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The best products for curly hair    

COMPLETE GUIDE: FROM SHAMPOO TO STYLING

From loose waves to defined curls, curly hair needs proper care —  here are 15 essential products to take care of every type of curly hair.   

We're thrilled that embracing natural curls, waves and coils is now the norm. If in the ‘90s and early 2000s the trend was to straighten and tame curly hair - often with methods that can damage the curl structure - now the beauty of natural hairis being celebrated.  


Yet, to get defined, full and non-frizzy curlsin a natural way, some tricks are necessary. First of all, you should know your hair type: wavy (2A,2B,2C), curly (3A, 3B, 3C), coilyor textured (4A, 4B, 4C). Then, choose a specific haircut to complement your hair type, and have it done by a trusted professional hairdresser. Finally, use the right cocktail of curly or wavy hair products to protect and enhance the natural movement of your hair. Let’s have a look at the six steps and recommended products to get healthy, moisturised, non-frizzy curls bursting with volume.  


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Shampoo for curly or wavy hair  

STEP 1: SHAMPOOING 

To give its best, curly hair should be shampooed no more than twice a week. Better to use lukewarm water and apply shampoo on roots, not  lengths and ends to avoid stripping strands of hydration. 

It is advisable to always use curl shampoos that gently cleanse scalp and hair like LOVE CURL shampoo enriched with Noto almond extract. 
Alternatively – for coarser, particularly curly hair – is the co-wash, i.e. a wash using a conditioner that has cleansing power. For example LOVE CURL CLEANSING CREAM, also enriched with Noto almond like all of the products in the LOVE CURL family. 

Those who experience a greasy scalp or feel the need to eliminate the build-up of styling products can start with SOLU Shampoo (with buckwheat extract from a Slow Food Presidium) to ensure a deep cleanse.  

Creamy shampoo that gives elasticity to curly or wavy hair. The moisturising formula cleanses the hair, makes it soft and light - enhancing volume and shine without compromising texture.

All-in-one shampoo and conditioner for wavy to very curly hair. This light cleansing cream gently removes impurities and makes the hair super soft. Alternate with traditional shampoo every 2/3 washes. 

Formulated to deeply cleanse the scalp and remove the build-up of styling products. Producing a rich and airy foam that leaves the hair extremely clean.
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Conditioner and mask for wavy or curly hair 

STEP 2 – MOISTURISATION AND NOURISHMENT 

Curly hair tends to be dry, especially on lengths and ends, because the oils from the scalp do not spread evenly along the hair shaft like it would on with straighter hair. Furthermore, curls are not combed when dry, so greasiness is not spread with a brush.

Making it super important to protect curl hydration using a conditioner every time you shampoo hair, such as LOVE CURL conditioner with Almond extract.

Applying a hair mask every three shampoos can also boost nourishment: you can continue the routine with LOVE CURL mask or try NOURISHING VEGETARIAN MIRACLE Mask with vegetal keratin, that works to repair strands.

Apply the conditioner or mask evenly on lengths using a wooden wide tooth comb: remember that this is going to be the last time you comb your curls before the next shampoo!

Conditioner to enhance wavy or curly hair. The formula is rich in proteins and B vitamins to give elasticity and volume.

Extra-nourishing mask for curly to very curly hair. Rich in proteins, B vitamins, vitamin E, unsaturated fatty acids, magnesium, iron, potassium, copper and phosphorus. 

Restructuring mask for damaged and brittle hair. Thanks to plant keratin and to the Biacidic Bond Complex, it nourishes the shaft strengthening the hair fibre.

Cream or foam to create curly or wavy hair.  

STEP 3 – HOW TO CREATE WAVES AND CURLS

The third step in our routine consists in creating waves enhancing the natural movement of your hair. Start by removing excess water using the plopping technique: putting the head down, gently wrapping the hair with a microfibre cloth or a cotton t-shirt and patting the hair upwards without  rubbing it. Do not use a traditional towel as it absorbs too much water and can cause additional frizz. To achieve the wavy effect, it is essential for hair to be still fairly wet when applying the cream or foam. 

