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When it comes to curls, waves, and volume, hair rollers can take the heat off your regular hair care tools.

Hair rollers come in a variety of sizes and materials that can help create tight spirals, to beachy waves and red-carpet voluminous curls, all without having to use your curling wand or blow dryer. No matter your hair length or hair type there is a hair roller for the style you’re trying to create.

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Don’t dismiss hair rollers as an old school method, #hairrollers has more than 26 million views on Tik Tok so Gen Z, Millennial, or even boomers (the generation that popularized hair rollers) are all into this styling method and it’s obvious why.

They’re easy to use, there’s so many to choose from, they use no to very little heat, and some types of hair rollers are even safe to wear overnight so you can wake up, take the rollers out, and be ready to go.

As we are always looking to help you look and feel your best, especially with your hair, we’ve created a little Hair Rollers 101, the ultimate guide to hair rollers for any hair type with the 5 most popular and versatile types of hair rollers out there and how to use them.

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Types of hair rollers

Foam rollers

Great for all hair types, this type of hair roller is best used to help create volume or loose waves. Foam rollers can be applied to dry hair and kept on overnight. To help prevent pulling, avoid securing the roller too close to your hair line and keep it loose. In the morning, remove the rollers and gently brush through your hair, or simply use your fingers to comb through.

Steam rollers

Using a lower heat setting than curling wands, steam rollers can help create a variety of curl patterns depending on how you apply them. For more of a curl, apply at the end of your hair and roll towards your scalp. To get more of a wave, apply the steam roller a few inches away from your roots and wrap your hair around the roller which helps to create volume. No matter how you apply this type of hair roller, leave it in for about 20 minutes or until the rollers cool. Remove rollers and enjoy and bouncy, full hair look.

Velcro rollers

Another versatile hair roller that spans all ages, we might just love the Velcro hair roller the best. The Velcro hair roller can easily create loose curls or tight ringlets, depending on the size of the Velcro roller and how you use it.

Velcro hair rollers are great for natural hair and hair extensions because it is a heatless hair care tool, making it safe for natural hair and hair extensions.

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How to use velcro hair rollers

To get the most out of your velcro hair roller, section off your hair to match the same size as the velcro roller. Brush out the section and give it a light spritz of hairspray. While holding your hair securely straight, roll the ends of your hair around the roller to grip the Velcro and get it to stick. Keep the hair rollers in for 20 minutes and take a selfie while you’re at it – there’s something so retro and chic about a head full of Velcro hair rollers!

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At Luxy Hair, we love styling tools that are safe for natural hair and hair extensions, especially ones that deliver style results, so we created our own Volumizing Velcro Roller Set. Luxy’s Velcro Roller Set comes with 18 self-gripping Velcro hair rollers in 3 different sizes; small, medium, and large so no matter what your hair type, or hair length you can achieve curls as tight, loose, or voluminous as you want. Our hair roller set also comes with 9 tortoise print creaseless clips to help secure the rollers where you need it. The creaseless clips can be used for all your styling needs and can even be worn on their own because we love a good hair accessory moment.

The Velcro rollers and clips come in a vegan leather pouch so you can take your rollers with you wherever you need them – hello vacation packing without awkward cords and styling tools.

The small Luxy Velcro rollers are great for shorter hair or thin hair. They are also great for creating tighter curls or ringlets. Our medium Velcro rollers are great for any length of hair and can help create curls or waves depending on how you apply them. For those with long or thick hair, the large Velcro rollers will make styling a breeze. Use the tortoise print creaseless clips to help secure thicker hair to the rollers.

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Check out this hair tutorial video below on how to do a blowout at home with velcro rollers! 

Flexirods

Similar to Velcro hair rollers, flexirods are made to be used without the assistance of any other tool. Simply twirl or wrap your hair around the cushioned, flexible rod which easily bends the way you want it too. This type of hair roller is best to achieve ringlets or tight curls. For girls with tight curly or kinky hair, flexirods can also be applied to stretch or widen the curl.

For best results, experts recommend applying flexirods to damp hair and a bit of styling product. Depending on how much time you have, you can let your hair air dry or use a blowdryer on a low heat setting to dry the hair. When ready, remove the rods and use your fingers to part the curls.

Jumbo rollers

Usually heated, jumbo rollers are great for thick and long hair. These rollers help to achieve voluminous waves for that red carpet, vampy look. With the jumbo rollers, you can create seamless curls or waves that flow fluidly in the same direction (think opposite of the beachy wave). By applying the rollers in the same direction, you will get an all-over type of volume and movement for a sleek style.

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While we may not say adieu to our curling irons forever, most hair rollers are an effective and no-heat alternative to get many of the same hairstyles. If you haven’t tried styling with hair rollers yet, what’s stopping you? If you have, let us know which ones you use and how it works for you. Like fashion, what’s old becomes new again in hair styling, with so many sizes and options, hair rollers have definitely upgraded and offer versatile style pay-off.

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Writer: Rosalyn Solomon

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Wet Styling | Hair care & Advice

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Ever wondered how to pull off wet styling your hair? If this is a question you’ve been asking yourself, this one is for you. Let’s go through the nitty-gritty of wet styling, its benefits, and how you can wet style straight, wavy, kinky, and curly hair like a pro.

What is Wet Styling?

What is wet styling? According to Evan Joseph, a professional hairstylist, wet hair styling is the process in which hair products are applied on dripping wet hair, after which excess water is squeezed out of the hair.

A common term used to refer to wet styling is wash and set. Wet styling is quite popular due to how convenient and versatile it is. You can rock it in a simple outing with friends and family or at an elegant event.

Wet Styling vs Damp Styling

Wet styling is not the same as damp styling although both of them are usually confused with each other. The main difference is that while wet styling is done when the hair is wet, damp styling is done on damp hair. That is, for damp styling, the water is squeezed out of the hair before styling or applying hair products.

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Benefits of Wet Styling

There are many benefits associated with wet styling. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

1. Healthy-looking hair

Wet styling makes the hair look smooth and shiny. In addition, if your hair is damaged or fragile, wet styling will help you restore it to a healthy state.

2. Easy to Style

Hair is easier to style while wet, especially for curly and kinky hair types. The wetness reduces tangles and makes it easier to style your hair into your preferred hairstyle. You’ll also find that with wet styling, your hairstyle stays intact throughout the day.

3. Saves on Time

Wet styling saves on time since you don’t need to wait for the hair to dry before styling it. This makes it perfect for days when you’re short on time and still need to look put together for video calls or nights out.

4. Keeps the Hair Hydrated

In wet styling, hair products are applied to the hair when it’s still dripping wet. As a result, the hair stays hydrated thus being less susceptible to brittleness, and frizz. It is also a great way to prevent dry hair.

5. Suitable for all Hair Types 

The beauty of wet hairstyling is that it works on all hair types. Whether you have straight, curly, wavy, or coily hair, you can pull it off. Although wet styling looks different on the various hair types, it has the same amazing benefits. 

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Wet Styling on Different Hair Types

There are four main hair types from type 1 to 4. Each hair type is unique and requires special care. Knowing the right way to take care of your hair is an important step towards loving your hair type.

Wet styling is a process that can be applied to all hair types but is rather popular amongst women with naturally curly or wavy hair.

Wet hair styling for type 1 hair – Straight/Fine hair

Straight hair, otherwise known as fine or thin hair is a hair type that lies straight on the scalp. It is soft, shiny, most times oily, and has a poor tendency of holding curls. When it comes to wet styling, straight hair benefits immensely from the frizz-fighting benefits.

Wet styling type one hair is a straightforward process. The first step is to apply oil or serum to your wet hair. This reduces hair damage. Next, apply alcohol-free mousse from the root of the hair to the tip. Finally, squeeze out the excess water. You can leave your hair like that if you want to achieve a straight look.

