The best products to make hair curly

All Things Hair | 29 May 2016
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Get the curls you want with the help of our favourite products.

Whether you have naturally straight or naturally curly hair, it’s fair to say we all love curls. As easy as it sounds, sometimes the perfect set of curls can be one of the hardest things to achieve without certain products to make hair curly. Every girl wants a well-defined wave, but sometimes our curls just don’t seem to be having a good day. Barely defined, full of frizz, or limp waves are some of the worst characteristics that bad curly hair days can have.

Trying out every hack in the book is growing old, and we’re becoming tired of using hot styling tools to awaken those one or two limp coils every day.

But trust us, things get easier when you employ the right products.

And if you’re straight haired, you’re just one easy step away from getting your best curls ever. Employing the appropriate products that do the job without the use of heat (or at least make the whole process easier when you do) is more like it. Read on to discover the best products to help make your hair curly.

Editors’ picks: Best products to make hair curly

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Bouncy and defined set of wavy tresses.

For flawless waves: From runway to realway, get the coveted wavy looks from the catwalk right at home! The TRESemmé Make Waves Shape & Memorise Cream (£5.50*), which you apply on damp hair before styling, is great for achieving gorgeous waves. Once you’ve got the wavy style you’re after, the clever memorising polymers ‘remember’ your waves, allowing you to revive them throughout the day with a simple scrunch. Now that’s what we call easy.

For all-over curls: When it comes to selecting the best products to make hair curly, definition is key. But maybe your whole hair care routine is out of whack. Try altering your current regime with products that will work to get the curl you want from start to finish. Begin with a shampoo & conditioner that’s specifically designed to help boost natural curls, like the Dove Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute Shampoo and Conditioner (£5.99 each*), which will quench dry hair and give curls greater definition. Then use VO5 Smoothly Does It Curl Defining Mousse (£3.99*) to define your curls with all day hold (plus, this product gives 24-hour protection against frizz and humidity: bonus!). Apply to towel-dried hair before drying with a diffuser (or leaving to air-dry if you have natural kinks – simply keep scrunching your hair as it dries).

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From straight to beachy waves!

For straight hair: If you’re a straight-haired girl looking for natural-looking curls, don’t just depend on your hair wand. You want to achieve that salon-like finish that’s sexy and polished. Start with a shampoo and conditioner, like TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Weightless Silicone-Free Shampoo and Conditioner, to remove dirt, oil and residue from your hair, and impart moisture and body back into tresses. Use a heat protectant before blasting hair dry, and then use a curling wand, working in 1-inch sections, to create your waves. Separate the curls with your fingers when cooled for natural-looking waves and finish with hairspray to hold.

For detangled and defined curls: Sometimes the one thing that results in a disturbed and undefined curl is tangles. Curls are all locked together, matted and have no room for each one to form that perfect ringlet on its own. So get rid of tangles! Use the VO5 Nourish My Shine Miracle Mist Leave-In Conditioner Spray (£4.28*) to help leave hair smooth, soft, and more manageable before styling. Once dry, smooth some Dove Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute Crème Serum (£6.99*) through your hair for a touchably soft mane with up to four times more curl definition. Shake and go!

Which of these curly hair products are you excited to try?

*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.

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