How to Tame the Curl
Despite being known as an interior designer, a dragon on dragons den, it is, believe it or not, my hair that gets the most attention. I am inundated with tweets on my twitter page asking how I tame my curls and what products I use. Some people are actually surprised it’s all my real hair, and I can assure you, it is! Thank you to everyone who compliments my hair, I’d love to take the credit but it’s the wisdom and experience of others who have helped me perfect my hair curling and here’s how…
It’s taken years of trial and error and learning to work out what works for my hair and thankfully, I’ve finally stumbled across what does and seeing as I get so many questions about my hair I thought I’d share my top five hair styling tips so you too can hopefully learn how to tame your own curls.
1 MOISTURISE REGULARLY – the main thing about most types of curly hair, whether it be thin or think, long or short is that it can generally be extremely dry so moisturising regularly is imperative. The problem with a lot of moisturisers is that they are either heavy and weight he hair down or too oily and make the hair look greasy. I am in love with Kevin Murphy’s range of products for curly hair and cannot live without his shampoo and leave in conditioner and motion lotion.
2. NEVER BRUSH YOUR CURLS – this is something that some of you may not be aware of but you should never use a brush on your curls as it strips out the curl and makes your hair more frizzy. Instead gently use a wide tooth comb after you’ve washed your hair and this will give your curls real definition and then leave it to dry naturally, don’t use heat on your curls as this will also dry your hair out and possible blow your curls out. However, if you want extra body, using a diffuser on your roots with your head upside down can be a bit of a life-saver if you don’t have natural volume.
3. WASH YOUR HAIR SPARINGLY – as washing your hair dry’s it out so wash your hair sparingly. I wash mine about once a week and if it needs refreshing I rinse it with a bit of water and put a bit of conditioner in it, no shampoo.
4. DEFINITION POWER – Once your hair has dried and you need to style it I use either L’Oreal’s Studio Line Curl Power or the Kevin Murphy Motion Lotion – these seal in the curls giving them definition and bounce and making them look as perfect and slick as they can and without weighing them down.
5. MAGIC WAND – when taking my curls out on the town, my magic tool is the curling wand to give my curls that extra glamorous look and as well as really defining the shape of my curls.
Lastly, the one thing I cannot live without to ensure my curls look chic is my amazing hair stylist Magdalen Jagri at 10500 Hair. I owe a lot to her for introducing me to Kevin Murphy and helping me find the perfect routine for my hair which is a huge part of my image and with a busy schedule takes out a lot of the time and stress for me and ensures I look more chic business woman and less crazy lady!