Tips to manage curly hair


Beat winter frizz with our expert advice

1 GO NATURAL “For a natural air-dried curl or wave, shampoo and condition with a moisture-rich product. Apply silicone or serum to wet hair through mid-lengths and ends to prevent it from going frizzy. Squirt strong-hold mousse into your hands and press the mousse into your hair then leave to dry naturally,” says Dima Tsobanopulos of D&D Hair, Cape Town.

2 CONDITION, CONDITION, CONDITION “Use a leave-in conditioner after washing,” says Frank Fowden of Frank Fowden Hair, Cape Town.

3 MASK IT Treat your hair with a mask once a week,” says Tracy Smith, hairstylist and trainer for Davines, Joburg.

4 THE RIGHT CUT Go for layers instead of wearing your hair one length to avoid your hair looking like a thatched roof: flat on top and volume at the bottom, Tracy says.

5 EMBRACE SILICONE It’s the best friend of curly hair, Tracy says.

6 THE MORE THE MERRIER Curly hair needs to be tamed with layers of products such as conditioners, hydrating mist, styling creams, moulding cream and finishing shine spray, Dima says.

7 DITCH THE BRUSH Brushing can make your hair frizzy, so use a wide-tooth comb instead,” Tracy advises.

8 DEFINE CURLS Use curl definer, then randomly go over hair with a curling tong to

soften curls and smooth fuzzy ends, Dima says.

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