Curly hair is beautiful and romantic yet it can look unaesthetic without suitable care: gets frizzy, dull or even straight. Many women dream of long curls and are unaware that they can also enjoy naturally curly hairdo. Depending on their hair pattern, it can be delicate waves or defined curls. Proper care and a few tested tricks allow you to enjoy a completely new hairstyle.
Products and procedure… - the natural ways for enhancing the curls:
One would say that curly hair is subtler and more sensitive. It gets frizzy more quickly and it is less resistant to the dehydrating properties of styling products or changing weather conditions. Therefore, providing proper moisture is extremely important. We must use mild products that keep our hair hydrated, free from damaging alcohols and parabens.
The task of silicones (included in hair masks, conditioners and lotions) is smoothing the hair surface. Obviously, they are not beneficial for hair. They only gently straighten the strands. If we want to define the natural curl, we must make sure hair gets a suitable amount of proteins. What are they? Proteins are the sequence of amino acids that make up the hair. The lack of proteins makes hair difficult to style. That is why you should look for products that include: collagen, keratin, soy protein, protein, wheat and silk.
Natural oils prove invaluable in hair care. Some of them can weigh hair down whereas others – cause frizz. That is why it is crucial to choose oils that match your hair porosity. It is worth going for a product that works both for hair and scalp. The ideal cosmetic offers the balance of oils and conditioning ingredients, and is free from parabens, silicones and alcohols.
Many women believe that the more styling products they use, the better effect they achieve. They couldn’t be more wrong. Even gels, sprays and creams dedicated for curly hair won’t bring any results if we apply too much. Weighed down strands will be the only effect. We will end up with the fake-looking hairdo that is also dehydrated because of alcohol-based styling products.
One of the best methods for getting natural curls: gently scrunch up damp, towel-dried strands. You can use a delicate styling lotion, leave-in conditioner or a blend of properly selected oils. Your hair won’t get frizzy once it’s dried.
Many girls make braids before going to sleep to achieve gentle waves. Another idea is dividing the hair into sections, twisting one or two strands together and pinning them up. Then, it is enough to unbraid the hair in the morning and gently run fingers through the hair. Before clipping the hair, you should apply a delicate styling product. Also, use a hair oil or mild mist in the morning to fix the hairdo.
It is a very popular and trouble-free method. Gently scrunch up your hair and wrap it in a towel. It is a very comfortable technique that requires little effort. The Internet is abounding in videos that instruct you on how to do plopping properly.
A traditional hair band can come in useful while styling the curls. Put on the band and wrap strands around it. Leave the band throughout the night. Take it off in the morning, gently comb the hair with your fingers and apply a fixing spray. Aurora band is an alternative to a traditional band. How is it different? It resembles a thick curling roller or pin. Wrapping the hair around the band is really easy.
Try out a method recommended by bloggers, vloggers and hairstylists. Instead of rollers that pull your hair and are uncomfortable while you are asleep, wrap your hair around wet wipes and tie up the ends. The wipes should be damp to define the curl and moisturise the strands. Take the wipes off in the morning and style hair with your fingers.