Curly-hairstyles

How To Tame Curly Hair In Summer

Having curly hair can be both a blessing and a curse, but sometimes the humid weather doesn’t agree with those long, curly locks! The best way to keep it in control is to adapt a simple haircare routine which both emphasises and controls your curls.

Try just a few of our tips to tame your curly hair, without resorting to damaging styling products!

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Flaxseed hair gel

Keep your hair looking shiny and frizz-free by treating it to a hair gel every few weeks. Make this simple gel at home which won’t leave your hair feeling crunchy, heavy, or with a heavy residue at the roots.

All you need is 2 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of flax seeds, and aloe vera for extra protection. Boil over a medium heat, strain the water, then apply directly to your hair. You can leave it in as an overnight treatment, or simply apply to your ends before air-drying.

Moisturise

Did you know that curly hair is twice as likely to become frizzy? As a general rule, it’s best to stay away from haircare that includes alcohol and sulfate as main ingredients. Not only do these ingredients make hair look dull and lifeless, but they also strip away the natural oils from your scalp, which can cause dandruff.

Stay away from heat

We all know that heat damage is bad for all hair types, but can create the most visible damage to curly hair. Split ends, dull colour, flat roots are all common symptoms of heat damage which can often be difficult to cure.

Leave your hair to air dry at least once at week, or simply use a diffuser with the temperature on cool – this will be a life saver for your hair, and will maintain those bouncy curls!

Condition

Don’t use a heavy conditioner on you roots since this can really weigh down your hair. Instead, concentrate the product on your ends. Apply conditioner on freshly damp and shampooed hair, then comb the product through with a wide-toothed comb.

No brushing?

Stick to combing your hair with a wide-toothed comb which won’t cause more damage to your ends. Excessive brushing can lead to severe hair breakage, and it’s best to keep this to a minimum (or sometimes not at all, especially for curly hair that’s been coloured blonde).

Don’t over-wash

Since curly hair is naturally dry, it’s not always a good idea to wash it every single day. This can lead to a dry, itchy scalp and cause damage to your ends from the sulfate which is mostly found in shampoo and conditioners. Use a deep conditioning treatment every 2 weeks to keep your hair looking its best.

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November 1, 2014

The Best Styles For Curly Medium-Length Hair

We all want what we don’t have right?  Those who have curly hair wish they had straight hair and those who have straight hair long for a natural wave. My hair is naturally curly but most mornings I tend to break out my trusty iron and straighten it – why?  Probably because I haven’t yet found a hairstyle that suits my curly hair.  I’ve now realised that the trick to a great curly hairstyle begins with the perfect haircut.  It seems logical but finding a stylist that can competently cut curly hair can be difficult but if you can find a hair stylist that has a similar textured hair to yours they’re probably going to know how to cut curly hair better than straight hair.

After you’ve found a stylist, they should be able to recommend what cut is going to suit your hair the most.  Depending on whether your curls are tight or loose, how wide the curls are and how much spring they have, are all going to be factors in determining which cut will suit you the best.  A popular cutting technique for curly hair is the ‘Carve and Slice’ which removes most of the bulk to avoid the pyramid look, whilst leaving the curls to fall gracefully in their natural pattern.

Once you’ve decided on a cut with your stylist the next important thing to remember is to use the right products to tame the frizz and manage your curls, as curly hair tends to dry out more than straight hair.  There are an abundance of products that are suitable including Moroccan Oil that nourishes and conditions dry hair without weighing it down or making it stiff.  Great product can make the difference between an ok hairstyle and a great hairstyle, so make the investment.

So here are some curly medium length hairstyle ideas, from tight curls right through to waves, to prove that curly hair doesn’t need to be an unruly mess.

Best Hairstyles For Curly Medium Length Hair

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The Best Styles For Curly Medium Length Hair

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Best hairstyles for curly medium length hair

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Best Hairstyles For Curly Medium Length Hair

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July 24, 2014

Get the Look: Christina Aguilera’s Tight Curls Hairstyle

Celebrity hairdresser David Babaii created Christina Aguilera’s gorgeous curly hairstyle for last night’s The Voice. If your hair has natural curl this is a cool hairstyle for nights out. All it takes is a little product to define the curl, and some volume, and you’re set!

1. Start by applying Big Sexy Hair Big Altitude Bodifying Blow Dry Mousse to the hair to add volume.

2. After adding mousse to the hair, David blow dried using his hands to create texture and life.

3. Then he sectioned the hair into four sections: top, crown, sides and nape. Starting at the nape, he curled very small sections using small barrel curling irons. He alternated between 1/4″ and 1/2″ curling irons, holding the hair for 10 seconds. Using different size curling irons makes the hair look more natural and bouncy. Complete the other sections of your hair.

4. To set the look, David used Big Sexy Hair Big Boost for added volume and definition. Take each section and lightly work the product in.

5. Finally, David created a zig-zag side part, and then sprayed the hair with Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play hairspray, which is the perfect hairspray for flexible hold on big hairstyles like Christina’s.

What do you think of Christina Aguilera’s curly hairstyle? Do you think it suits her?

November 21, 2013