Curly Hair Technique Video Tutorial

If you have wavy or curly hair, you’ve probably struggled to get your hair care routine to work for you.

I know I have spent a lot of time straightening my hair into submission but would also like to embrace my natural hair.

I personally have tried countless ways of styling my natural curly wavy hair and many times was left with a stiff, frizzy mess.

In this video tutorial, I show a new method I have found and loved for styling my wavy hair.

Curly Hair Tips

Try to avoid using shampoos with harsh chemicals — known as surfactants — such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).

This strong ingredient is great for removing dirt and oils, but it can also strip your hair of its natural oil, leaving it frizzy and dry.

The next step to avoid using conditioners and other products with silicones and silicone-based compounds that can smooth your hair, but they also seal out moisture and can create buildup.

Some common silicones include dimethicone and cyclopentasiloxane. basically, if an ingredient ends in “-cone”, it’s not good for curly hair.

Brushing the hair can break up the natural curl pattern and can cause breakage leading to frizziness — instead, use a comb or “finger-comb” through the hair when applying conditioner.

Curly Hair Method

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all of the information out there.

Although there are a lot of options, if you’re following this method, you only really need two products to start:

Styling the Hair
Styling starts as soon as you finish rinsing out conditioner.

At this point, you should squeeze out the excess water from the hair several times and before wrapping the hair in a microfibre towel, scrunch to encourage your natural curl pattern to form.

Use the microfibre towel to also scrunch out any access water.

Apply a curl sculptor or curl cream, this will help enhance the natural curl of the hair.

Then apply a Hair Gel (lots of it), this will define the curls while giving the hair a strong hold.
Allow the hair to completely dry.

The key is to have completely dry crunchy hair for the next step.

Drying the Hair
It’s always best to let your hair air-dry wherever possible.

If you don’t have time to let your hair dry naturally, the next best thing is to use a hair dryer with a diffuser attachment on the low setting.

A diffuser helps to circulate the air from your hair dryer so it won’t break up curls and cause frizz.

Now it’s time to “Scrunch out the Crunch”.
Scrunch, scrunch, scrunch the hair until it isn’t crunchy anymore.
If you want extra insurance, you can apply a small amount of product to the hair.

This is also great for second say hair, just mist the hair with water and scrunch!

This method has worked for me but you can build your own routine over time to include other products like leave-in conditioners, curl enhancers, and hair oils.

If you have wavy or curly hair and you follow this method, you’ll find your hair holds a curl, has volume and is soft – not stiff and crunchy.

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