Top treatments for curly hair

Jenny Morrell rounds up some of her favourite treatments for keeping curly hair in shape…

Keeping your curly locks super luscious can be a tall order. While the colder months can make our hair feel fragile and dull, warmer months usher in a whole host of new frizz related issues.

While finding great product for curly hair used to feel like an impossible task, with very few options on the shelves, these days there is a host of top treatments and styling products to ensure that those with curls and find products that really nourish and enrich their locks too.

These are some of my favourite treatments and tips for keeping your bouncy bouffant in tip top condition.

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Curly Hair Treatments

Bouclème Intensive Moisture Treatment, £26

KOPARI BEAUTY Organic Coconut Melt, £17

Oribe Signature Moisture Mask, £62.50

Sachajuan Curl Treatment, £12

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Intensive Treatment, £19

Wide Tooth is the Winner

With curly hair often being more brittle than other types of hair a normal hair brush is too aggressive and will cause breakage to the strands. Swap out any hair brush you currently use for a wide toothed comb and gently pull this through will the conditioner or treatment is still on your hair there rinse. If at all possible try to make this the only time you untangle your locks as curls most certainly do not like to be combed when dry!

Twist and Pat

When your hair is wet don’t be tempted to vigorously rub with towel to help dry it more quickly. This motion will push the hair cuticles upwards and create the dreaded frizz! Instead opt for a gentler approach by first squeezing out as much water as possible. Next, wrap your hair into a twisted towel and apply pressure all over to pat away the excess moisture

Lighten Up

In the same way that anti-frizz products weigh down the hair, oils and serums have a very similar effect if applied while the hair is still wet (and therefore before your curl is set) which can really drag down those locks leaving them a looking a little limp.  Switch those wet hair products out for a light weight curl cream or leave in conditioner, applying through your mid lengths and ends with your fingers and gently scrunching upwards.

Curl Creams & Leave Ins 

This same rule applies to hairspray – if you want added hold to your finished do opt for lightweight hairspray formulations over him hold. You don’t want to compromise that beautiful natural movement!

Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer, £9

Bouclème Curl Cream, £19

Camille Rose Naturals Curl Love Moisture Milk, £11.99

Kérastase Discipline Curl Ideal Oleo Curl Cream, £26

Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner, £26

Lightweight Hairspray

Bumble and Bumble Spray De Mode, £22.50

ghd Curly Ever After Curl Hold Spray, £18

Pantene Waterless Never Stray No Crunch Hairspray, Alcohol* Free Hair Spray, £9.99

Philip Kingsley Finishing Touch Flexible Hold Hair Mist, £12

Sassoon Motion Hold Flexible Hairspray, £14.99

Words: Jenny Morrell

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