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6 Beauty Sense People with wavy or curly hair are always looking for new products, tips, and tricks to lock in their desired look. Whether you want to blow it straight, create looser curls, or maximize tighter coils, here are four tips for girls with curls who want to revel in their natural hair and create a style they love. Win the battle between oil and moisture The fi rst thing people must understand is that there are opposite things going on at the same time. Due to the shape of curly- haired strands, the hair tends to be under- moisturized. On the other hand, the curly- haired scalp can get very oily. Managing these opposite demands is the constant struggle of girls who wish to keep their curls. The key here is to best address both. and matting. I recommend repeating the shampooing process at least once. If your scalp was properly shampooed, conditioning is easy. This time, you're focusing on your thirsty ends fi rst, working upward toward the scalp. Gently detangle with a wide-toothed comb or detangling brush before rinsing, starting at the ends, working up toward to the roots. Remember to rinse with cool water, which snaps cuticles shut, locks in moisture, makes your hair shinier, and reduces frizz. Avoid alcohol and kick the crunch to the curb Styling products high in alcohol give curls a crunchy feel. They suck up every last bit of moisture. Hair spray tends to contain the most alcohol, and gels, mousses, and anything that provides hold or lift come in second. I recommend water- soluble gels that don't feel sticky on your skin, and aerated mousses or foams that resemble beaten egg whites, to give hair fullness, control, and nonbrittle curls. By Maya Smith @thedouxsalon 6 Beauty Sense Tips for the Girls w ith Curls 4 Be gentle when washing curly hair Kinky, thick, coiled textures tend to appear tough and strong enough to withstand heavy manipulation. However, in my experience, these hair types are actually the most delicate and should be handled with care. Prepare for shampoo by rinsing hair thoroughly with water for a minimum of 30 seconds. This helps eliminate any water-soluble product buildup, such as hair gel or heat protectant. It also helps you save shampoo! Assuming you're shampooing in the shower, letting the water run over the hair in a downward motion helps prevent further tangling and allows the hair shaft to swell and the curl pattern to fully rebound. For those with extremely thick hair, I suggest separating hair into four sections prior to wetting the hair for increased manageability. Once the shampoo is applied, use light manipulation at the scalp, going from the crown of the head to the nape of the neck. "Squishing" the hair up toward the scalp is a no-no; shampooing this way can cause unforgivable tangling

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