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6 Curly hair mistakes you're making #hair_curling

1. Not accounting for shrinkage

Your coils are longer when wet and constrict once they dry. For this reason, don’t let your stylist cut your hair while it’s wet. Cutting your curls while they’re damp is the best way to think you’re getting a collarbone-length cut and end up with curls that finish at your chin.

2. Shampooing too often

Here’s a big secret: Many people with curly hair don’t need to shampoo at all. Consider ditching shampoo altogether and just washing with a conditioner to hydrate. Believe it or not, the simple act of massaging the scalp with conditioner removes the excess oil — and it won’t dry their hair out like shampoo can. If that doesn’t work for you, others swear by this product.

3. Using high heat.

For any type of hair, applying high heat from a blow dryer, hot iron or curling wand leads to dryness and frizz. With curly hair, the effect is exponentially worse. Use these tools as seldom as you can and always on the lowest setting.

4. Slathering on moisture-repelling silicones

Hair is made up of 89 percent protein, 1 percent minerals, and 10 percent moisture. Some silicone-based products claim to fight frizz, but if you just use natural botanically-infused products that concentrate on moisture, you can eliminate frizz all together. Plus, they'll keep strands sleek and healthy. Try: Curls Quenched Curls Moisturizer,

5. Towel-drying hair before applying a styling product

Apply products in the shower when your hair is sopping wet, to lock in moisture. Your hair always looks best when it is wet so in order for it to dry that way you need to style it beforehand. Try: Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls, or Miss Jessie's Quick Curls, for a little more hold.

6. Playing with your hair while it's drying

Almost every curly girl does this, but ANY type of friction will cause frizz. Keep your hands off, even when you're drying with a diffuser. It doesn't speed up the drying process, it just speeds up the frizzing process. Try: DevaCurl DevaFuser,

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