Curly Hair Maintenance and Styling Tips

Having trouble conquering your curl? Here are a few key things to keep in mind:

It’s probably dry
Curly hair tends to be naturally drier than straight hair, and therefore, is more prone to frizziness.

You’re probably getting it too hot
Both hot water and hot styling tools can dry out curly hair. Make sure you’re using the appropriate heat settings on your tools.

Plus, try a heat protectant. Hot Off the Press Thermal Protection Hairspray from Paul Mitchell helps shield fragile strands from damage caused by heat styling.
It’s probably in need of detangling
You might already do this, but pick up a nice detangling comb and some detangling spray for any knots. Be careful not to overdo it. Avoiding breaking the hair strands is the key.

It might need a different shampoo and conditioner
Changing up your shampoo and conditioner routine can help, too. Try a curly hair, detangling-specific product like Paul Mitchell Spring Loaded Detangling Shampoo or a conditioner like Biolage Hydrasource Detangling Solution.

You probably need to be careful drying it
Speaking of avoiding breakage, towel drying can cause a lot of friction, and lead to frizz. Gently wring your hair and wrap it in a towel to dry.

It’s probably thirsty
Give your curly hair the moisture it desires. A balanced moisturizing shampoo and conditioning system is essential. Try a sulfate-free, gentle-cleansing product, like Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Moisturizing Lather Shampoo and Conditioner. It replenishes the strands, and helps repair dry, brittle hair.

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