos and conditioners. These simple steps can truly help you to obtain a more manageable for loveable head of lusciously flirty locks.