April showers bring May flowers, right? Well for curly-haired girls, the change in temperature, weather and humidity can bring on a big, uncontrollable head of hair, too.
Here are a four things to keep in mind for weatherproof curls. So go ahead and bring on spring and let your hair down!
Shampoo less. This is generally a good rule for curly or thick hair, because it tends to be dry in texture. When you do lather up, look for a moisturizing shampoo/conditioner that is specifically designed to hydrate curls and fight frizz – it will help you out with your later steps. A leave-in-conditioner can help to lock moisture in and keep your hair soft and protected.
Fight Frizz. It is important to seal your cuticle so that extra moisture from the air can’t get in. Rake a nickel size drop of smoothing serum through wet hair, paying special attention to the ends. For thicker hair, look for something with silicone that will help calm and hold down strays. If you have thin hair look for a lighter, water-based product that won’t be too heavy.
Dry With Style. It’s a good idea to let your hair air dry because the less you touch curls the better they look – that means don’t go bananas with towel drying, it’s only going to create damage and more frizz. Instead, try twisting large sections around your forefinger and hold for 10 seconds to let the twist set. If you’re short on time, it’s okay to use a diffuser. Just be sure that hair is completely dry before heading out, or else your curls can end up looking fuzzy.
Don’t Forget Your Umbrella. Or else you’ve done all that hard work for nothing! Pick up this stylish option, and support the Canadian Women’s Foundation and their annual campaign: Shelter From the Storm.