How to Perfect Curly Hairstyles
1. Curate a Curl Styling Kit
There are two key products every curl-friend needs in their styling kit: a body-boosting, ringlet-defining hair lotion and a hair dryer with a diffuser attachment, like ghd air® professional hair dryer. The latest EIMI additions have you covered, with EIMI Fresh Up 72h Anti-Frizz Spray holding back the effects of humidity and refreshing the shape of 3A hair types. For 3B types that are craving hydration, try the richer EIMI Curl Shaper 72h Curl Defining Gel-Cream, and have a go at layering it with EIMI Boost Bounce 72h Curl Enhancing Mousse to enhance the texture of 3C curls.
2. Try Plopping Your Curls
For curls that tend to go frizzy or flat, try ‘plopping’. This clever technique involves taking an old, long-sleeved t-shirt or microfiber towel and using it to wrap up wet, freshly-washed hair. The fabric absorbs excess water, helping hair to dry without causing frizz, and it can also create extra lift at the roots on otherwise limp locks. Here’s how to get the look…
Step 1: After applying a styling cream, mousse, gel or spritz, layer your t-shirt or towel out in front of you on a table. If your t-shirt has long sleeves, have these at the end closest to you.
Step 2: Tilt your head so that your hair is resting on the towel or t-shirt. Then, grab the fabric either side of your head and wrap it around the back of your neck.
Step 3: Flip the leftover fabric that’s in front of your head up over to the back of your neck. Wrap any extra fabric (or long t-shirt sleeves) around your head and tie in a knot.
Step 4: Leave for around 20 minutes to soak up moisture, then release your curls and let them air-dry or use a diffuser.
3. Pineapple Curls Overnight
If you’re worried about curls getting crushed while you sleep, we hear you. However, there are ways to keep them abundantly bouncy overnight, and it’s all about creating a pineapple. The technique was originally coined by the NaturallyCurly community, and it’s designed to protect those precious coils from the perils of your pillow.
Start by smoothing EIMI Curl Shaper through your curls, then gather hair into a high ponytail. Slip a scrunchie (preferably satin) around hair to secure it, but don’t wrap it, as you don’t want to wake up to a harsh dent. Let your curls fall either side of the scrunchie, then go to sleep without worrying about your pineapple being ‘perfect’. It may fall out, but your curls will still look bouncier and more defined when you shake them out the next morning.