11 Steps How To Weigh Curly Hair (Complete With Pictures)

How To Weigh Curly Hairsmartesthairstyles.com – Adding weight to curls is helpful when you’re struggling with tight curls that stand up and bounce. Weighting down curls can help tame them and keep them in place. This can feel intimidating if you have thick, coarse hair, as many products are ineffective on extremely curly hair. Luckily, you can banish unruly curls once and for all by thoroughly saturating your hair with the product and letting your hair grow long.

    • Get a helpful cut

    How to Weigh Curly Hair Down: 11 Steps (with Pictures)

    1. Keep the layers long. By keeping the layers long, you can add weight to the curls and prevent them from springing up. Long layers look flattering whether you wear your hair naturally curly or straighten it. Stay away from short layers as they lighten the hair and create a looser hairstyle.

    Keep your shortest layer at least 10 inches if you have hair below your shoulders.

    If you have medium-length hair, keep your shortest layer at least 6 inches long.

    If you have chin-length hair, keep the shortest layer at least 4 inches long.

    How to Weigh Curly Hair Down: 11 Steps (with Pictures)

    2. Ask about mixed shifts. You need some kind of layering with curly hair. Otherwise, you risk ending up with a triangular cut with all of the weight pouring out at the bottom. Make sure your layers don’t create weight lines like you would see with a wedge or “stacked” haircut. Ask your stylist for blended layers that don’t add extra weight.

    How to Weigh Curly Hair Down: 11 Steps (with Pictures)

    3. Wear your hair long Growing out your hair is one of the easiest ways to add weight to curls, but it can take time to grow out. The longer your hair, the more extra weight will hold your curls in place. Let your hair grow no matter what kind of curls you have to style it.

    • Choosing the right products

    How to Weigh Curly Hair Down: 11 Steps (with Pictures)

    4. Avoid bulk products. Products that add volume to your hair will loosen and loosen your locks, making them lighter and bigger. Stay away from “root-boosting” sprays or anything else that’s marketed as a volume-adding product. Also, avoid using gels as most of them contain alcohol and will dry out your hair.

    Using volumizing products too often can dry out and damage your hair.

    How to Weigh Curly Hair Down: 11 Steps (with Pictures)

    5. Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Effective moisturizing shampoos and conditioners should be easily absorbed into the hair. They also pull moisture deep into the cuticles to keep it there and add weight to the curls. Choose a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner that have a reputation for working all day for optimal results.

    Also, make sure your moisturizing shampoo is “sulfate-free,” as sulfates can damage your hair.

    For best results, condition your hair every time you wash and shampoo.

    Always rinse out your conditioner with cold water to seal the cuticle of the hair. This allows your hair to retain moisture better.

    Manipulate your hair as little as possible when shampooing. Rub your scalp lightly with your fingertips, then rinse.

    How to Weigh Curly Hair Down: 11 Steps (with Pictures)

    6. Leave an all-natural, high-quality oil in your hair. Oils that are known to work well with hair, like olive oil or jojoba oil, can lengthen and weigh down curls. Use coconut oil if your hair is particularly dry. Tame and moisturize curls while controlling frizz by warming 1/2 teaspoon ( 2.5mL ) of your choice of oil in your hands. Apply to the lengths of damp, towel-dried hair, starting at the ends.

    A leave-in conditioner designed for curly hair can be used in place of oil.

    How to Weigh Curly Hair Down: 11 Steps (with Pictures)

    7. Give your hair a thorough condition every week. Deep conditioning deeply hydrates your hair to keep curls frizz-free, tamed and defined. Commit to a hair care routine that makes way for a weekly deep conditioner. Apply the conditioner and do other things for about 10 minutes.

    For an extra deep conditioning treatment, microwave a damp towel for 30 to 60 seconds and wrap it around your head for 15 minutes. Skip the microwave if you can sit under a hooded hairdryer for 15 minutes.

    • Dry curly hair properly

    How to Weigh Curly Hair Down: 11 Steps (with Pictures)

    8. Blot excess water from wet hair. When towel drying your wet curly hair, it’s important to absorb water by patting, not rubbing, your curls. Using a cotton or microfiber towel, hold it over your hand, knead and blot the water from the ends up. Avoid creating frizz and rubbing by rubbing a towel back and forth on your tresses. The more you manipulate your hair, the less your curls will be weighed down.

    How to Weigh Curly Hair Down: 11 Steps (with Pictures)

    9. Spritz in a leave-in conditioner spray. Leave-in conditioner is a great way to detangle curly hair because you want to avoid over-combing it. Look for one that’s specifically designed for curly hair and detangling. Most leave-in conditioners are fairly light, so spritz liberally.

    How to Weigh Curly Hair Down: 11 Steps (with Pictures)

    10. Use a pickaxe, a wide-toothed comb, or your fingers to comb the hair. While combing your hair with a wide-toothed comb, pickaxe, or your fingers may seem counterintuitive when you want to hold curls in place, brushing only makes things worse. Finger comb your hair lightly if you don’t have any tangles. Use a pickaxe to remove knots and a wide-toothed comb to remove tangles.

    Finger combing is the gentlest way to comb through curls to weigh them down.

    How to Weigh Curly Hair Down: 11 Steps (with Pictures)

    11. Let your hair air dry or use a diffuser. When you have curly hair, blow dryers aren’t always your friend. After towel drying and combing your hair, continue to let your hair air dry. If you need to dry your hair, use a diffuser on low heat. Remember, the less you style your hair, the more stress it can take.

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