Omer Asaf, Natural Formula’s chief hair designer shares his expert tips to help your curly hair look great all the time. Don’t believe it? Try these tips and find out that beautiful and manageable curly hair is totally possible!
Stage 1: Choose the right products
Curly hair has a tendency to be dry. That’s why it’s important to choose high-quality products that don’t contain ingredients like SLS and parabens. These ingredients exist in almost every shampoo and they dry out hair and weaken it so that it is more prone to breakage and fading (if you color your hair). Also, because of curly hair’s tendency to be dry, it’s important to choose products that nourish hair and add a decent dose of good, high-quality moisture. That’s why we recommend products that combine an ampoule treatment.
Stage 2: Learn the right way to shampoo your hair
Over-washing curly hair dries it out, causes more breakage and gives it more volume than it needs. Instead, wash it less; as little as possible – not more than twice a week. And after washing, use an SLS and paraben free conditioner and hair mask. We recommend alternating between a conditioner and mask each wash.
Stage 3: Dry and Enjoy Your Defined Curls
There are many ways to dry your hair. Below are two ways, that in our opinion are the best. But it’s very important to experiment with several ways to dry your hair before you choose what’s best for you.
Towel-dry hair — Use a microfiber towel and dry hair by patting it gently. Apply styling cream and turban-wrap your hair. Wait twenty minutes and remove towel. Why should you use a microfiber towel? Because it prevents static charges. By applying styling cream and turban-wrapping your hair, you’ll treat your hair to a deep, high-quality moisture treatment. And you’ll hair will thank you with beautiful, defined, radiant and supple curls. Make sure to allow your hair to dry naturally, until it’s completely dry.
Drying hair with a microfiber towel
Drying hair with a diffuser — A diffuser is a hair dryer attachment that helps define curly hair and keep it frizz-free. Attach a diffuser to your blow dryer and dry your hair. You’ll find that the diffuser dries your hair and also boosts and defines your curls. How do you use a diffuser with hair products? Quite simply. Apply your regular styling products, usually styling cream and mousse, and flip your head over, drying it downwards. Scrunch your hair every so often until you achieve your desired style. Drying your hair with a diffuser is safer than drying your hair with a regular blow dryer; there’s less of a chance that it will burn your hair, and it will still give you perfect volume and curls.
For defined curls