However, if you want to create gentle curls, divide your hair into four equal sections, braid each of them and tie each in a bun. The tighter you make the braid, the stronger the wave will be. Untie each bun and separate the waves once your hair is dry. You now have gentle curls without much effort.

For low waves with smooth roots, separate your hair into two partitions and twist each partition to the side. Keep twisting your hair till you reach the tip. Next, spin each twist into a low bun and secure it with an elastic band. Squeeze out excess water for easy drying. Unravel each bun and separate the waves when your hair is dry.

To give more volume to your wet hairstyle, add some hair extensions. They are easy to install and are available in a variety of colors that will blend in with your hair. You can even get yourself an application kit to make adding extensions more seamless.

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Wet Hair Styling for type 2 hair

When it comes to wavy hair, you need to be more careful. Wavy hair has some similarities to straight hair but has a loose S-shape towards its tip. You will need to focus on forming your desired texture while avoiding frizz.

Amy Abramite, a hairstylist and the creative director at Maxine Salon in Chicago, recommends applying a mousse from the roots to the ends of the hair before wet styling. Thereafter, make use of a detangling wet brush to separate the waves.

Lightly squeeze your hair in the form of a compass to encourage a nice wave pattern to form without the frizz. Avoid messing with your hair while it’s wet to avoid your desired style from scattering. Let your hair dry naturally; also do not touch or apply anything on the hair until it dries. After the hair is completely dry, you can use a claw clip to add a dash of elegance to your look.

Wet Hair Styling For Type 3 Hair

Curly hair gets a lot of benefits from wet styling. For this hair type, it is best to style your hair while still in the shower and your hair still has a lot of moisture.

Apply hair milk on your wet hair to get medium curls. For stronger curls, apply a curl cream to soften them. Since curly hair tangles easily, use a wide-tooth comb to gently remove the tangles without breaking your hair. Afterward, apply a product of your choice to hold the style in place. You can then squeeze out the excess water and style your hair as you wish. There are many curly hairstyles you can choose from.

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Wet Hairstyling for Type 4 Hair

Type 4 hair is coily or kinky hair. Its curls are a lot tighter than other hair types. The hair also tangles easily and is more susceptible to frizz. Wet styling is a must for you if your hair falls under this category. This is because wet styling arranges and keeps each coil together in a uniform texture. Wet styling keeps kinky hair shiny, moisturized, and intact.

To begin wet styling your kinky hair, you need to divide your hair into sections; preferably, four partitions. Next, you apply a hydrating lotion to each section and highlight the coils. Use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to detangle. Layering hair oil at the top helps in sealing the cuticle.
When you’re done with styling, just like wavy hair, allow your hair to dry without disturbance. Do not brush, touch, or comb your hair as the curls can untwist and become messy.

Depending on the style you want to achieve, you might need to add clip-in extensions to elevate the look. You can find more detailed information on how to install clip-in extensions for type 4 hair here.

Wet Styling Techniques for Curly

Type 3 hair benefits the most from wet styling. That is why we’re taking a closer look at the different techniques you can use for wet styling if you have curly hair. This way, you can easily change up your look by simply switching to a different wet styling technique. Here are the techniques you can use.

1. Finger-coiling

This technique is to achieve an enhanced curl definition; it is used especially when the hair has been straightened to help restore the pattern of the curls back to their natural state.

Finger-coiling is a fairly easy technique, all that is required is your index finger. If you want to finger-coil your hair, divide your hair into partitions and apply any curl cream of your choice to your soaking wet hair. Comb through the hair for an even application.

Coil each of the curls tightly around your index finger, working through each partition. Apply an enhancing curl gel to hold the shape of the ringlets. Finally, squeeze out excess water and allow the hair to dry and style as desired.

2. Shingling

Shingling is a technique that is ideal for hair that experiences a lot of shrinkage. This makes it perfect for types 3 and 4 hair.

In this styling technique, products aimed at enhancing curls such as curling creams, leave-in conditioners, or hair gel are applied to the hair. The shingling method requires you to separate and smooth the product through each curl.

Although shingling is a time-consuming process, with the right products, it is an incredible way of achieving fresh-looking curls.

3. Twist-out

Twist out is the most common wet styling technique, it is also the easiest. To create a twist out, the first step is to clean and detangle your hair. Next, part your hair into 4 partitions, after which styling products should be applied. Finally, create your twists or flat twists then allow your hair to sit overnight or air-dry while going about your daily activities.

When you’re ready, undo the twists and style as you wish. Simple, right?

4. Braid-out

The braid-out technique is similar to the twist-out technique. However, instead of two-strand twists/ flat twists, three-strand braids are made. Braid outs enhance your curl patterns and give your hair a wave-like definition.

This procedure creates less frizz, unlike the twist-out method. It is terrific for people who do not like shrinkage as braids tend to stretch out hair while still giving it the wavy look.

To accomplish the braid out technique, you have to divide your hair into eight sections and braid/twist each part. Twirl the finishes of the braids and afterward, pin the twists to your head to get them into place.

How to Get the Perfect Wet Hairstyle Each Time

Nailing the wet hairstyle every time is as simple as following a few tips. It doesn’t matter what your hair type is. These tips will work for you. All you need is to practice and you’ll get a hang of it. Here are the tips.

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1. Evenly Section Your Hair

Always make sure that you section your hair evenly. This ensures even distribution of the hair products you’re applying. As a result, you’ll be able to easily achieve your desired look.

2. Apply Products On Wet Hair

The point of wet hairstyling is to style the hair while it’s still wet. Apply products from the root to the tip and massage them gently into the hair for maximum penetration. 

3. Style While Wet

Your hair should be shaped quickly before your hair starts drying. When it comes to wet styling, time is critical. You need to work fast in order to get the results you want.

4. Cover Your Hair

While waiting for your hair to dry, you should cover it to avoid interference. The best way to do this is by wrapping it with a silk scarf. You should also avoid touching your hair until it is fully dry.

If you’ve not tried wet hairstyling before or you simply didn’t know how to do it right, you have no excuses now. It is simple, effective, and suitable for all hair types. All the information you need is contained right here. Simply put, apply your preferred product to your wet hair, detangle, style, and let it dry. You’re now ready to go. Just carry a compact mirror to check up on your style and put back a few stray hairs.

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It can be hard to find the perfect skincare routine that suits your specific needs. However, some extremely useful pieces of advice will help you get flawlessly flawless skin. For one, avoid putting on makeup if your face is oily as this will only make it worse. You should also drink plenty of water and eat healthy to look your best.

Skin Serums And Natural Facial Masks

One thing that you might have to invest in is a skin serum or oil. This helps treat scars, dark spots, acne, and stretch marks. Of course, you should always consult your dermatologist before buying anything so you know what sort of ingredients it contains. It could be possible that the product has harmful chemicals which are bad for your skin. The best option to reduce inflammation and treat skin is Terasana serums that are completely natural and organic. The ingredients can be found in nature and will treat your skin well by nourishing it. When it comes to skincare, facial masks made from natural ingredients are the way to go. You can try making one yourself or you can even buy one somewhere else. The point is that they are efficient in removing dead skin cells so your face will feel smoother and look brighter than ever before.

Cleansing Brushes And Makeup Sponges

Make sure your cleansing brush offers better cleanliness so you use less product when washing your face later on. It could be a good idea to get two facial brushes so you get the exfoliating and cleansing power of both products combined into just one device. This way, you’ll have an easier time cleaning your face without doing too much damage to your skin.

