9 Best Haircuts for Curly Hair
Put down the flat iron. Follow these expert tips for getting a great curly haircut that will work for -- not against -- your waves
1. Apply a smoothing serum like Pureology Smooth Perfection Smoothing Serum, $28, and gently scrunch damp strands.
2. Blow-dry your hair with a diffuser, using your fingers to pull hair gently to preserve the natural texture as much as possible.
Step 3: Once dry, lightly apply a curl cream to dry hair to define pieces in the front and combat frizz that resulted from drying (try DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler, $28).
Step 4: Take a 1-inch curling iron like Sarah Potempa Beachwaver S1, $129, and identify some key spots around your face that you want to dress up, says Mancuso. "Curling just a few sections of hair will give you a nice mix of spirals and softness." Continue to do this throughout the rest of your hair if you want to channel your inner wild child, and seal the style with hairspray.
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