Hair Care Products That Make Your Curls Bounce

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Ever feel like you struggle to get that bounce in your curls that so many beauty bloggers and celebs get?  Those bouncy curls are admired by us all, if we’re really honest.  There’s something about bouncy curls that looks so effortless (even if it isn’t) that’s always stunning.  You’ve likely tried a ton of different curling techniques and some teasing to try to get those bouncy curls without as much luck as you’d like.  Truthfully, it could be because of the hair care products you’re using…or aren’t using.  We’ve discovered some great hair care products that make your curls bounce, so if you want those bouncy curls you’re going to want to keep on reading.

Did you think when we said hair care products we were just going to talk about gels and creams?  Nope!  Experts swear by using a diffuser attachment to hair dryers to help get that bounce in your curls.  Diffusers are great to enhance the natural curl in your hair without adding any frizz to your locks.  Diffusers essentially help your hair hold the natural curl shape while you dry your hair – so it really helps to give you some natural bounce.

Special Hair Towels
Another hair care product that may surprise you, but can work wonders to make your curls bounce.  So often when we dry our hair with towels we tend to be pretty rough on our hair.  When our hair is wet it’s in it’s most vulnerable state which can cause damage when we aren’t careful.  And when our hair gets damaged or roughed around in the towel it can prevent us from getting those bouncy curls.

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Using a special hair towel is great to hold your hair up in while it does a bit of drying.  It’s a nice option instead of squeezing and rubbing your hair with your towel, but soaks up the water in your hair.  Another nice bonus?  Many people find that using these types of hair towels means they spend less time using a hair dryer to get their hair dry – meaning that your hair will be healthier and bouncier.

Curl Enhancing Products
Of course, we can’t forget to mention the importance of utilizing curl enhancing/specific hair care products.  There are quite a few different gels, creams, and such that are specifically formulated to help with curls in your hair.  These are really great because they’re enhancing the shape of the curls, allowing you to have more natural bounce in your hair.

Embracing Hair Masks
Hair masks are highly underrated among women, and it’s unfortunate because they really can work wonders on your hair.  If you want truly bouncy curls, you want to make sure you’re also focusing on getting your hair healthy.  One of the best steps to healthy hair and scalp treatment is to make use of hair masks.  If your curls aren’t bouncy it can be because your hair and scalp are dry and brittle.  Make use of a moisturizing hair masks to get your hair the moisture it’s craving and get some bounce back.

Creating Full, Bouncy Curls

Creating full, bouncy curls isn’t always the easiest thing to achieve.  But with the holiday season in full swing, we know that you’re likely ready to get your curls much bouncier and fuller for certain events.  Of course, if you’re like us you want to create full, bouncy waves ALL year round.  We’re sharing some of our favorite tips on how to create bouncy curls – the good news is it’s NOT as difficult as you probably think it is.  You know we’re all about keeping things as easy as possible when it comes to beauty routines and tips.

Blow Dry Your Hair Properly
Blow drying your hair isn’t just about drying your hair, especially when it comes to creating full, bouncy curls.  To really get those bouncy curls you want, it first starts with the way you blow dry your hair.  Using a round brush to blow dry your hair is going to help set your hair up to have more volume in it right off the bat.  Experts suggest sectioning your hair off into sections while drying it so that you have more control over your hair and dry ALL of your hair much better.  This also makes it much easier to give yourself that professional blow dry type of dry.  Take your time with it and use the brush to your benefit.

Make Sure You Have The Right Products
Using the right hair care products is another must when it comes to creating full, bouncy curls.  You’re going to want to try using products that aren’t too heavy – as they tend to weigh your hair down and prevent you from getting that bouncy you want.  Instead, look for products that are lightweight but also aim to emphasize more volume.  Look for using products that are specifically formulated to add volume into your hair.

Put The Curling Iron Down
You’ve probably been working to get the curly hair styles you want by using a curling iron, and while we love curling irons just as much as anyone there’s actually a better option when it comes to creating those full, bouncy curls we’re looking for.  Wondering what it is?  Hot rollers!  We know, you probably haven’t used hot rollers in quite some time,but they’re actually pretty phenomenal at getting those bouncy curls in a much better way than curling irons tend to.  To get the full, bouncy curls you’re going to want to use hot rollers that are bigger (nothing too small as you’ll then get tighter curls).  Opt for big rollers, and experts suggest mixing in a couple different sizes throughout your hair to get a more natural curled look.  Let the rollers stay in your hair the proper amount of time, once the curls have set take the rollers out, run your fingers through the curls to loosen them up a bit  and spritz your hair with a volumizing hair spray to set the curls.

Not as difficult as you thought, is it?  Will you be trying out these tips?

Tricks For Big Bouncy Curls

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For years straight-haired women have envied the big and bouncy tresses of curly haired women. In an effort of replicating the waves of ringlets women will often spend hours in front of the mirror with a curling iron in hand hair spray at the ready. While the girls may live up to expectations for an hour or so, they will indubitably fall limp and lifeless before the day is (even half-way) over. This let down is faced by far too many women far too often, which is why we’ve put together a comprehensive list of tips and tricks you need to maintain exceptional curls right from the start; think of this as your big and bouncy curls toolbox!

Different heat tools produce different curls: it seems obvious, right? Yet women expect that they can achieve this kind of curl and that kind of curl all with the same heat tool. It’s just not possible. The list below defines what kind of tool you need to achieve the specific curl you’re looking for.

  • For tight, Shirley Temple spiral curls, use a small-barrel marcel style curling iron.
  • For loose botteclli, Scarlet Johansson springy curls use a graduated or conical curling wand.
  • For s’wavy and voluminous, Anne Hathaway loose curls, use a medium-barrel curling iron.
  • For natural looking, Selena Gomez loose curls, use hot rollers.

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The material always matters: with so many options of all different products to choose from, it’s okay to be a material girl! It’s also important to understand know the differences between the common curling iron barrel materials – ceramic, tourmaline, and titanium – check it out:

  • Ceramic curling irons: known best for their even heat distribution which is important when avoiding heat damage; they also emit negative ions which moisturize and smooth the hair being curled.
  • Tourmaline curling irons: it’s said that tourmaline has the ability to emit six times more negative ions which impacts the hair by smoothing the cuticle leaving every stand extra shiny.
  • Titanium curling irons: also appreciated for its even heat distribution; they also provide the smoothest curling surface which prevents snagging, sticking, and snapping during the curling process.

Do you need some ice? Because your hair looks burnt: just like all types of heat tools aren’t created equal, hair type isn’t created equal either! One of the biggest mistakes women make when curling (and straightening) their hair is setting their heat tools to the improper temperature. Not only is this potentially literally burn your hair, but it also means you’re less likely to get the desired results. Assuming that your heat tools have an actual numeric temperature setting, make sure to adjust it accordingly the next time you heat that puppy up:

  • If you have thin-to-medium hair, it’s important to keep the temperature of heat tools between 100 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • If you have medium-to-thick hair, you’ll benefit most by keeping your heat tools set between 200 and three hundred degrees Fahrenheit.
  • If you’re considering to set your heat tool all the way up to 400 or 500 degrees Fahrenheit, just don’t.  Unless your stylist says that it’s safe for your hair to use that much heat, then the thought shouldn’t even cross your mind considering the amount of damage you’ll be causing.