4 Common Curly Hair Problems and How to Conquer Them

Problem: It has damage, frizz and split ends

Solution: Be careful how you dry your curls. Both hot water and the blow dryer can dry out curly hair. Towel drying can cause a lot of friction, which leads to frizz and breakage. Gently wring your hair and wrap it in a towel. Then use a heat protectant like Paul Mitchell Hot Off the Press Thermal Protection Hairspray from Paul Mitchell to shield fragile strands from damage caused by heat styling.


Problem: Curls can get wild and out of control

Solution: If you have tight curls, a cut with layers can help you control them. The length and placement of your layers will depend on where your hair is the thickest, and the tightness or looseness of the curl.


Problem: It tangles easily

Solution: Pick up a detangling comb and some detangling spray for any knots. Be gentle, starting at the end and work toward the roots. Don’t pull too hard or force the comb through a snarl to keep from breaking the hair strands.

Problem: It’s dry

Solution: Curly hair tends to be naturally drier than straight hair, so give your curls 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 and helps repair dry, brittle hair.


If you still have questions about how to coax your curls into shape, talk with your stylist. You’ll get advice tailored to your hair.

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