Invest in a good makeup sponge because if you use one that’s dirty, it will transfer all sorts of bacteria from your face to the product itself. This could lead to breakouts and other skin irritations. You should only use an old makeup sponge once and then replace it with a new one. Be careful when buying them because they can be pretty costly depending on where you live.

Picking The Right Sunscreen

You’ll need to pick the right sunscreen for your face if you want to keep it healthy and young-looking for as long as possible. No matter what skin type or tone you have, there is no such thing as universally flattering sun protection which you should invest in at least once in yours! Just make sure the sunscreen you prefer has a high SPF so it can protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.

Healthy Drinking And Eating

To look your best, you have to start drinking plenty of water. This takes place when you have about eight glasses of it a day for several weeks in a row. Water gets rid of the toxins in your body so it’s good for overall health too. It can also help improve your mood which makes it easier for you to approach all sorts of tasks throughout the day with the right amount of energy and enthusiasm. Of course, eating healthy is something that everyone should be doing regularly because it reduces acne and other skin conditions significantly. You can try taking some vitamins or supplements if necessary but there are lots of foods out there that can do the trick. For instance, fish oil supplements have been known to be good for your skin because they reduce redness and other common signs of acne.

Talking With Your Dermatologist

One final thing you might want to consider is talking with a dermatologist who has experience in this particular field. You can always ask them for advice that could help make your skincare routine more efficient than ever before. It doesn’t matter what your age happens to be either as people from all sorts of different backgrounds are capable of using these pieces of advice successfully as long as they believe in themselves and know what steps they need to take next to benefit from great looking skin. After reading this article, you should have a better understanding of everything this particular field has to offer you. It should also motivate you to take action so you can get the flawless skin of your dreams before it’s too late.

Having great-looking skin is something that takes all sorts of useful pieces of advice. All in all, these are some extremely useful pieces of advice that will help you get flawlessly flawless skin. For one, avoid putting on makeup if your face is oily as this will only make it worse. You should also drink plenty of water and eat healthy to look your best, and much more. After reading this article, you should have a better understanding of everything skincare has to offer you as well as a little motivation so you can get the flawless skin of your dreams before it’s too late.

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We may have the answer to all your hair woes and the best part is, it might already be in your beauty stash. You’ve probably heard of the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask (and if you haven’t, welcome to the internet!) It’s one of Amazon’s best-selling beauty products and a holy grail in the skincare community.

The cult-favourite has amassed thousands of 5-star reviews on Amazon and Youtube, and even celebrities, like Khloe Kardashian and Mindy Kaling, have raved about its incredible benefits. But, did you know this skin saviour could also be used in your hair?

This DIY hair clay mask gained popularity after TikTok user @curlsbykeish posted a video using the clay mask to bring her curls back to life. The video has racked up over 18 million views and inspired tons of TikTok users to try the clay mask in their hair. The star of the hair mask is bentonite clay, a mineral-rich clay that will cleanse, strengthen and define your curls in just one step. Below, we’re giving you this inside scoop on this multi-tasking hair mask.

What is Bentonite Clay?

Bentonite clay is a natural clay that is formed from volcanic ash. It has been used to purge impurities from the hair, skin, and body for hundreds of years. The multi-purpose clay has been used to detox skin, heal infections or acne, and even treat stomach issues. Today it is formulated in many skincare and cosmetic products and you can find it in products like shampoo, acne treatments, and even toothpaste.

Bentonite clay is special from other clays because it has negatively charged molecules. Most toxins found in the hair, skin, and body have positively charged molecules. When activated with water or apple cider vinegar, the clay produces an ionic charge that attracts and removes toxins from your hair, skin, and body. It also contains natural minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron.

Fun Fact: Bentonite clay gets its name from Fort Benton, Wyoming, where there are large deposits of it. But, it’s found all over the world. It’s also called Montmorillonite clay, named after a region in France which has a lot of it.

Benefits of Using Bentonite Clay Hair Mask

Bentonite clay has tons of amazing hair benefits from enhanced shine to curl-defining effects. Here are some of the “mane” benefits:

  • Draws out impurities from your hair and scalp. When activated with water or apple cider vinegar the clay has a negative charge that attracts positively charged toxins, like product build-up to give your hair a deep cleanse. Essentially, the hair clay acts as a vacuum for your hair follicles for the five to 20 minutes that it’s on.

  • Promotes Hair Growth. Bentonite clay is filled with minerals like sodium, potassium, and calcium that are essential for hair growth. Using this hair mask weekly will fortify your hair with these essential minerals and prevent breakage. If you’re looking to immediately add length to your hair, add in some hair extensions. They come in different styles and colours to replicate your natural hair. Your extensions deserve just as much love as your natural hair, so keep them tangle free with the Luxy Loop Brush.

  • Eliminates Dandruff. If you struggle with dandruff, apply the mask to your scalp to soak up excess sebum and kill the fungus and bacteria that cause dandruff. The deep clean will remove dead skin and toxins so that healthy hair can grow. It’s the perfect way to maintain a healthy scalp.

  • Enhances Shine. If you use a lot of dry shampoo or thick products in your hair routine it can create a film on your strands that gives your hair a grey tone. If you don’t cleanse the buildup from your hair it can hinder your hair’s natural ability to shine. Removing the buildup will also allow your hair to absorb your products better.

  • Softens and Conditions Hair. The minerals in bentonite clay will soften and condition your tresses, this means less tangles, more manageable hair, and less breakage! It’s great for heat-damaged or colour-treated hair.

  • Defines Curls. Curly girls swear by bentonite clay for their curls because it helps to clump them together and define them. Use the hair clay before a wash and go and you’ll be amazed by how bouncy your curls look.

Benefits for Natural Hair

Bentonite clay is a favourite in the natural and curly hair community, because it has moisturizing, conditioning, and clarifying properties and can remove buildup.It makes an excellent addition to a curly hair regimen. Natural hair tends to be dry so it needs lots of thick, moisturizing products which can leave a film on the hair and weigh down the delicate strands. Using the hair clay will clarify your hair which will allow your other products to work better, and help with curl clumping and shine. It’s especially great to clarify your hair and scalp before or after it’s been in a protective style.

Natural hair is very delicate and can break easily. The bentonite hair clay has sodium, potassium, and calcium- which are minerals that are essential for hair growth. When applied to your scalp it can also remove dead skin cells and cleanse follicles, which aids in healthy hair growth.

Benefits for Low Porosity Hair

If you have low porosity hair, bentonite clay will be your new best friend. Low porosity hair has an excess of positively charged ions which can make your hair look dull, frizzy, and difficult to absorb products. Bentonite clay has negatively charged ions and when applied to the hair can neutralize the positively charged ions. The result is frizz-free, shiny hair.

How to Make a Bentonite Clay Hair Mask

Now that you’re familiar with the benefits of bentonite clay it’s time to add this hair mask into your hair care routine. The main ingredient for this DIY is the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask, which you can purchase on Amazon or at most health food stores. Here’s everything else you’ll need to get started:

Ingredients:

  • Non-metal bowl, measuring cup mixing utensils (using metal can activate the clay before it reaches your hair, reducing its ability to detoxify your hair)
  • ½ cup of bentonite clay powder (we recommend using the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask)
  • 3-9 tbsp of water (dependent on whether you add other liquids)
  • 6 tbsp of unfiltered apple cider vinegar (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons of your favorite hair oils, such as coconut, castor, jojoba or argan oil (optional)

Directions:

Step 1:

To make the bentonite clay hair mask, add ½ cup of bentonite clay powder into a non-metal bowl.

Step 2:

Next, dilute the apple cider vinegar with water: three parts water to one part apple cider vinegar. This step is super important because apple cider vinegar is very acidic and can irritate your scalp if it is not diluted. Apple cider vinegar has tons of amazing hair benefits, it treats scalp conditions like dandruff, improves shiness, and increases moisture retention.

