Those of us with curly hair seem to be on a constant mission to getting those perfectly defined curls with right amount of volume without frizz. The trick to getting the perfect curls doesn’t just depend on the products but also the techniques that you use. Finding what works for your hair type can be a frustrating process but by implementing these techniques and tricks, it can make the process a whole lot easier.
GENTLY DETANGLE WITH A WIDE-TOOTHED COMB.
Make sure your hair has a good amount of conditioner in it so that you get enough slip in the hair to reduce damage. I like to add olive oil, rose water and honey to my keratin infused conditioners for the super soft and defined results.
RINSE WITH COOL WATER.
Right before you get out of the shower, just run cool water over your head to close those cuticle. This locks in the moisture, prevents frizz and makes the hair shiny.
DEEP CONDITION AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK.
It’s super important to keep the hair moisturized when looking to have super defined curls. Dry hair is frizzy hair. You can either invest in a good deep conditioning treatment or DIY it, either way hydrate those curls!
MOUSSE WILL HOLD THOSE CURLS.
Gels can be a little scary since they don’t always mix with other products leaving your head covered in white flakes. Or just a little too much can leave you with crispy noodles. So if you’re like me and avoid gels, a good mousse will do the job. I found that opting for a mousse that is made specifically for curls provides the best results. Also, try to get water-soluble products rather than alcohol-based ones.
DON’T SCRUNCH IF YOU ALREADY HAVE CURLS.
Scrunching hair when it is still damp will result in frizz.
TWIRL FOR RINGLETS.
Apply a mousse and twist small sections of your hair around your finger. This technique will create perfectly defined ringlets. The size of the section that you take will define how large the curl will turn out. Larger section for looser curls, and smaller for tighter curls.
AVOID USING OILS ON WET HAIR.
For frizz-free curls using water-based products on wet hair gives best results. When the curls are completely dry, is when you should add the oil for more sheen or softness.