“If you can spend a lot of time in the mirror every day, then you can go with the hair that needs constant styling,” says our Celebrity Hair Stylist, Cynthia Alvarez. “If you’re tight on time in the mornings, avoid hair that will need to be styled daily.” says Alvarez. “I recommend wavy textures for those with busy schedules because it is a wash-and-go texture but it also straightens really beautifully.”
"Adding serums and sheens can actually have the opposite effect on the hair over time. Instead of making the hair shine, it will weigh it down, make it stringy, or damage the hair."
Styling Curly and Wavy Hair
- Just like natural curly hair, curly weave hair tends to be dryer than other textures.
- Avoid brushing your curly weave when it’s moist, damp or wet. Curly hair is more susceptible to break off when you attempt to comb through the curls when it’s dry.
- Curly hair weaves tend to get frizzy and needs more attention when the weather turns damp
- A leave in conditioner can help and make it easier to comb. Gently Use wide tooth comb or your fingers to style your wet & wavy weave.
- Before shampooing detangle your curly weave by sectioning the hair into three or four sections.
- Focus on one section at a time. Start with the ends and work your way up so you don’t rip your hair out .
- To keep your weave well hydrated use a moisturizing conditioner every time you shampoo.
- Always have a easy to use cream based leave-in conditioner for your hair this will help retain its natural shine. Use a silicone product to contain frizz, this also helps reduce friction from combing, and reduces static. These two products can be combined during styling.
- To prevent frizz and dryness let your curly weave air dry naturally. If you must blow dry invest in a diffuser attachment.
Read more of Cynthia's interview with Essence here: