I have compiled a list of tips for women with curly hair because I am frequently asked what my process or technique is for my curls. If you have curly hair, you know that it can be totally awesome or totally frustrating to let your curls go wild and free. It takes time to find the right products for your specific curl pattern, and I have found that I have to change products as my hair grows in length. Regardless of the products you use, here is a list of 7 must know tips for women with curly hair that will help you with your overall technique.
1. Air Dry when Possible
If your hair is as curly as mine, it could take F-O-R-E-V-E-R to completely dry. But it's a great idea to let your hair air dry when possible. Why? Because too much heat is damaging to your curls. Also, curly hair is notorious for being dry, so allowing it to air dry will give your hair days off from being stripped of moisture through heat. I usually let my hair air dry on days when I don't have to look fierce (big hair days). The key is to find a few ways or rocking your curls wet. My favorite wet look is to simply pull some of my curls behind my ears and pin it down with bobby pins underneath. This keeps any wet hair off my face and I can shake the rest of my hair out to get volume as it drys.