I think anyone with naturally curly hair would agree that curly hair is a mixed blessing. Sometimes we love our curly hair and other times we wish we could make it smooth and straight. If we could only maintain those smooth defined tendrils that got us so many complements as a child. But alas, as we mature our adorable baby curls often can become an uncontrollable frizzy mess. So how can we control our loopy locks?

First let’s examine what makes hair curly in the first place. Whether your hair is straight or curly depends on the shape of the hair shaft, which is determined by the shape of the hair follicle. A cross section view of a straight hair would appear round, while a similar view of a curly hair would appear oval. This shape is determined by a genetic pre-disposition.

Here are a couple of tips for controlling curly hair. To achieve smooth well defined curls on medium to long hair, shampoo your hair and leave it wet. Remove tangles with a wide tooth comb and a good detangling product.  Sound easy enough?

To style curly hair straight takes a little more effort. First shampoo your hair and remove tangles. Begin styling while the hair is very wet. Divide into one inch sections starting at the nape of the neck and work your way up to the crown of your head.  This  smoothes and temporarily straightens hair while protecting it from the effects of heat styling. Be careful to keep the air flow from your dryer away from you scalp and towards the ends of your hair. When the hair is completely dry you may finish with a ceramic flat iron. The result will be smooth, shiny and straight hair that will stay that way until your next shampoo.

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Amanda Blain

Amanda Blain is one of the biggest names in online networking. With an ever-growing base of followers across all social media channels, including well over a million people having circled her on Google+, she is a tour-de-force in many technical areas, including including how to harness the power of your own network. A self-confessed Geek Girl wrapped in an extroverts personality, she is CEO of Girlfriend Social – an online networking hub for women, a speaker and consultant to large corporations and an enabler to the multitudes of people reading her posts every day. She excels in social, management, speaking and sales and has built a very solid reputation in coding, gaming and monetization of online activity. Living in Toronto but traveling all over North America for work and offline networking. My Google+ Page Geek Girl, Zombies and Video Games

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  1. Elane    

    Ever since I was still a kid I always dream of having those curls on my head. I like the way it bounce and sway it’s way. And now I get to have a chance of having my hair get curl. Your post just help me in taking care of my hair and look like it was real curly. This is why I take the courage of giving of my comment for I had tried it first and see the great result.:)

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