3 Things Every Girl With Curls Needs in Her Beauty Kit

3 Things Every Girl With Curls Needs in Her Beauty Kit

Plus, your chance to win products

March 17, 2015
Oh, curls. If you’ve got ’em, you’ve probably tried smoothing things out to see how the other side of the shaft lives. But times, they are a-changing. Globally, more of us have naturally curly hair. And “there’s a newfound interest in authenticity,” says psychologist Vivian Diller, Ph.D. “Curls tell people ‘I’m real. I can let go.'” (We think she means losing the death grip on your flatiron.)

Still, some of us need a nudge. Inspiration: Dove’s new “Love Your Curls” campaign encourages women to relish their above-the-neck curves. And last year, actress Halle Berry reportedly took her ex to court for straightening their daughter’s hair.
When it’s not making waves, this hair type is turning heads. So whether you were born curly or just wanna join the club, check out the April 2015 issue of Women’s Health (on sale today!) for all the tips you’ll need to rock a gorgeous mane.In the meantime, here’s the three must-haves every curly girl needs to spiral into control:1. Diffuser: “It blows evenly dispersed air, not gusts of wind, so curls won’t frizz or form flyaways,” says hairstylist Tippi Shorter. Choose one with fingers, like Conair Pro Universal Tourmaline Finger Diffuser attachment ($10, sallybeauty.com), which cradles your curls and maintains their shape as they dry.2. Microfiber towel: It’s much softer than terry cloth or cotton, so it won’t create friction that can cause fuzz. And since it absorbs more water from strands, it helps products penetrate better. Try DevaCurl DevaTowel ($12, devacurl.com).



3. Wide-tooth comb: Because a brush spells breakage for curls. We like Ouidad Double Detangler Comb ($26, ulta.com).

Bonus: Not born with bends? Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Body Shampoo and Conditioner ($3 each, at drugstores) can make texture easier to achieve.

Ready to show off your curls? Enter our #CurlyHairContest!
Insta before-and-after pics of your coils, and you could win every product featured in our April 2015 curly hair story! Here’s how:



1. Follow @WomensHealthMag on Instagram.
2. Post your best before-and-after photo of your straight to curly transformation*, tagging @WomensHealthMag and #CurlyHairContest.
3. ENTER HERE for your chance to win by 4/21/2015.



*The judging criteria includes the best hair transformation from straight hair to curly hair in one of the following categories as included in our April issue story, #Curlyhairdontcare: tight coils, loopy soft curls, or defined and beachy waves. Hair will also be judged on its overall health and shine.

Need some inspiration? Check out some WH Editors who’ve embraced their curls below!

Thanks: www.womenshealthmag.com