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The Essentials For Curly Hair

by Chelsea Castonguay
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Whether you're new to the curly hair game, or you're well on your curly journey, tips and tricks are always helpful! Caring for your curls takes time, and products. Sometimes, this can be a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, you don't need to buy out the curly hair section to get some great products to really make your curls pop. These are the essentials for curly hair. Give these tips a try, and see how they work for you! Don't forget to write in and let us know if these work for you.

The Essentials For Curly Hair
The right stylist:

This is number one on our list because without a good stylist, it can be tough to achieve a good curly style. When you're selecting your stylist, try to find one who has natural curls that you admire. Additionally, your stylist should have advanced training in how to cut curls. Some stylists attend extra clinics or train with certified curly hair stylists, so this is who you should be seeking out. Many stylists are DevaCurl certified stylists. Before you commit to an appointment, schedule a consultation with your new stylist. Ask them about their experience, how long they've been cutting hair, what training they've had, and what their methodology is for cutting hair. If something doesn't feel right or you aren't clicking, move on and find a stylist who is the right fit. Your relationship with your stylist can last years, so it's important to make sure it's the right one.

Find your products:

Every curly girl has a product that works specifically and just right for them. This can be a bit frustrating, because what works for your curly mom, best friend, or sister-in-law may or may not work for you. Therefore, you'll need to do your research before committing to a product. Spend some time reading reviews, blogs, checking out some YouTube videos, as well as checking out the ingredients lists and directions on the bottles. It might take some time to find the exact right formula that works for you, and remember different products can work on your hair during various times of the year. If something isn't working great during the summer, consider trying it out during the winter before completely discarding it.

Get the right tools:

Finally, having the right tools can save yourself some time and aggravation when it comes to taking care of your curls. This is one of those times when doing your research and being willing to invest in the right, good quality products can go a long way for you. There are some tools you should consider picking up, such as a good curly hair diffuser, a wide toothed comb, microfiber towel, satin cap or pillow case, duck billed clips, and soft hair ties, such as scrunchies. This will be a good start for your curly hair tool kit.

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