Wavy and curly hair looks gorgeous but can be difficult to manage sometimes. It needs a unique curly hair care routine depending on the texture, pattern and even the density of the hair. If you are struggling to choose the best curly hair products that are ideal for your hair, you’re at the right place. Read ahead to know the right curly hair care routine along with a few tips and tricks to keep your hair from getting frizzy.
A step-by-step curly hair care routine
1. Cleanse your hair well
The first step in any curly hair care routine is to wash the hair thoroughly. You need to get rid of any product build-up, dirt and grime before styling your hair. When it comes to choosing the right shampoo for your curly hair, ensure you choose a sulphate-free shampoo. The natural oils in the hair can be stripped away by sulfates, which can make curly hair feel dry and brittle. Keep your curls moisturized in order to maintain their shape and bounce. You can use the Curl Manifesto Bain Hydration Douceur Shampoo which is infused with ingredients like Manuka Honey, Glycerin and Ceramides. It boosts the radiance of your curly hair and promotes a healthy scalp. Massage the product gently on your hair with your fingertips to cleanse out your scalp.
2. Deep conditioning is the key
The next step in the curly hair care routine is conditioning your hair. Curly hair needs constant nourishment to avoid getting frizzy. Use a deep-conditioning hair mask at least once a week to provide your curly hair with the moisture it deserves. The Curl Manifesto Masque Beurre Haute Nutrition by Kérastase has ingredients like Manuka honey, Ceramide and Glycerine that provide your hair with the ultimate hydration. It reduces frizz, promotes elasticity and bounce in your hair and also reduces hair breakage. Use a wide-toothed comb to distribute the product throughout your hair. Let the deep conditioning hair mask rest in your hair for up to 5 minutes. Rinse it off with water and ensure that no trace of the product is left in your hair.
3. Apply a curl-defining cream
What sets a curly hair care routine apart from other hair care routines is that curly hair needs to be styled while the hair is still damp. A curl-defining leave-in-cream defines your curls and locks in moisture for a long time. We recommend using Kérastase’s Curl Manifesto Crème De Jour Fondamentale Leave-in Cream which is infused with ingredients like Manuka Honey, Ceramide and Glycerine that help give proper definition to your curls. This curl-defining cream also helps reduce moisture and shields your hair from humidity without weighing it down.
4. Use a gel for better definition
Pairing the leave-in cream with a defining gel is an essential step in the curly hair care routine. When applying styling products, it’s important to start with a small amount of the product and work your way up. Too much product can weigh down your curls and make them look limp. Use the Curl Manifesto Gelée Curl Contour Gel-Cream by Kérastase to style your hair. This is one of the best curly hair products as it has shea butter which keeps your hair soft and also prevents breakage at the same time. Use only a coin-sized amount as it creates a cast on your hair to give it the right definition.
5. Style your hair using a styling brush
After applying these styling products to wet hair, use a styling brush to style your hair. Scrunch your hair in a circular motion to help your curls get formed. You can also use the finger coiling method to style your hair, however, it can take longer than usual.
6. Use an oil or serum to get rid of the gel cast
You can either air dry your hair or use a diffuser with low heat to dry it. Using a diffuser can help your hair gain some extra volume. Use a lightweight oil or serum to get rid of the gel cast and give your hair some extra shine. We recommend using the Elixir Ultime L’Huile Originale Serum which is infused with a blend of Marula oil, Camellia oil & Argan oil. It will help you control frizz for upto 96 hours without weighing your hair down and making it greasy.
Tips to maintain curly hair
Do not brush/ comb your hair when it is dry. Ensure you use a detangling oil or brush your hair while it is damp. Use a wide-toothed comb or brush to detangle any knots in your hair.
Use a microfiber towel or a t-shirt to get rid of excess water without completely drying your hair out.
Invest in a good quality satin pillow cover or a silk bonnet to ensure that your hair does not get frizzy while you toss and turn while sleeping.
Avoid using heat-styling tools as much as possible.
Wash your hair with cold or warm water. Using hot water can strip off the natural oils in your hair thereby drying it out and making it frizzier than usual.
You can follow this curly hair care routine at least twice a week to get well-defined, bouncy curls. Explore the curly hair products by Kérastase’s Curl Manifesto range and find the perfect products for your curly hair.