Got Curls? You’re in luck! There is a large assortment of hair care products, hair dryers, and heat styling appliances solely dedicated to caring and caressing curls of every shape and size. Whether you have naturally kinky hair, soft curls, or loose waves you can find everything you need to keep your curly hairstyle looking great. Born without curls? These top tips will help you create more defined, longer lasting curls with hot rollers, curling irons, or flat irons with curved plates. From carefree corkscrews to ravishing ringlets, if you have curls, these tips are for you.
In my opinion, carefree curls are always in style, but only if they look healthy and defined. If you have curly hair you already know that humidity is curl enemy #1 and there is nothing worse than a head full of frizzy curls. Keep your curly hairstyle free of frizz and fly-aways with some of my favorite frizz fighters:
Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Leave-in Fortifying Spray, KMS California Curlup Curling Balm, Matrix Curl. Life Body Shaping Foam, CurlFriends Tame Smoothing Serum.
Whether your curly style is long and loose or tightly wound, curls need definition to look healthy. The less definition to a curl, the more unfinished and unhealthy it looks. Tousled, sexy curls are pretty, unruly, messy curls make people cringe. Coax your curls into shapely, sexy, curves with these best-selling curl definers:
John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Starlit Waves Wave Enhancing Spray, got2b Kinky Curl Defining Curling Mousse, CurlFriends Nourish Rinse Out Conditioner, TIGI Catwalk Curls Rock Curl Amplifier, Sebastian Hi Contrast Gel.
Diffuse the Situation
A diffuser is really a curl’s best friend. Built on the principle that curls should be pampered and not blown dry into a knotty mess, diffusers come in many varieties perfect for short curly hairstyles and long alike. Shorter styles dry faster, longer lengths take more time, so be sure your diffuser works well with your hair dryer to crank out enough airflow for the length of your locks. These diffusers deliver power and pampering at the same time:
Babyliss Pro Diffuser, Metropolis Z-Ion Zirconia Ionic Diffuser, Sedu Finger Diffuser, T3 Diffuser, Bio Ionic iDiffuse Ionic Conditioning Diffuser.
Straight hair seems to shine effortlessly, but it’s a myth to think that curly hairstyles cannot be super shiny too. You just need the right products…in the right amounts. Whether you choose a glossing styling spray, a shine enhancing lotion, or a polishing crème, just remember that less is more when applying any shine enhancer. Turn your shine up to eleven with these mega shine must-haves created especially for curly locks:
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Instant Touch Up Glossing Spray, Got2b Glossy Anti-Frizz Shine Serum, Alfaparf Cristalli Illuminating Shine Shaping Gel, CurlFriends Shine Hair Gloss.
Curl Friendly Choices
Curl texture plays a big part in how cooperative your curls can be, and there are lots of curl friendly product lines on the market today that are tailor made for your type of curls and styling needs. From shampoos and conditioners, to styling creams and hairsprays, there are entire brands dedicated to making curls look their curviest. Bravo to these curl friendly brands:
Curl. Life by Matrix, CurlFriends, Curly Hair Solutions, Curly Sexy Hair by Sexy Hair Concepts.
Caress those curls with a hair dryer made just for them! Promising power to produce 6 times more negative ions than any other negative ion hair dryer in the world, and created with most unique diffuser innovation in over 60 years, this hair dryer and diffuser combo is specifically designed for curls and waves. There might be a few curly-specific hair dryers on the market today, but only one for divas:
DevaSun Dryer and Diva Fuser.
With products like these you can get your curls into sexy, carefree curves in no time!
Michelle J. Mooney, Beauty Editor