Curly hair care can prove to be a challenge given Singapore’s hot, humid climate. Here’s what the experts have to share on taking care of natural curls and waves on our sunny island…
“In dry and cold climates, curls and waves tend to be neat, sculpted and bouncy. However, in hot and humid climates like Singapore, curls and waves tend to be frizzy and unruly because the moisture content in the air (including perspiration) will cause hair strands to swell unevenly,” explains Readen Chia, associate director of Chez Vous hair salon.
Shiseido Professional Singapore’s education manager, Tien Goh, says finding a stylist who knows how to cut and style wavy or curly hair should be your number one priority. “The amount of layering and texturing (thinning of the hair) will make or break your hair style. When too much weight is removed with excessive layering, the hair will spring and poof up. Meanwhile, too much texturising will result in a frizzy and messy, shapeless hair style.” So, finding a stylist that understands your curls is the battle half won.
For daily wave care, look to leave-in hair care products, Chia recommends. “Because leave-in products have a higher concentration of styling ingredients, they will hold and sculpt the curls better, creating bouncy, shiny and defined curls.” His tip? Work the products into wet, never dry, hair.
Read on for Vogue Singapore’s curation of the top curly hair care products that will help you keep your tresses looking stunning.
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KMS Curl Up Control Creme
KMS Curl Up Control Creme, $49.22 for 150ml, available at Leekaja
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Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler
Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler, $849, available at Dyson
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Goldwell Dualsenses Curls & Waves Hydrating Shampoo
Goldwell Dualsenses Curls & Waves Hydrating Shampoo, $28.55 for 300ml, available at Amazon
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Lucido-L Argan Rich Oil Hair Treatment Oil
Lucido-L Argan Rich Oil Hair Treatment Oil, $16.90 for 60ml, available at Watsons
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Mise-en-scène Perfect Styling Serum
Mise-en-scène Perfect Styling Serum, $13.52 for 80ml, available at Watsons
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Olaplex No. 9 Bond Protector Nourishing Hair Serum
Olaplex No. 9 Bond Protector Nourishing Hair Serum, $50 for 90ml, available at Sephora
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Oribe Curl Gloss Hydration and Hold
Oribe Curl Gloss Hydration and Hold, $58.85 for 175ml, available at Shunji Matsuo
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Shiseido Professional Sublimic Airy Flow Shampoo
Shiseido Professional Sublimic Airy Flow Shampoo, $62.06 for 500ml, available at Shunji Matsuo