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The majority of people have some type of curl in their hair. In fact, up to 75 percent of the population have curls or waves in their hair. If you are one who has ringlets or waves, you know it can be one of your most gorgeous assets or nastiest curses. When your waves frizz, you probably wish you had a straight mane. But when your curls look great, everyone wishes they had your hair.

Taking care of your curly hair doesnít have to be difficult. Actually, the less you do to it, the better it looks.

The more you wash your curly hair, the frizzier and messier it looks. Unless your hair is particularly fine or oily, donít wash it every day. Try to wash it only every other day, or just a few times a week. It may take some getting used to, but your hair will adjust. Use a shampoo thatís made especially for curly hair, like Goldwellís Dualsenses Curly Twist Shampoo. Curly-hair shampoo will help keep your hair clean, without removing essential oils that keep your curls elastic and shiny.

Conditioner is essential for curly hair. Because the cuticle doesnít lay flat, it bends and products get absorbed into hair. This is why your hair feels dry and gets frizzy. After you rinse your hair in tepid water, softly rub in a leave-in conditioner. Work the conditioner through with a wide-toothed comb to distribute conditioner evenly. Once you have combed your hair in the shower (or when itís wet), donít touch it. Try to let it air dry, if you have time. Combing or brushing your curly hair after itís dry will make it frizz.

While your hair is still wet, gently ďcombĒ your products through your hair. Many styling gels and mousse contain alchohol, which can dry out your hair. Make sure and pay attention to ingredients and find a professional product that will help keep moisture in your hair. Moroccan oil is a great porduct for curly hair, which will help keep it shiny and keep the frizz out of your curls.

Just because you have curly hair, doesnít mean you canít have different hairstyles. You can have curly hair and fringe, too. Usually, longer bangs look better with curly hair, and you can get them cut just as you would layers. You can also get your hair cut as if you have straight hair, then blowdry and round brush them out. If you want to play up your curls, go for ringlets. To keep ringlets in your hair, coat your hands with product, then gently separate your curls. Twist and curl as you go, careful to keep the curls twisted in the direction they naturally curl.

If you are gentle with your curly hair, and take care of it well, it can be one of your greatest assets.

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