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The Many Shapes of Curls

Kérastase Curl Manifesto Hair Care For Your Curl Type

Curls, curls, everywhere. Curly hair comes in so many shapes and textures, an infinite spectrum of individual beauty. Each woman wears hers in her own way, a halo of pride and confidence. But what kind of curls do you have, and how does that determine your hair care routine?

Curly hair artists talk a lot about “curl pattern.” Not all curly hair has the same shape, and each requires a carefully curated hair care routine. A single person can have several different hair curl patterns. Understanding curly hair types can help you determine the best course of action toward achieving the healthiest, most beautiful curls possible.

Type 1: Wavy Hair

Curly hair takes on an S shape or winds around a spiral shape. The fiber is thin, so it can easily be weighed down by heavy products. Its loose curl shape does allow natural oils to travel down the shaft, so only a medium amount of extra moisture and nutrition is necessary. An ultra-lightweight conditioner can reduce unwanted frizz and define the curl pattern. We recommend low-heat styling and consistent care to define natural curl movement and keep ends from becoming overprocessed.

Kérastase Curl Manifesto Hair Care For Your Curl Type

Kérastase Curl Manifesto Hair Care For Your Curl Type

Type 2: Very Curly Hair

Very curly hair can come in the form of loose curls or tight, springy corkscrew curls with strands winding closely around themselves. The fiber is more porous and fragile. At the same time, because of the tighter curl shape, it’s more challenging for natural moisture to reach the ends, so very curly hair needs intense hydration and strengthening products such as a hair mask and layered-on leave-in conditioners. We recommend detangling with a wide tooth comb (not a brush) to keep from breaking up the curl pattern. Twisting and pinning hair up before bed is also a good idea, as is sleeping with a silk head wrap or pillowcase.

Curl Considerations

In addition to the shape of your curls, there are other characteristics that can affect the health of curly hair. Porosity, sensitivity and fiber thickness are also factors in how to build the best routine for your curls. Care is also determined by your specific curl goals. Do you want to enhance your curl pattern, or achieve a softer, more elongated curl? We invite you to explore your curls with us, as we prepare to launch a game-changing curl care range.

At last, luxury meets performance in a hair care line that empowers women to wear their beautiful curls with confidence and pride.

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