The problem with having type 2 curls is that your curls can get easily prone to frizz and also lose their bounce from time to time. You will notice that in a matter of minutes, right after styling, your springy curly Hair Texture becomes stretched out, undefined, tends to frizz, and doesn’t behave the way you want them to. With this type of hair, having a good curly hair day can be so much harder than it looks. As it is, caring for curly hair is already a bit of a handful and what can I say, styling it is even harder! Hey, the struggle is real-we get it. That’s why we caught up with our team of hair care experts to get the scoop on how to style type 2 curls that easily lose their definition. These tips will help you figure out how to take care of and style your hair with the least frustration. Once you commit to following them, you are bound to have healthy, bouncy spirals that will last all day.
Always Condition Your Hair
While you minimize the shampooing, don’t skip out on the conditioner. It’s crucial to keep your delicate curls hydrated as they lean more towards the dry, dull, and frizzy end of the spectrum. Conditioner provides a healthy dose of hydration, nourishment, and protection that your hair isn’t able to get from shampoo alone. Use a specially designed hydrating conditioner with hair-healthy ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, aloe vera, etc.
Incorporate A Leave-In Conditioning Treatment Into Your Regimen
Simply conditioning your hair in the shower is not enough. It’s important that you invest in a lightweight leave-in conditioner. Not only does this provide your hair with a hefty dose of long-lasting moisture and nourishment, but it also forms a protective barrier around your strands to help block out factors that can harm your curls, like frizz, breakage, and UV damage. You can also add anti-frizz, shine, and curl definition to your leave-in treatment to help give your hair an extra boost of their benefits all day long.
Use Hair Products To define And Hydrate Your Curls
Apply styling products (like styling gel, mousse, oil, serum, styling cream, etc.) while your hair is still damp and before the frizz starts to kick in. By doing so, your curls will retain their shape as you style your hair. Using a leave-in or a styler having adequate hold will keep your curls clumped without leaving your hair too slippery for combs, clips, and other hair accessories to stick to. If you have second-day hair, refresh it with your favorite hair refresher or spritz it with water or a combination of water and leave-in to reactivate the product in your hair. Add a small amount of styler if needed. Mixing two or more products (as per your specific styling needs) allow for supreme hold without leaving your hair dry or crunchy.
For a one-step solution, you can simply add serum or styling cream to your hair. Both products smoothen your curls and also gives them definition and separation.
Do Not Use Products With Sulfates
When it comes to textured hair, you want to look for moisture-based products that gently nourish your strands without stripping them of their natural oils. Do not use products containing Sulfates. This commonly used harmful ingredient strips and dehydrates your strands, causing them to become brittle and frizzy.
Blow-dry Your Hair The Correct Way
Air-drying your hair whenever possible is typically the best choice for type 2 curlies. If you must use a blow dryer, be sure to add a diffuser to it to help limit the amount of direct heat and forceful air hitting your strands or you can always use Human Hair Wigs to get the same look without damaging your hair at all!. By using a diffuser, you’ll be able to keep your hair from being tossed around too much while you dry, in turn, creating less friction and thus, less frizz. Also, always use a heat protectant on your hair prior to blow-drying.
Comb Your Hair The Correct Way
Using a wide-tooth comb is the gentlest way to detangle curls and it doesn’t disrupt the natural curl pattern as much as a brush would. Always comb your hair from the bottom up.
Refresh Your Curls With A Curling Iron Or A Wand
Use a high-quality hot tool to refresh your curls when they become saggy or unruly. A curling wand is a great tool to fine-tune naturally curly hair. But before you place your hair around the heating tool, always use a heat protectant.
Use Hair Accessories That Will Not Disrupt Your Curl Pattern
Instead of elastics, opt for fabric hairbands or big hair clips that are much gentler on the hair. To prevent hair breakage, avoid removing or adjusting tight hair accessories once you have placed them.
Protect Your Curls While You Sleep
To keep your curls defined overnight, wrap your hair in a silk scarf or sleep on a silk pillowcase. This will help preserve your curl pattern and reduce the amount of friction they’re exposed to throughout the night. Another good option is to braid your curls when you go to bed.
Get regular Trims
If you want healthy curls that look bouncy and fresh, head to the hairstylist every six to eight weeks for a quick trim to get rid of split or damaged ends. Dealing with split ends is the most difficult part of any hair-care routine.
Now that you know how to treat type 2 curls, you can style them properly, too. So, whether your hair is long and luxurious or cropped and cute, we’ve put together a pictorial list of the best and most beautiful curly hairstyle trends of 2020 to suit your mane. So let’s dig right in!