ERASE ALL SIGNS OF DAM­AGE

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SHORT TERM: ‘Tex­tured hair is so frag­ile,’ Man­cuso says. ‘Plus, Do­minique flat-ironed her hair straight for years be­fore go­ing nat­u­ral, which means she has heat dam­age too.’ For a fast fix, Man­cuso ap­plied a protein-in­fused leave-in con­di­tioner to her damp curls, then let them air-dry. Next, he misted on a heat-pro­tect­ing spray and wrapped small sec­tions of hair around a 6mm curl­ing iron. ‘Don’t do this too of­ten be­cause of the heat ex­po­sure, but when needed, it’ll make coils look ex­trapol­ished,’ he says. LONG TERM: ‘Wash­ing with ul­tra­mois­tur­is­ing, strength­en­ing for­mu­las will help tex­tured curls air-dry soft and de­fined,’ says Man­cuso. ‘And slather on a rich deep treat­ment once or twice a week. Then, when us­ing reg­u­lar con­di­tioner, don’t rinse it all out – what’s left over will help set the curls.’

My curls are silkier and springier, but my rou­tine didn’t get any longer – it just came down to us­ing prod­ucts that were more hy­drat­ing. – DO­MINIQUE REYES-IVORY, 25

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