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How To Style Your Curly Hair

by Chelsea Castonguay
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Taking care of curls is no joke. However, it can definitely be tricky. Curly hair is pretty nuanced, and there are a lot of ins and outs when it comes to getting great curls. If you're wondering how to find yourself an easier way to care for your curls, you're in luck. This is how to style your curly hair. Give these suggestions a try, and let us know.

How To Style Your Curly Hair

Washing:

When it comes to washing your curls, you'll need to start cutting back. I know this can seem worrisome, but trust me. Washing your curls too often can actually lead to more trouble than not. Curly hair is prone to dryness and frizz, which washing can just perpetuate. Therefore, you're going to need to cut back to once or twice a week. Don't worry; your hair will adjust!

Conditioning:

Immediately after washing, you'll always need to use a wash out conditioner. This will help you restore your curls' natural hydration and moisture, as well as refresh your strands. Conditioner also makes a great detangler, so slather it on during your shower and use your fingers to comb out any knots.

About once a week, you're also going to want to deep condition your curls. After washing, slather your strands with a moisturizing deep conditioning treatment. Cover your curls with a plastic shower cap, and allow your strands to sit for 30-60 minutes. You can also apply heat, which will help soften your curls.

Styling:

After you've rinsed out your conditioner, make sure to remove excess water by gently squeezing your hair. You'll want your curls to be wet, but not completely saturated. Flip your curls over, and spray leave in conditioner throughout your strands. Flip them back, and finish. You'll want each curl to be covered with a fine layer of the product.

Apply gel to your hands, and spread between your hands. Apply by starting at the roots, and pulling your hands downward through your strands, so the gel coats each curl. You can repeat the gel application as necessary in order to completely cover your curls. After you've applied your gel, you can spritz your strands with hairspray. Completely cover your curls, and then gently scrunch your curls. This will allow you to shape your strands and your curls to hold their natural shape. Pause, hair spray your curls, and scrunch again. It does take some time to ensure all your strands are completely covered and shaped.

You can then allow your curls to air dry, or use a diffuser to speed along the process. After your curls are completely dry, you'll find the gel created a cast. You can move your hands through your curls gently to break the cast, and shake out your strands. If needed, use hair spray to create some extra hold. Enjoy your gorgeous, newly styled curls!

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