Do you have curly hair? You’ve probably felt like the media tries to make styling curly hair look like its easy peasy, but not REALLY providing real tips and advice on making your curly hair life any easier. We realize that ladies with curly hair have different needs for their hair and, in turn have different needs in hair styling tools and products. Since there’s not a lot of solid information for you ladies, we took matters into our own hands. We’ve done the research and found the tools you need for curly hair to eliminate any confusion for you moving forward with your curly locks.
Diffusers are one of the greatest inventions for the ladies with curly locks. Using a hair dryer without a diffuser attachment can often cause your curls to become misshaped (again) and lack a lot of definition. Diffusers allow you to dry your hair, while truly honoring your natural curls. Experts suggest always using a diffuser attachment when drying curly hair (that is, when you want to work with your curly locks).
Curly Hair Care Products
Hair care products tend to be put to the wayside in most women’s daily routines, but they can truly make your hair and the style much more beneficial. Using special hair care products that have been formulated for curly hair can work wonders on styling your curly hair. Most curly hair care products help to create more definition in the curls, and tame any frizz you may experience during the styling process. You only need a little bit of the product to get the benefits, but using them on a consistent basis will really take your confidence in your curls up a notch. Plus, these types of products help to keep your curly locks much healthier than not using any hair care products.
Wide-toothed combs should be your best friend when you apply your conditioning products to your hair. The wide toothed element helps to prevent tangles in your hair, as well as causing any damage to your curly locks. Using a brush or a comb that has very close teeth can damage your curls, resulting in frizz and misshaped curls. Experts suggest using a wide-toothed comb in the shower when you apply your conditioning product will help to evenly distribute the product throughout your hair while maintaining the natural shape of your curls.
Small Curling Iron
Naturally, when you’re looking for ways to work WITH your curly hair you want tools that will actually add to the curl. This basically means flat irons are out (unless you’re looking to style your hair straight, that is). Curling irons are great for touching up any areas in your hair that need a little extra definition or styling to them. For the best result, look for a curling iron that’s similar to the size of your natural curls-typically a small barrel curling iron.
If you have curly hair, what tools do you find are a must for you?