Curly Hair Woes: Asked & Answered

People with straight hair often don’t realise that however gorgeous a full head of curls may look, it can be a real challenge to look after. Here are a few of the most common concerns about how to make the most of curly hair, with some expert curly hair tips.

The frisson of frizz
You probably already know that curly hair can frizz up easily - but you may not know that it's often because it’s dry and lacking nourishment. Caring for your curly hair starts with using the right shampoo - you need a gentle and deeply nourishing formula .

The best type of conditioner for curly hair
The next step is conditioner. Remember - your curly hair needs more conditioning than other types of hair, but you should still make sure to concentrate conditioner on the tips and lengths. This avoids any danger of a greasy scalp. Use your fingers or a comb to ensure the product is applied evenly, and give it time to work before you rinse it off. These days there’s a whole new approach to conditioning, with multi-purpose formulas like Garnier Fructis Banana Hair Food. You can use this yummy-smelling, vitamin-rich product as a pre-wash, a traditional conditioner, a deep-moisturising and nourishing mask for a weekly pampering session, or even as a leave-in conditioner. It'll keep your curls glossy all day long!

How to detangle and style curly hair
By using the right type of conditioner for your curly hair you’ve already taken the first step to detangling effectively. The next simple rule is to use a wide-toothed comb rather than a brush, and never brush dry curls unless you want a head full of frizz. For drying it’s best to avoid blow drying - use a specialised product to style your curls while they’re still damp and let your hair dry naturally. The best help you can get is a contouring cream made especially for the job.

Armed with these helpful tips, you’ll be ready to embrace your curly head of hair in no time at all!