She Ready…Tips and Tricks for Styling Curly Hair
By Tiffani Douglas
Styling curly hair can be tricky! There can be a variety of factors that determine your look, and making sure you have the right tools and hair products for curly hair can be the difference between actually being a diva and looking like a diva disaster.
Because curly hair is very fragile and must be handled with care, many styling techniques that require heat and chemicals are harmful to and simply don’t work for curls. Your goal is to find ways to protect your hair, and style it in its natural state so that your curls are always healthy and cute!
If you have trouble styling your curls or getting them to behave, here are 5 tips and tricks you can try to make your curl game tighter.
Use the right tools. A wide-tooth comb is your BFF when it comes to styling curly hair. It allows you to detangle as you comb through your curls from the ends to the root. Combing curly hair from the bottom up decreases pulling the hair, which causes breakage. To help prevent breakage, use a leave-in conditioner that includes a detangler like Cashmere+Caviar Hair Silk- Leave in Conditioner/Detangler to protect your kinky curly hair and make it easier to comb through tangles.
Make a cocktail. No, not that kind, but a hair cocktail – although you may need one after fighting with unruly curls! Hair cocktails are a mix of your favorite hair products for curly hair that works for you. Creating the right hair cocktail can take some time and a lot of trial and error to perfect, but it’s worth it when you see your hair on point every time. If you want to take the guesswork out of your perfect hair cocktail, try the Blueberry Bliss Styling Bundle for a complete hair care styling system.
Braid it up. To preserve your curl pattern and give yourself a little extra pizazz, braid your hair overnight for poppin’ curls in the morning. Braids no matter how long you wear them – one day or 100 days – are considered a protective style and they are good for adding a little extra kink to your curls. Apply Cashmere+Caviar Hair Gelle to define curls, condition and make them shine.
Pineapples! No, it’s not a safe word, but rather another protective technique you can use to safeguard your delicate curls from harm. Pineappling is a practice in which you loosely pull your curls on top of your head then take it down when you’re ready to style. Pineappling your ‘do protects your curl pattern and adds volume to your curls. It also helps cut down on frizz. To keep your curls frizz-free and protected, pineapple your hair at night and keep curls locked, moisturized and conditioned with Blueberry Bliss CURL Control Jelly.
Snip, snip…condition. To maintain healthy curls it’s also important to keep the ends conditioned and trimmed to avoid breakage from split ends. Getting your curls trimmed every 6-8 weeks is crucial to the health of your hair. If you are transitioning, this is especially important as the ends are the oldest part of your hair shaft and the chemicals on your ends make it even weaker and more fragile. Apply Blueberry Bliss Hair Growth Oil to your ends to repair and restore, and get your hair trimmed regularly to keep your curls healthy.
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