Step 3:

Next, combine bentonite clay and diluted apple cider vinegar into the bowl and mix until you get a yogurt-like consistency.

Step 4:

The last step is to add your favorite hair oils for extra hair benefits. Some of our favorites are coconut oil, to hydrate hair and lock in moisture, pracaxi oil, to strengthen and protect hair, and grapeseed oil, to stimulate hair growth and soften brittle hair.

How to Use It

When your mask is ready, section your hair, and saturate each section with the mask. The mask should be applied to damp or wet hair with focus on the scalp. Keep a spray bottle handy so you can mist any parts of your hair that dry out before you can work the mask through. Once your hair is fully coated, you can clip it up or cover with a plastic cap or heat cap for extra penetration. A hooded dryer or steamer can also be used.

The mask should be left on for at least five and up to 25 minutes to soak up all the benefits. Unfortunately, this isn’t the type of mask you can leave-in and run errands with, but it’s perfect for an at-home spa day!

After the treatment, you can shampoo and condition your hair as you normally would. It’s important that you make sure all the hair clay is removed from your hair before moving on to the next step. We love to follow up with a deep conditioner or hot oil treatment after the hair clay to give our strands a boost of hydration!

When it comes to how often you can use the hair clay, we like to apply the same rule of thumb for bentonite clay masks for your hair and skin. You should only use this treatment once a week or whenever you feel like your hair and scalp need a deep cleanse!

Got leftovers? Not to worry! If you got a little too excited and made way more than you need, you can always use the extras on your face and detox your pores and curls at the same time. Like anything you apply to your skin, make sure you do a patch test before slathering it all over your face.

If you still have leftovers you can store your bentonite clay in a closed lid container in the fridge for up to a week- longer than that and you risk it growing bacteria (yuck!)

Side Effects

Bentonite clay hair masks have tons of amazing hair benefits, but it can dry out your hair. That’s why we recommend only using this mask once a week, because over cleansing your hair and scalp could lead to more oil production.

The Final Verdict

It’s safe to say that we are absolutely obsessed with this simple but effective hair clay that cleanses your scalp and strengthens your hair. With most new products it will take a few uses to really notice a difference in your hair however, this affordable treatment will leave your hair moisturized, hydrated, and frizz-free after the first wash. What more could you ask for?

Have you tried the bentonite clay hair mask before?

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HairTok | Hair care & Advice

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Funny dog videos, Home DIY’s and style inspo are some of the many reasons why we love TikTok. Whatever mood you’re in TikTok has a video for you to watch or learn from. HairTok is making its way through our feeds proving TikTok is for more than just laughing or crying – it can be educational and inspiring.

If you’re not familiar with #Hairtok, this trending hashtag is basically TikTok but all about hair! Searching under it brings you to a magical world full of heatless hair hacks and the best way to wash your hair for extra growth. These tips and tricks on TikTok have been showing people everywhere how to french braid, create easy up-do hairstyles and more. It’s easy to lose track of time scrolling through your feed especially when you’re learning how to get Ariana Grande’s slick ponytail hairstyle in less than 5 minutes.

If you’re new to TikTok for hair then we’ve got you covered rounding up some of the most viral HairTok videos that are currently trending on our feeds!

Claw clip

One of our absolute fav TikTok Hair hacks is how-to use the claw clip. Like true model off duty status, the claw clip 90s hair trend is taking over and we’re getting major Rachel from Friends vibes! Most models are wearing this effortless look for a night out or just to Netflix and chill! Without the stress of bunching your hair into the clip, this hack shows you how to properly gather your hair and twist it under for the easiest style.

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Reply to @notdestinycaton one of the fastest and cutest ways to get your hair up and off your face 😍 #clawclip #hairtutorial #fypage #hair clip s

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Shiny hair hack

It’s not vitamins or a hair mask, but a conditioner hack. This video is taking over HairTok with 1.1 Million views already. @audreyvictoria_ shows TikTok how to wash your hair and follow a specific conditioning routine to get the shiniest hair possible. Two words: Cotton T-shirt.

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💦hair washing hack that’ll give you super soft & shiny hair✨ #hairtok #hairhack #haircareroutine #haircare #hairtutorial

♬ original sound – Ian Asher

Rosemary tea hair rinse

In case you missed it, Rosemary tea hair rinse is the new rice water hack.This new hack is known to promote hair growth, cleanse your hair and scalp, and increase shine- overall making your hair stronger and healthier. This new hair trend is taking the internet by storm and we definitely agree it’s a must add to your hair care routine. It takes only two main ingredients and the benefits are amazing!

 

@luxyhair

Oh and a plus is how great this makes your hair smell 💕💆‍♀️ #hairtreatment #healthyhair #hairtok #rosemaryhairgrowthoil #hairgrowth

♬ I Want You Back X Sorry – darcy 🦦

How to wash your hair

If you didn’t know there was actually a proper way to wash your hair, now you do. Think more like when you visit the salon, they gently massage your scalp while you fall asleep. Just kidding, sort of… the proper way to wash your hair while helping keep it healthy and promote growth is all in the technique. Gently massaging your scalp and only shampooing your scalp and roots is key, following up with cold water to rinse.

@luxyhair

I was today years old 🤠 was this just me or ? #hairtok #hairwashing #whoknew #hairwashday #shampooproblems

♬ original sound – Luxy Hair

Face framing streaks

Trending on TikTok hair is face framing streaks and e-girl hairstyles. This trendy hair color has been spotted on celebs like Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, and Kylie Jenner and we love it. Girls everywhere are dying the two front pieces of their hair at home with a few supplies and a lot of patience. If you’re daring enough to try this viral trend, we salute you!

@lala.laurenn Hey guys watch me dye my hair! #fyp #foryou #egirl #hairdye #diy #egirlhair ♬ original sound – Lauren💕💕

How to use clip-in extensions

One TikTok we all need in our lives is how to properly install clip-in extensions. If you’re new to clip-ins it can be confusing to understand how to wear extensions properly without showing the clips. This video tells you which wefts to start with and how to properly section your hair for the best result!

@luxyhair

How @cattbouvier puts her seamless set in! Wearing Bronde balayage in 16” 😻 #hairextensions #longhair #healthyhair #hairlength #quickhair #fasthair

♬ original sound – ALTÉGO

Fancy Ponytail hacks

Pinterest ponytails have remained mysteries for years now, beautiful twists and loops look impossible to achieve but have officially been debunked and added to HairTok. This TikTok shows us the easiest glam ponytail to elevate your look in less than 5 minutes. A simple twist and tuck gives a ponytail that can be worn at any event. There’s so many variations to do with our clip-in ponytail extensions, whether you’re looking for a half-up style or ponytail variations add this technique to your routine.

@sashaexeter

My 20sec go-to ponytail ft. @thicproducts & @luxyhair ✨ #hairtutorial #blackgirlmagic

♬ All The Way Up – Fat Joe & Remy Ma

90s blowout

The “IT girl” style of the year, the 90’s supermodel hair is never not in style. Women everywhere are using velcro hair rollers to achieve this classic and effortless look for everyday wear. Heatless hair hacks have also shown how to get the look, but the best results have been noticed after a blowout and rollers to set the volume. If you’re interested in how to get the look, watch one of our favorite TikToks on it. 

@coconutcathy

##ad VELCRO ROLLERS ##luxyhair ##ad DISCOUNT CODE: VR-CATHY

♬ original sound – CATHY NGUYEN

Braided bun

If you’re going to an upcoming wedding or special event and you can’t get to a salon for an updo TikTok hair has a million styles that are easily achievable with a little time and practice. If the ponytail style we shared isn’t for you, we love this wispy braided bun to add glamor and style to such a simple look. Start by styling your hair into a low simple bun, leaving the tail out, followed by braiding and wrapping. Our girl Cat shows you how-to below!

