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High Definition Hair: 3 Ways to Get Defined Curls

No frizzy business allowed.

Curly girls know the struggle. It takes countless techniques and a whole lotta’ product testing before finding the best formula for creating defined curls. I know this all to well. I would try one product, hate it, wash it out and do it all over again. This, my friend, can be the most stressful and tedious thing to do. And, since I had this problem, I know for sure that I’m not alone. If you’re still looking for the best product to use on your hair, we’ve created this handy guide just for you. Read on to figure out which one of the these methods and products for defined curls are best for you.

Defined Curls: 3 Product Combos for Getting The Curls You Want

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1. Curl Definition Using Gel

Start your hair care styling regimen by washing your hair with a system that gives your hair the moisture it needs. A lot of curly gals forget this. Washing your hair with a moisturizing wash and care system will help you to get the definition you’re in the market for. Consider using Suave Professionals Coconut Milk Infusion Deep Moisture Shampoo, followed by Suave Professionals Coconut Milk Infusion Deep Moisture Conditioner. On damp hair rake TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel evenly through your hair and leave it be, or use a diffuser to dry it.

2. Curl Definition Using Mousse

Some gals prefer mousse over gels, and that’s totally ok. To use Bed Head by TIGI Foxy Curls Mousse, apply the whipped cream textured product to damp, clean hair in sections. You can opt for using the hair plopping method to help you get defined curls or diffuse. Additionally, you can try twisting each section in two strand twists and undo your twist when dry. This mousse helps give your curls hold and frizz-free definition without the crunch.

3. Curl Definition Using Serum

For those that are after curl definition as well as shine, opt for a serum-based product. After washing your hair (preferably with the Absolute Curls system), apply the Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Creme Serum to wet hair evenly throughout the lengths, air-dry, plop or diffuse.

Which of these are your favorite combos for getting defined curls? Want more styling tricks and ideas for curly girls? Learn how you can voluminous curly hair

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