Summer is officially here, and that means one thing! Put the straighteners to the side and embrace your healthy, soft, natural curly hair!
Wavy hair = beach hair, right?
We’ve put together all our Beauty Pro tips for achieving those perfect curls for the summer, whether you prefer beach waves or Hollywood glamour.
Perfect curly hair begins with the right shampoo and conditioner. While we’ve got plenty of favourites, when it comes to curl-friendly shampoo and conditioner, our number one pick would have to be Kerastase’s Curl Manifesto range. The shampoo and conditioner duo uses a Manuka Honey-enriched formula that makes it easy to achieve full-bodied curls without frizz.
For natural, soft curls:
If you want to create bouncy, soft curls that wouldn’t look out of place on a Hollywood red carpet, we’ve got a few suggestions to help get you there. First of all, soft curls need to look nourished and healthy. For that, we’d recommend using Kerastase’s Kerastase Curl Manifesto Masque Beurre Haute Nutrition, a hair mask designed by experts to nourish, smooth, and soften curly hair. Use after shampooing and conditioning.
Next, we’d recommend letting your hair dry naturally – adding heat will only increase your chances of developing frizz. While your hair air dries, apply Olaplex’s No. 7 Bonding Oil to damp hair strands. This will tame any frizz while giving your hair that superstar shine once dry.
We wouldn’t recommend using hot tools if you want to go for the natural, soft look. Instead, we’d recommend applying non-heated rollers to your hair when it’s still damp. Once your hair is dry, you should have some red-carpet-ready soft curls!
Beauty Pro Tip: The looser the curls you want, the looser the grip on your rollers should be!
For summery beach waves:
If you prefer the beachy wave look, you can achieve it easily with the right products.
You can typically create beach waves with your favourite heat styling tool, whether it be a pair of straighteners or a curling wand. You can also let your hair dry naturally while applying one of our favourite beach wave sprays or wave styling creams.
While your hot styling tools will come in handy when creating beach waves, we all know that heat can damage your hair. So before you begin, we’d recommend using Olaplex’s No. 7 Bonding oil to protect your hair from heat damage. This oil protects the hair up to 450C, so you can use any hot styling tool safely after applying. Plus, it will add plenty of shine and prevent your beach waves from looking dry after heat-styling.
Humidity isn’t going to be your friend this summer – curly hair is more prone to frizz, breaking and falling out than other hair types. Here are our top tips for keeping your curly hair frizz-free this summer:
And the one must-have product you need for curly hair this summer…
We know that all curly hair is different. But if there’s one product that does wonders for all curly hair types, it’s Olaplex’s No. 3 Hair Perfector. Curly hair is more prone to heat damage and colour damage as it tends to be brittler than other hair types, but Olaplex No. 3 can turn back the clock on all of that!
If you have curly hair, we’d recommend using this product twice a week during the summer – it will reduce existing damage and prevent further hair damage during hotter weather. Consider it a hair boost in a bottle: Olaplex No. 3 uses patented technology to restore the hair’s bonds and cuticles, leaving you with soft, frizz-free, damage-free hair.
The hotter months can be a tough time for those with curly hair, so give yours a helping hand with some preventative damage repair. With the help of some good hair products, you can enjoy silky-smooth curly locks all summer long.