Long before we had restrictions and salons were open everyday you could go get a blowout regardless of the situation without thinking twice. Now we have to mentally plan our every move.
For those with curly hair, who have had a love hate relationship since childhood it’s been a time to stop and fall in love with it all over again. Curly hair can be naughty, miss behave just the moment you want it to act normal it decides to act up. It has a mind of it’s own. There is no sure way to make it do what you want but you can have more firmed crisp and structured curls with a little know how and some practise. There is no reason why your curls isn’t a positive!
There isn’t a “one size fits all approach” to which products to use or how to use them, but there is a general direction we can help you take that may help you a lot!
So many people still flip and fling their hair around like it’s a whip and a rodeo and those people need to stop! The more you move it the more frizz and unruly it will become. Here is how things should go from the minute before you get out of the shower.
Once you have shampooed rinse and squeeze out excess moisture apply conditioner to the length and GENTLY work through, gradually using a wide tooth comb to selectively remove the knots from the ends working up to the roots. Gently rinse, do this well and avoid rigorously moving the hair too much, keeping it flat. Finish up in the shower squeeze the excess moisture out of your hair and step out. Using a towel gently squeeze excess moisture from your hair ( DO NOT RUB!)
Now given that every head of hair is different but curly hair craves moisture so use a serum to close the cuticle, a leave in moisturiser and possibly a curl cream or additional moisture creme or a sea salt spray for hair that’s a little finer and lacks the strength in the curl.
You can try to speed up the drying process but the minute you do, frizz will appear and the definition will go for a toss!
Remember while it’s drying any movement needs to be limited and gentle, like super gentle.
Try it and let us know how you went, remember that you may need to get a fresh cut which will help with the ends if it’s split or damaged