If you haven't already figured it out, you'll soon learn your curls need extra care. Curls can be temperamental and difficult, but know how to cater to your curls can make your life easier. Once you've got these tips and tricks down, difficult curl days will soon be a thing of the past. Don't forget to share your favorite curl care tips with us!
How To Cater To Your Curls
The right tools:
When you're getting started, there are some tools you can use to help ensure curl success. For started, toss your brush and get a wide toothed comb for detangling. Next, you're going to want to get a microfiber towel for drying, and a silk or satin pillowcase. These things will make your curl care easier.
The right stylist:
One of the best ways to ensure curl care success is to get a great curl stylist. Seek out someone who has great curly hair themselves, or is extensively trained in curl management. Many stylists are learning advance curl cutting techniques from companies such as DevaCurl, so take your time. Read reviews, ask how long your stylist has been practicing, and what techniques they've trained in.
When you do get your cut, make sure to ask for a dry cut. This allows your stylist to control exactly how much hair cut without dealing with shrinkage. Additionally, request a cut with lots of layers. This takes weigh off your strands.
Finally, don't skimp when it comes to getting products to care for your curls. Remember, not all products are created equal. While cost isn't really a factor when it comes to getting a great product, ingredients are. Make sure you're scoping out the ingredients list on the bottle to make sure you're putting only the best in your delicate curls. Spend some time to understand what type of curls you haven, and what you're hoping to achieve from your product before purchasing. When possible, avoid artificial ingredients that can be harmful to curls such as artificial fragrances, sulfates, and parabens.