Do you have curly hair? If the answer is yes, then you need to understand first of all that more than 90% (if not more) of women who have straight hair have envied you at least once. Remember that the owners of soft and straight hair devote countless hours for styling and creating artificial curls to even remotely resemble your own.
So we determined that curly hair is by no means a disadvantage. Now we’ll discuss their many pluses and a few minuses. The first “plus” of the curly hair is that they are not as greasy and therefore do not need to be washed daily.The noticeable minus is split ends and a somewhat disheveled look, which appears at high humidity or as a result of an excessive diligence of a hairdresser. But do not despair; the following are some of the secrets of styling curly hair.
1. Do not try to tame your unruly hair in rainy weather
In the conditions of high humidity and heat, using a flat iron to straighten curly hair is worthless. You can spend a few hours at it and then go out and discover that everything has been in vain.
2. If you want to straighten your hair – go ahead!
One of the great advantages of curly hair is that with desire and by application of some efforts you can completely straighten it. A striking example is Nicole Kidman, who has charming natural red curls, but on the red carpet prefers to appear with smooth straight hair.
There are a number of methods of expert hair straightening, so you only need to choose the one that fits you budget and physical attributes. The procedure that is used to straighten hair is very similar to perm, but instead of curling the hair, it straightens them.
Even after a professional straightening, you will probably have to use a special iron to maintain the results. If you spend some money on a quality hair iron for straightening, then the procedure will take you less time and the damage to the hair will be negligible.
3. No, you are not doomed for a lifetime of split ends
If you have curly hair then you must already know that humidity can make your hair a mess. Curly hair is prone to dryness, so it is particularly responsive to moist air – it is as if they are welcoming it, and soaking up the necessary moisture. This causes the expansion of the cuticle which leads to split ends.
To reduce and prevent this, try using special products: a product with a deep conditioning action, leave-in conditioner and a styling product based on silicone. These products that either have a wetting effect or protect the cuticles from moisture, always have to have a place in your bathroom.
The procedure to prevent split ends consists of four stages. Once a week use a conditioner with deep action. After showering apply a leave-in conditioner on your hair. When styling the damp hair, use a silicone based product (look for “dimethicone” in the list of ingredients on the package. Apply the product to each curl.
4. Learn how to properly use a hair dryer
When used improperly, a hair dryer can become a real nightmare for the curly hair owners. To avoid this, dry your hair naturally for as long as possible, and then lightly use a hairdryer with a diffuser. If you don’t use the nozzles, direct the flow of hot air in the direction of hair growth.
How to use the diffuser? Dry your hair from the bottom, picking and splitting the locks with your fingers.
5. Throw away your brush and get a comb
A comb is the best friend for curly hair owners, which cannot be said about a brush. However, some choose to avoid both and instead prefer to use their fingers to comb the hair.
Nevertheless, proper combing is necessary to evenly distribute the silicone based product that you purchased based on our advice earlier.
6. Curly hair looks better when it is long
Remember when actress Kerri Russell cut her long, luxurious hair, but the audiences protested? As it turned out she was adorned for her short hair specifically, and the short hairstyle didn’t fit her at all.
Generally, it is not recommended to cut your curly hair short. It has everything to do with the shape of the face. Short curly hair looks messy and always sticks out. The longer length weighs the hair down (the optimal lengths is just below the shoulders – and that’s the length of the dry hair.
7. The most winning haircut
The best haircuts for curly hair are layered haircuts. Anything else makes the curly hair appear similar to a Christmas tree.
It is recommended to find a stylist who specializes in curly hair haircuts. This is not an easy task, because you will almost certainly get an affirmative answer in every salon you inquire whether they know how to cut curly hair. If you like someone else’s haircut – an owner of great looking curls – do not hesitate to ask who did their hair.
Another tip: hair stylists with curly hair will know exactly what kind of hairstyle will suit you.
8. Some hairstyles will suit you better than to anyone else
Many hairstylists recommend that women with curly hair start braiding them. You can also choose from a variety of romantic hairstyles that are simply made for curly hair. After all, when you mention a romantic updo, hardly anyone imagines a smooth tail on the back. The main thing is not to overdo it with the curls, they are too old-fashioned.
And don’t forget about hair hoops – they look simply enchanting with curly hair, which naturally leads us to the next point.
9. Hair hoops – a perfect accessory for those who don’t have the time for styling
If you have unruly hair and don’t have enough time for styling, hair hoops for you can be a lifesaver. If you fix the still wet hair with a hoop, they will straighten on top, but remain curly towards the tips. You will like the hairstyle when you remove the hoop after a while.
10. Curly hair, tied into a knot in the back look very sexy
If you follow advice number 5, you should have beautiful long hair, which you can fix in a very sexy knot in the back of the neck. To do this, simply pull the hair in a ponytail at the nape and twist it into a knot. Secure the knot with an elastic band. A little mess never hurts, the main thing is to keep up with the trends.