4 Common Curl Facts and Their Fixes

FACT: Both hot water and the blow dryer can dry out curly hair.

FIX: Be careful how you dry your curls. Both hot water and the blow dryer can dry out curly hair. And because towel drying can cause a lot of friction—which leads to frizz and breakage—gently wring your hair and blot it softly with a towel. Then use a heat protectant like Paul Mitchell Hot Off the Press Thermal Protection Hairspray to shield fragile strands from damage caused by blow dryers.


FACT: Curls can get wild and unruly.

FIX: If you have tight curls, a cut with layers can help you control them. The length and placement of your layers will depend on where your hair is the thickest, and the tightness of the curl.


FACT: Curly hair is prone to snarls and knots

FIX: Pick up a detangling comb and some detangling spray for any knots. Be gentle, starting at the end and work toward the roots. Don’t pull too hard or force the comb through a snarl to keep from breaking the hair strands.

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FACT: Curly hair is dry hair.

FIX: Curly hair craves moisture, and well-hydrated hair is easier to manage and is less prone to break. A balanced moisturizing shampoo and conditioning system is essential. Try a sulfate-free, gentle-cleansing product, like Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Moisturizing Lather Shampoo and Conditioner. It replenishes the strands, and helps repair dry, brittle hair.


If you still have questions about how to keep your curls in shape, talk with your stylist. They know your hair best, so you’ll get advice tailored to your hair.

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