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If you apply a cream, such as This is a Curl Building Serum or LOVE Curl Cream, put a dollop of product on the palms, rub, then take a strand of hair and hold it between your hands, distribute the product evenly by pulling it through the lengths down to the ends.

If you prefer a foam, like This is a Curl Moisturising Mousse or This is a Volume Boosting Mousse, apply it with raking movements: spray the product on the palms, rub slightly, then distribute through the curls using your fingers as rakes to obtain an even result.

After using a cream or a foam, you should create curls with a scrunching movement, i.e. hold the hair in your hands starting from the ends, then crumple it between your fingers squeezing towards the root. Repeat several times. 

Serum perfect for wavy (2A, 2B, 2C) and curly hair (3A, 3B, 3C). It gives an extremely natural and full effect, locking out humidity and frizz. 

Defining cream suitable for all types of wavy, curly and coily hair (4A, 4B, 4C). Defines without weight, leaving no residue and keeping hair soft and shiny.

This foam ensures definition and adds hold to the curl. Ideal to moisturise and define curls, keeping them elastic with a natural shine. 
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Gel or oil for styling wavy or curly hair 

STEP 4 – DEFINING OR FIXING CURLS 

The last step is to further limit frizz by defining the curls and fixing them when necessary. Although we talk of “fixing” or “holding”, we do not want to “glue” and freeze the curl, we actually think of a natural and bouncy finish.

Oils can be used at this stage – such as MORE INSIDE oil non oil – for a defined result with no frizz. Or a gel – like MORE INSIDE medium hold gel – that ensures stronger hold. Or an faster acting formula–  like MORE INSIDE curl gel oil – that ensures definition, limits frizz and has a light fixing.   

Moisturising fluid gel suitable for wavy and curly hair. Ideal for natural looks and textures. It eliminates frizz without leaving residue or weighing the hair down. 

Add structure, shine, elasticity with a medium hold moisturising gel. Plus, it's reworkable. Adding definition, giving body and drying quickly without residue.

For extra-curly and defined natural hair. It moisturises, ensuring a long-lasting anti-frizz effect. Low hold: hair maintains its natural movement with added softness and shine. 
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How to dry wavy or curly hair 

STEP 5: DRYING CURLY HAIR 

After applying products, ideally hair should be left to dry naturally to avoid the stress caused by heat. However, we know it’s not always possible because of outside temperatures or time available. In these cases, a diffuser should be used, never a styling nozzle that directs the jet of hot air too strongly and risks disrupting the curl.

Start drying from the curl root keeping the diffuser at least 10cm/3 inches away from the scalp. Then proceed with lengths cupping the strands onto the diffuser starting from the ends and making sure that the air jet does not make the hair fly around, exposing it to the risk of frizz. We suggest to drying hair with your head down so roots get volume, and to keep a medium-low temperature prevent damage the hair fibre.  
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How to refresh or revitalise curls 

STEP 6: REFRESH AND RESTYLE

This last step is optional: we suggest it only for people with flat roots, curls that tend to loosen up or that prefer reducing the number of washes due to a dry or sensitive scalp.
The"refresh" consists in spraying water on the hair to make it moist and reworkable, and adding then a light leave-on product.

People with roots and curls that tend to flatten can lift them misting LOVE CURL revitalizer, and for curls that tend to dry out and break can, you add moisturise and definition with another application of MORE INSIDE curl gel oil. Last but not least: those who want a casual, tousled look can create a beachy texture with MORE INSIDE Sea Salt Spray

Try These Best Products For Your Curly Hair


Choose Davines when looking after your curls, these products above will help keep your curl in check without ruining them. Shop best products for your curly hair today. 

Elasticizing treatment enriched with Almond extract. It boosts the vitality and elasticity of curls between shampoos while controlling frizz.

If used for a refresh, it adds moisture extends the anti-frizz effect ensuring softness and shine until your next shampoo.  

Spray that creates texture with a slightly matte finish and light hold. Ideal for a tousled, beachy look. 

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