You don’t need mad skills to make a hairstyle look damn good! The key to nailing any hairstyle is the right prep work, especially if you have curly hair. The right prep will give definition and hold to your curls and keep them nourished for long. Curly hair is prone to losing hydration pretty quickly, and this can make your hair start to look frizzy and dull within hours.
So, we have put together a 4-step hair care routine to follow before you go in with your diffusers and curling wands to style your curly mane to perfection. Check it out...
- 01. Wash with a hydrating cleanser
- 02. Deep condition with a nourishing formula
- 03. Work in a leave-in treatment
- 04. Prep with a heat protectant spray
01. Wash with a hydrating cleanser
Always start with freshly cleaned hair that is rid of oil and dirt buildup. But make sure you are using a hydrating formula. Massage it just on the scalp and let the soapy water clean the rest of your hair while rinsing. The secret to keeping curly hair well-behaved is to keep them hydrated. So make sure to pick a shampoo that nourishes your hair while cleaning it!
02. Deep condition with a nourishing formula
While you can go in with your regular conditioner on a typical day, styling day requires extra help from a deep conditioning sesh! Follow up your shampoo with a smoothing mask that will help fortify the strands, fight frizz, boost smoothness, and detangle stubborn curls while in the shower. Leave the mask on for 3-5 minutes and run your fingers through your tresses to detangle it.
03. Work in a leave-in treatment
Curly hair types benefit greatly with leave-in treatments — they inhibit moisture loss from your tresses and help keep unruly hair in check till your next wash. Apply a softening leave-in treatment on damp hair. This will give you light hold and lock in hydration to keep frizz at bay.
04. Prep with a heat protectant spray
Even though diffusers are less damaging on curls than blow dryers, they still use warm air for curl formation. Spritz some heat protection spray from mid-length to the ends of your hair to minimise heat damage. Heat protecting sprays also help protect your curly mane from environmental damage, prevents moisture loss and adds loads of shine!