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Cardinal Rules for Curly Hair Care

Because it's about time you mastered your mane.

When you have naturally curly hair, two things are for sure:

  1. You're totally accustomed to women coming up to you without hesitation to tell you how much they love (and wish they had) your hair.

  2. You know you did NOT wake up like this. The truth is...curly hair can be a real struggle to maintain.

 

Because we want you to love your curls as much as we do, we tapped into L'Oréal Professionnel Artist Joshua Rossignol to pick up a few hair tips and product picks to make curly care easier than ever.

 

Are you ready to truly fall in love with your locks? Because #CURLYHAIRGOALS are just a scroll away.

 

The Products

The same way color-treated hair calls for specific products to maintain the integrity of the hair, curly hair can benefit from a curl-specific hair care routine. What better way to perfect your curl routine than with some advice from the pros? If you want to achieve the curls of your dreams, take Rossignol's word and stock up on L'Oréal Professionnel's Spiral Queen for perfect formation and hold with a nourished finish. He also recommends trying L'Oréal Professionnel's Architexture to help with taming frizz around the hairline. Lastly, Infinium 3 hairspray will give you the finish you're looking for to lock in shape and prevent frizz. There you have it, three products for one gorgeously defined head of curls.

 

The Tips

"The rule of thumb is that styling starts in the shower or whenever the hair is completely wet," Rossignol says. He goes on to explain that from the moment you finish combing your hair, you shouldn't mess with your curls anymore. The more you work the hair, the more likely a frizzy mane will form. That being said, you should make the most of the time between your shower and your sopping wet strands to ensure that your curls look gorgeously defined. To make this a reality, Rossignol recommends applying a healthy amount of Spiral Queen to the hair. Using Spiral Queen will not only benefit your hair but will also rid your curls of excess water. To further remove moisture, Rossignol touts a good old fashioned t-shirt as being the ultimate curly girl trick. "It doesn't pull apart the curls like a traditional terry cloth towel would," he says.

 

After removing excess water, Rossignol recommends letting your hair air dry. "If you absolutely must use heat, only diffuse until 80% dry," he says. "Once dry, use Infinium 3 to lock in curls and prevent frizz. If necessary use a very small amount of architecture to detail around the hairline."

 

A Final A-Ha!

While the best way to define curls is to allow them to dry naturally before shaking your head out, there's always a chance that some of your curls won't cooperate. "If some of your hair is not curling properly, use a small iron or wand compatible to the size of your natural curl pattern and wrap those pieces to detail final look," Rossignol says, "This way you'll come out with a head full of perfect, natural-looking curls."

 

 

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