Stan Lee may have had Spiderman in mind when he wrote “with great power comes great responsibility,” but, really, he should have said this to us curly haired girls. Anyone with texture knows that kinky swirls have the capacity to captivate at every turn. To fully enjoy this power, however, requires responsibility: Finding the right stylist, using the right products, and the right styling techniques, are all more important for us curlies, lest we end up with droopy curls or frizz. Don’t fret. Click through style notes and follow the commandments of curls. –– Michelle Rotbart
Less is More
When it comes to product, less is definitely more. It’s not the ‘80s and crunchy curls are not in, but soft and full curls are. Opt for a product like styling whip or wave mist, they’re lightweight and you only need a little to get you a long way.
Put Down the Brush
Brushing breaks your curls apart and actually create more tangles and knots. Limit the brushing to your fingers and use a detangling product like cream whip to style, and if you really need to brush, use a wide-tooth comb instead.
Treat Your Curls Right
It’s important to use the correct treatment and styling products specifically targeted towards your curls. Textured hair is naturally more dry and frizzy so cleansing and moisturizing with products like curl hydration
Don’t Skip The Stylist
Find a stylist that you love and that loves your curls and hold on to them. Curly hair should be trimmed every six to seven weeks to keep its shape and avoid split ends that creep up the hair shaft.
Special Thanks to Michelle Rotbart for this post. Michelle is a professional trend forecaster for the NYC-based fashion and retail forecaster, Doneger Group