Is BB curl curly girl friendly?
This product is Curly Girl (CG) Method approved.
Spray onto damp hair, starting at the ends, and working your way to the root. Massage into hair, run through with fingers, and style. Or, spritz onto second (or third, or fourth…) day hair for an instant refresh.
Emulsify one or two quarter-sized dollops between hands (a little goes a long way). Press and squeeze into damp or wet hair, from mid-shaft to ends. Air-dry or diffuse. Once the product's absorbed, curls will spring to life.
DON'T USE PRODUCTS WITH SILICONES The Curly Girl Method recommends that anyone with naturally curly or wavy hair stays away from silicones, especially silicones in shampoo. The rationale is that silicones basically wrap hair in “plastic” that seals hair and does not permit moisture to enter strands.
Mineral Oils and Waxes to avoid:
- Lanolin oil.
- Mineral oil.
- Paraffin wax.
It's meant for all hair types and curl patterns, and is safe to use on color or chemically-treated hair. Bumble and Bumble Curl Custom Conditioner can be used as a rinse-out, leave-in, or co-wash solution.
If your next-day curls still have yesterday's curl cream throughout, then Arriola says a simple water spritz could be all that's needed to reactivate the product. Scrunch the curls before letting them air dry, or you can speed things up by drying them with a diffuser on a cool setting.
After 10-15 minutes, you can switch the setting to cool and only use it on your ends in order to seal the product and style. If you only have time for a few minutes of diffusing no problem just don't touch until you hair is 75% air dried. You heard that right.
What is the best way to use oil for your curls? In general, apply oil to wet hair, after shampooing and before applying your styling product.
Bumble & Bumble
We concede they are great for photoshoots and runway looks, but they aren't the best at protecting the health of your hair. All of their products are full of dimethicone (cosmetic grade silicone) which they use to smooth the hair and make it shiny.
How can you tell if hair has silicone?
You don't have to have a Ph. D. to spot these devil compounds in your product labels. Look for words that end with this: -cones, -conols, -silanes, and -siloxanes. You need to be extra suspicious when buying hydrating shampoos and conditioners, leave-in and mask treatments as well as hair oils and styling creams.
Meanwhile, Thomas explains that people with thin, fine, and straight hair should not use silicones, or if they do, products with a water-soluble silicone such as cyclomethicone are the best options. "Thinner hair types generally have more oil that moves from the scalp to the hair shaft," she says.
Many silicones found in hair care products are not water soluble. Put simply, they will not easily wash out of your hair with the use of just water. The problem with this is that you can develop a build up of unwanted silicones in your hair which can weigh your curls down and reduce the volume of your wavy hair.
Use "Frizz-Free" and "Smoothing" Products.
Please don't. Anything that is marketed as "frizz-free" or "smoothing" are loaded with silicones. Silicones are basically liquid plastic and they coat the hair shaft, which prevents moisture from penetrating your hair, thus exacerbating the problem of dry, frizzy hair.
- Color Damage.
- Mechanical Damage.
- Using the Wrong Hair Products.
- Heat Damage.
- Sulfates. Known to strip hair of natural oils, sulfates are an absolutely no-no for curls. ...
- Parabens. ...
- Protein Overload. ...
- Alcohols. ...
- Shea Butter. ...
- Jojoba. ...
- Aloe Vera. ...
- Hyaluronic Acid.
They do a great job of hiding the true nature and health of our hair from us; they can make even the most damaged hair feel soft and manageable. But if it's true health and deep hydration we're going for, daily use of silicones certainly won't help us wavy and curly girls reach those goals.
This moisturizing, curl-loving gentle cleanser is now enhanced with a rich blend of oils (Avocado, Coconut, Jojoba) and butters (Shea, Cocoa) – to leave hair shiny, deeply hydrate, and reduce frizz. Plus, it's a non-stripping, color-safe shampoo that's free of sulfate cleansers.
Hair gel and hair mousse can work as a styler for wavy hair—as long as you use them correctly. While hair gel works to hold texture in place and smooth frizz, hair mousse builds volume and enhances natural texture. A hair gel like Biolage Styling Texture Sap Gel is ideal for wavy hair types.
A common ingredient in all curl activators is glycerin, a humectant which helps attract moisture to the hair. Curl activators can add shine and softness to the hair and also help prevent against breakage.
How can I bring out my natural curls?
- Wash Hair With a Sulfate-free Shampoo.
- Use Curl-Defining Conditioner.
- Apply Leave-in Conditioner.
- Comb Hair With Fingers.
- Scrunch it Up.
- Allow Hair to Air-dry.
- Use a Diffuser.
- Don't Touch!
Try a mousse to make hair curly! We love a styling product like, TRESemmé Flawless Curls Extra Hold Mousse because it works to add texture into your hair while helping your hair stay hydrated and frizz-free. Apply 2-3 dollops of mousse onto your hair and then scrunch from the roots to ends to distribute.
Well, hard water can leave curly hair coated in a film of mineral buildup which can weigh curls down, stretch them out and cause them to fall flat. To restore the spring back into your curls you need to remove these minerals and that's where Color Wow's Dream Filter comes in to play.
“Using too much product and improper methods of rinsing can lead to product buildup and lackluster curls," Lemonds explains. "Product buildup creates a film on the hair and prevents moisture and even water from getting into your hair follicles. Curls need water and moisture to remain soft and bouncy.
Just like you put a glass of water by the bed, doing a pre-bedtime 'refresh' will keep curls hydrated while you sleep. Mix a small amount of Curl Cream or Curl Conditioner with a little water in your hands. Glaze it over the parts of your hair that need TLC. Hair should be hydrated but not wet.