@luxyhair

The braid you didn’t know you needed 😍 #weddingguesthairstyle #weddingguesthair #bunhairstyle #weddingseason #luxyhair

♬ Baby, I’m Jealous (feat. Doja Cat) – Bebe Rexha

Hair growth tips

One of TikTok hair’s most viral themes is hacks on how to get your hair to grow faster. If you feel like your hair growth is slower or gets stuck at a certain length these may be able to assist in promoting more growth. If you’re frustrated with your hair journey we suggest also trying some hair manifestation. Try starting every day by saying:

“The hair on my head is long, healthy, and grows quickly. It is growing and flourishing as I breathe.”

While you practice healthy manifestations try these extra tips to boost your hair growth!

@lillyvanbrooklyn

when i tell you my confidence 📈 #hairtok #hairgrowth

♬ Celebrate the Good Times – Mason

Heatless curls

To achieve healthier and longer hair, heat should be avoided as much as possible to promote stronger strands and less damage. Our favourite reveals on TikTok hair have been heatless hairstyles. Whether you try braiding your hair for a crimped beachy look or tying your strands around a rope, these looks are getting the views. One of our fav transformations is @stephaniealexxandra heatless curls using her heatless curler with hair oil. Contrary to most heatless curl hacks, leave your hair dry for this one and sleep with it overnight!

@stephaniealexxandra

Dream hair 💭 #hairtok #hair #hairtransformation #healthyhair #hairjourney #waveshair #heatlesscurlsovernight

♬ original sound – TheDJMJ

Hair oils

If you’re trying to add hair oil into your hair care routine, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s not a one size fits all kind of addition. Depending on your hair type specific oils can help or actually do the opposite. This TikTok rounds up the best hair oils for your hair type and gives options for you to try.

@luxyhair

Do you use oil on your hair? Now you have no excuse not to😏 #hairoil #haircare #hairtok #healthyhaid #longhair #fypシ #luxyhair

♬ You Right – Doja Cat & The Weeknd

Vitamins for extra hair growth

Hair masks, less heat and silk pillows all can help with the growth of your hair, but the number one way to aid in hair growth is still taking your vitamins. Hair vitamins are a key factor in the strength, length and shine of your hair and skin! Here are some vitamins that truly help with making your hair as healthy as can be!

@luxyhair

The sun is shining & your hair needs to be too! Let’s start from the inside out. What vitamins do you swear by for that glow?! #fyp #hairvitamins

♬ You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift – Dylan Mark Murphy

The world of hair care is endless and this is only a small glimpse into the tips and tricks to try. TikTok hair is an amazing tool to utilize if you’re ever in a pinch for a hairstyle, don’t know how to treat your hair or just want more hair care ideas. If you’ve tried any of our TikTok hacks let us know by tagging luxy hair in your next video! For more hair care and styles follow our TikTok page!

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The halls are decked, mistletoe hung, and the first snow of the season is covering the front yard. The holidays are a time of warmth and joy, however, in the midst of Christmas gift shopping, party planning, and gift wrapping, it’s easy to leave getting ready for the big night until the last minute! This year, don’t let your hair fall flat in the midst of the Christmas chaos. We’ve rounded up our favorite holiday hairstyles and party hairstyles that will keep you in the festive spirit well into the new year.

Party hairstyles

1. Big curls and sexy waves

Party hairstyles

Ditch the bobby pins and hair ties and bring your whole look together with sleek, voluminous curls or sexy waves. If you feel like you want an extra edge, try pinning a small section of hair back with a sparkling pin or hair accessory.

All you need to achieve this look is a wide-barrel curling iron, between 1 ½ to 2 inches and some Luxy Hair extensions for gorgeous length and volume. Still lacking inspiration? Watch this video for three different ways to get soft, head-turning curls. 

2. Holiday Glam Waves

Party Hairstyles

Take your big curls up a notch with holiday-inspired glam waves. Perfect for your office Christmas party, a holiday date night, or your annual family celebration, these waves strike the perfect balance between Old Hollywood glamour and modern style.

This style gets its signature vintage glamour vibe from its inward-facing curls, as opposed to the more modern Victoria’s Secret waves that curl away from the face. Add in some sparkling hair pins and your holiday look is set. 

Psst: want to know our secret for long-lasting curls? Find out here. 

3. Side-swept double braid 

Party Hairstyles

Would you believe Marta started out with short hair for this party hairstyle? Start off by clipping in your Luxy Hair extensions and curling your hair. Then, take a large section from one side of your head and French braid it toward the back, all the way until the nape of your neck. Secure this side with bobby pins, then create a smaller three-strand braid on the other side of your face, tucking the ends behind your ear.

4. Sleek High Pony

Party hairstyles

A sleek, high ponytail can immediately elevate any outfit and show off your sculpted cheekbones or that perfect contour. Consider this hairstyle for the holiday season when you’re going for a sharp but minimal overall look, or when you need the perfect complement to a show-stopping outfit. Add a drop of hair oil to smooth flyaways, and you’re good to go. 

5. Fishtail Ponytail

Party Hairstyles

A more refined take on the classic high ponytail is the fishtail ponytail, perfect for dressing up or down as the holiday season approaches. If you’re the type who loves keeping her hair out of her face, this is perfect for you. Have short hair or medium hair? Consider treating yourself to some Luxy Hair extensions to achieve this look. 

6. Fishtail Braid Half Updo

Party hairstyles

For a more intricate style, turn to the holiday half updo with fishtail braids. Gorgeous waves and feathery, pinned-back pieces make this style as magical as the holidays themselves. If you want to give your hair some extra dimensions, length,  and volume, add in some Luxy Hair extensions for extra glam with minimal effort.

7. Twisted Bun

Party Hairstyles

Have a fabulous formal event on the calendar and just can’t decide what to do with your hair? This updo hairstyle is so simple to recreate at home, and takes almost no time at all! The chic spiral element is the focus of this updo, perfectly complemented by a few loose strands around the face and volume at the crown of the head. 

8. Headband Updo

Party Hairstyles 
The holidays are a perfect time to put those hair accessories to good use, like the gold leaf headband used in this party hairstyle. This high-pony-turned-elegant-updo is perfect for ringing in the new year or spending the evening out with friends. Feel free to accent with whatever headband or hair accessory you choose! In the case of New Year’s Eve, the more sparkle, the better. 

9. Knotted Updo

Party hairstyles

So pretty, and yet so simple. Crisscrossing strands in the back of this updo give this look some extra detail that really elevates the whole style. Luxy Hair extensions are perfect for giving you volume at the crown and length to create this spiraled beauty. Accessorize with a pair of statement earrings or a chunky necklace to keep all eyes on you.

10. Top Knot

Party Hairstyles

Keep your holiday look simple-yet-styled with the classic but modern half-top knot. Some gorgeous waves make for an unforgettable holiday look when paired with your glam New Year’s Eve outfit. All you need is a hair tie, bobby pins, and some texturizing spray to give your half up half down hair that perfect messy bun look and piecey waves. Glam up this look with your killer holiday outfit and accessories. 

11. Hollywood Waves For Short Hair

Party hairstyles

Have shorter hair? No problem. Hit the holiday glam mark this year with classic Hollywood waves for short hair. The holidays are a great time to bring out these waves, especially if your prom days are behind you and dressing up is a rare occasion. All you need to achieve this look is a wide-barrel curling wand, some hairspray, and a side part. Start by curling the side of your head with less hair away from your face. As you work around your head, begin curling inward for that classic Old Hollywood look.

