When it comes to your hair care routine, you should take your hair type into consideration. A good product can get you pretty far, but embracing your hair type is the key to hair maintenance. By creating a routine that matches your type, you can control how seamless your hair care routine is. Not sure how to do that? We can help. Keep reading to find out how to care for different hair types so you can embrace your natural hair texture for your next beauty look.
How to Embrace Naturally Curly Hair
If you have naturally curly or coily hair, the right hair care routine and the right hair styling products will ensure your curls look defined and bouncy.
1. Wash and Condition Your Hair
For curly-haired beauties, using a shampoo and conditioner that’s specifically formulated for curly hair will be important. In fact, we’d argue that the right hair care system is more than half the battle. If you aren’t using a system that fits the bill, swap out your current products for the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Moisture Push Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Moisture Seal Conditioner, which are formulated with hyaluronic acid and castor oil to help hydrate curls without any weigh down.
2. Sculpt Your Curls
A hair styling gel, mousse, or cream will also be your best friend when it comes to embracing curly hair. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Simply Clean Curl Cocoon Creme for hydration, frizz control, and amplified curls. Apply the cream to your strands and scrunch it in, then let your hair air dry.
3. Refresh Your Curl Pattern EasilyIf you want to refresh the shape of your curls without going through wash day, try a hair spray or treatment like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Refresh & Reshape Leave-In Spray. The product will re-hydrate and reshape your curls, and you won’t have to worry about any crunchiness or weighed down hair. Just spray it all over your curls, then use your fingers to twist and reshape your strands.
How to Embrace Naturally Straight Hair
If you have naturally straight hair, embracing your natural texture is all about keeping your mane smooth and frizz-free.
1. Start by Cleansing
For both hair and scalp care, use a sulfate-free duo that will cleanse and remove product buildup so your strands can be as sleek as possible. Try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron + Plump Hydrating Shampoo, Paraben-Free and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron + Plump Hydrating Conditioner, Paraben-Free for healthy, soft strands and frizz control. Additionally, if your straight hair sometimes gets limp, the duo can add bounce and body to your strands.
2. Keep It Sleek With a Serum
You’ll want to invest in products to help boost your hair’s sleekness, like a hair serum. The L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron + Plump Moisture Plump Serum, Paraben-Free, uses a hyaluronic care complex to moisturize and plump hair. On wet or dry hair, spray the serum all over your lengths and then style your hair as usual.
3. Use Hot Tools SparinglyAnother way to embrace your natural hair texture is to use your flat iron to touch up any areas that aren’t perfectly straight. If you go this route, make sure you apply heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free 21-in-1 Color Caring Spray, Leave In, which also works to beat any frizz and add shine.
How to Embrace Naturally Wavy Hair
For wavy hair, you’ll want to use products that will keep your hair smooth and hydrated without sacrificing body and volume..
1. Grab Your Shampoo and Conditioner
As with any hair care routine, start by washing your hair. For a shampoo and conditioner that will give your mane body and fullness, use the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Volume Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Volume Conditioner, which provide lasting volume without making your hair heavy or flat.
2. Let Mousse Define Your Waves
Apply the L’Oréal Paris Advanced BOOST IT Elastic Curl Mousse to towel-dried hair to add definition and hold to your wavy hair. Let your hair air dry, then spray the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold, Light Hairspray Unscented all over your strands for extra volume.
3. Enhance Your Waves Overnight
To make sure your waves stay intact at night, twist or braid your hair before bed, then wear a satin bonnet to further protect your hair. You can also sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase to get the hair smoothening benefits.
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