A very often asked question, that’s why you are here… you want beautiful curls!
To create perfectly defined curls , there are different methods to achieve it.
How to define the curls of his frizzy, curly or curly hair? There are several methods and techniques to define the curls of your hair. Whether it’s with accessories, braids, vanillas, twists or natural products, you can transform your hair and get very beautiful curls. Additionally, there are many methods of defining a heatless curl.
Before using them, avoid all products containing chemical ingredients and avoid heating devices because they damage the curls and make the hair extremely dry.
We present to you effective and heat-free methods that will help you define your curls.
Know your hair type
First of all, it is important to know your hair type .
Frizzy, curly, frizzy?
And yes, the result depends above all on the nature of your hair . But don’t worry, there is always a solution for each of you.
But before knowing the different methods , let’s first see the different hair textures:
- 3A – 3B: naturally curly hair.
- 3C – 4A: naturally curly hair
- 4B – 4C: frizzy hair
It is common to think that you have to use curling irons to define curls. However, this is not the best method .
Using these devices only dries out the hair fiber , and makes your curls dry and shapeless.
Remember, your hair needs hydration , not drying.
The 11 methods to define your curls
1 – The flexi rods
Flexi rods are flexible curlers . This method is perfect if you want very tight or loose curls. These curlers come in many sizes and thicknesses.
This technique is suitable for all hair types . Note that this method is done on damp hair.
You will only need flexi rods , a curl-defining hair milk and a shine spray for finishing. With this method, you can style your hair however you want.
2 – Wash N’go
The wash and go is a very popular technique with women with frizzy and curly hair, because it is easy and quick to perform. You will only need water, a gel to define your curls, and your fingers.
It is recommended that you let your hair air dry , instead of using a hair dryer.
The ideal is to perform this technique immediately after your treatment, even if you can do it at any time.
But for this, your hair must be damp enough. We explain the steps of the wash and go in detail here.
3 – The twist out or braid out
This method consists of making twists (vanilla) or braids on damp, perfectly hydrated hair (defining cream, vegetable oil, shea butter, etc.).
We explain this technique in detail here.
It is achievable on all lengths, including short hair . No need to make precise tracings, otherwise you will see the demarcations.
- Keep your twists or braids overnight or dry them with a heated helmet.
- Be careful, your hair must be dry before undoing your vanillas.
- Gently remove your vanilla or braids starting with the lengths.
- If you want volume , use a wide-tooth comb, gently lifting your roots.
- Avoid handling your hair all week, at the risk of creating frizz and ruining your beautiful curls.
4 – Bantu knot out
This method consists of making a vanilla with your hair, then rolling it up on itself to create a small knot. You then get pretty English curls.
This technique is suitable for all hair types . The choice of products depends first on your hair type.
If you have frizzy and curly hair , opt for a leave-in or a curl-defining gel cream.
If you have frizzy hair , choose a curl definition cream or a stretching cream .
Once the knots are undone, spray your hair with a vegetable oil spray to define your curls.
5 – Perm Rod Set
A good perm rod set hairstyle starts with proper washing and care.
You should make sure to wash and condition your hair thoroughly before styling it.
If you’re doing them on damp hair, be sure to let them dry completely before taking them apart.
Result = beautiful, well-defined curls.
6 – Flat twist out
The flat twist out consists of making glued vanillas and letting them dry completely before removing them.
This technique is usually performed on damp hair or on stretched dry hair.
7 – Curl Formers
There is nothing easier than the curl formers . After thoroughly washing and moisturizing your hair.
Just tie your locks around their inner hook and pull through.
You can sleep with the accessories on at night, although it may be slightly uncomfortable.
The end result is awesome, like using a curling iron. You can buy it here.
8 – A curl cream
To perform this technique, you must apply a leave-in defining cream to your damp hair.
It is the water that gives flexibility to the hair , and promotes the elasticity of the curls.
Your hair will be soft and shiny.
You can then apply vegetable oil to your hair to seal in the moisture .
9 – Aloe vera gel
This one is very suitable for curly and frizzy hair , because its texture tends to dry out easily.
You should absolutely use a silicone-free conditioner, which does not weigh the hair down.
On wet hair , spread the conditioner well over all of your hair while detangling your hair, then rinse.
Then, dry your hair section by section without rubbing, to avoid ruining your curls.
Finally, spread a good amount of aloe vera gel always strand by strand on your lengths, and let them air dry.
Feel free to wrap your curls with your fingers to define your curls optimally.
10 – Leave in the open air or use a diffuser
The diffuser is an accessory often forgotten at the back of the closet. And yet very useful! If you don’t have one, I suggest you get one.
This half-sphere with small spikes, offers you beautiful drawn curls , or a magnificent mane in just a few seconds.
To better dry your hair naturally, use a microfiber towel instead , to dry it gently and avoid frizz.
11 – The natural method
A simple method to perform, but somewhat forgotten. It consists in fact of using natural products to curl your hair, in particular: pracaxi oil, piqui oil or even shea butter .
You can absolutely use hair creams or milks made from these ingredients.
- For this method, the day before, apply to all of your hair , a sufficient quantity of pracaxi oil or piqui oil. You must keep this mask on all night.
- Don’t forget to cover your hair with plastic wrap and a satin cap to lock in moisture.
- The next day, wash your hair with products made with one of these ingredients. Once rinsed, gently dry your hair with a towel without rubbing.
- On your still damp hair, apply to your hair, strand by strand, the shea butter.
- To define your curls, make braids or vanilla as you go through your hair. But be careful, untie your hair only when it is completely dry .
You see, you have many possibilities to define your curls! Once you master the technique that works for you, it becomes a piece of cake.
Do not hesitate to test the different methods in order to choose the one that suits you best.
What method did you adopt to define your curls?