My Secret to Maintaining Tangle Free Curly Hair

ouidad-boostOuidad is my new brand!  Celebrity stylist Ouidad, think Sarah Jessica Parker and Minnie Driver, created a line of products that are specifically designed for curly hair.  She’s a stylist. She’s a salon owner. She’s an educator. She’s an author. But most importantly, she’s a woman with curly hair. For years Ouidad struggled with her own head of curls, which led her to dedicate the past 30 years of her life to building a respected reputation as “THE curly hair expert.”

Ouidad realized that curly hair tends to be dehydrated due to its spiral structure. Straight hair’s cuticle (hair’s protective outermost layer) has a smooth, resistant surface. Curly hair’s cuticle layer is lifted away from the hair shaft causing the hair to lose moisture, resulting in dry, frizzy unmanageable hair. When the molecular layer is filled with amino acids and proteins, the hair will have its own internal weight and will not react to humidity. Why? The answer is simple: there is no room for water to seep in, so hair looks smoother, shinier, and it behaves.  Quidad has been able to launch specific products that are designed to boost a curly hair girl’s inner curly beauty!

My definite must have from this line is the Ouidad Botanical Boost Conditioning and Refreshing Spray!  The Bontanical Boost is a lightweight leave-in conditioner chock full of soothing, moisturizing and restoring vitamins, amino acids and botanical extracts.  It is the ideal detangler and refresher for curls and body.  In the morning when I wake up I spray a little on throughout my hair because of course I can’t get my locks wet.  I selectively comb through and it is completely revitalized.  I love it so much I use it on my kids!!!  Get more information at Ouidad.   I am sure you will love it.

Help for Curly Hair!

Is your hair a giant puff ball when you wake up in the morning? Are you just fed up with handling your curly locks. Ford Model Erin with the help of Aveda gives you tips on how to handle your curly locks.

Hydrating Shampoos Picks for Curly Hair

Can’t get a brush or wide tooth comb through your curly locks?  Growing up your Mom just didn’t know how to handle your mop?  You are not alone!  Many women talk to me about the worries and issues of curly hair.  Curly hair locks definitely need a little more TLC than the straight hair counterparts. Hydrating your hair with a hydrating shampoo is an important step in keeping hair healthy, bouncy, and shiny.  Looking for a hydrating shampoo check out our list below:davines hydrating shampoo

 

 Davines Momo Shampoo Moisturizing Dry and Dehydrated Hair

 

 

 

 

terax hydrating shampoo

 

Terax Miele Hydrating Shampoo with Honey and Elder Flower

 

 

 

 

chi hydrating shampoo

 CHI Nourish Silk Shampoo Intense Hair Bath Hydrating Farouk

 

 

 

 

 

Need more advice, Expert Village details the benefits of using hydrating shampoo for those curly locks. Check out this fantastic video.  Enjoy!

 

How to Manage Curly Hair

Those curls those curls how do I manage those curls?  Is that your daily mantra?  Throw your flat irons in the garbage and cancel your Japanese straightening appointment!  Miyesha’s video will help you go au natural curly within weeks with these incredible curly hair management tips!

Tip 1:  Wash your hair once a week. Do not wash your hair daily as this will dry your hair out. Instead of washing rinse and condition daily.
Tip 2:  Change conditioner brands. Hair tends to get used to hair products and switching them will keep your hair looking its best
Tip 3:  Lightly towel dry your hair.
Tip 4:  Always use a diffuser when blow drying your hair. A diffuser will limit the hair dryer’s air flow and concentrate the heat to help dry your hair. Every so often allow your hair to air dry.
Tip 5:  Use the Redken Anti Snap Extreme Leave In Treatment to help prevent breakage and keep hair healthy.
Tip 6:  Use the Redken Smooth Down Detangling Cream to polish hair and retain moisture.
Tip 7:  Use a mini curling iron, Hot Tools 3/8” Curling Iron, to help accentuate individual curls and create a polished look.

Celebrate Curls!

Whether you have naturally kinky hair, soft curls, or loose waves you can find everything you need to keep your curly hairstyle looking great. Born without curls? These top tips will help you create more defined, longer lasting curls with hot rollers, curling irons, or flat irons with curved plates. From carefree corkscrews to ravishing ringlets, if you have curls, these tips are for you.

CHI Curl Preserve Leave-in TreatmentHumidity Proofing

In my opinion, carefree curls are always in style, but only if they look healthy and defined. If you have curly hair you already know that humidity is curl enemy #1 and there is nothing worse than a head full of frizzy curls. Start with a curl-friendly shampoo and conditioner to start your style off right! Keep your curly hairstyle free of frizz and fly-aways with some of my favorite frizz fighters:  

Bain de Terre Anti-Frizz Recovery Complex Smoothing CreamDefining Moments

Whether your curly style is long and loose or tightly wound, curls need definition to look healthy. The less definition to a curl, the more unfinished and unhealthy it looks. Tousled, sexy curls are pretty, unruly, messy curls make people cringe. Coax your curls into shapely, sexy, curves with these best-selling curl definers:  

Davines Momo Curl Enhancing Serum, Abba Instant Recall Curl Activator, Fudge Skrewd Curl Enhancer, Bain de Terre Anti-Frizz Smoothing Crème Recovery Complex (pictured), Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Curl Creme Wavy Woman.

CHI Turbo Hair DryerDiffuse the Situation

You may think a diffuser is a curl’s best friend; but only if it’s attached to a great hair dryer. Built on the principle that curls should be pampered and not blown dry into a knotty mess, diffusers come in many varieties perfect for short curly hairstyles and long alike. Shorter styles dry faster, longer lengths take more time, so be sure your diffuser works well with your hair dryer to crank out enough airflow for the length of your locks. These hair dryers are sure to deliver power and pampering with or without your diffuser:

Elchim Galaxy Hair Dryer, CHI Turbo Hair Dryer (pictured), Solano Platinum Hair Dryer, Babyliss Pro Ionic Hair Dryer Diffuser.

Terax Gloss Finishing SerumMega Shine

Straight hair seems to shine effortlessly, but it’s a myth to think that curly hairstyles cannot be super shiny too. You just need the right products…in the right amounts. Whether you choose a glossing styling spray, a shine enhancing lotion, or a polishing crème, just remember that less is more when applying any shine enhancer. Turn your shine up to eleven with these mega shine must-haves created especially for curly locks:

Davines Love Curl Enhancing ConditionerCurl Friendly Choices

Curl texture plays a big part in how cooperative your curls can be, and there are lots of curl friendly product lines on the market today that are tailor made for your type of curls and styling needs. From shampoos and conditioners, to styling creams and hairsprays, there are brands dedicated to making curls look their curviest. Bravo to these curl friendly brands:  Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious, CHI Curl Preserve, Davines Love Curl Enhancing (pictured), Abba True Curls.

Maiysha from Ford Models talks about the products and approaches she uses to celebrate her own curls. 
Celebrate your own curls and check out some of the products used in the video: Redken Extreme Anti-Snap, Hot Tools Curling Irons, Redken Smooth Down Cream, Ceramic Hair Dryers.
With products like these you can get your curls into sexy, carefree curves and coils in no time! Want to see more curl friendly products? Visit our Curly Hair Care section.

-CurlyBelle