Curly hair can be tricky to take care of. In all sorts of weather it can frizz up on you, soaking up the moisture from the environment. But there are amazing curly hair products on the market today including treatments, shampoos, conditioners and masks. I share them below. In the meantime, don't forget when drying hair after applying product, squeeze (never rub) curls with a towel or paper towel and be sure to use a diffuser when using a blow dryer. Dry hair on the lowest speed setting.
You won't find a better at-home straightening product than this one. While many women with frizzy, curly hair depend on Japanese or Brazilian straightening methods, others are turning to Keratin Complex to get similar results at home. It eliminates up to 95 percent of frizz and curl and is supposed to cut drying time in more than half. The only downside is the price. At $300, it's costly, but cheaper than a salon treatment. [p] "It deposits a coating of keratin and silicone, which is then heat processed to lock the hair into a smooth, straight appearance," says cosmetics chemist Jim Hammer to InStyle Magazine. "It won't make curly hair pin-straight, but I've seen the results, and it does significantly improve manageability."
My curly-haired friends swear by Deva Curl's No Poo and Lo Poo shampoos. These shampoos contain no sulfates, so they won't lather. But this also means there's no bad ingredients to dry out your curls even further. Try the Lo Poo if you have curly hair that's not too dehydrated. The No Poo has no lathering capabilities at all, but will cleanse the hair and scalp while not stripping it of natural oils.
When you have curly hair, you may find the hair dryer can be your enemy. Too much heat and you get frizz. But now there's an entire industry around maintaining healthy curls and the industry is lead by Deva Curl. This diffuser can be put on the end of hair dryers (I prefer ionic dryers because the drying time is cut in half) and coaxes the perfect ringlets out of hair.
Touted as the "best curl cremes period", Miss Jessie's takes frizzy hair and turns it into perfect coiled waves and curls. My friends with naturally wavy (read: frizzy) hair swear by this creme. Put a small amount in your palm and work it through hair before air-drying or blow-drying with a diffuser on the lowest heat and speed setting possible. Infused with macadamia and sweet almond oil for a fragrant scent.
This velvety cream is perfect for medium to thick hair, also good for color-treated hair. Place a quarter-size amount in your hand and then palm product onto hair before drying or using heat appliances or comb through hair and let air-dry, separating curls as hair dries. This velvety cream stops frizzing while conditioning dry hair. This product creates a thin humidity barrier and holding polymers to keep curls in place.
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Keep in mind that if your hair is fried, there's nothing short of a haircut that can save you. Conditioning masques are great for naturally dry hair, but can't do much for hair that's been overprocessed or is suffering from massive split ends.