Natural or man-made curls look best if you use shampoo, styling and finishing products, which are specifically designed for curls. We suggest optimal care and styling tools and products for your curls from shampoo and heat protectant to hairspray.
Hair Care Products and Styling Aids for Curly Tops
Shampoo: Shampoo for stressed hair infuses dull looking brittle curls with the lustre your hair is meant to show. These shampoos restore the structural integrity of hair and provide it with protective and beautifying substances. Once again, your curly top will look healthy and vibrant.
Anti-frizz styling products: Frizzy hair has a tendency to be unruly and resist all styling efforts. Use anti-frizz shampoo, conditioner or finishing products for supple curls. These products make styling curls much easier. Anti-frizz products or treatments prevent hair from standing up due to electric charging. They coat the outer surface of every hair (the cuticle layer). This protects the hair and creates appealing lustre. Anti-frizz products are particularly effective for frizzy looking curls.
Styling mousse and balm for curls: Work balm or styling mousse for curls through your hair for healthy looking springy curls with dazzling shine and just enough hold. Leave-in balms and styling mousse can also be used to bring new life to curls when you don’t have the time to shampoo your hair.
Hair Gel: Simply apply gel to your towel-dry hair if you want to create finger waves in your curly hair. Allow your hair to dry with finger wave clips in place. We show you exactly how to create finger waves in our article ‘Finger Wave Hairstyles’
Heat protectant: Don’t forget to apply heat protectant before using heated styling aids or creating your curls with the help of a curling iron.
Hair oil and extra-gloss hairspray: Hair oil keeps curls supple and extra-gloss hairspray provides lively shine. Look for hair oils and hairsprays, which are designed to create soft, shiny curls.
Salt spray provides just the right texture for casual beach waves or tousled curly tops.
Hair wax accentuates individual strands of hair and holds fly-away hair at bay. Distribute a little hair wax in the palms of your hand to apply it wherever it is needed for extra hold or to accentuate individual hairstyle elements.
Hairspray provides the finishing touch and gives extended hold to curly tops. Some hairsprays are barely noticeable while others provide strong hold. Hairsprays with light holding power are most suitable for curls because they don’t interfere with the natural springiness and movement of curls.