Girls, do you have curly hair? Is it ringlets or curls? Thick or thin?
Well here's some tips and tricks for styles and managing your curly hair.
Shampoo it less often.
If you shower every weekday, shampoo only 2/5 days.
If you shower every other day, 2-4 times every 2 weeks works best. An actress named Francia Raisa has naturally thick and curled hair, and she follows this rule. It allows her hair to be lucious and gorgeous.
Let conditioner sit.
Use a normal amount of conditioner but allow it to sit for a few minutes. Say, while you're washing your body or shaving some body hair. But don't allow it to sit for too long, or else your hair will be greasy or feel like straw.
Buns are great.
Instead of pony-tails, put your hair in a tight bun. I've found out that most pony-tails for me end up falling out more often (cause my hair is thick) and it causes lots of fly-aways. Buns trap more hair and don't fall out as easily.
Brush only when wet.
You might already know this, but brushing curly hair = FRIZZ. So right after a shower, brush your hair however you part it, and let it air dry. Your hair will be very knotty if you don't brush after a shower. I know how we all hate brushing out the knots!
Use hair gels to tame fly-aways.
I personally recommend Redken Curvacious Ringlet because it works the best in my opinion but any gel made for curly and/or thick hair will work. The GOOD brans will require you to get your hair wet, towel dry it and use a little to scrunch up your hair while it's wet. It will also tame any hair that's frizzy or out of place once it's dry but don't use too much! Your hair can become hard (as if you used a lot of hairspray).
Get it cut so it's even front to back.
Curly hair is a lot more difficult to style and deal with if your hair is longer in the back and shorter than the rest in the front. (Some layered styles cause that).
If you have any questions, feel free to ask! I hope this helped at all.