Choosing Curly Hair Products: The Beginner’s Guide


Recognising the need for curly hair products is the first step in hair care for those who have curly hair. And, as a beginner, you may feel intimidated by the vast array of curly hair products available in the market. But fear not, because we will help you identify the essentials of choosing the right products for your curls. Whether you have loose waves or tight coils, understanding the needs of your curls and using the right curly hair products can make all the difference. So, let’s dive in and discover the must-have curly hair products and a detailed hair care routine for beginners.

Which Curly Hair Products Are a Must-Have?

When building your curly hair product collection, it’s important to include key items that cater to the unique needs of your curls. Here’s a list of must-have curly hair products:

  1. Curly Hair Cream

A leave-in cream deserves a special mention when it comes to curly hair. It is that one product that can truly make or break a routine of managing curly hair. A curly hair cream moisturises, defines, and enhances your curls, leaving them soft, bouncy, and frizz-free. Try the Curl Manifesto Crème De Jour Fondamentale Leave-in Cream by Kérastase India. It is a lightweight, curl-defining, and frizz-reducing leave-in cream that is infused with Manuka Honey, Ceramide and Glycerin. It makes your hair smooth and holds the shape of your curls.

  1. Gentle Cleansing Shampoo

Typically, curly hair tends to be more prone to dryness. Hence look for a sulphate-free shampoo that is gentle on your hair, and cleanses without washing away its natural oils. Give your hair the love and care it deserves with Bain Hydration Douceur, a gentle sulphate-free shampoo from the Curl Manifesto range by Kérastase’s which cleanses curly hair in a gentle manner and offers it much-needed hydration.

  1. Moisturising Conditioner or Mask

Opt for a conditioner or mask that deeply hydrates your curls, making them more manageable and reducing frizz. Masks that have nourishing ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, or argan oil in their formula are great for curly hair. Try Masque Beurre Haute Nutrition, a hydrating hair mask from Kérastase that provides intense moisturisation and conditioning to leave you with soft and defined curls with improved elasticity and bounce.

  1. Wide-Toothed Comb or Detangling Brush

Curly hair is prone to tangling, so invest in a wide-toothed comb or a detangling brush to gently detangle your curls while they’re wet. This helps prevent breakage and maintains curl definition.

  1. Curl Enhancing Gel or Cream

A curl enhancer can add definition and hold to your curls, reducing frizz and giving them a more polished look. Choose a product that suits your hair texture and desired level of hold. Try Kérastase’s Curl Manifesto Gelée Curl Contour Gel-Cream, a curl-enhancing gel cream for wavy and curly hair. It amplifies the curl pattern of your hair and gets rid of unwanted frizz.

Explore Kérastase India’s Curl Mainfesto range of curly hair products where you have all your curly hair needs taken care of under one roof.

A Detailed Curly Hair Care Routine for Beginners:

Once you’ve figured out the curly hair products you can’t do without, let’s walk through a simple yet effective hair care routine where you can put them to use:

  1. Cleansing: Start by wetting your hair thoroughly. Apply a small amount of gentle cleansing shampoo and massage it into your scalp, focusing on the roots. Rinse well to remove any product buildup.
  1. Conditioning: Apply a generous amount of moisturising conditioner from mid-length to the ends of your hair. Gently comb through with your fingers or a wide-toothed comb to distribute the conditioner evenly. Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing.
  1. Leave-In Treatment: After rinsing out the conditioner, apply a small amount of Curl Manifesto Crème De Jour Fondamentale Leave-in Cream by Kérastase India to damp hair. Distribute it evenly by scrunching your curls with your hands.
  1. Styling: While your hair is still damp, apply a curl-enhancing gel or cream, focusing on the mid-lengths to ends. Scrunch your hair upward to encourage curl formation. You can also use a diffuser attachment on your hairdryer for added volume and definition.
  1. Drying: Allow your hair to air dry or use a diffuser in a low heat setting. Avoid touching your hair excessively while it’s drying to prevent frizz.
  1. Refreshing: On non-wash days, you can refresh your curls by spritzing them with a mixture of water and a small amount of leave-in conditioner. Scrunch your hair to revive the curls and tame any frizz.

Choosing the right curly hair products and establishing a proper hair care routine are essential steps towards achieving healthy, beautiful curls. Remember, curly hair is unique and requires specific attention and nourishment. By incorporating must-have products like the Curl Manifesto range by Kérastase India and following a routine that suits your hair type, you can embrace your natural curls with confidence. Experiment, have fun, and embrace the curly hair journey.

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