How to Maintain a Curly Hair Style

How to Maintain a Curly Hair Style

Posted by BigCommerce on 8th Jan 2023

How to Maintain a Curly Hair Style

There’s no doubt that curly hair can be tough to maintain. Consistent tangles, the inability to brush each day and the fact that it takes an extremely long time to style are just the beginning when it comes to taming curly hair.

What Vivo’s experts want you to know is — when properly looked after — a curly hair style can be simple to maintain with the right hair education. Today, we’ll take you through our top tips for curly-haired individuals as we interview the top curly hair expert in Auckland, Nigel Russell!

The Curly Hair Guide with Nigel Russell

For 25 years, Nigel has travelled the country educating and sharing his experience cutting and treating individuals with a curly hair style. Whether you’re dealing with out-of-control curls, a dry scalp or hair loss, Nigel is set to take you through his formula for the healthiest curly hair that is easy to style and maintain. Let’s jump right in!

Why Does A Curly Hair Style Have Such Specific Needs?

A curly hair style has a different structure from straight or even wavy hair in that the follicle is oval rather than round. Most of the cuticle along the length of each individual strand is either slightly or completely open. This creates texture and almost doubles the volume. It lifts off the scalp immediately as it grows so this makes it very susceptible to the climate, humidity and extreme drying procedures.

What is the Biggest Misconception about Caring for Curly Hair?

Curly hair is difficult to control and is considered too unruly to be worn out day to day. With the introduction of online Facebook groups worldwide, a huge forum has developed enabling the curly hair community to embrace their curly hair style by offering advice, techniques & curly hair routine options. It has now become apparent that hairdressers need to resist the desire to try to tame curly hair. Instead, we owe it to our curly-haired clients to find ways and most importantly a curly hair cut that works with the natural shape and growth patterns of curly hair.

What is the One Thing a Person with a Curly Hair Style Should Know?

That there are a growing number of stylists that are trained and can be trusted to work with, rather than against, your curls. Underneath all the tangle of curls is a beautiful curly shape waiting to be released. Once you learn to work “with” the curl instead of against it and once you learn how to style curly hair, life will get easier and you’ll learn to love your curls even more!

What are the Best Products for Curly Hair?

How to maintain curly hair is the burning question of all individuals with curly hair! The curly community such as the Facebook group ‘Curly Girl New Zealand’ are well researched in curly products and can offer suggestions based on their own advice on curl suitability.

But, what are my top picks on the best products for curly hair? There is a range of products that can help you tame your mane of a curly hair style and allow you to feel confident going with (rather than against) your curly hair.

Leave In Conditioner for Curly Hair

A good leave-in conditioner is an absolute must to ensure your curly hair style is locking in moisture and isn’t drying out once washed and cleaned. A favourite of mine is the Quidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner which creates a balanced moisture foundation that encourages curls to form, leaving your hair silky and soft.

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Curly Hair Treatment

Using a treatment mask regularly is also recommended to enhance hydration, especially in dry weather. Choosing a hair mask that is natural, sulphate-free, silicone free and environmentally friendly is the best way to ensure your hair is getting the best nourishment possible. The R+Co Television Perfect Hair Mask allows for manageability for all hair types (including curly hair) to replenish and fight fizz — hello smooth hair!

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Anti-Fizz Curly Hair Cream

Curly hair cream that can define curls and eliminate frizz is essential when styling. I recommend the NAK HAIR Styling - Curls Creme! This sensational cream activates body and bounce to your curls to provide styling support so you can look your best when rocking your curly hair style.

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NJR HAIR Curly Girl Products

And finally, don't look past NJR Hair - products designed specifically for curly hair girls by Nigel himself. The start kit bundle is a perfect way to begin maintaining your curly hair that includes an ACV Co-Wash Rinse, Shea Hydrate Conditioner and a Natural Curl Gel.

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Let Vivo Help You Create Your Ideal Curly Hair Routine

When creating a curly hair routine it can be hard to know where to start. Booking a consultation with a Vivo hair expert is the first step to learning more about maintaining and styling your curly hair for long-term hair health.

Book an appointment and visit one of our Vivo salons to begin your curly hair journey today!

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