Rapunzel might have had long hair, imagine if it was curly too
Naturally curly hair can be tricky to style, but with a little time, practice, and knowledge of useful products, naturally curly hair is a beautiful asset to have. Whether your curls are loose or tight, long or short, styling your hair should be fun and simple.
One thing that curls need is a lot of moisture to stay flouncy and beautiful. As a woman with naturally curly hair, you do not need to shampoo your hair every day, and a good conditioner is a must. Additionally, products to keep your curls intact and frizz free are must haves.
When searching for shampoo, it’s important to avoid brands that contain sulfate, which dries out the hair cuticles. Some great brands for naturally curly hair include Garnier Fructis, L’oreal Vive Pro, Tigi, and Oscar Blandi, all of which can be found at most grocery or convenience stores.
Every one is a little different, so look for a shampoo that suits your specific needs. For example, if your curls tend to be more frizzy, Oscar Blandi might be better for you since it focuses on smoothing; however, if your curls tend to be more delicate, you might want to lean toward TIGI, which helps maintain the shape of your natural curl throughout the day. For best results, stick with the same brand of conditioner as you do shampoo.
After washing, keeping your curls intact is a matter of keeping them in the shape you want and maintaining a sleek, glossy, frizz-free appearance. Most frizz control products are most effective when applied to wet hair, so apply before you even towel off. Again, try to stay brand specific with frizz control products and your shampoos and conditioners.
If your curls require additional shaping, choose a styling product that does not contain alcohol, which will dry out your curls, causing frizz and damage. Some great styling products are Pantene Pro V Silky Moisture Whip or Kinky-Curly Curling Custard, both of which can also be found at any grocery or convenience store.
From there, any hair style looks great with curly hair. Let it hang loose in all of its glory, or pull it back to frame your face. To best enhance your natural curls, try not to pull your hair too tight against your head. Loose styles work best with curls and will show off your hair’s natural beauty.