Curly hair is some of the sexiest hair around! Whether your curls are natural or achieved through a set, a healthy head of luscious curls is hard to resist! Unfortunately, heat, humidity, wind and the elements can work against curls and cause them to fall flat and go frizzy. The natural structure of curly hair can also leave it prone to breakage. Pantene has an entire fleet of treatments, serums and sprays dedicated to keeping your curls luscious and popping all day long! Read on to find out how you can keep your curly hair defined all day with Pantene’s hairsprays.
The Curly Hair Problem
Pantene formulated the Curly Series with curly-haired girls truly in mind. The curvy fibers in curly hair cause hair strands to intersect frequently. This results in friction between the hair shafts, which breaks down the structure of the shaft and causes broken strands. Because curly hair is rife with bends, twists and turns, natural scalp oils can have trouble lubricating the hair further down the length of the strand. Also, the natural twists themselves are prone to cuticle lift. Products that can go in and smooth curly hair cuticles will really do wonders for its shine factor and manageability.
Try these tips to keep your curly hair defined and curly all day! If your hair is naturally curly, you’ll need to start off with super conditioned, wet ringlets. Because the best curls are defined on healthy, conditioned hair, shampoo and condition your hair with Pantene Pro-V Curly Hair Series Dry to Moisturized Shampoo and Conditioner. Gently twist your curls to give them shape. You may choose to use a styling gel or mousse, like Pantene’s Curl Enhancing Gel or Curl Defining Mousse in the Curly Hair Series. Air dry the hair after smoothing and working the curls in with your fingers.
Finally, select a Pantene finishing or styling hairspray. There are plenty to choose from, including the following:
1. Pantene Curly Hair Series Satin Hold Hairspray (Non-Aerosol)
This hairspray offers level one hold with a touchable, soft hold. It can be used on wet hair to support curl formation or on dried hair to finish and set the curly style. Because the hold is very light, those who are expecting to be dealing with extreme conditions should seek a stronger-hold formula.
2. Pantene Curly Hair Series Satin Hold Hairspray (Aerosol)
This hairspray creates level one hold with plenty of flexibility. It should be used as a finisher on dried curls. It is great for those who are simply trying to define already distinct curls and just want a little control. These curls will be touchable and soft. It’s not suitable for those with straight hair who are trying to maintain a curly set. I frequently use flexible-hold aerosol formulas when I am wearing my hair straight and want a little support. A light misting of this spray would be suitable for providing that necessary, gentle control.
3. Pantene Medium-Thick Hair Solutions Anti-Humidity Hairspray (Non-Aerosol)
This hairspray has level three hold (Pantene’s scale goes up to maximum level four hold) and offers considerably more control than the Curly Series hairsprays, which focus on touchable, soft holds to control frizz. This non-aerosol spray can be used on wet or dry hair to enhance curls without stickiness.
4. Pantene Medium-Thick Hair Solutions Anti-Humidity Hairspray (Aerosol)
This hairspray provides a level four hold (Pantene’s strongest hold) and can be used by those who anticipate dealing with extreme humidity, wind or other stressful hair environments. This spray is suitable for those who are setting curls on straight hair. This hold is meant to keep the hair free of frizz and will “freeze your style in place.” The aerosol formula gives you ultimate curl control! I like to stick with super-hold formulas when I want dramatic spiral curls or plan to wear a tiny rod set for a few days or more.
To check out other Pantene hairsprays for maintaining and keeping your curls fresh all day, visit pantene.com and try out their Product Finder tool. For the entire line of Pantene’s new products for all hair types, explore Pantene’s New Customized Solutions.