Believe it or not, there are plenty of women in this world who envy your curls. Yes, those who were born with pin straight hair often look longingly at your head of mopped curls and wish for it! That’s why the salon gods invented the perm! But we get it, curls can be a pain. They’re hard to tame, they frizz for no good reason, and sometimes it can feel like you lost the battle on “bad hair days.” That’s why we came up with these tips on how to embrace your curls that you’ve been dying to get rid of since middle school.
Employ an Expert
Your hair isn’t average and that’s why the very first thing you need to do is find a curly hair specialist. Find a hairdresser who knows your hair type and specializes in curly hair. Ask for referrals from anyone you see with a fabulous looking head of curls. Cutting curly hair takes a special skill and finding a hairdresser with that know-how, is worth their weight in gold! You will get the right product recommendations and a haircut that’s layered just right for your unique curls. A great cut will make you (and everyone else) fall in love with your hair.
Curls are cool, that’s a fact. The runways and red carpets have been showcasing natural curls and all-out texture big time! They’re fun and sexy and they’re booming with personality – use that to your advantage. Learn a few new ways of styling your curls that doesn’t involve heat. Braids, buns, twists, clips, pins and headbands can be fun for new looks and will be great for healthier hair. If you’re not someone who likes to showcase your curls you can always tone things down with a de-frizzing cream or smoothing lotions, but we challenge you to really go out, all out. You may get way more compliments than you think!
You probably already know your hair needs lots and lots of moisture. Curly hair that’s dry can look a mess! But healthy hydrated curly hair is gorgeous! There are more products than you’ll ever need on the market to help with unruly curls. If you want to tame your precious tendrils, then you’ll need to be informed. That’s one reason having a hairdresser who specializes in curly hair is incredibly helpful. They will be your best guide to hone in on what your hair really needs, saving you time and money. That said, your hair care routine must include a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner and regular deep conditioning treatments with heat. Heat is important with a deep conditioner; it swells the hair shaft making it easier for conditioners to penetrate.
Show Some Love
Curls can be kind of high maintenance but hey, so are we, right? You already know that you should stop abusing them with straightening irons, blow dryers, and relaxing treatments. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a little pampering every now and again and your curls are no exception. Spend a little extra time (and yes, maybe money) showing your hair love and affection. Give it a spa day and offer yourself the very best curl enhancing products. You, and your hair, won’t be disappointed. The more hydrating treatments you give your hair, the better it will look. Only good things can come from treating your hair with love and respect.
Your hair is your friend, treat it with respect and kindness and stay informed on different hairstyles, accessories and products out there for your specific curls. You don’t need to break the bank in order to find good hair products, just ask your stylist for help and don’t believe all the advertising hype you hear.