Step-By-Step: How to Diffuse Curly Hair
This expert guide will get you perfectly defined, frizz-free curls
Step 2: Use the "rake and shake" methodOuidad has a signature method for applying product that helps curls keep their shape so your final look has more definition. It takes some time but the results are worth it.
To start, divide hair into five sections: one at the front of your head, and two sections on each side of your head. Take one section at a time and rake product through it with your fingers. Use a styling lotion for curly hair (try Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Defining Creme, $27), or a foam or mousse for wavy hair (try Samy Curls Constructor Activating Mousse, $5.99).
After you've smoothed the product on the section, hold on to it by the ends and gently shake your hair to help natural curls form. If you skip this step your curls will loose their shape. You can divide each section into smaller sections as well for the shaking to help each individual curl form.
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