Hair Care | Curls

How Your Curly Hair will Steal the Show Looking Silky and Shiny

People who have a head of curly hair often wish for straight hair because it is easier to tame. That is really too bad. Proper care and the right styling tricks will put you in charge of the wild waves and turn brittle kinky hair into soft silky curls

Model with dishevelled curly hair
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Before the extra curly care

Model with gorgeous curls
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After the extra curly care

Air-Drying Makes Curly Tops Even More Beautiful

As far as hair care is concerned, curls love rich nourishment. There is practically no way to over-condition curly hair. The Gliss Total Repair range contains the hydration your curls need! The shampoo boasts up to 85% less breakage thanks to its special formula of hair-identical keratin plus 19 complex vitamins. The conditioner gives you immediate combability – all curly tops know the struggle of trying to get rid of dreaded tangles. Turn it up a notch with the Express Repair conditioner, which you spray into your locks and then leave it so it can work its magic. Your curls won’t know what’s hit them!

Woman with gorgeous curly hair, holding Gliss Total Repair products
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Gliss Total Repair to the rescue. Revive your curls in no time!

Tips and Tricks for Your Curly Hair

If you give your curly hair all the pampering it needs, it’ll thank you by being on its best behavior. Follow these tips below to care for your locks. Start making these changes today and you’ll be amazed how quickly your curls react to these positive adjustments:

 

  • Heat can really dry out curly hair, which is why you should try to let your hair air-dry. Alternatively, you can blow-dry it using a hair dryer with a diffuser attachment at a low heat setting.
  • Flat irons stress your hair. Use them rarely, if ever, and only after treating your hair with a thermo-protective care product such as the taft Heat Protection Spray, which protects your hair from heat up to 220°C as well as keeping your locks frizz-free for up to 3 days.
  • Cutting your hair in soft layers gives your curls extra bounce. However, remember not to cut the top layer of your hair too short otherwise you might end up creating the dreaded 'poodle look'.
  • Prefer the soft waves of the 1920s over large curls? Then you should spray curl styling liquid into your hair, comb it into the desired style and use clips to hold it in place down to chin length. Afterward, blow-dry your hair using a diffuser attachment and then allow your hair to cool. Finally remove the clips and comb your hair very carefully.
  • Here is how you create the trendy undone curly top: Work a little mousse through your dry hair, such as taft Curl Mousse and roll thick strands of your hair over rollers. Treat the rolled up hair with a blow-dryer for a few minutes, allow it to cool and then remove the rollers. Use your fingers to pull your hair into the desired shape, but don’t brush your hair. As a rule of thumb, the larger the rollers, the softer and more generous the curls will be.
  • Natural curls will become less tangled if you comb them flat against your head after shampooing. Spray a little hair spray over your hair, and allow to air-dry.
  • Any product with natural lipids like Shea butter, Jojoba oil or Macadamia oil are great solutions for when your locks need pampering. They coat every individual hair with a shimmering protective film. Schauma Nature Moments Argan Oil & Macadamia Oil shampoo ensures that your curls maintain their structure.

Curly hair tends to be dry and often shows a need of care. Curls do not tightly embrace the scalp like straight hair and therefore they have limited contact with the conditioning sebum on the scalp. The natural looping of the hair also results in a less even dandruff layer. As a consequence, curly hair is hypersensitive to damaging influences. These are all reasons to treat your curly hair with loving care while it is wet. Wrap a towel around your hair and softly press it to remove the water after washing. Never roughly towel your hair dry. A comb with widely set teeth works best to detangle your curls. Brushing your curls separates the hair strands too much and makes your hair look shaggy and big.

Air-Drying Makes Curly Tops Even More Beautiful

As far as hair care is concerned, curls love rich nourishment. There is practically no way to over-condition curly hair. Shampoos and rinses with natural lipids like Shea butter, Jojoba oil or Macadamia oil coat every individual hair with a shimmering protective film. This ensures that your curls maintain their structure. Your styling products should also be especially designed for curly hair. These styling aids give your hair hold and leave your curls springy without drying your hair out or gumming it up.

The Experts Have Tips and Tricks for Your Curly Hair

  • Heat has an additional drying effect on curly hair. Ideally, you should therefore allow your hair to air-dry. Alternatively, you can blow-dry it using a hair dryer with its diffuser attachment at a low heat setting
  • Flat irons are major stress for your hair. Use them rarely if ever and only after treating your hair with a thermo-protective care product
  • Cutting your hair in soft steps gives your curls particular bounce. However, remember not to cut the top layer of your hair too short. You may otherwise create the dreaded 'poodle look'
  • Do you prefer the soft waves of the 1920s over large curls? Then you should spray curl styling liquid into your hair, comb it into the desired style and use clips to hold it in place down to chin length. Afterward, blow-dry your hair using a diffuser attachment and then allow your hair to cool. Finally remove the clips and comb your hair very carefully
  • Here is how you create the trendy undone curly top: Work a little mousse through your dry hair and roll thick strands of your hair in spirals over papillotes. Treat the rolled up hair with a blow-dryer for a few minutes, allow it to cool and then remove the papillotes. Use your fingers to pull your hair into the desired shape. Be sure not to brush your hair
  • Is your hair kinky with very tight or matted curls? Rollers (hair curlers) will turn your hair into softly flowing curls. As a rule of thumb, the larger the rollers the softer and more generous are the curls
  • Natural curls are less tangled if you comb them flat against your head after shampooing, spray a little hair spray over it and allow it to air-dry
  • When you use rollers or papillons you should roll up your hair evenly with the same tension throughout. Also be sure not to sharply fold the ends of the hair strands
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