Giovanni Curly Girl Styling Guide our top 3 favourite tips
Before Giovanni launched a dedicated Curl Habit range to look after curly hair, they still had a great selection of products that were curly girl approved. A lot more care and attention needs to happen around styling curly hair. It starts before the typical styling product and ends with another step aftewards for the best results.
Here's our curly girl styling guide from the original products in the range, before CURL HABIT came to be.
Learning to tame curly hair isn't easy and when making the switch to natural hair products, it's not always obvious which products will be best for you. We do have manufacturers to make shampoo bars in Australia specifically for curly hair but for natural styling products to suit curly hair, we're currently still looking at our USA favourite, Giovanni.
CURLY GIRL STYLING GUIDE TIP #1 - REPAIR & PROTECT CURLY HAIR WITH NATURAL PRODUCTS
Curly hair needs more nourishment because often it's dry. You can condition your hair and apply a hair mask to your hair weekly, but for many with curly hair, a leave in conditioner is a part of your every day routine.
Direct Leave In Weightless Moisture Conditioner from Giovanni suits all hair types, so it can be used by the whole family. Because it's weightless, it won't flatten your curls and not only nourishes the hair, it helps repair damage and doubles as a body product when you're styling.
Giovanni also make a second leave in conditioner in the FRIZZ BE GONE range that has the added benefit of protecting your hair from heat styling. The Leave-In Conditioning & Styling Elixir is a great multi-tasker that will control frizz, detangle, define and hydrate your hair all in one go. As an added bonus it provides protection while heat styling. It serves as an appropriate product in our Tip #1 and also our Tip #3.
Direct Leave In Weightless Moisture Conditioner is by far the better seller in our store, so if you're sharing it with the whole family it will be fine. If you're only using it for curly hair, the Giovanni Frizz Be Gone Leave in will serve you better as a 2-in-1 conditioner and anti frizz serum.
CURLY GIRL STYLING GUIDE TIP #2 - HOLD CURLY HAIR IN PLACE WITH NATURAL STYLING PRODUCTS
Define and hold your curls in place with Giovanni's LA Hold Styling Gel. This strong hold gel provides hold and shine. As a guide, use only as much as you need to provide the hold you're after to define your curls. Too much and you will run the risk of weighing them down. While you can also get shine from this product, there's one more product you'll want to add to your curl girl natural hair styling kit for that purpose.
CURLY GIRL STYLING GUIDE TIP #3 - SMOOTHE OUT FLYAWAY CURLS WITH NATURAL STYLING PRODUCTS
Once your conditioned and defined, use a natural anti frizz serum. Giovanni's Frizz Be Gone Anti-Frizz Polishing Serum is your best friend for smoothing out any flyaway strands that haven't be defined properly with your gel. If you have skipped the leave in conditioner step, the shea butter and sweet almond oil in this polishing serum will help to add moisture to each strand.
With curly hair, as you can see, one step becomes three steps to give the best results. These three steps and three different products will ensure your curly locks remain tame, moisturised and full of bounce and shine. When controlling curls, there's WILD and then there's CONTROLLED WILD! This is all you'll need for that CONTROLLED WILD look you get from the salon.