Join our community of Solution Seekers!

Styling Tips for Straight or Curly Hair

The step-by-step guide to making the most of your hair texture—or transforming it entirely.  

Model with curly brunette hair
Mary Rozzi
Advertisement
  

What do you think about this slideshow? Share your own solutions and ideas.

View Earlier Comments

Related Content

Avon Advance Techniques

7 Quick Hair Fixes

Have a hair problem that needs a solution fast? These products will solve your woes in a snap.

PAGE 4 OF 11
 PreviousNext 

To Make the Most of Curly Hair

Your best cut: All curly hair isn’t created equal. The most flattering crop depends on whether you have loose waves or tight ringlets. Celebrity stylist Sarah Potempa suggests seeing a stylist who specializes in cutting hair dry. This way, she can more accurately see how your curls fall and snip accordingly. But in general “curly hair should never be worn one length, which can give you the dreaded pyramid effect,” says Labrecque. Also verboten is razor cutting, which can slash already fray-prone curls and leave them frizzier.

How to style it: Use hydrating shampoo and conditioner. The outer cuticle layer of curly hair tends to lift up; the extra moisture may help strengthen weak strands and prevent breakage. Next, add a nickel-size drop of styling cream (more if your hair is thick) to towel-dried hair. Then shape your hair into twists and dry it naturally or with a diffuser. If you want looser curls, finish by winding sections of hair around a large-barrel curling iron. It may seem counterintuitive, but this can straighten coils a bit.

 

Advertisement
Computer desk
Excel spreadsheets are usually used to track the most banal of things: budgets t...
from The Nest Blog » house & home
An ancient skeleton unearthed in Israel may contain the oldest evidence of brai...
from FOXNews.com
Get excited, people! Ikea's 2015 catalog is hot off the press and ready to ...
from POPSUGAR Home
Few beverages hold as much mystique as tequila. The beloved Mexican pick-me-up c...
from Tastepartner on The Huffington Post
...
from HuffPost Home - The Huffington Post
I’m not sure if Lee Iacocca sent him, but architect Karl Wanaselja spent countl...
from Houzz