If you have curly hair, you'll know that maintaining it isn't always straightforward. To help make things a little easier, we have five styling hacks for you to try. Whatever the length of your haircut, the tips below will help you to get the curly hairstyle you want.
1. Start styling in the shower
Instead of tackling a dry or towel-dried mane, detangle your hair while you're in the shower. After applying a generous amount of conditioner, use a wide-tooth comb to gently work out any knots. Start at the bottom and work your way up toward the roots - you'll find it a lot easier to work out the knots at the ends first than to drag the comb down through your hair.
2. Ditch your regular towel
Normal towels can be really harsh on the hair shaft because the fibers can rub it up the wrong way and cause unwanted frizz. Instead, use a T-shirt or micro-fiber towel to absorb the excess moisture more gently.
3. Air-dry your way to perfect curls
If you want to minimize the amount of heat on your strands, apply a curl-enhancing mousse or spray evenly throughout, then gather your hair up into a loose bun to air dry. This will keep your curls bouncy and prevent gravity from pulling them down and stretching them out while they dry.
5. Use leave-in conditioner between washes
On in-between days, use a small amount of leave-in conditioner to spruce up your curls before styling. This will revive your locks and make your hairstyle look completely fresh.