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You did it, girl! You took your hair to a whole new type of curl with a texturizer. Now it's time to give those lovely curls the TLC that they deserve. Texturized hair needs moisture, moisture, moisture. The best way to maintain your hair is with a leave-in conditioner. Leave-in conditioners can help keep your curls silky, defined and frizz free.
The Need for Moisture
Texturizers are just a milder version of a relaxer. Relaxers get your hair bone-straight. