Curly hair care, or how to tame curls

Recently, I got a lot of compliments about my hair. It's really very nice. A lot of curly-haired people asked me to write about how I care for and style my hair. Are you curly hair This post is for you. And if you don't have curls, take a look at ours an Pinterest board with the most beautiful hair inspirations.

At the end of this article, I will list all hair care and styling products that I use so that everything is in one place. In this article, in a word, you will learn how to tame curls.

A short history of my curly hair

Like all curly hair, my hair also has a bad hair day. This is quite common for this type of hair and we have to reckon with it - curly hair often lives its own life (especially when you really care about making it look perfect).

My hair is thin and very delicate, but there are a lot of them. They are always very susceptible to stylizations, and a small amount of work allows me to get a satisfactory turn from them. In this article I will tell you not only how to care for and style my hair, but also what products I currently use to wash or style (or rather knead) my curls.

hairpin with pearls

Remember that curly hair must be given to specialists, preferably those who specialize in curls. Poorly cut curls may look good just after cutting, but as your hair grows back, the nightmare may begin. I've had it a few times and that's what I can definitely tell you - if you see a hairdresser approaching your curls with thinning scissors ... RUN!

Curly hair care

Washing curly hair can be described as a ritual. It is not as easy and fast as for straight hair, because curly hairs like OMO (conditioner-washing-conditioner) the most. This method is also loved by my hair, but I have modified my OMO washing method a little and I will tell you how.

I usually wash my hair every 2 days, sometimes it happens every day. However, I plan to reduce the frequency of their washing to 3 days. If I do not wash my hair, I make vinegar rinse - a tablespoon of vinegar, for me horsetail from Moja Farma Urody, 500 ml of water. With such a mixture, I rinse my hair, which refreshes it, restores the curl and makes the hair shiny. If I do not have time to wash my hair, I pour the mixture into an atomizer bottle and spray the entire length of the hair, and then after drying, apply aloe gel. This is my emergency version that always works. But then you need to give 250 ml of water and half a tablespoon of vinegar so that its smell is not so intense.

Currently, I use Fitomed shampoo for dark hair to clean my hair. I used it centuries ago and I remembered that my twirls liked him a lot. First, I put a kallos color mask on my ear hair and knead curls. Then I rinse off the mask, and clean the scalp (scalp) with fitomed shampoo (it's very delicate). Finally, I put the kallos color mask on the whole length and use it like a shampoo. When I do not have time for this whole process, I only use the full length kallos mask (I limit myself only to kallos hair washing, without shampoo).

After thoroughly rinsing the hair, I apply a Biovax mask (my hair loves the oil version) over the entire length of the hair. It's also the time when I comb my hair with a tangle teezer brush (we never comb the curls when they are dry because we have hay on our heads), put the cap attached to the package and then wrap the turban. I hold the mask for approx. 10 minutes, after which I rinse it thoroughly.

Styling curly hair

I like it best when my hair dries naturally. Then they have the best turn, but it is not always possible (of course, in the winter I dry my hair so as not to get pneumonia), then I dry my hair dryer with diffuser with ionizationbut not completely dry. I leave my hair gently damp to dry itself.

When the hair is dry, I crush the aloe vera gel (without any additions). I use it instead of a drugstore hair gel that dried my hair a lot because it contains alcohol (aloe gel works just like a regular hair gel bought at a drugstore).

curly hair curl care

My hair has a problem with reflection from the root (unless I help them a lot), usually on the top of the head they are quite tight, so I increase their volume by lifting strands from the root and gently spraying it with L'oreal fix anti frizz varnish (it works great also on rainy days). This varnish knows how to tame curls.

Very often I use hairpins with pearls so that my hair doesn't fall on my face (I don't like it very much). This is not only a great way to tame curls, but also such a hairpin will be a great addition to the styling. see also review of the most fashionable hair ornaments.

Hair care and styling cosmetics that I use:

  • Kallos Color for washing hair
  • Fitomed shampoo for dark hair /
  • Biovax Mask Natural Oils / Biovax Mask Bamboo & Avocado Oil
  • Horsetail vinegar My Farm Beauty
  • Holika Holika Aloe Gel
  • L'oreal Tecni.art fix hair spray anti frizz power 4
  • Henna Khadi dark brown / black (once every six months / year)

In the case of the Biovax Mask, I can't always find the Natural Oils version, that's why I use the Bamboo & Avocado Oil version, which is better available.

Korff Milano - a new premium cosmetics brand in Poland

Korff Milano is Italian cosmetics from the premium segment, which have recently been available in Poland, in the Beauty & Me online store. Over the past month I have had the opportunity to test the intensive modeling serum and modeling cream for the skin around the eyes and lips from the Lifting series. You will probably think why such a young person tested the series for mature women? The facelift series is designed for all skin types and ages. In addition, when choosing cosmetics for care, I never follow the manufacturer's recommendations about the age of cosmetics for women. For years I have been trying to listen to my face and, above all, observe it. There are days when my face has natural oil, e.g. raspberry seed, and the next one is the Korff Milano serum. It all depends on the needs of my skin.

Intensive modeling serum Lifting Korff Milano

The serum is very light, which convinced me to test it from the beginning. I learned that my skin likes only the light consistencies of products that I apply and from time to time natural oils (there are days when it is very dry and irritated, especially when grass, for which I am allergic, begins to dust) .

korff milano lifting serum

The product is not only light, but also has delicate particles that nicely illuminate the skin. However, this is not a strong illumination like after applying the highlighter, but a very natural glow effect. I like this type of effect because after the winter my skin looked very tired and gray. Very often the product is present on my mouth solo. I apply it in the morning and evening (pat it on). After waking up, the skin is tense and naturally brightened. The product bottle is extremely handy, even when traveling. Serum and eye cream were with me during the weekend trip to Grandparents. During the trip, nothing spilled, even though the products were not very well protected by me.

Korff Milano modeling cream for the skin around the eyes and lips

I have to admit that I rarely remember the eye cream, which is why the tests of this product forced me to be systematic - I really wanted to check if I notice any effects with regular use of the eye cream. I have very large dark circles under my eyes since I was a child, which usually makes me give up very quickly when it comes to this type of product. The fact that I do not see any effects causes my reluctance and putting away eye creams. With the Korff Milano brand and very encouraging effects when using the serum, I decided to give this product a chance.

korff milano eye cream

Krem I used only under the eyes, so that's my opinion. I will not cheat you that I saw the effect after the first application, as was the case with serum. Here, I noticed the effects after about 5-7 days of regular use of the product. I do not blame the product itself, but rather myself, because as I mentioned - my skin under the eyes is difficult to care for. With regular use of eye cream (at night), I noticed that the skin under the eyes is more tense and moisturized. I also have the impression that my shadows under the eyes are no longer so visible. Of course, I did not expect this product to eliminate eye shadows, because it is not his task, but I must admit that it was a very nice addition to the other effects.

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Both Korff Milano products made a really good impression on me - for sure the serum will be a regular guest in my beautician. I love the glow effect that I have on my face after applying it. I don't have to mention skin tension. It's just magic!

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If you are interested in what makeup products I use and recommend, check this article about my favorite premium makeup products.