BY ZOE FOSTER
As per many a ringleted, wavy, curly girl’s request, I present to you a (kind of) definitive guide on how to style natural curls. (Motto for today: “Don’t be surly, just get curly!”)
As the owner of such curls, these are the Ways and Prodz that have worked best for me over the years. (Mind you, when my hair is very blonde, as it is now (this photo is a year old), natural curls don’t even exist in my hair – they are just a stringy, frizzy, dry mess of straggle. So I fake it with a curling tong until my hair is healthy and brown and bouncy again.)
Off we go!
When washing and conditioning…
Buy shampoo and conditioner that will cater to your curls. Not your colour, or your volume, but your curls. Curls generally go troppo for moisture, but don’t love weight, which is a bit of an odd pairing, and why most curl-specific shampoos and conditioners will have lovely but very lightweight nourishing oils or ingredients in them, so your curls are moisturised, but not heavy and lank. I love Redken Fresh Curls shampoo and conditioner, Davines (pronounced dav-in-nay) Lovely Curl enhancing shampoo and conditioner and my curly girlyfriend swears by the Herbal Essences Totally Twisted range.