Tips for Curly Hair July 31 2013

Got curly hair? You know better than anyone that it’s a love/hate relationship. Some days, your curls and waves are a force to be reckoned with. Other days… well, not so much. Here are a few tips to keep your curly mane looking fabulous at all times!


1. Try a smoothing serum
Try John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair serum or Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum to smooth away the frizzies and keep your ‘do sleek and shiny. You can use it to straighten out your curls or to give your curls a shiny boost!

2. Hands Off!
As amazing as your kinks and coils are, as much as you can, please keep your hands away from your hair! This rule is especially true for those with tighter curls. The more you touch your hair, the more you encourage the frizzies. Do your best to just admire your hair in the mirror and every window reflection! This rule also applies in the shower. There are dozens of commercials where the model piles her hair on top of her head, and then begins to scrub her scalp vigorously. With curly hair, this method can leave you with a tangled mess! Instead, try parting your hair down the middle, and smoothing the shampoo and conditioner through. Gently massage your roots to loosen the dead hair and cells.You’ll have less tangles, and less breakage.

3. Try a protein treatment
Give your zig zags a boost! Keep them strong and healthy with ApHogee 2-step Protein Treament, Redken Hair Mask for Damaged Hair Repair…. OR you can make your own! Take two eggs and mix in olive oil and honey and rake it through. Let it sit in for twenty minutes and then rinse! These treatments will help stop breakage.

4. Healthy curls start in the shower
Finding the right shampoo and conditioner can be tricky. How many times have we come home from the store with our latest find, only to realize later on that it left our precious curls crunchy, dry, or stripped? How many half bottles are lined up on the side of your tub? You’ve found out the hard way that what works for your girlfriends’ hair may not necessarily work for you. Look for shampoos that have a low amount of alchohol and –cone ingredients, as they can strip and weigh down your hair. Also, don’t be afraid to mix and match your shampoos and conditioners!

5. Don’t weigh your hair down

It’s 2013 and there are literally millions of products out there to choose from… so why are you still rocking your crunchy, stiff curls from the 80s? In addition to trying the serums listed above, also try a light foam mousse to help define your curlies. The goal is to have effortless, carefree curls, not hard weighed down hair. Try TreSemme Flawless Curls Extra Hold Mousse or Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer