What Hair Curling Products Really Do

How does this product help with curls? Let us count the ways. 

Getting gorgeous curls every single day isn’t as hard as it used to be, thanks to hair curling products. Without products to help shape and style, naturally curly hair can get frizzy and not retain the style you want. But we’re often asked, what can hair curling products really do? The first thing you have to do is determine your hair type. Stumped? Check out our handy-dandy curl chart.

Hair curling products are a curly girl’s best friend for so many reasons. Read on to learn how hair curling products help out curly hair:

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Different curl types require different hair products.

1. Moisturize your curls.

Naturally curly hair tends to run on the dry side. It’s because your naturally occurring oils have a harder time making it down the shaft of curly hair as compared to what happens with naturally straight hair. This isn’t that big of a deal though, as there are so many ways to add moisture back into your hair. Hair curling products like Nexxus Between Washes Revived Curls Shape & Moisture Creme Spray gives you a double whammy. It first moisturizes your hair so you’ll get soft, shiny curls. It also uses a non-stiff, non-flaking resin to help curls stick to a defined ringlet.

2. Set your style with hair curling products.

Most hair curling products will set your curls so they can stay nice and defined. There are several ways to set curls: Gel-based hair curling products will give you shiny, clearly defined spirals, but they can be too much of a good thing if you apply too much product. Overloading on gel might give you defined curls but can tend to leave a crunchy-looking result. We recommend using a curl-defining gel, like Emerge Style Goals Gel, but just be mindful of how much you apply so you don’t have to deal with the crunchy-hair look of the early Aughts.

3. Encourage your curl shape.

Good products should help you to get defined curls without too much effort on your part. Nowadays, most products are going to do a good job at helping to create your favorite defined curl pattern. Products now focus on helping to set your curls without a heavy feeling or weighing down your hair. We like to use Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Mousse Cream to achieve defined curls. This mousse is super lightweight so it can’t pull down your curls, and it works with you to create nice ringlets. To use, apply to wet hair and use your diffuser to dry your hair. Follow up with a curl-recall cream, like Bed Head by TIGI On The Rebound, to give your curls some structure and springiness.

4. Use hair curling products to tame frizz.

Frizz on curly hair is usually a result of a lack of moisture. Luckily, a lot of new products can help tame frizz as part of the deal. Moisturizing sprays can hydrate your hair and help calm down staticky hair. Gels will help smooth down flyaways and halo frizz so they don’t stick out from the base of your ponytails or updos. As for a curl cream, well, it helps with both! Most creams for curly hair, like Suave Professionals Curl Defining Cream, hydrate and condition as well as set the stage for curly looks.

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