5 Common Curl Questions, Answered

How can I protect my hair from heat?

Both hot water and hot styling tools can dry out curly hair. Make sure you’re using the appropriate heat settings on your tools. Plus, try a heat protectant. Paul Mitchell Hot Off the Press Thermal Protection Hairspray helps shield fragile strands from damage caused by heat styling.


How can I get my curls under control?

If you have tight curls, a cut with layers can help you control them. To prevent a triangle shape, the length and placement of your layers will depend on where your hair is the thickest and the tightness or looseness of the curl.


What’s the right way to deal with snarls?

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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Is it best to always use the same shampoo and conditioner?

Not necessarily. Changing up your shampoo and conditioner routine can be helpful. Try a curly hair, detangling-specific product like Design Essentials Natural Almond & Avocado Sulfate-Free Shampoo or a conditioner like Redken Extreme Hair Strengthening Conditioner.


How should I keep my hair from getting too dry?

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. 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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