Tuesday, 27 November 2012


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A 19th century Scottish woman with curly hair - Mrs Duncan Campbell of Inverneill. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do you have curly hair?  Well, the chances are that your hair is dry, coarse and brittle.  Frizz is another issue you face, isn't it?  

There are ways you can care for your curly hair and here is the how.

To control your unruly curls, you would need help from hair products such as:

Hair cream or gels
Styling creams or serums
Straightening balms or gels

What is the right kind of shampoos and conditioners for curly hairs?

The main goal here is to keep the frizz down and dryness in check.
  • Go for creamy shampoos as they are a better bet than clarifying (or clear) shampoos.
  • You need two types of conditioners  and don't worry, you can't over condition frizzy hair.  Choose a heavy conditioner for use every time you wash your hair, and once a week, use a deep conditioner.

What does smoothing creams and gel do for curly hairs?

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    Curly or Straight hair have different needs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  • Smoothing cream and alcohol-free gel From the moment you come out from the shower, you need to coat the cuticle so it locks in moisture and keep dryness at bay.  Use as a one-two-punch: 2 parts cream for 1 part gel. Get the products separately.  
  •  A walnut-sized amount will do the trick.  Start from the mid- shaft and simply rub together then palm the mixture in a down motion.  Comb the product thoroughly with a wide-toothed comb so that it covers all your hair.

Why do you need to use Styling creams, serums and straightening balm or gel?

  • Styling cream Enhance your curls with a cream created for curly hair. Rub it in and let hair air dry. You will find that your curls will be well turned out and has a shine to it.
  • Style serum To activate the serum, warm up a couple drops of this by rubbing it in your hands.  Then lightly palm over dry, frizzy curls. The serum will solve your frizz problems. 

  • Straightening balm or gel To get a straighter look, before you blow dry, rub a quarter-size amount of this product on hair before drying curly hair. Work in sections. Start from the lower layers to the top.
Forget the Blow Dryer

To combat the dreaded frizz, refrain from overly blow drying.  The heat will only increases the problem. 

Hair dryer
Hair dryer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  • Instead,  just finger-comb your hair, and let curls air-dry for as long as possible and the good news is that because your hair tends to be dry, so you may not need to wash hair more than a couple times a week. 
  • Never ever rub hair dry with a towel.  Squeeze moisture out with paper towels.
  • Rather than use use a blow dryer, opt for a diffuser.  Hold the blow dryer under hair, and dry by cupping hair in your palms from below (never scrunch curls, or  it will become frizzy.
If you are not using a diffuser, aim the blow dryer nozzle downward, in the direction hair grows.

Don't mess with your curls

The more you fuzz with your curls, blow drying them, scrunching them, etc, the higher the chances you'll make it frizz up.  Try styling hair by twisting curls around your finger, letting them dry naturally.

How to Straighten Curly Hair

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Example:hair being straighten with a regular curly iron. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • Apply straightening balm (see above). 

  • Divide hair into four or five sections and blow dry each section using a flat paddle brush. Once hair is COMPLETELY dry, flat-iron 2-inch sections at a time. 

  • Slide a silicon-based gloss between hands and palm over your straightened sections. It will help hold the hair in place. 

Consider a Permanent Treatment to straighten hair

If you find you flat-iron your hair almost every time you wash it, you might want to consider investing in a permanent hair-relaxing session. 

Gentle relaxers are a safer option and can last up to 6 months. They take only about an hour to do. But these are best on hair that's not been colored.  Thermal reconditioning is another option. The process takes about four hours but lasts 6 to 10 months.

Get the Right Haircut

Curly hair needs length to weigh curls down. Your best cut will be medium to long, with layers cut in to alleviate some of the fullness, although with the right cut, curly hair can look good short. (Check out the link below for short curly styles)

What you don't want is a blunt cut, which means a ton of fullness on the bottom -- a very dated look. Instead, ask for layers starting at your upper lip, gradually angled back.

Find a Good  Stylist

To look for a good stylist to cut your curly hair needs some research.  If you are new, observe the cut of other curly haired clients who patronize the saloon.

Or if you come across a woman who has a fantastic curly hairstyle, go up to her and ask her where she did her hair.

A skilled stylist may not necessary have curly hair.  As long as they understand how to style and cut curly hair,  you will be in safe hands.

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