What hair product to use when drying hair to get curls?

(16 Posts)
maggiethemagpie Fri 24-Jun-16 22:32:18

A mousse? A spray? I'm a bit clueless but am getting a hairdryer with a diffuser thingy, what do I need to use on my hair to get it to go curly when drying it? thanks

Just5minswithDacre Fri 24-Jun-16 22:34:01

How much natural curl do you have in the first place?

maggiethemagpie Fri 24-Jun-16 22:35:15

I have hair that is neither curly nor straight but somewhere inbetween. So not a lot, but a bit.

Crispbutty Fri 24-Jun-16 22:36:07

Watching with interest as I have naturally curly long hair but it's fine and can easily go frizzy.. Natural drying is the only way but it's too long for the curl to bounce up now.

maggiethemagpie Fri 24-Jun-16 22:36:12

I'd say on a scale between 0 at one end being poker straight and 10 being very curly it's about a 3

ScienceRocks Fri 24-Jun-16 22:46:09

Tigi catwalk curls rock on dripping wet hair that has been co-washed (no sulphates or silicones) then use a drier fitted with a diffuser on high heat and low blow.

ImSoVeryTired Fri 24-Jun-16 22:50:49

I would say it will never be very curly then, no matter the product you put in it. You can encourage the wave though. If you straighten your hair regularly you will get a better result after you stop and your hair has a couple of washes. Mousse will do the trick but can leave your hair a bit 'crispy' so experiment with the amount your hair needs. Make sure you hold the hair scrunched gently in one hand, then, holding the diffuser underneath release the hair into the diffuser head. You can also get a similar effect with gel. I would finish the hair with a little (about the size of a pea or even less) hair wax on the ends, to stop any frizzy bits.
You could also try salt spray, which gives a nice tousled look. My hair is curlier than yours so that doesn't work as well for me. Good luck. Just take some time on your day off and have a play. Oh and own brand gel and mousse will work just as well.

everyonesmom Fri 24-Jun-16 22:51:29

Sea salt spray and a diffuser

maggiethemagpie Fri 24-Jun-16 22:54:44

I usually leave it to dry naturally then straighten it if I can be bothered, but have just had it cut short and want the 'tousled' look. Interestingly whilst in a hot country recently it went really curly all on its own which i'm sure was due to the humidity but it got me thinking that I do like it curly, and now it's short (chin length) it looks a bit messier than when it was longer as there is less weight to pull it down.

The salt spray sounds interesting I may try that with the diffuser, thanks

Crispbutty Fri 24-Jun-16 22:55:41

Where can I buy the salt spray? That sounds perfect for my hair. smile

Just5minswithDacre Fri 24-Jun-16 22:56:25

The frizz ease curl perfecting spray is good. The whole dream curls range, in fact. Your hair sounds similar to mine.

Crispbutty Fri 24-Jun-16 22:57:48

Maggie, when mine was shorter it was much easier. I dried it with my head upside down and used a very very wide comb (pound shop ) to brush it through and got the tousled look. Will find a pic.

Crispbutty Fri 24-Jun-16 23:00:07

Mine when shorter. My favourite hairstyle I've had.

Shinyshoes2 Fri 24-Jun-16 23:08:35

I second Tigi curls rock ... A saviour for my very curly hair

Ilikesweetpeas Fri 24-Jun-16 23:10:49

I find umberto gianni products good- the gel and the leave in conditioner

Crispbutty Fri 24-Jun-16 23:15:12

Ahhh umberto gianni!! Yes! I had forgotten that brand. The dildo shaped bottles lol! But yes, not cheap but very good.

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