Curly hair can be tricky to handle. However, once you know even more tips for your curls that actually work, you'll wonder how you made it this far without them! Give these tips and suggestions a try. Don't forget to let us know if these work for you, or if you have any you'd add.
Even more curly hair tips that actually work
Learn to love gel:
Although many curly girls have developed a love/hate relationship with gel, we want to encourage you to give it another chance. If you want curls that will hold their natural shape, then gel is the way to go. Gel will help your curls retain shape while drying, and once you break the cast, you'll have gorgeous, soft curls.
Apply products when curls are wet:
Believe it or not, one of the best times to apply products to your curls is when your curls are soaking wet. While it might feel weird at first, eventually you'll get used to it! Plan to bring your curl products into the shower with you, and as soon as you're done washing and conditioning, apply the products directly to your sopping wet curls. This will allow your hair to better accept the products, and encourage your strands to clump.
We can't express this enough: moisturizing your curls is hugely important. Curls are naturally dry, and due to their coiled shape natural oil can't make its way down your strands. Therefore, you'll need to help your hair out. Make sure you're regularly and consistently moisturizing your strands. Apply moisturizing products, leave in conditioner, and regularly treat your strands to deep conditioning treatments.
Keep your hands out:
This one is really hard for a lot of curly girls, but the more you can keep your hands out of your curls, the better it'll be. The oils from your hands, as well as the roughness of your fingertips can disrupt your natural curl pattern. While your curls are drying completely avoid touching your curls. When your strands are fully dry, make sure you aren't touching your hair too much.