Simple Styling Techniques for Lasting Curl Definition
The method/s you use to style your curls or waves plays a very important role in your curl routine. There are endless possibilities when it comes to styling but let’s walk through some of the most well-known methods.
Remember, your curls are YOUnique! If a technique doesn’t work right away, keep trying and making small adjustments.
This technique allows you to maximize your moisture absorption and curl definition from your products. Start by applying your choice of TréLuxe styling products to your curls or waves, and then gently cup and scrunch for definition. Now, wait for your hair to dry, scrunch out the crunch (SOTC) and break the cast that was created to reveal soft and bouncy curls. Our ReFlex Curl Styling Serum is perfect for scrunching!
Plopping can enhance your curl definition and improve your drying time by soaking up excess water and product. To plop, start by applying product into your hair, then gently cup and scrunch your curls. Then, take a cotton t-shirt or a microfiber towel, flip your hair over, and place it into the middle of the towel or t-shirt. These drying materials are gentler on your curls than a regular towel and help eliminate frizz. Finally, fold the towel or t-shirt over toward the back of your head, and secure it in place. You can also diffuse your curls a little before plopping.
Raking and Shaking
No, this is not a gardening technique – it’s a tried and true curl defining method for many curlies. Detangle hair, distribute product, and encourage curl definition with this technique. Take your choice of products and rake them through your hair using your fingers or a wide-toothed comb. Then, take sections of your hair and gently shake them up to the root to encourage your curls to take their unique shape. Our No- Frizz, Shine & Define Bundle provides what your curls needs from wash to styling.
Distribute product evenly throughout your hair. Apply your products to your hair from the ends upwards with your hands in a praying motion. Our ReFlex Curl Styling Serum is perfect for both smoothing down your hair and scrunching for definition and volume.
It’s All About Patience
Remember, there’s no set routine or magic product that will allow you to achieve your end-game curl goals. Try the same routine for 5-8 washes before making changes. If you still aren’t liking what you see, don’t stress! Embrace your curls, as it’s part of the process. Change some products, try a different styling technique, and see what your results are then. Pay attention to how your curls react to different things as you go.
That’s it for the basics, Curlies!
Remember, it’s all about trial and error. There’s no set timeframe or results you absolutely have to reach. Confidence is key in learning to love your curls, so don’t compare yours to others because they’ll be different. As you change your routine, you’ll start to learn more about your curls and waves.