More fashionable than ever, learn all the keys to perfect curly hair
Curly hair is experiencing a true revival. Models and actresses have decided to embrace its real texture and wear the ideal cuts to enhance the curl, making naturalness triumph over so much straight set.
To have good curls, curly girls know it well, you have to find the right cut and also know-how and with what to wash it, comb it, dry it, and treat it.
Curly hair and its own method
Curly hair is drier than straight hair because, as it is not in direct contact with the scalp, the sebaceous glands of the scalp have little effect on it.
Its cuticle is less smooth and more sensitive to aggressions such as wind, heat, pollution, etc. It needs a lot of nutrition and it must also be known well – whether it is thick or fine curl – because one and the other are washed, dried, and conditioned differently (even opposite).
“All curls tend to dry out, but they don’t get along well with humidity either, which makes it difficult to style your hair and gives it too much volume “
This is stated by the Llongueras team of stylists. Due to this difficulty that curly girls always find, they propose these ten tips to show off hydrated, shiny, elastic, and soft curls, without frizz and with waves under control. Take note of the keys they propose to achieve it:
Ten keys to take good care of curly hair
1. When to wash: The fine curl, more or less every two days, to avoid that the wave loses its elasticity. The bulk is recommended to wash once a week or when it feels dirty.
2. What to wash with: If the curl is thick and dry, better with specific products for curly hair, as this help to control and define the curl. And avoiding any product that greatly dries the hair, such as aggressive sulfates. Attention! These specific products for curls, sink the fine and oily curl and straighten it. The ideal, then, in this case, is to use a neutral pH shampoo and preferably apply a foam conditioner.
3. How to rinse: With plenty of hot water, which helps define the curl. Curly hair should avoid cold water for the final rinse, as this type of water fills in the cuticle and hardens it, and the hair tends to straighten.
4. How to detangle: Always in the shower and with the softening cream or mask on. Start at the ends to finish in the root zone. Avoid combing the curl back until the next shower.
5. What to detangle with: With a wide-tooth comb.
6. How to blow dry: Head down first (and still in the shower), press the ends together and move the hair down to the root zone. This way the curl will stay defined. Avoid rubbing your hair with a towel, as the curl loses its shape and becomes tangled. Do not wrap the hair in the towel as this will cause the hair to frizz. If you want to remove more moisture, gently wipe a microfiber towel or cotton T-shirt.
7. Diffuser yes or no? With hair completely damp, dry it face down with a diffuser, so that the curl takes on weight. The dryer should be on low power, but with the heat on maximum, so that the hair does not frizz. Make the least number of frictions possible with the diffuser, but prolong them as long as possible, until the hair is dry. During drying, try not to touch the hair with your hands or with the comb.
8. Expert Tip: Once the hair is dry, apply a shine spray through the middle and ends, to give the hair extra light.
9. When sleeping: make sure your hair is completely dry or the curls will flatten out. Use a very soft pillowcase. Of natural silk, if possible, so that the curl does not frizz.
10. Do not touch! Try not to touch your hair after you’ve finished your grooming routine. Playing with it destroys the shape of your curls. In addition, fingers can remove the natural moisturizing oils that the hair itself has or, conversely, add more, making it look greasy or too dry.
Curly, but not dull
Shine is one of the main concerns on curly hair. “To achieve this, we have played with babylights in a coppery apricot tone and a gloss that provides an extra shine and texture to the hair, perfect to prevent curly hair from looking matte”, explains María Baras, artistic director of Cheska.