Curly hair can be a little needy. It needs moisture, control, and shine. The products that provide these things often sacrifice softness and flexibility, leaving hair stiff and unyielding. Is it possible to have curls that are under control but still touchable? It is, but it takes some strategizing. Learn to achieve the softest, sexiest curls ever in the style notes. –Laura Martin 

Step: Start with a luxurious shampoo and conditioner like arrojo curl hydration. Condition mid-lengths and ends first, then massage shampoo into roots.

Step: Apply a light gel like curl definer mixed with a dab of leave in conditioner. I like cream whip.

Step: Allow hair to air dry undisturbed until all moisture is gone. Then, coat hands with healing oil, slide in underneath hair and gently shake through to soften and loosen curls. Set with primp.


Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter.

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