It’s the dilemma that every guy with curly hair faces each time he plops himself in a barber’s chair: Do I embrace a proud, curly-cue ‘do, or do I simply go low-maintenance and buzz it off? Now, we’ve got nothing wrong with the latter, but if you’re looking for a more adventurous and undeniably stylish way to style your hair, we’ve got your back. Here are the best men's curly hair styling products so your boyfriend can feel frizz-free and fine.
One of the most common problems that men with curly hair have to deal with is learning how to properly shape, mold and configure their strands. You know, somewhere between mad scientist and having overly greasy strands. You’ll want your curls to look uniform without looking too styled. Read on to check out some of our favorite men’s curly hair products that will surely help you to create the perfect look for you! Curly haired guys need a few products to keep frizz and dryness in check:
Creamy shampoos are a better bet than clarifying (or clear) shampoos.
Two types of conditioners
You simply cannot over-condition frizzy hair. You need a heavy conditioner for use every time you wash your hair, and a deep conditioner for use once a week.
Enhance your curls with a cream created for curly hair. Rub it in and let hair air dry.
Warm up a couple drops of this in your hands and palm over dry, frizzy curls. The serum will solve your frizz problems.
Straightening balm or gel
If you want to blow-dry hair straight, rub a quarter-size amount of this on hair before drying curly hair.
Extra Styling Tips
Put Away the Blow Dryer
To combat the frizzies, refrain from blowing hair dry. Adding heat to air only increases the problem. Instead, finger-comb hair, letting curls air-dry. (Luckily, because your hair tends to be dry, so you don't need to wash hair more than a couple times a week). If you must use a blow dryer, use a diffuser and dry by cupping hair with your hands from below (never scrunch curls, you'll invite frizz). One tip we learned from a curly haired friend: Don't rub hair dry with a towel, instead squeeze moisture out with paper towels.
The Less You Mess, the Better
The more you play with your curls whether its blow drying them, scrunching them, etc, the better chances you'll get frizz. You can style hair by twisting curls around your finger, letting them lay to air dry.
Find a Good Stylist
My stylist had curly hair and she went to another stylist with curly hair to get her hair cut. Why? Because she knew this stylist understood her hair, her needs and how finicky curly hair can be. Not everyone agrees with me (some stylists insist anyone can cut curly hair), but I still stand firm.
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