Curlies always talk about getting frizz under control. Getting your curls into nice clumps also means getting rid of frizz: If you get your strands of hair to stay within one clump and go along the same curl pattern your hair won’t look frizzy.
The problem of not getting your curls to clump nicely can either mean not having any clumps at all or having too many small clumps. If you’re not one of the lucky ones automatically getting nice clumps I’ve got some tips for getting your curls to clump nicely:
- If your curls don’t want to build any clumps at all making your hair look like “one piece” you need to get your curls to form smaller clumps. You can best achieve smaller clumps by raking in your products while washing and styling your hair. Make sure to rake in all your conditioner getting your hair into small clumps and then don’t rinse your hair after raking it anymore. Continue by adding your styler by raking it in your curls to split up existing clumps even further.
- If your curls always split up in very small clumps you need to apply some clump-enhancing techniques: After you’ve detangled your curls by raking in your conditioner you need to rinse your curls again with water making them soaking wet. Be careful when adding your styler as not to rake your hair at all! This will make your clumps split up and you’ll be ending up with lots of small clumps. Applying your styler works best by just adding it to the “outside” of your curls by moving along your hair (make sure not to split up any curls with your fingers)! To make sure all your curls are coated with your styler put your head upside down and scrunch your curls a few times before drying your hair.
Depending on how you like your curls to look you can try the first or the second tip or feel free to experiment with a combination of these tips. Remember there’s not a perfect degree of clumping – however you like your curls to clump is the best way for you. As far as I’m concerned I don’t like my curls to all be perfectly clumped, but I like having some of them not going along with my clumps to make my hair look more voluminous.