8 Rules for Curly Hair

Curly Hair

Get Non-Frizzy Curls like a Pro

Curly hair is beautiful. The way the light hits the curves, the carefree spirit of its movement, and the alluring softness can be so seductive to the senses. A woman who has curly hair gets noticed. But how does one maintain these tresses? 

 

 

It all Begins with Healthy Hair

Your precious curls are more prone to frizz if you have split ends, and if you don’t get rid of them it will only get worse. Trimming your hair every 6 to 8 weeks makes all the difference, but don’t just go to anyone to trim your ringlets! Make sure to find a hairstylist who knows how to cut curly hair. A good hairstylist will make sure your curls look good both naturally or straight if you decide to use a flat iron. 

 

Pro Tip: If you’re trying to grow your hair, take off no more than ⅛ inch during your trims at the salon.

 

Next, invest in a good deep conditioning mask – or create your own. This all-natural hair mask recipe will keep your curls soft and bouncy:

  • 1 part coconut oil
  • 1 part olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon jojoba oil
  • 2 to 3 drops of an essential oil of your choice – rosemary is great for growth!

 

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and work through your hair, making sure to saturate every strand and massage it into your scalp (because a healthy scalp = healthy hair). For more intense results, cover your head with a shower cap and sleep with it overnight.

 

Use a hair mask no more than once a week, or your hair will become oversaturated and weighed down by moisture. When it comes to curly hair, it’s best to find a balance between in-depth treatments and every day styling. If you want to add more volume to your curls, look for a keratine-free mask, which will tame frizz while pumping up the volume of your hair.  

 

Wash your Hair the RIGHT Way

Curly hair needs a gentler wash routine than straight hair. 

 

Start off by getting your hair and scalp wet, then massage shampoo only on your scalp. After you have thoroughly scrubbed your scalp, rinse it out and let that soapy water run through your curls. As the soapy water travels through your hair, use your fingers to comb through your curls, starting from the bottom to the top to release any tangles.

 

Pro Tip: The longer you wait between washes, the better your curls will be. Try to avoid using too much product in between washes as well, as this can result in product buildup.

 

Once all the shampoo has been rinsed out, make sure to condition. Curly hair needs hydration, so conditioner is an absolute must! The more moisturized your hair, the less frizz you’ll have. Coat your entire head of hair, twist it up into a bun and clip it. The conditioner will work its magic while you finish your shower. After a few minutes, rinse it out and grab a towel. 

 

Before you wring out your hair in a towel, take a second and gently pat the excess water out of your hair.

 

Pro-Tip: Instead of using a towel, try an old T-Shirt! A cotton T-Shirt is gentler on hair and won’t suck out all the moisture like a towel will, and it will help smooth your curls and prevent them from getting matted. Plus, it leaves the hair with enough water to help you detangle. The water will also help evenly disperse products through your hair. With this, you won’t even need to use that much product because the water will help it easily slip through and coat your strands. 

 

Prep and Prime Your Hair

Using too many products at the same time can weigh your curls down and cause buildup in your roots, so prepping and priming is important.

 

While your hair is wet, gently work a wide-tooth comb from the bottom to the top of your head to remove any tangles or knots. Then choose a leave-in conditioner and again work from the bottom to the top, paying special attention to your ends – that’s the oldest part of your hair, so it needs extra moisture. If your ends need even more attention, smooth some argan oil into them to battle parched tips.

 

Next, choose a mild gel specially made for curly hair or a curl crème and apply to your hair from the bottom to the top.

 

Pro Tip: Try to avoid using too much product at the root, it may flatten your look. If you must use something in your roots, opt for a volumizing spray or a root lift. Make sure to spread it evenly throughout your roots and give it a bit of lift with your fingers.

 

Vary the Products You Use

Just like our skin, our hair can also become desensitized to the products we use daily. Every few weeks, mix it up and use a different gel, a mousse or a hair serum. Or create your own cocktail for your hair. Try taking curl creme and a smoothing serum and mix it together, or mix gel and mousse. Play around with these cocktails and see which ones work best for your curls!

 

Pro Tip: When it comes to purchasing products, always read the ingredients. Avoid any products that contain: Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Behentrimonium Methosulfate. These chemicals will cause dryness over time and may even damage your hair. 

 

Grab Your AER Hair Dryer Diffuser

Your AER Hair Dryer comes with several attachments, including a diffuser. AER Dryer’s diffuser is beneficial for curly hair because it’s designed to help minimize the frizz that often happens when hair is naturally dried.

 

Using your AER Dryer diffuser is simple! It easily attaches to your AER Dryer and you’re ready to go.

To get the best use out of your diffuser, start off by twisting your curls into the desired shape you want. Next, place your curls into the diffuser and turn it on. Repeat this motion until all your curls are perfectly defined to your liking.

 

Better Curls With Smart Dry Technology 

Your AER Dryer is equipped with our patented Smart Dry Technology, which means it’s generating the perfect amount of heat to dry your hair quickly without damaging your curls.

Smart Dry Technology dynamically controls heat output and fan speed, delivering optimal performance and heat protection for your curly hair. It allows for hair-saving profiles of heat and fan speed that balance the needs for a quick dry time - saving you time and energy. It helps you repeat your look time after time, helping you feel confident in your appearance every day. 

 

Hands Off!

Once your hair is set, leave those curls alone! The more you play with your hair, the more likely it will become frizzy and tangled.

 

Sleep On It

When it comes to sleep, curly hair is prone to tangles and knots. Here are some great tips to have a beautiful morning!

 

  • Use a silk scrunchie to place your curls on top of your head into a loose bun. The soft scrunchie won’t cause any creases in your hair and the bun will prevent them from straying. The next morning, simply let your hair down and give it a little fluff.
  • Sleep in a satin cap. Right before bed, pile all your curls into the satin cap and your hair won’t move at all during the night. 
  • Invest in a satin or silk pillowcase. Not only is it lovely to sleep on satin or silk, but it’s also great for your curls because it is a breathable material and natural temperature regulator. 
  • Your hair is less likely to tangle or snag, plus it won’t suck the moisture out of your hair like a cotton pillowcase can.  

 

Bonus Tip – How to Refresh Curls

When your curls are looking a little drab or lackluster, spray a bit of water where you need it and then take a small amount of your gel or curl crème and run it through the damp sections. Next, use your AER Dryer diffuser to gently diffuse your hair again. The diffuser will help enhance your curls, even between washes. 

 

With the AER Dryer and the AER attachments, you’ll be able to keep your hair stylish no matter where life takes you.