You need to embrace your curls. There are quite a lot of styling and product options for you to choose from but know that you will need a different set of products if you want your hair curly as opposed to straight. You need to access what type of curls you have. Is the curl tight, loose, weak, or is it wavy? Do you need to control the curl or enhance it?
When dealing with such challenging texture, we want to start of with a good shampoo and conditioner. With the advancement of technology, product companies have developed shampoos and conditioners just for curly hair. Curly hair needs moisture and depending on the type of curl, needs a heavier product to control the curl.
When getting ready to style. Choose the proper styling product. Whether it’s a leave in conditioner, lotion, gel, mouse or foam, apply the recommended amount and comb through the hair. This is often an overlooked secret. You want to make sure you are evenly distributing the product throughout the entire hair strand to ensure that you end up with consistent curls throughout the head. Next, take your towel and “squeeze” the product in and any excess water out.
Now we have several variations of styling depending on the desired finish. We can use a diffuser, do rope twists, or knots. For this discussion, we will choose the diffuser, ask your stylist to demonstrate the other techniques for you, they are easier to do than what you might think. Take your diffuser, a “finger” style works best, and tilt your head so the hair falls away from the scalp. You want to use the diffuser in a supporting way and do not scrunch or squeeze the hair. The more you disturb the cuticle the more frizz you will create and the end result will be inconsistent curl. Work around the head every 15-30 seconds. Don’t stay in one area until it is completely dry as this will cause inconsistent curl too. The final movement will be to tilt your head over forwards and dry the fringe and top area, again, drying the hair away from the scalp will let the natural curl form and give you more volume. Dry hair completely. A common misconception is you should leave some moisture in the hair, this can work on some curls but it often will lead to more fly-a-ways and flatter hair.
Once drying is complete. Apply a finishing crème, paste, or oil to keep the curl formation strong and protected from the environment and daily stresses. In many cases, you can use a reactivating mist the following day to revitalize curl and not have to shampoo, condition and re-style.