WELCOME TO CURLY GIRL SUMMER
LEARN HOW TO WASH AND GO, PLUS REDUCE FRIZZ ALL SEASON
Summer is the perfect time to embrace your hair’s natural texture and give your hot tools a little break. For curly, coily and wavy hair, this is your season to let your hair shine with easy routines that play up your naturally beautiful hair type. We’ll help you discover all of the curly-girl hair care you’ll need, plus walk you through a simple routine to help achieve defined curls and waves.
Discover your true curl power
Curly girls know the secret to defined curls is using the right hair products. We specifically created our 94% naturally derived* be curlytm collection for those with naturally wavy hair, naturally curly hair or naturally coily hair, as these hair types have different needs than straight hair. This cruelty free line includes everything you need for your hair care routine: be curlytm shampoo, co-wash, conditioner or intensive detangling masque, and curl enhancer, plus our nutriplenishtm leave-in conditioner.
be curlytm shampoo cleanses naturally curly, coily or wavy hair, while be curlytm co-wash was thoughtfully created for curls that need more moisture. Its sulfate free formula moisturizes hair for up to 3 days with certified organic babassu oil. It also removes build-up and gently cleanses the scalp. be curlytm conditioner conditions curls, nourishing to reduce frizz and increase shine. If you're looking for additional moisture and intensive detangling on your wash days, substitute conditioner with be curlytm intensive detangling masque after shampooing.
be curlytm shampoo and conditioner are formulated with a blend of hydrolyzed wheat protein and certified organic aloe, which expands when hair is wet and retracts when hair is dry to enhance curls or waves. Best-seller be curlytm curl enhancer also contains these ingredients to help intensify curls. This product does wonders for styling beautifully-defined, curly hair and helps reduce frizz, too.
Lastly, our nutriplenishtm leave-in conditioner is the perfect product to protect your hair from the drying effects of the sun, and add hydration that lasts up to 72 hours.
Now that you know the right products to use for your curls, you’ll need the right routine to match.
Wash and go
When it’s warmer in the summer months, try giving your diffuser the day off and letting your curls air dry. Renée Gadar, Aveda Global Artistic Director of Texture, shares her expert wash-and-go routine, in four easy steps.
Step 1: Shampoo
Perfectly-defined curls start in the shower. Begin with be curlytm shampoo or be curlytm co-wash. For be curlytm shampoo, massage into hair and rinse. For be curlytm co-wash, apply a generous amount onto wet hair from mid-length to ends, then work toward the roots. Massage into your scalp and make sure you’ve completely covered your curls, then rinse. Repeat if needed.
Step 2: Condition
Next, condition and nourish your curls. Massage be curlytm conditioner into wet hair after shampooing and rinse. Or smooth be curlytm intensive detangling masque evenly through damp hair, and leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing, for additional moisture and intensive detangling.
Step 3: Define
Renée says it’s important to apply styling products in sections, to ensure even distribution and give a more controlled finish. Her pro tip? The tighter the curl, the smaller the section. If you have 3A hair, three large sections will do. If 4C is your hair type, then you’ll want to create 6-8 sections.
Dispense be curlytm curl enhancer into your hand and work through waves, curls or coils one section at a time. Renée recommends raking hair with fingers and tightly pressing your fingers as you move through the hair, in order to create the best definition.
Step 4: Protect
Next, Renée reaches for nutriplenishtm leave-in conditioner. To use it, create sections of your hair, as you did for be curlytm curl enhancer, and apply product the same way. Working one section at a time, spray nutriplenishtm leave-in conditioner on hair. Then rake hair with fingers, and tightly press your fingers as you move through the hair. Allow to air dry and go!
Take on summer with our top curly-hair tips and essentials to reduce frizz while styling curls all season long.
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