It may seem like a burden at times, but curly hair is in. You want proof? Look no further than Jon Snow. Even when he’s not King of the North, Kit Harrington’s wild mane of curls looks better than most generic haircuts.
So don’t fear your ringlets. Embrace them. All you need to do is care for your hair properly and know how to style it – it’s not the same as it is for your silky smooth haired brothers, but different can be great.
Your hair may need a bit of extra love, but it’ll be worth it.
Get the right styling tools
I won’t lie to you, styling curly hair is a bit tricker – once wrong move and it can all go wrong. But who among us isn’t up for a challenge?
First of all, ditch your fine-tooth comb right now. If you’re using one of these, your hair will likely be looking like a real teased-out and shaggy mess. They’ll also be pulling on your follicle, which can cause problems – such as hair loss – down the line. Avoid. Instead just use your hands or get a wide-tooth comb.
When it comes to styling products, what you need depends on how you want your curls to look. If you want a tight, defined curl, you’d be best to go with a strong-hold pomade. This will get you the look you want, without making your hair hard and rigid. Specter Pomade offers a firm hold that will last all day and leave you with a nice natural shine, which will finish the look perfect. It’s on-greasy and leaves hair looking healthy, and it’s super easy to wash out.
If you’ve got thicker hair and want something with a bit of controlled volume and that “I woke up like this” (even though you didn’t) look, try Walker Fiber. It’ll let you texturize your hair into the right style with a matte finish, and it medium hold will keep things in place all day without weighing it down.
When looking for styling products, the key thing to avoid is silicone – they create the illusion of shine, but actually stop your hair’s hydration. They also aren’t water-soluble, so they build up on your hair leaving it dull, limp and unmanageable – a nightmare for curly hair. Luckily, both Specter Pomade and Walker Fiber are silicone free.
Take it easy on the shampoo
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: you shouldn’t shampoo your hair every day. That’s especially true for curly hair, which already has a tendency to get frizzy. Shampooing daily can trip your hair of necessary moisture, leaving it dehydrated and super prone to frizz. Cutting back on the shampoo will also leave your hair with more natural oils, giving it a healthy glow and helping to weigh it down. Try washing every two to three day.
When you do use shampoo, our Invigorating Shampoo will cleanse without dehydrating, while also smoothing and moisturising, leaving your hair in the best condition.
Up your conditioner useFor every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction, right? Well as you use less shampoo, you should be conditioning more often. In fact, as conditioner re-hydrates hair and replenishes nutrients, you could benefit from using it almost every day. Our Nourishing Conditioner uses botanicals rich in vital minerals and anti-oxidants to nourish, moisturise and help improve hair condition, leaving it smooth and healthy