Do you have curly hair?
It’s your lucky day.
Because I’ll tell you how to make your curls look incredibly dazzling.
So much so that people will stop you on the street to ask for your secret.
Today I will tell you about the best shampoos, conditioners and products for your curly hair.
The goal of this article is to teach you how to highlight your curls like a professional stylist instead of destroying them with flat irons or bad-quality treatments.
Let’s not waste any more time.
The ridiculous fashion of killing curly hair
There is a mystery I’ve been trying to solve for 20 years.
Let’s see if you can help me.
Women with straight hair want to have curly hair.
Women with curly hair want to have straight hair.
Can you think of any logical explanation for this phenomenon?
I have been a professional stylist for 20 years.
All women who have straight hair want some kind of wave in their hair.
And women with curly or wavy hair want to have straight hair.
It seems strange to me.
Not to mention unbelievable.
It’s a mystery as big as the one that says Elvis Presley is still alive.
What do you think?
Is he alive?
This story about straight and curly hair is an impossible mystery to me.
Many clients who arrive at the salon have beautiful curly hair.
When we ask them what they want to do with it, they tell us that they want to straighten it.
It’s something I can’t understand.
Why, if you have such beautiful, attractive curly hair, do you want to kill it with a horrible treatment or flat ironing?
Worst of all is that the treatment is not permanent. In a short time they will have to return to the salon to get the treatment again.
How to became friends with your hair
As a professional stylist, I’ve always tried to help people learn to live happily with their own hair.
My goal is for them to become friends with their hair and to accept it as it is.
It often happens that we have a friend with whom we have certain differences, perhaps with respect to religious issues, political issues, etc. Despite the differences, we remain friends. We learn to accept these differences.
If a person has straight hair, we’re going to find a way to make their hair shine and look amazing.
The same goes for curly hair.
We’re going to find a way to make your curly hair look like the best curly hair in the world.
So, the question now is, how do we create incredible curly hair that everyone praises?
It’s something you can learn.
The same way you learnt how to talk or how to walk, you can learn how to take care of your curls.
The key is to master the art of choosing the right products for your curls.
Shampoos, conditioners and masks for curly hair
Let’s review our goal. What do we want to achieve for our curly hair?
What we are looking for are well-defined curls or waves without frizz. It is very important to avoid frizz. If we have defined curls but they contain a lot of frizz, we would not have achieved our goal.
It seems like an impossible task, but it isn’t if we choose our products consciously.
How to choose a shampoo and conditioner for your curly hair
To achieve well-defined curls free of frizz, we need a sulfate-free shampoo and a silicone-free conditioner.
Sulfate is one of the main chemical ingredients in most shampoos. The problem is that sulfate dries the hair.
Our hair produces an oil called sebum. This sebum is desirable in certain amounts because it protects and hydrates the hair. Hydrated hair is healthy hair.
The problem is that sulfates tend to remove much more sebum than they should. That’s why sulfates dry the hair.
If we avoid sulfate shampoo, our hair will be more hydrated and the curls will be better defined.
On the other hand, silicones are one of the main ingredients in most conditioners and other types of hair-care products like serums, gels, etc.
Silicones create a thin layer or film around the hair that makes it waterproof. That causes the hair to lose hydration.
Loss of hydration means a loss of volume. Curls lose definition. That is precisely what we don’t want.
Curly hair is delicate. If we fill it with a lot of chemicals, we make the situation worse.
Frizzy hair will become frizzier.
Dry hair will become drier.
And you will end up hating your hair.
So we need to change our shampoo for a sulfate-free one.
And our conditioner for a silicone-free one.
In today’s article I will show you some products that meet these characteristics.
These are products I have used myself or have used on clients of the salon. That’s why I recommend them.
Up to now we were talking about products for washing hair: shampoos and conditioners. That would be the first stage to have perfect curls.
The second stage is the one that comes after washing.
Products to use after washing your curls
In this stage, to achieve well-defined curls, we will apply a moisturizing mask or a comb cream.
To obtain the best results, it is best to apply these masks or creams to dry or wet hair. Avoid applying them to totally wet hair.
As I did before, I will recommend a couple of products. Again, the idea is to avoid sulfates and aggressive chemicals since they are what generate frizz.
The 4 deadly sins of curly or wavy hair
We already talked about the best products to create perfect, well-defined curls.
But that’s not enough. Something is missing.
There are some habits we must eliminate from our hair routine if we want to avoid frizz.
There are habits that are bad for curly hair.
And there are habits that are mortal sins, as I like to call them.
Now I’m going to explain the four sins that must be avoided to keep curly hair in good condition for a long time.
1- Do not brush your hair
I understand that this may seem counterintuitive, but brushing curly hair is a very serious mistake that generates frizz.
What can we do?
To untangle the hair, I recommend using a wide-toothed comb or your fingers.
2- Do not dry your hair with a dryer
After washing their hair, most people dry it using a hair dryer.
I understand that people have little time and are always in a hurry. Any device that makes things faster is a temptation.
Drying the hair with a dryer is easy and fast.
The problem is that the dryer also generates frizz. In the long run it can damage the hair and produce split ends.
How to dry your hair then?
The best option is to dry your hair outdoors.
When your hair dries outdoors, it will look better. Your curls will take on a better shape and be defined.
I know that it takes longer and your time is precious, but if you want perfect curly hair, believe me, this is the best option.
3- Do not towel dry
This is a little-known secret.
Like we said before, people are always hurrying to arrive on time.
In their hurry, they dry their hair, creating friction between the hair and the towel. This friction generates frizz.
I recommend drying your hair using an old cotton shirt or T-shirt. Try to support the shirt on the hair and place slight pressure on it. The idea is to absorb the moisture slowly.
4- Do not go to sleep with wet hair
I can’t believe that in the 21st century there are people who continue to sleep with wet hair. When they wake up, they look at themselves in the mirror and wonder why they have frightful frizz.
I’m going to tell you why they have such frightful frizz.
Because they went to sleep with wet hair!
The best time to give the hair the shape we want is when it is wet. Wet hair is more elastic and more manageable.
When the hair is already dry, dear friend, there is nothing we can do to modify the shape it takes after drying.
When we go to sleep with wet hair, the curls fail to define their shape because they’re drying between the head and the pillow. This will result in hair with frightening frizz that we are going to meet in the morning.
How can this be avoided?
Is as easy as going to bed with dry hair or washing it on the morning.
Julia hated her curls.
All her life she had sought 1,001 ways to eliminate them.
But the force of nature is more powerful and her stubborn curls came back again and again.
It was only when she learned to get along with her hair that she realized how beautiful she was.
I want to tell you that maybe you have really beautiful hair and you don’t know it.
Maybe you have beautiful hair and you’ve been hiding it for years.
As happened to Julia.
Having curly hair is possible.
You just need the desire, patience and attitude to wear perfect curls.
It’s time to bring those curls to life again.
You’ll surprise yourself.
Do you like your curly hair? Or do you hate it?
How do you take care of your curls? What products do you use?