Sleek or Slinky
Doesn’t it seem that at just about any age, you always want something you can’t easily attain? Often times, this can be a motivator, causing driven individuals to satisfy their needs by working hard to get what they want. But what about those things that genetics define, like hair? It seems that the curly haired girls want the sleek and straight hair while the straight haired girls want the slinky curls. Whether you are using a top-of-the-line styling wand or a high-quality flat iron, you are ultimately damaging your hair!
It’s Time to Love Your Tresses
For those of you who are fed up with crazy curls, you have come to the right place! We have pulled together some of the best tired and true tips to help you take care of curls – in fact, once you give these a try, you crazy curls will be a thing of the past, you will have a head full of spellbinding spirals.
Find a stylist that you have something in common with, and by something in common with, we mean find a stylist who also has curly hair! This is by no means discounting all the amazing stylists who have straight hair, but those who have curly hair also went through the struggle once themselves, so they are more likely to understand where you are coming from with your hair problems.
Keeping up with trims and cuts – to keep your curls looking their best, you should only be getting a trim to get rid of unhappy split ends. When it’s time for a style change, it is important to keep in mind that the cut of your natural curls suits your face shape, as this will make doing your ‘do much easier.
Skip your next shower – yes, seriously! Because the natural oils don’t make their way down to the tips of the hair, it is already dry. By washing more than 2-3 times per week, you may actually be doing more harm than good.
Condition – it is best to use a high-quality rinse out and leave in conditioner, as this will help make up for the lack of natural oils.
Detangle – make sure that you are only detangling when your hair is wet! If you wait to comb your hair when it is dry you will be left with frizzy and unmanageable hair for the rest of the day.
Air dry – remember: detangle, then dry! Once you’ve got all the snarls and knots out of your wet hair, keep fizz at bay by letting your hair dry naturally. It only takes a tiny bit of heat and static to create a frizz frenzy.
Don’t mess with the locks – seriously, the less you mess with your hair by touching it and shaping it while it’s drying, the better it will look when its dry!
One more thing, for what it’s worth, love your hair. Whether you have tight and kinky curls or loose and twisted tresses, they are beautiful!