12. Faux fishtail half updo

Party hairstyles

This cute and easy holiday hairstyle is so simple to create, your Christmas cookies won’t even be done baking by the time you’re finished! Start by creating a half ponytail at the back of your head, then flip the ponytail inside out and thread the ends through. Next, take a strand of hair and twist it around the elastic to cover it, securing it underneath the ponytail with a bobby pin. Then, take small sections of hair from each side of your face, twisting them toward the back, and creating another topsy tail. Again, take a strand of hair, twist it around the elastic to hide it, and your party hairstyle is complete.

13. Relaxed Waves

Party Hairstyles

Sometimes the holidays call for understated glamour, and that’s exactly what this look, inspired by Gigi Hadid, will give you.

Party hairstyles

The outfit, accessories, and makeup options are endless with this style! Try a bold red lip and a winged cat eye or put the focus on your accessories with drop earrings and a statement necklace.  

14. Elegant Bun

Party hairstyles

Rushing to get ready but still want to look put together? Try out this elegant bun that only takes two minutes to recreate! While it looks complicated, this look is all yours with a few twists, turns, and bobby pins. 

15. Twist Back Hairstyle

Party hairstyles

Looking like a princess doesn’t have to be difficult this holiday season, especially with this half up half down hairstyle. Use your Luxy Hair extensions for that mermaid length, or keep your hair natural for an equally pretty vibe. All you need to achieve this look is a clear elastic hair tie and a large-barrel curling wand. You’ll be holiday party ready in no time!  

16. Princess-inspired half updo

Party hairstyles

This party hairstyles is a bit more intricate, however, if you’re off to an exquisite formal function, it’s worth the time to create. Start with a loose three-strand braid down the middle of your head, then, take sections of hair from the front of your face and twist them toward the back, pulling the ends through the knots on the braid. Continue this process until halfway down the braid, using bobby pins to secure all the strands. 

17. Ballerina Bun

Party Hairstyles

At a loss for how to style your hair when the holiday season throws a formal affair your way? A ballerina bun is an easy way to bring your whole look together. The key to this style is to keep the edges sleek, but the bun just a little loose. That way, your finished look will still have that natural and effortless flair. 

18. Met gala inspired tight curls

Party hairstyles

Inspired by Amanda Seyfried’s soft yet regal hairstyle at the 2018 Met Gala, this party hairstyle with tight curls and a glitzy tiara is an elegant complimentary hairstyle to a strapless, formal gown. The key to this hairstyle is to use a smaller barrel curling wand (about 1 inch) and to curl all the hair strands the same way to achieve those princess curls. Finish off with an embellished headpiece and let your prince whisk you away to the ball. 

19. Braided Wreath Updo

Party hairstyles

There is something magical about the holiday season, and this time of year just welcomes romantic hairstyles. This braided wreath or “halo” party hairstyle is the perfect option. This hairstyle uses strategically placed Luxy Hair extensions wefts in order to create that full and thick twisted halo, while fishtail braids accentuate the entire updo.

20. Fishtail Updo

Party hairstyles

The holiday season calls for statement-making dresses and formal shirts. If your holiday ensemble has details in the back that you’d like to showcase, this fishtail updo is for you.  

21. Topsy tail half updo for short hair

Party hairstyles

This party hairstyle may look difficult, however, only takes a few twists and turns to achieve. Twist two sections of hair on either side of your head and join them in middle. Then, add another small ponytail underneath the hair elastic already there. Split the section into two, and flip the remaining bottom of your hair into the small hole you just created, and you’re done.

22. Double Rope Braid Bun

Party hairstyles

Put a twist on your classic twisted bun with this double strand version. Start by sectioning your hair into two low ponytails on each side, then split each section into two. Twist each side tightly, then begin to twist these sections around one another and secure at the end with an elastic. Finally, twist each section into a bun and pin them up. Feel free to skip on the hairspray if you want a looser look, or go in with a few spritzes if you’re getting ready for a long night.

23. Mermaid Braid

Party hairstyles

If you’re wearing a strapless or one-shoulder dress, this ultra volume mermaid side braid is the ideal complementary party hairstyle. Combining topsy tails with a fishtail braid, this side braid is chic, feminine, and most importantly, super easy to create once you’ve mastered the basic hair techniques. Clip in a few wefts from your Luxy Hair extensions to add mega volume and thickness to the braid. 

24. Side Dutch Braid

Party hairstyles

Ladies, grab your Luxy Hair extensions for this one! The holiday season just isn’t complete without a bit of drama and flair, is it? This side Dutch braid does just that with its cascading waterfall look and forehead-sweeping style. 

25. Twisted messy bun for short hair

Party hairstyles

Guests are arriving, the food is still in the oven, and you haven’t even gotten dressed yet! Rock this twisted updo party hairstyle when you need to get glam in a flash. If you’re on a time crunch, feel free to skip the hair extensions this time, or, if you have a spare minute, add in a few wefts for some extra volume in your bun without the fuss of teasing and hairspray-ing. Throw in a few curls to frame your face you’re good to go!

Party hairstyles

Party hairstyles

Show us your holiday looks on Instagram and be sure to hashtag #myluxyhair! We’re so excited to see what you come up with. Happy holidays from the Luxy Hair team. 

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Feeling inspired by Billie Eilish’s new blonde bombshell transformation? — Us too. Going from black to blonde is a major hair change and we are here for it! But as great as it looks in the final outcome, it can be a tough journey to get there. If you’re anything like us, you’ve experimented with hair colors, box dyes and at-home haircuts in the last year — which can add another layer of difficulty to the overall transformation. Not to worry, if there’s a will, there’s a way! And we’ve got you covered (with lots of bleach and conditioner) to get there!

We’ve consulted with professional Toronto colorist Justine Frisoni to give us a step by step process of what to expect when making such a drastic change to your hair color. If you aren’t ready for a drastic color change yet, an easy way to switch up your look is through hair extensions. Experiment with different shades before reaching for permanent dye. 

Step 1: Keep Your Hair Healthy  

Before starting on your color journey it’s important to consider the health & integrity of your hair. Because the color process is lengthy and harsh on your hair – it must be healthy!

Start with conditioning treatments, minimize the use of heat tools, and swap out cheaper products for salon quality shampoos and conditioners (sulfate/paraben free). Trimming any dead ends is also important as you want your hair to be strong enough to handle the bleaching process! Once your hair has been prepped to optimal health you can start the dyeing process.

Step 2: Do a Hair Analysis 

On your first salon visit bring a coffee and a snack! “Time is going to be your friend for this transformation”, says Frisoni. The first step to this process is a thorough hair analysis. A strand test will most likely be conducted to see how the bleach will take to your hair. Once this is done and you’re good to begin, your colorist will start the “bleach out” process.

You can expect to have your entire head bleached, except for about 1 inch of your root — your scalp is a heat conductor and therefore will process your root bleach faster than the rest of your hair, so it’s important to do this step last. Your colorist will bleach your roots once the rest of your hair has had time to process.

Step 3: Color Stripping  

This is a tedious process and therefore you should expect the color stripping to be repeated a few times before you reach the “pale yellow” stage. The stages of your color will go from black to red, red to orange, orange to bright yellow, and then ultimately to a pale yellow where toner can be applied to achieve your desired blonde. If your hair can handle second bleaching within your first salon visit your colorist will repeat the bleach out again. If not, they’ll suggest coming back after your hair has had time to recover — typically six weeks.

Once you’ve stripped your color in the bleach out process, you’ll most likely leave the salon with an orangish color depending on your personal progress. Frisoni suggests having your colorist tone your hair to a flattering shade for the weeks in between the stripping process so that you can tolerate the tones you may be left with.

