If you have curly hair, you probably spent most of your life hearing that certain products or habits were completely prohibited for this type of hair. Among them, brush dry hair, hold strands when they are still damp and use fixative spray.
Until today, it was believed that hair spray made the curls hard and heavy, but the new formulas on the market promises to end this myth. If used the right way, the spray can and should be used by those with curly hair. And that's exactly what we're going to talk about today!
- Run from sprays that have water as first ingredient
The first thing to do when you want to buy a fixative spray is to check the ingredients. If the first on the list is water, it is not made for tangled hair. The product will leave the wires sticky and heavy.
If overused, waterborne spray can even break the strands, especially when used as a hair styling finish. So be very careful.
2- Use the product on damp hair
Try using the spray with your hair still damp! To do this, apply the product to your wires after shampooing and before starting to finish the hair as usual.
This will prevent frizz and thus also help in fixing the curls, but without leaving that hard aspect. Spray can also be an ally for redefining curls after bedtime, for example.
3- Invest in hydration
Curly and wavy strands are usually drier, so choose sprays that do not have a jet or very dry formula. This information can be found very easily on product packaging.
Invest in those with moisturizing actives such as coconut oil or aloe vera.
To avoid the wet look that the most moisturizing products can give, spray at least 12 inches from the strands and always change the direction of the jet.
After using the product, it is also important to invest in a moisturizing mask to prevent hair from drying out and breaking.