This is perhaps the best kept secret in caring for very thick, curly hair. Although a rich smoothing styler, like Shape Shifter™
, is a good first step to eliminating frizz, adding moisture, and creating definition, your curls may need hands on help to coalesce into the smooth ringlets of your dreams. Here’s how you do it:
1) After applying a liberal amount of your favorite Moxie styler, such as Shape Shifter™
, Lux Locks™
, or Oasis™ Moisture Gel
, to soaking wet hair, very gently begin working your fingers through your hair to separate the individual curls*.
2) Use your fingers to smooth each curl from root to tip. This will help further define your natural curl pattern and ensure that the styling product thoroughly coats and penetrates each strand.
3) Finger twisting each curl will provide extra definition and help transform kinks and frizz into silky smooth spirals. Finger twisting is easy – it’s basically like twirling your hair as you would while daydreaming – and is the best thing you can do to dramatically reduce volume, increase shine, and decrease frizz. Best of all, the more you do it, the more your hair will coalesce into spirals on its own.
* What we call a ‘curl’ is a group of hundreds of individual hairs that naturally tend to clump together to form a unique ‘s’, ‘c’, ‘or ‘z’ pattern.