Note: It is important to wait the appropriate time before re-bleaching your hair as you should have the desired length of a 1-inch root before re-bleaching. If you rush this part of the process you can risk overlapping which can cause breakage. By waiting too long to re-bleach you may risk color banding — different shades of blonde lines due to uneven lifting.

Step 4: Repeat 

Depending on your hair’s starting color & strength, you may have to repeat the stripping process for a third and or fourth time to reach the pale yellow stage. Billie Eilish’s colorist confirmed it took four dye sessions for Eilish to erase the jet black she started from. This color stage is needed in order to tone your hair to a softer blonde.

During the color lifting you may notice some areas lighten quicker than others, this just means you will have to spot treat specific areas to have your base all the same color. Because the bleach out process is extremely hard on your hair, Frisoni suggests having a “bond builder” blended into your bleach formula. This will help protect your hair from extra damage, however, it is important to note that bond builder slightly dilutes the bleach, but your hair will thank you in the end!

Step 5: Time to Add Hair Color 

Color! Whether you’re wanting to go full Marilyn Monroe or a little softer blonde like Eilish it’s all in the toner! In Billie Eilish’s case, she opted for an Ash Blonde tone and this is a solid coloring. Frisoni always suggests bringing inspo pics to make sure your colorist has an exact idea of what tones you’re wanting to achieve for your final look.

 

AFTERCARE TIPS:

Being a blonde is no joke! Maintenance and care are just as important as the process it took to get there. Maintenance on your color can typically be every eight weeks to include; root touch-up, tone and trim if needed. Nourishing your hair is always important, especially after such a harsh process, so routinely using conditioning treatments and purple shampoo to leave brassy tones out is key!

We’ve done the research for you and now it’s your time to shine like a superstar! Follow these easy steps to go from black to blonde hair and let us know what you think of your new look!

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Fact: Finding the right curl cream can make all the difference when styling curly or natural hair. Not only do they help to define and style your curls, the right curly hair products will also strengthen, nourish, and moisturize your mane from the inside out. 

Unlike gels or mousse, curl creams provide hold without leaving your hair looking crunchy. A good curl cream will enhance your natural curls by encouraging curl formation, and allowing them to be the best version of themselves. 

To get the scoop on why every curly girl needs a curl cream we turned to celebrity hair stylist, Anthony Perez. “Curl creme is great to properly hydrate, moisturize and define the natural texture,” says Perez. He reaches for curl creams when he’s trying to enhance his client’s natural texture and add some moisturize to dry strands. “Curly hair the majority of the time is prone to dryness, due to the shape of the cuticle, so having something coating each strand helps beautify the curl pattern,” says Perez.

Curl creams tend to work best when worked through wet hair, evenly coating each strand. This helps to lock in moisture and hydrate your curls. After you shampoo (here are some of our fav shampoos for curly hair) and condition, apply the cream to slightly dripping hair and comb through. Once you’ve distributed the cream through your curls they should start to clump together in their natural curl pattern. Once all of your hair is fully coated, scrunch excess water out and diffuse for bouncy, shiny curls.

Not all curl creams are made equal. Those with thicker hair should look for thicker creams that are formulated with rich ingredients. If you have finer hair, check out lighter formulas like gel-cream hybrids so that they don’t weigh your curls down. If you find that products don’t penetrate your hair well, you can add water to help dilute so that your hair can soak up all the moisture. If your hair is super parched, pair your curl cream with an oil to lock everything in. 

If you’re ready to add a curl cream to your hair care routine look no further. We’ve rounded up 15 drugstore curl creams that won’t break the bank but will leave you hair looking like a million bucks. 

kinky curly curling custard

Behold, the ultimate cult favourite. There’s a reason this curl gel has amassed thousands of five star reviews, the Kinky Curly Custard gel never disappoints. It conditions hair and eliminates frizz, leaving you with shiny, defined curls. The weightless formula is great for all curl types. It’s a bit of a splurge but a little goes a long way. 

cantu-coconut-curling cream

Finding the right curl cream for thick hair is tough, you need something that’s heavy enough to do its job without weighing down your curls. Cantu Coconut curling cream is the reliable hair product your curls can always count on for days you want to wash-and-go. Coconut oil teams up with Argan oil and Shea Butter to define, moisturize, and strengthen strands. 

cake curl defining cream

Second or third day hair can be left looking limp and lifeless. Instead of throwing your hair into a messy bun, bring your curls back to life with this moisturizing styling cream. The lightweight formula is infused with shea butter, which treats your hair as it styles. 

Maui Curl Cream 

Turn your bathroom into a tropical vacation with Maui Moisture’s ultra-hydrating curl smoothie. Coconut oil, papaya butter, and aloe vera come together to de-frizz and define your curls, transforming lackluster locs into shiny, bouncy curls. 

Aunt Jackie’s Curl La La Defining Curl Custard

If limp and lifeless curls have you down, fret no more. This curl custard will bring your strands back to life. Key ingredients shea butter and olive oil work to tame unruly hair and leave you with frizz-free, manageable curls. Whether you’re doing a twist out or wash and go rest assured that your style will be well moisturized, without caking or flaking. 

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

A staple in every curl girl’s hair routine, the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie leaves you with the shiniest, bounciest curls. The rich formula hydrates and protects hair, while adding volume and definition to full lifeless curls and coils. For the best results, apply this to super-wet hair and it through section by section, which will make sure you get every last drop of moisture and provide maximum definition. 

Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Curl Cream

If you have fine hair and curls it can be hard to find a product that won’t weigh them down. This featherweight formula is enriched with Vitamin E to calm frizz, refine ringlets, while replenishing lost moisture 

Moroccan oil Curl Defining Cream

For a do-it-all curl cream look no further than Moroccan Oil’s Curl Defining Cream. It’s formulated with nourishing Argan oil which leaves your curls defined, frizz-free, and silky smooth. Best of all, this curl cream can be used on all curl types from tight coils to loose waves. 

Mixed CHicks Leave-in Conditioner

Use this curl-defining leave-in conditioner to add shine, hydration, and definition to your curls. It works on all curl types and is safe to use on your human hair or synthetic extensions. While it’s definitely a higher price point than most drugstore products, it’s worth every penny. 

Pantene Curl Defining Pudding

Want to run your fingers through your curls without feeling any crunchiness? This curl defining pudding provides a lightweight hold that will leave your curls frizz-free and touchably soft. It also delivers major shine and frizz control. 

L'oreal Ever curl 

For many curly girls washing your hair everyday is not a thing.This cream gel hybrid is perfect a day or two after washing and helps get frizzy, curly hair under control. Use a spray bottle to rewet the hair, apply the cream, and scrunch to reform your curls. It’s formulated with intensely nourishing coconut oil, which treats and styles curls without weighing them down. It’s also great for those with finer hair that feel like curl creams are too heavy for their curls. 

Aussie Miracle Curls Cream

Made with coconut oil and jojoba oil, this curl cream is perfect for smoothing curly hair and adding shine. Comb a few squeezes into your curls whenever they’re feeling a bit dry or you need to tame frizz. 

Quenching Coconut curls OGX

Thirsty strands won’t know what hit ‘em with this hydrating hair butter. This versatile hair treatment can be used as a moisturizing leave-in conditioner or rinsed out for use as a deep conditioner. 

Tresemme Curl Hydration

If you struggle with frizz and flyaways, you need to start using this leave-in for your curls ASAP. The humidity resistant formula enhances your natural curls, and leaves your hair looking soft and bouncy. 

