Keeping naturally curly hair under control isn’t always easy – frizz, tangles, dryness and difficulty in styling are a number of the problems those with curly hair have to face. From shampooing to drying, here are 10 must-have products to make the most out of your beautiful curls!
This low-lather shampoo from Redken gently cleanses the hair, free from high-foaming detergents that can leave hair dry with unwanted residue. This is great for naturally curly hair (as well as afro-textured hair) which would normally gain frizz from regular shampoos.
Follow up your shampoo/cleansing regime with another non-sulphate product, like this conditioner from Miss Jessie’s.
This product promises to detangle and moisturise naturally curly hair, as well as damaged, dehydrated or chemically treated tresses. With Miss Jessie’s whole range specialising in curly hair, be sure to check out the website and get your free samples.
For nasty knots and troublesome tangles, try this detangler from Kinky-Curly, designed to smooth the hair cuticle and detangle hair. To use, apply while the hair is still wet and work through with a wide-tooth comb – or use it as a rinse out conditioner for thicker curly hair.
If your hair is particularly damaged from tugging at tangles or trying to tame frizz with heat products, give your hair some TLC with this reconstructive protein treatment.
It boasts brilliant reviews online for rescuing breakages and preventing further damage, while adding softness and strength to naturally curly hair.
Less is more with this ‘smoothie’ from Shea Moisture, which uses natural ingredients to moisturise and volumise curls. This is another versatile products; use it as a styling product, providing a light hold or leave in for 15 minutes before rinsing for a deep conditioning treatment.
This masque from luxury brand Kérastase is a deep penetrating formula which will revitalise your curls and provide greater curl definition. After leaving on for 5 minutes, your hair should be manageable and hydrated, with a lustrous shine – a result definitely worthy of the price tag.
You may grimace at the thought of using a mousse on naturally curly hair which already has plenty of body and volume, but John Freida’s Curl Reviver mousse reduces frizz and adds shine. It will also provide a gentle hold to tame waves, spirals and perms, while restoring their natural elasticity.
To get the most out of the natural curl in your hair, drying your hair with a diffusing attachment is a must.
Distributing heat evenly on your hair, a diffuser can add volume to your curls while keeping frizz to a minimum – it also works on a lower heat than regular hair dryers, which is less likely to damage hair.
Once you’ve perfected your curls to achieve the desired style and amount of volume, your look can often fall flat throughout the day – especially in bad weather. This product from Bumble and Bumble ‘reactivates’ your curls throughout the day at a quick mist – perfect for touch ups, or to revive your look in the evening.
Lastly, a similar product comes from the ’Foxy Curls’ range at Bedhead by Tigi. Instead of a mist, this cream revives bounce in your curls in a scrunch – which can be use to style your hair in the morning, or to rescue your hair throughout the day. Plus, Bed Head products always smell amazing, which is an added bonus!
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