Over half of the American population have curly hair. Yet you would not know it! So many straighten, brush out, and hide their natural texture which destroys their chances of beautiful, bouncy curls.
But many people who want bouncy curled hair do not know how to achieve it. They struggle with frizz, adverse weather conditions, and do not understand how they can tame their mane.
Struggle no more! Whether you have naturally curly hair or want to rock the bouncy curly hair look, here are some hair care tips you should try.
1. Moisture, Moisture, and More Moisture
Curly hair is more porous than straight hair which means it requires much more moisture to stop it from going frizzy. If you want to get defined curls, you need to introduce moisture to your locks.
Choose a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner combo made for curly hair. Or better yet, try a leave-in conditioner. It is also a good idea to comb in your conditioner so that it covers your hair evenly.
To enhance your natural curls even further, use a creamy hair mask once a week.
2. Use the Right Tools on Your Curls
For starters, ditching a regular hair brush could be helpful for many curly-haired people. Brushing can damage hair and create frizz.
If you cannot live without a comb, use a wide-toothed one.
When using a hairdryer, attach a diffuser and point it upwards so your hair falls into it. This minimizes frizz and encourages your gorgeous natural curls.
Also, use a proper hair wrap after you shower, not a towel. Towels can also create the dreaded frizz which is not conducive to bouncy curls.
3. Book Regular Hair Cuts
Healthy, bouncy curls are not found on heads with four inches of sad-looking split ends.
Even if you are growing out your hair, stylists recommend getting at least one quarter to one half of an inch trimmed off your hair every 12 weeks.
4. Use Hot Rollers
Were you not blessed with natural curls but still want to achieve that gorgeous bouncy curly look? No problem! The best method is to use hot rollers.
They create a more consistent “curlier” curl than curling irons or styling wands. Plus, they tend to last longer. Do not forget to set your curls with a light spritzing of hair spray afterward.
5. Flip Your Hair
The last tip is a quick fix to make your hair look bouncier in an instant. If your hair is straight, flip your head upside down when you use your hairdryer to raise your hair from its routes.
This is only a good idea if you are using hot rollers because it will make your hair frizzy at first.
You could also flip your usual parting to achieve that glamorous Marilyn Monroe bounce.
Get Bouncy Curls With These Simple Tips
If you have struggled with frizzy lifeless hair for a long time, it may seem like bouncy curls are out of your reach. But by adding lots of moisture into your hair care routine and looking after it, you will encourage your hair to live its best curly life.
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