GArnier Fructis Sleek and Shine

Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Leave-In Conditioner is proof you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get great results. It’ll smooth, hydrate, and style your hair all in one sweet smelling product. *Adds to cart*

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It’s no secret that curly hair requires different care techniques than other hair types, and one of the more important steps is finding the right shampoo.

The best shampoo for curly hair is one without harsh chemicals that will help treat the curls and keep them intact. Curls can lose their shape over time, especially if the hair is damaged or unhealthy. Curly hair is also more prone to dryness, meaning you need a shampoo that will also nourish and moisturize your curls.

When looking for the best shampoo for curly hair you also have to consider your curl type. Whether kinky or wavy, knowing your curl type will not only hep you determine the best shampoo and other products for your curly hair, but how to use these products in a way that will be most beneficial for your hair.

What’s your curl type?

We have all the information you need to determine your curl type here, but to sum it up, use the Andrew Walker curl chart. Walker, hairstylist to stars like Oprah Winfrey identified four types of curls simply arranging them from Type 1 to Type 4. The number refers to the type or family of curls; straight, wavy, curly, and coily/kinky.

The second part is the lettering or the ABC’s. The letter refers to how tightly wound the curls are. To break it down, Type 1s are those who have naturally straight hair, while Type 2s are wavy-hair ladies. 3s are those with spiral curls and 4s have kinks and coils.

Type 1

Type 2

Type 3

Type 4 

The difference between straight hair and curly hair

The scientific difference between straight hair and curly hair comes down to the chemical makeup. All hair, whether curly or straight, has two major components: the shaft and the follicle. The shafts are the strands we can see, and the follicle is the part of the hair within the skin of scalp. The shape of the follicle is a major factor in hair texture, the follicle for straight hair is perfectly round where the follicle for curly hair is more of an oval shape. Fun fact, the flatter the oval, the curlier the hair. The difference between straight and curly hair literally starts at the root!

The way that the hair tunnels into the scalp is also a factor in texture, straight hair follicles tunnel vertically into the skin/scalp while curly hair follicles angles into the skin, which make the hair curve, creating a curl.

This tunneling of the follicle is also what creates dryness for a lot of curly hair girls as the natural sebum or oil created in the scalp isn’t able to travel as well into the strands when curved.

Care for your curly hair

To help prevent dryness, adjust your wash routine, and take some tips from Deva-Certified Stylist, Emily Weiser who has worked with all kinds of hair. When it comes to curly hair, she has some expert advice.

“All hair types shouldn’t be washed more than 1- 2 times a week,” Weiser said. “Washing too frequent can cause dryness and an over production of natural oil at the roots.”

It should be noted that curly hair, also doesn’t mean thick hair. There are fine or thin hair girls with curls and waves also. While all our tips apply, hair extensions are also a great tool to help add volume to finer, curly hair, or add length to short curly hair. Just like natural hair, clip-in hair extensions can be easily curled and styled, curls typically stay in for a couple days too, so they’re easy to apply and ready when you are.

Trims and haircuts also work wonders to prevent dryness and breakage. Consistently getting rid of dead weight prevents damaged hair from weighing on strands and pulling on healthy curls. 

“I’d say with 2C hair, getting 2-3 haircuts a year is all that’s needed,” Weiser  said.

“Of course, if someone likes their hair short and/or colors their hair more frequently then maybe 4-5 haircuts a year is more appropriate.” 

If you’re looking for some short curly hair inspo, check out our 23 short haircuts for curly hair. 

When it comes to the best curly hair products or best shampoo for curly hair, here are the top ingredients to avoid, according to the Curly Girl Method that works for all hair types: non-water soluble formulas, silicones, fragrances and alcohol. All of these dry out the hair and scalp. 

The best shampoo for curly hair should include natural oils like coconut or argan, castor oil also works well. Look for natural ingredients and shampoos that are sulfate and paraben-free.

For curly hair, it’s best to condition, and use masks as needed. Heat styling and color or other chemical treatments can also further dry out curly hair and should be done with protective products and low heat. For natural type 4 hair, protective hairstyles, such as hair extensions, weaves, braids and ponytails also help to maintain natural curls.

Now that we’ve gone through the science, the curl types and protective measures it’s time to break down some of the best products for curly hair.

Here are the best shampoos for curly hair according to experts.

1. Ouidad’s Advanced Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo and Conditioner

“I love Ouidad’s Advanced Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo and Conditioner for all hair types,” Weiser said. Ouidad has sulfate-free formula that gently cleanses and defines curls.

Buy it here.

 2. Curlsmith Wash & Scrub Detox Pro-Biotic

The key to maintaining a healthy scalp and healthy curls is regularly clarifying the scalp of dirty and product buildup. This vegan, clarifying, exfoliating shampoo re-balances the pH of the scalp to strengthen the scalp’s protective barrier while whisking buildup away. 

 3. New Wash

A product that cleans and condition, New Wash contains ingredients best for curly hair, such as including Sunflower Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, and Evening Primrose Oil.

Buy it here.

 4. Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo

With ethically traded and sustainable products, Shea Moisture not only cleanses and moisturizes, it also helps to strengthens the hair with coconut and neem oils along with fighting frizz and enhancing shine.

Buy it here.

5. Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Hydrating Shampoo

Great for all curl types, Briogeo’s shampoo gently cleanses, while natural fruit ferment seals the cuticle to ensure that hair dries consistently which helps to maintain a healthy and consistent curl shape. 

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6. Miss Jessie’s Co-Wash

For natural curly, coily and kinky hair, this co-wash is a non-sulfate hair cleanser formulated to provide a super moisturizing cleanse.

Buy it here.

7. Kinky Curly Come Clean

This Sulfate Free shampoo helps to prevent water build-up in hair and is perfect for dry damaged hair and gentle enough for everyday use.

Buy it here.

8. Aveda Be Curly Co-Wash

Great for fine curls, the formula will cleanse while not weighing your hair down.

Buy it here.

9. Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey Moisturizing and Detangling Shampoo

It’s all in the name. The natural ingredients helps to cleanse, moisturize and detangle. Great for Type 4 hair.

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10. Herbal Essences Potent Aloe & Mango Shampoo

It’s the Aloe for us. This formula helps to define and moisturize curls while also helping to reduce frizz. It also smells delicious while being sulfate-free, paraben-free, and colorant-free.

Buy it here.

11. Aussie Miracle Curls Collection Shampoo

Aussie’s Miracle Curls Collection Shampoo is infused with ingredients like coconut and Australian jojoba oil, which leaves your curls feeling defined, soft and hydrated. This shampoo is also free of sulfates, parabens and artificial dyes and is fit for all curly hair types, from 3A to 4C.

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12. Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo

This shampoo tackles frizz and dryness at the source by re-bonding frays in the hair cuticle helping to repair any damage and making for healthier, stronger curls.

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13. Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo

While on the pricier side, this luxurious formula was made for thick curly hair. The shampoo contains argan and maracuja oils to help smoothen the hair while a blend of amino acids and biotin repair damage and strengthen hair cuticles.

Buy it here.

14. Amika Nice Cream Cleansing Conditioner

Best for wavy of Type 3 hair, Amika’s formula eliminates product build-up and contains soybean protein, grape seed oil, and oat peptide to lock in moisture. This co-wash also forms a protective barrier so hair won’t get frizzy or fall flat.  

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15. Bumble & Bumble Curl Moisturizing Shampoo

A rich mix of oils and butters that help to moisturize and de-frizz, while deeply hydrating the hair and adding shine. 

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Curly hair can be full of bounce when the right steps and products are used to protect, moisturize and cleanse the curls. No matter your curl type, there are a ton of products – including the ones above – catered to curly hair and all the curl types. While it may take some trial and error to find the right combination for you, it’s out there. May your curls stay as lively as you are!

Written by: Rosalyn Solomon 

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