Cleans­ing con­di­tioner

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DES­PER­ATELY SEEK­ING SUM­MER-HAIR SEREN­ITY If you’ve got curly hair, the eas­i­est way to fight frizz is to take yourself out of the game and go “Drunk in Love”-style slick. Not ready to go full-on Yoncé drip diva? Try Paul Mitchell Spring-Loaded Frizz Fight­ing Con­di­tioner ($31). This cu­ti­cle smoother makes del­i­cate wet hair eas­ier to comb through in the shower. Tak­ing a curl va­ca­tion? Straighten things out with T3 SinglePass X 1.5" ($255), which con­tains a microchip that keeps the tem­per­a­ture con­sis­tent and puts coarse, thick hair in its (per­fect) place. No two heads of curly hair are alike, and find­ing the right prod­uct is of­ten a life­long search. Al­though most women find that “cock­tail­ing” prod­ucts is the best op­tion, start­ing with some­thing specif­i­cally suited to your type of hair might help you find “the one.”

“A cleans­ing con­di­tioner is a low-lath­er­ing gen­tle cleanser that will help clean your scalp but keep your hair con­di­tioned,” says Justin Ger­man, con­sult­ing stylist for Pantene Pro-V. “It’s great for women with drier hair who tend to avoid sham­poo­ing be­cause they’re afraid they’ll dry out their strands even more.” Sum­mer’s the time to give a cleans­ing con­di­tioner a spin, since your hair has likely suc­cumbed to some dam­age due to UV-ray ex­po­sure, chlo­rine and salt wa­ter. Note: Cleans­ing con­di­tion­ers are de­signed to com­ple­ment—not re­place—your reg­u­lar sham­poo and con­di­tioner. To use, fo­cus on the scalp and mas­sage the prod­uct into the roots as you would a reg­u­lar sham­poo. Since cleans­ing con­di­tion­ers are lower in lath­er­ing agents, don’t ex­pect a foam party—just smoother, softer and gen­er­ally less cranky hair.

Lupita Ny­ong’o Solange Knowles Bey­oncé Knowles Ni­cole Kid­man Sarah Jes­sica Parker Loose waves A leave-in curl prep gives light def­i­ni­tion. Spritz on wet or use to freshen up sec­ond-day curls. Eu­fora Curl’n Per­fect Curl Ac­ti­va­tor ($24.50)

Tight afro A hy­drat­ing con­di­tioner is a ne­ces­sity for mois­ture and TLC. Treat yours like a leave-in and just do a light rinse in the shower. Maru­lagold In­tel­li­gent

Con­di­tioner ($29)

Kinky curls A thicker cream will help stop curls from frizzing and dry­ing out, which some­times hap­pens with gel-based prod­ucts. Miss Jessie’s Curly

Pud­ding ($32)

Tight ringlets Beauty di­rec­tor Vanessa Craft’s per­sonal fave, this lo­tion leaves hair soft and shiny but stops shrink­age. Marc Anthony Strictly Curl Stretch ($10) Loose ringlets Try

us­ing a cream/ gel hy­brid to keep

curls look­ing de­fined with­out that sticky, crunchy

feel­ing. Red­ken Cur­va­ceous Ringlet


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