Did you know that 65% of women in the US have naturally curly hair? It’s true. Don’t fight your curls, girls – embrace them! You can style without spending 3 hours with a flat iron. Here’s a quick guide on making your natural frizz look sleek and controlled:
1. Prepare your hair: Curly hair is generally on the drier side and tends to frizz more, so don’t use a harsh shampoo; instead, go sulfate-free, condition like a madman and opt for a small amount of leave-in conditioner – we recommend Tigi Catwalk Curls Rock Leave-In Moisturizer.
2. Style your curls: To keep your curls looking sleek, you’ll have to gel them down a little so they stay intact and in individual curl units. Take a quarter-sized dollop of thin gel (don’t use the sticky kind, or your curls will look too clumpy) and rub it between your hands. We like Sebastian Professional Laminates Sheer Curl Gel Weightless Shine.
Rub the gel down a couple of curls, then gently cup and squeeze the curls into shape from the bottom. This will maintain their natural bouncy shape without causing them to separate and look messy like the typical scrunching motion would.
3. Maintain the look: To keep curls looking great all the time, you’ve got to fortify your hair permanently. Use a deep conditioning treatment with protein once every two weeks in place of your regular conditioner. Leave it on as long as you feel like it! We recommend using Frederic Fekkai Protein Rx Reparative Conditioner.