We love curls. In all different forms. We’ve identified the three basic types to make prepping and styling easier. For each type, we have put together a list of products and a simple how-to. May your curls be the envy of all your straight-haired friends. Effortless, undone, imperfect – you got this.
Taking your naturally wavy hair from your go-to beach look to a more defined curl doesn’t have to be a challenge. AG’s Curl Category
makes it easy to add volume, curl and hold to your everyday style.
Begin by shampooing and conditioning your hair with Re:coil shampoo and conditioner. The gentle sulfate-free formula and the Curl Creating Complex (C3) will give your hair intense moisture, and provide exceptional curl definition and activation.
On towel-dried hair, apply a leave on conditioner to add extra moisture. Conditioning Mist is a great option for finer hair types, while Fast Food leave on conditioner is ideal for medium to thick hair types.
Squeeze a dollop of Re:coil Curl Activator into your palm, emulsify and scrunch into your curls. Re:coil will help activate the wave and curl in your hair, while also providing exceptional frizz control and shine.
Finish off your style as usual, either air drying or blow drying with a diffuser. The less you touch your curls, the better, as it creates frizz and causes damage. If you need additional frizz control, you can apply a small amount of Re:coil to dry hair as well.
Rain is not a curl’s best friend! Curly hair can be difficult to manage; it doesn’t need as much activation as wavy hair, but it does require more definition and control.
Wash and condition with Re:coil shampoo and conditioner. This will help add moisture, control frizz and control your curls.
Cocktail together Fast Food leave on conditioner and Beach Bomb, and apply to damp hair, scrunching as you go. This combination adds intense hydration, frizz control, definition and shine.
Either air dry, or if you’re in a hurry, blow dry with a diffuser. Once dry, evaluate and add more Beach Bomb if you need extra definition or frizz control.
If you live in a rainy or humid climate, finish by spraying Frizzproof throughout. This will protect against the elements and ensure your style stays in place all day.
Activation is typically not needed for this curl type. It’s more about moisture, frizz control, adding definition and shine. Coily hair tends to be dryer and more fragile, and requires a little bit more care than other curl types.
To help hydrate curls, shampoo and condition with Xtramoist and Ultraimoist. A blend of honey extracts, protein and amino acids add moisture and strengthen hair.
Prevent breakage and use Repair Serum as a leave on conditioner and apply to towel-dried hair. This will add lightweight moisture, mend split ends and prevent damage.
Apply Details from roots to ends. Details creates definition, controls and adds shine to curls, without being too heavy or stiff. Let hair air dry if possible, or blow dry with a diffuser if needed.
Emulsify Texture Gloss in your palms and apply to dry hair for added definition and touchable hold. Texture Gloss can be reapplied throughout the day for additional curl management.
Finish your look with Frizzproof, locking in your style and protecting it from expanding in humidity.
Illustration Credit: Lindsay Shepherd