If you have curly hair, there’s a good chance that you’re pretty used to hearing how pretty it is—or how much other women wish they had your hair type. But while your curly hair might look totally carefree and effortless, we’re betting it takes quite a lot to manage your gorgeous head of hair. Create the perfect hair care routine is so important when it comes to curly hair! That’s why we’ve rounded up our best curly hair products, including shampoos, conditioners, hair masks, hair gels, and more. Not only that, but we’re also sharing our best tips for caring for curly hair. Basically, this is your guide to keeping your curls in shape!
OUR BEST CURLY HAIR PRODUCTS
Have curly hair? Show your curls some love by putting the following curly hair care products to good use!
L’Oréal Paris EverCurl HydraCharge Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverCurl HydraCharge Conditioner: Looking to hop on the sulfate-free hair care trend? Then try this system of sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, which gently cares for curls.
L’Oréal Paris EverCurl Sculpt & Hold Cream-Gel: You know how much time it can take to blow-dry curly hair (talk about an arm workout!). Give yourself a break and air dry your hair instead. This styling product combines the care of a rich hydrating hair cream that conditions strands and a hair gel that shapes without weighing hair down. Curls remain smooth and hydrated. Apply one to two pumps evenly through clean, towel-dried hair, then let curls air dry.
L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Curls Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Curls Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Curls Re-Nourish Mask: Is your hair not only curly but also dry? This hair care system is just what you need. Made up of a shampoo, conditioner, and a hair mask, the trio instantly transforms the look of curly hair so that your curls appear bouncy, defined, and lustrous. Use the hair mask in place of the conditioner once or twice a week.
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Curve It Curl Taming Cream: If you have curls, we bet you know a thing or two about frizzy hair. This hair cream helps soften, tame, and define curls for perfect spirals from roots to ends. Apply hair cream generously from roots to ends, distributing evenly. Scrunch hair gently to style. Let your curls air dry or blow-dry them with a diffuser.
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Curve It Elastic Curl Mousse: Afraid to use hair mousse? There’s no reason to be! This hair mousse provides long-lasting hold without stickiness or buildup. To use, apply hair mousse generously to damp hair from roots to ends, distributing it evenly. Apply more near your roots for added lift, then scrunch your hair gently to style and follow up by drying your hair—it’s up to you whether you wait for your hair to air dry or break out your blow-dryer.
6 HAIR CARE TIPS FOR CURLY HAIR
Now that you know about some of our best hair care and styling products to use on curly hair, it’s time to incorporate the following tips into your curly hair routine.
Curly Hair Care Tip #1: Start at the bottom when combing your hair
When you comb your curly hair, it’s best to start at the bottom because this will help you gently detangle your curls.
Curly Hair Care Tip #2: Get regular trims
Say hello to your stylist and schedule regular trims to get rid of any ragged ends. Just remember, cutting curly hair is a different skill than cutting curly hair, so it’s often best to look for a stylist who specializes in curls.
Curly Hair Care Tip #3: Skip out on using a brush
When you have curls, it’s best to use a comb instead of a brush, since a brush can disrupt your curl pattern and ruin the delicate spiral of your coveted look.
Curly Hair Care Tip #4: Blow-dry your hair with a diffuser
You know that large round attachment that came with your blow-dryer? That’s a diffuser—the thing we mentioned using earlier. Diffusers are fab for curly hair because they can help to minimize the look of frizzy hair and even out your curl pattern for a bouncy finish.
Curly Hair Care Tip #5: Make conditioner be your BFF
As we said, curls can be dry—so make sure to condition after you shampoo. Consider swapping your regular conditioner for a deep conditioner every now and then to give your curls some extra TLC. Take your pick from the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner, L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner, or L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner.
Curly Hair Care Tip #6: Air dry your hair
For times when you don’t want to blow-dry your hair, apply a little hair mousse or hair cream to wet strands and embrace your natural texture for a look that will make everyone envious. Go ahead and flaunt your curly hair proudly!
Looking to switch up your hairstyle in addition to your hair care routine? Next, check out The 4 Best Hairstyles for Curly Hair.