7 Relatable Hair Struggles For Girls With Curly Hair

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Waking up with picture-perfect curls isn’t always realistic. Sometimes girls with curls have to put in a little extra work to tame and maintain their hair and TBH, it isn’t always easy. For days (or weeks) when your curls just won’t work with you, here’s how to handle seven of the most relatable hair struggles for girls with curls.

The Struggle: Waking up an hour (or two) early just to style your hair.

The Solution:

It’s time to hit the snooze button! Instead of spending your morning tied to your diffuser, let an air dry cream do all the work. If you have coarser curls, reach for Redken No Blow Dry Bossy Cream to help style and manage your hair while it’s damp. The cream is formulated with Air-Tex technology that allows the hair to dry quickly while controlling frizz. Think of it as your easy, secret weapon for those days you just can’t even with your curls.

The Struggle: Your curls deflate faster than a hot air balloon.

The Solution:

There’s nothing more upsetting that watching your gorgeous, bouncy curls deflate throughout the day. Instead of watching your spirals fall flat, revitalize your hair by using Redken Curvaceous Wind Up Texturizing And Energizing Spray. This lightweight spray helps to boost lazy curls by adding body, structure and shine to define your hair without stickiness or frizz.

The Struggle: Humidity is your hair's worst nightmare.

The Solution:

Glued to your weather app in hopes that humidity isn’t in the forecast? Protect your curls against Mother Nature by using Redken Curvaceous CCC Spray Gel. This curl-defining gel helps to keep your curls looking their best no matter what the weather. Later, hats and hair ties—you’re no longer needed.

The Struggle: Your hair feels like straw.

The Solution:

Softening dry hair isn’t always that easy. If using thick conditioners in your routine isn’t helping your hair, you may want to consider using products that help to even out your hair’s porosity. Since curly hair tends to be highly porous (a.k.a it sucks up a lot of moisture), it can be hard to properly hydrate. To help smooth and soften your hair, look for products that can help normalize that porosity and help your hair retain as much hydration as possible. An easy way to do this is by using Redken One United Multi-Benefit Spray. Not only can this product help even out your hair’s porosity, but it also can help to detangle, nourish and hydrate drier hair.

The Struggle: Brushing your hair is never an option.

The Solution:

TBH, you should probably avoid brushing your curls when they’re dry. Not only is this going to break up your curl pattern, it’s also going to cause loads of frizz. To avoid this, detangle your hair in the shower. After you apply your regular conditioner, use a wide-tooth comb to gently remove knots or tangles. Remember to work from the bottom of your hair upward in order to avoid excess breakage.

The Struggle: Your curl pattern is lost under a mountain of frizz.

The Solution:

Frizzy hair, don’t care? Yeah, not so much. Get your curls back on fleek by using the LOC method. LOC stands for leave-in, oil and cream, and it’s the order in which you should be applying your products if you want to keep frizz at bay all day long. Start by using Redken Curvaceous Curl Refiner Anti-Frizz Primer to help define and prime your curls. Next, reach for Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil to help soften and nourish your hair. Finally, finish with Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl Sculpt and Shine Cream-Serum to help seal in moisture and lock out humidity.

The Struggle: Constantly having people be jealous of your #flawless curls.

The Solution:

Rock those curls! Why is it so hard to be so good-looking?

What’s your favorite trick for curly hair? Let us know over at @redken on Instagram!