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Loving Your Curly Hair

Guest Author - Lynne Chapman

Girls with curls have struggled with being in style since the fashion trends changed to smooth hair styles. However, curly hair is back in style and it looks like it is here to stay. With the correct hair cut and great styling products, curly hair can be as trendy as straight hair.

Styling your naturally curly hair can be easy if it has a great cut. Curly hair often has to be cut into a shape in order for it to lay in the chosen style when it is dry. Curly hair can be unpredictable so it needs to be treated gently, using moisturizing conditioners and the correct smoothing and curl enhancing products to assure the best results.

The cut:
This style is cut so that it has a blunt line at the bottom. It is angled or ‘stacked’ so that it is fuller at the crown. The top layers are long enough to allow for fullness while still causing the widest area to fall at about eye level. The bangs and sides are left long for added dimension.

    How to style curly hair to achieve soft, shiny individual curls:
  • Shampoo and condition your curly with products formulated for your hair texture. These products will be labeled moisturizing, hydrating, smoothing, or simply for curly hair.
  • After the shampoo and conditioning, towel blot your hair so that it is damp but not dripping. Comb your hair with a wide toothed comb. Next, allow it to air dry for five or ten minutes, unless your hair dries very quickly. If it does, go immediately to the next step.
  • Apply smoothing products. If your hair has a strong curl and has a tendency to frizz, as the hair in this picture does, several smoothing products should be applied in layers. The products used to control the curl in this style are: Nioxin Silk Elixir, Kiwi Blow Serum, Nioxin Pure Shine Gel and LC Legacy Styling Glaze. This may feel like a lot of product on the hair. Very strong curly, frizzy hair requires a lot of product.

  • After the products are applied and worked through the hair using your fingers, allow it to dry completely before touching it again. When the hair is thoroughly dry, it is styled with fingers only.
  • As a finishing touch, use a medium sized curling iron to loosen the curl slightly in the bangs and sides. Don’t over curl it. Use the iron just enough so that the bangs and sides still blend with the curlier areas.

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