If you have curly hair, you’ve probably heard countless people tell you that they wish they had your hair type. But, while curly hair may be extremely coveted, you’re probably well aware that it can also be difficult to determine how exactly to care for it. The thing is, caring for curly hair starts in the shower. Here, learn about our best system of sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner for curly hair, along with five easy hairstyling tips for curly hair. Now, go ahead and show off those spirals!
OUR BEST SULFATE-FREE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR CURLY HAIR
First things first: When you have curly hair, it’s important to find the best shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. Give the L’Oréal Paris EverCurl HydraCharge Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverCurl HydraCharge Conditioner a try. The L’Oréal Paris Sulfate-Free Curl Care System gently cares for your curls. The non-drying formulas provide smooth, defined curls. The system of shampoo and conditioner quenches and softens, perfecting each curl’s shape and infusing hair with hydrating nourishment without weighing it down. Start by applying the shampoo to wet hair, gently massaging it into a thick lather. Rinse out, then follow up by applying the conditioner, leave it on for one to three minutes, and rinse again.
5 SIMPLE TIPS FOR STYLING CURLY HAIR
As good as it is to find the best shampoo and conditioner combo for curly hair, having a few styling tips up your sleeve can also be useful. So, keep these curly hair tips in mind the next time you’re wondering why your curls won’t behave.
Curly Hair Tip #1: Be gentle when you brush
Don’t, we repeat, don’t brush your hair when it’s wet. You should only brush your hair when it’s dry, as your hair is more fragile when wet. If you’re looking to detangle curly hair post-shower, spritz on a detangling spray, then reach for a wide tooth comb instead, working it slowly and steadily through your strands.
Curly Hair Tip #2: Pick double-duty styling products
When you have curly hair, look for styling products that pull double duty, such as the L’Oréal Paris EverCurl Sculpt & Hold Cream-Gel. It combines the care of a rich hydrating cream that conditions and a styling gel that shapes without weighing your hair down. After using your shampoo and conditioner, distribute one to two pumps evenly through clean, towel-dried hair. Let your hair air dry or blow-dry it with a diffuser and when all is said and done, your curls will remain smooth and hydrated.
Curly Hair Tip #3: Keep heat protectant on hand
If you’re going to blow-dry or straighten your curly hair, make sure to apply a heat protectant before picking up your heat tools. Really, this tip can be applied to any hair type—no one likes heat damage! Try the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray, giving your curls a few spritzes before heat styling.
Curly Hair Tip #4: Air dry your curls
Your curls are beautiful, so don’t be afraid to embrace them! You can air dry your curly hair to perfection as long as you have the right styling product. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray to towel-dried hair, then let your hair finish air-drying—that’s all there is to it.
Editor’s tip: Want to take your curls up a notch? Braid your hair after spritzing on your wave spray and allowing it to air dry. When you remove your braid, you’ll have curls that are even more defined!
Curly Hair Tip #5: Rock a messy bun
One of the most stylish looks of the moment happens to be the messy bun. To create this hairstyle, start by applying hair gel to damp hair, then scrunch it to help define the shape of your curls. Next, put your hair into a ponytail, wrap your hair around the ponytail, tuck your ends into your ponytail holder, and secure with bobby pins. Don’t get too hung up on how smooth your bun looks—it’s supposed to be messy! For a more detailed tutorial, here’s How to Create a Messy Bun.
Speaking of hairstyles for curly hair, you have a number of options beyond a messy bun. If you want to add a few new hairstyles to your repertoire, check out our article, The 4 Best Hairstyles for Curly Hair.