Our relationship with our hair texture is often a fussy one. We find ourselves whining about what we have and envious about what we don’t. It’s time to break this endless cycle and embrace your natural texture. But the way to great hair and loving your texture starts with with the right products and techniques. That’s where L’Oréal Paris comes in. Here, we’ve sussed out the biggest hair texture concerns and are sharing our best insider tips and tricks—from the best dry shampoo for slick hair types to the best curly hair products for taming the inevitable frizz. Get ready for your best hair yet.
How to style curly hair
Is frizz one of your main hair concerns? You are certainly not alone. Whether your curls are wavy and loose or more of the coily, corkscrew variety, all curls battle with frizz. Don’t be mistaken: L’Oréal Paris is all about embracing the volume and bounce that naturally comes with frizzy curls, but we love providing the option of a more defined look, especially when humidity levels spike.
This may be a no-brainer, but just to recap: Frizz is when curls appear puffy (and not in the most desirable of ways) with ample space between hair strands. This causes hair not to lie smoothly, creating irregular curves and unwanted flyaways. Hair ends up on the messy, unrefined spectrum versus gorgeous texture trove. The main culprits of frizz include overcleansing, dryness, a raised cuticle, damage and (the big one) humidity.
To ward off frizz and awaken your curls’ maximum definition, look to conditioners and moisturizing stylers for help. Enriched with hair-strengthening coconut oil, L’Oréal Paris Stylista #Curls Nourishing Cream is one of the best curly hair products for frizz control. The alcohol-free, non-crunchy formula helps combat sticky, rainforest-like air for a long-lasting, flawless bounce that shines.
How to style flat hair
Flat hair that lies close to the head might sound easy to style in theory, but one of the everyday annoyances for people with this hair type is that it can be really difficult to hold curls or add natural-looking volume. No one wants droopy, limp hair halfway through the day after putting in the work, now do they?
To give hair body that actually stays put, try L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Volume Hairspray. It’s one of the best hairstyling products that is humidity-resistant for long-lasting hold. Plus, it’s formulated with volume-boosting Pro-Keratine, so it’s a great option to boost hair fullness.
If you’re a pixie-cut enthusiast who struggles with flat hair, stay away from heavyweight stylers and look for soft-hold products instead—because a slicked-to-the-head hairstyle isn’t always flattering. Best used on dry hair, the silicone and alcohol-free L’Oréal Paris Stylista #Pixie Shaping Cream-Wax is a great hair wax for shorter hair. Spiked with pomegranate extract, the formula provides a supple, reshapable hold with an invisible, matte finish every time. Simply work the product in by raking it through with your fingers and then follow with a scrunching and pinching motion to create definition.
How to style fine hair
Fine hair is known to get greasy easily, which means dry shampoo is a lifesaver: It’s formulated to absorb excess oil near the scalp, plus it adds a bit of texture, which means it will hold a style better.
But there are a mind-boggling number of dry shampoos on the market, and most people with fine hair are looking for the same thing: a nicely scented spray that they can blast into roots on day-two or day-three hair to make their hair look more beachy than slick. With such a saturated number of options, it can be hard to know which one is the best dry shampoo for your thin locks. Look no further. Let L’Oréal Paris Magic Invisible Dry Shampoo be your dry-shampoo hero. Available in five ultra-addictive scents, from a sweet apple and peony cocktail to a fresh vanilla and bergamot trail, this hard-working formula creates body while refreshing slick hair without leaving any visible white residue. Simply shake, spray and massage the formula through with your fingertips for touchable results.