Got curls? No need to agonize over how to get your spirals
perfectly springy or be totally envious of girls with stick-straight strands.
With our fab hair face-off, you can pull a Taylor and rock it out either way
whenever ya please. (Psst! Get the sleek 'n' straight guide
Can’t start from scratch? Freshen up fab curls in time for a
1. Spritz your tresses with a curl refresher to
boost body. Plain ‘ol water in a spray bottle works, too. Wait a few mins for
hair to dry, then…
2. Curl any spirals that have lost their shape
with small-barreled curling iron (3/4’’ to 1’’, depending on the tightness of
your natural curls). Then, simply wrap a portion of hair around the barrel,
hold for a few seconds, and release.
3. Finish with a shine spray to fight frizz and
keep locks looking amazing.
Preserve and protect those precious curls by
sleeping on a satin pillowcase.
Before bed, sweep hair up into a super-high
pony and keep it in place with a scrunchie to ensure your curls are gorge when
ya wake up.
Freshen curls in the morning by
spritzing with water in a spray bottle to reinvigorate your ringlets, and
running fingers through the underside to detangle.
15 perf products for keepin’ your curls
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Defeat the heat
styling tools can really cause some damage to your hair, but a thermal
protective spray can totally help. Just spray before you heat up that curling
iron so your tools don’t cause problems.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray, $6,
ringlets into Taylor-like perfection with a clamp-less curling iron.
Conair’s You Waving Wand, $29, drugstore.com
Stop the sag
It can be a
total downer when your curls start to sag in the middle of the day, but a
little boost will help you keep those perfectly formed tresses just the way you
Eufora Curl n’
Spray Revitalize, $20, eufora.net
Get the texture
you desire without the heaviness of most hair products. Just work this whip
through dry hair to create separation in your strands. And mixed with serum, it
will create a smooth, bouncy style. Sweet!
Aveda Light Elements Defining Whip, $15, folica.com
The beach waves
style is so in. And now the texture you get from spending the whole day with
your toes in the sand can be yours all year-round. Just mist generously onto clean, damp hair.
Comb through evenly and style with fingers or a brush to create random texture,
waves and body. Then air dry naturally, use a diffuser or lightly blow dry.
Don’t forget your bikini!
Not Your Mother’s Beach Texturizing Sea Salt Spray,
Nobody likes it
when their hair falls flat, especially when they spent all morning styling
their strands to perfection. But just a little bit o’ mousse at the get-go, and
that surely won’t happen.
Bed Head Foxy Curls Extreme Curl Mousse, $17, target.com
Light as air
Softer curls? Yeah, we want that. Just evenly distribute through damp, freshly
washed hair, and blow dry. Voilà!
Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls, $22, missjessies.com
Don’t you dare
think this is just a hair spray -- not only does
it hold the perfect curl, but it’s also super easy to comb through and it’s organic.
Intelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Hair Spray, $29,
You can have
shiny hair no matter what type of hair you have with this gorge hair shine
formula. Not to mention, it keeps your hair hydrated, tames frizz, keeps down
fly aways, creates dimension in your hair and protects from the elements.
Intelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Hair Shine, $29, intelligentnutrients.com
Sure, we girls
can be quite the perfectionists when it comes to our hair. And this ringlet lotion
gets us pretty close to perfection. It rejuvenates curls and waves, bans frizz
and revives shine.
Redken Curl Boucle Ringlet 07 Curl Perfecting Lotion
(see salons for prices), redken.com
It may look
funky, but this blowdryer is totally tops. The “fingers” that are attached to
it lift the hair while blowing hot air underneath, right where you want it. The
result: fabulously full hair.
Conair Volume Boost Infinity Pro 2-in-1 styling tool, $40, target.com
A regular brush
can mess up your gorgeous curls and make them a crazy, poofy mess. Instead, a
comb will keep your hair calm without ruining your ‘do.
Cricket Co. Ultra smooth detangling comb, $7, cricketco.com
luscious locks with a curl-centric shampoo that will give your spirals that
TRESemme Flawless Curls Moisturizing Shampoo, $3, walmart.com
This strong gel helps to define your curls so
they don’t fall flat during the day. Just comb through damp hair before
Tresemme’s Flawless Curls Defining Gel, $8, soap.com
seem to be super hard to style, which is why this curl spray seems to have been
made by some sort of magic. You wouldn’t believe how well it works until you
Goldwell’s Dynamic Loop Curls Spray. $13, totalbeauty.com