A Curl Revelation
Iâve finally realized the problem is me. The more I mess with it, the crazier it is. As any curl aficionado will tell you, the key to good curls is âless is more.â Less blowdrying, less brushing, less fiddling with the hair in general. But thereâs one thing you can do more ofâproducts!
In todayâs world of beauty products, there are more curl-friendly stylers than ever. There are lines devoted to curly girlsâlike Deva Curl (devachansalon.com) and Ouidad (ouidad.com)âand even an entire site devoted to stylists who work with curly clients (curlstylist.com).
As a beauty editor, I receive tons of amazing products devoted to curls. But last night, none of these were to be found as I am in the midst of a move. So I dug around my fianceâs bathroom cabinets to see what was available. Hereâs the product cocktail I came up with: Alternaâs Caviar Anti-Aging Texture styling crÃ¨me (alternahaircare.com), Thermafuseâs Heat Smart Serum (thermafuse.com) and from TIGIâs Love Peace and the Planet line, Eco Freako Cherry Almond Texturizer (tigihaircare.com).
So as you can see, I got creative. But it worked! I emulsified all three products in my palm and worked it into my towel-dried hair. Then I let it air dry for an hour or two before putting it into a ponytail (still damp) and going to bed. I woke up with frizz-free, relatively tame curls. And the best part isâmy hair hasnât gotten bigger throughout the day. Iâm actually having a good hair day!
Hereâs my theory: The Alterna styling crÃ¨me provided the base of control and curl definition. The Thermafuse Serum gave me shine and the TIGI texturizer gave an added boost of control that kept it all in place throughout the day. The result has been so satisfying I might just start wearing my hair curly more often!