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Curly hair is sometimes tough to manage, especially depending on the time of the year. Each person with curly hair is different, what works for some, might not work for others. The best way to determine which styling concoction that works for you is trusting your stylist and educating yourself. Below is a great article from NewBeauty.com that is very informative about what products not to use, and what types of products to use on your curly hair!
Key ingredients for fighting frizz in curly hair
Frizz is synonymous with curly hair. It’s a common occurrence because the hair becomes too dry and separated and seeks out moisture, but it can be caused by a variety of factors. A humid environment, heat damage and improper brushing can all cause frizz.
Since curly hair requires extra moisture, shampoos and conditioners that hydrate are a must. Nourishing ingredients need to be present in order to repair the intercellular elements. However, you don’t want to add extra weight to curls, so you have to make sure the formula you choose isn’t too heavy. The most important thing with curly hair is to create a barrier to lock out moisture and keep your curls in place so they maintain their shape.
Smoothing ingredients like glycerin, essential fatty acids, silicone, aloe vera, vitamin E, resins and gums tame frizz, while calcium and magnesium fuse the protein chain together to lift and define curls.
To prevent frizz, don’t use products with alcohol, which can dry out curls and cause them to seek out hydration. Also avoid volumizing shampoos and conditioners, which can loosen and separate the curl and encourage frizz.
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