Tips for Managing Curly Hair
While celebrities and starlets make tight ringlets or soft waves look sexy and gorgeous, all too often naturally curly hair can to descend into a frightful frizz. What's the secret to great hair for all those mop tops out there? Conditioning is key for a knockout wedding 'do.
The most important thing you can do to get your hair in shape for wedding is regular trims. This will create softer, smoother, and healthier hair.
And while this sounds gross, consider taking shampoo out of your daily routine. Most commercial shampoos contain sulfates that are too harsh for curly hair and dry it out. Curly hair also tends to be more porous than straight hair, which makes totally rinsing traces of shampoo virtually impossible and that causes frizz.
Be warned that no shampoo method has about a two week transition period where you hair won't look so hot. In a nutshell, this method requires that you shampoo hair once every ten days with a sulfate-free shampoo, condition four to five times a week, and also use an oil treatment or finishing cream. Light conditioners are able to clean your hair.
Other girls swear by the apple cider vinegar rinse, which they use instead of a shampoo.
The Day Of
You'll want to wash your hair, but skip the blow-dryer. Use an told t-shirt, paper towels, or a microfiber towel to gently remove the excess water from your hair, and allow it to completely air dry.
Rather than fight your natural curls with a straight do, try a half-up 'do that show advantages of your hair.
If you have straight hair, read our tips here.
Posted by Anna K.