Curly hair is gorgeous, glorious and can make you stand out - but it can be challenging to learn how to take care of those curls! From feeling that your curly hair is dry and frizzy to worrying that it looks dull, hair care for curly hair can be difficult at the best of times. It can seem easier to just reach for the straighteners… But don’t worry! We have collected the info you need to keep your curls looking and feeling great.
What are different curl types?No person is the same, and no head of curly hair is the same, either. However, there are some curl types that you may find that your hair fits into. While this can become quite involved, there is an easy way to identify where your hair fits, leading you to a deeper understanding of what kind of hair care routine might work for you.
Broadly speaking, curls tend to fall into three types - wavy, curly, or coily/kinky. Within this, there are several different types of curl patterns again. For example, you may have soft curly hair or ultra curly hair, soft or deep waves, or coiled or tightly coiled coily/kinky hair. This can depend on factors such as ethnicity, but it truly is a spectrum, with each different type of curly girl needing something slightly different.
Why do different curl types need different treatments?To get the most from your hair - both in terms of it looking healthy and feeling great - is by understanding your curl type and adapting your routine. But why is this? Understanding your curl type or at least the curl type that makes up most of your hair (as different curl patterns can exist on one head of hair!) can help you to understand how much hydration your hair needs, how frequently you should wash your hair, and what products to use to get the best results. Some curl types are more dry and fragile than others, while some do not do well with heavy products.
Introducing Kerastase Curl Manifesto
One of the latest and most impressive inventions from all-time haircare faves Kérastase is the Curl Manifesto range. Curl Manifesto has been designed for all three curl types to help your curls appear more defined while being cared for and hydrated to help them stay healthy. We all know how hard it can be to retain moisture and shine when it comes to curly hair, and with these products, you might just feel a little more confident in your locks. But what’s in this great range and how can you utilise it to improve your curls? We have collected some of the Kérastase Curl Manifesto hero products to help you envision the curls you could have!
Bain Hydration Douceur Shampoo
Hydration can be hard to come by with curly hair - curls tend to absorb a large amount of moisture and dry out quickly, which is why your hair can look dull and lifeless. With Bain Hydration Douceur Shampoo, you can look forward to a thorough yet gentle cleanse which removes impurities and product buildup without stripping your curly, very curly and coily hair of its natural oils. Some curly girls might choose to not shampoo every wash, but this option has hydrating power as well as cleansing your scalp.
Fondant Hydratation Essentielle Conditioner
Perfect for using as part of your routine after your Bain Hydration Douceur Shampoo, Fondant Hydratation Essentielle Conditioner. Perfect for curly and very curly hair, this conditioner can help to detangle knots and give you more conditioned curls. With frizz control that can last up to twenty-four hours, you can also expect your curls to have a little extra shine. Top tip - once you have applied your conditioner, run a wide-tooth comb through your hair before rinsing. As brushing your hair can break up your curl pattern and leave you with frizz, this is a great and gentle way to detangle in the shower.
Crème De Jour Fondamentale Hair Cream
Choosing your styling products carefully can be just as important as your shampoo and conditioner. Crème De Jour Fondamentale Hair Cream provides frizz reduction and moisture to your hair, as well as heat protection if you need to do some heat styling. Ideal for curly, very curly and coily hair, this cream can even make your curls feel stronger and look more defined, taking you closer and closer to hair goals with each use.
Refresh Absolu Hair Spray
Okay, so your wash day curls are always on point, but do you find that they tend to feel like limp noodles on day two? There is no need to hide your curls away in a ponytail - with Refresh Absolu Hair Spray, your second-day curls can live again! Reactivating the shine and shape of your curls, this refresher gives you a more defined look and a hydration boost so that your hair doesn’t look dried out or fall flat on the second day. Perfect for all curl types, this might just help you to skip a wash day or two.
Having the right haircare routine can be vital to making sure that your curls don’t fall flat or get frizzy. Depending on your curl type, the perfect products for you are out there - why not begin your curly girl journey with Kérastase Curl Manifesto at Oz Hair & Beauty? This impressive range understands curls and can help to bring life back to limp, curly locks. So you can wear your curls with pride and expect to turn heads!