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Keep your curls looking polished

Keep your curls looking polished

Bleeding Love singer Leona Lewis has returned to her natural curls, joining the trend for embracing the natural look after a health scare made her ditch all her chemically-based skin and haircare products.

Leona, like many women, associated straight hair with looking polished, but gorgeous, glossy curls make a great statement. They are also easier to achieve with the new generation of organic and largely chemical-free conditioners, texturisers and serums on the market.

Curls are extremely versatile, and whether you have tight afro curls or soft waves there are plenty of curly haired role models in the celebrity world, from Rihanna to Zendaya, to Zoella and Sarah Jessica Parker.

The important thing when styling curly hair is to make sure it is well conditioned.

Aveda’s Be Curly line is a four-step line of products for all hair types that include curl enhancers, detanglers and hairsprays, as well as shampoos and conditioners. The citrus-fragranced curl enhancing product is great at lengthening curls for a looser look without weighing down the hair. Use on damp hair to tame your frizz and let your curls dry naturally.

If you want to rock a natural hairdo like Solange, one of the best products on the market for curls is the Charlotte Mensah Manketti hair care collection; Manketti Oil Shampoo, Manketti Oil Conditioner and Manketti Hair Oil, all of which, when used together, make hair easier to manage when styling, and are both hydrating and deep conditioning.

The oil conditioner can be also used as a leave-in conditioner, while the oil acts as a barrier to help prevent moisture from escaping from the hair for longer. Manketti oil is perfect for hairstyles ranging from weaves to natural, and relaxed to braided styles as it moisturises without leaving hair limp.

It’s also a great way to add definition and shape to curls particularly in hot and humid temperatures. Use 2-3 drops of the Manketti Oil, and apply it to the ends of your hair for defined and hydrated curls.

Sarah Jessica Parker's Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw sparked a revival for beachy waves.

To create a more beachy and bedhead look, try combining Bumble and Bumble’s Bb.Curl Defining Creme and Bb.Curl mousse to create defined, moisturised curls that last all day - even through humidity.

Bigger, more texturised hair is a style favoured among celebrities, and now more and more women are embracing their natural hair.

Whether you love longer hair and looser curls, tighter curls or you want to embrace your afro, there are many variations and styles. Actress Zendaya blew out her natural curls for a flowing ‘do to go with her feminine, printed off-the-shoulder gown.

To painlessly get her look use DevaCurl No-Comb Detangling Spray. Spritz the leave-in detangling spray on damp hair to help undo knots and tangles without needing a comb or brush for smooth, shiny, frizz-free curls.

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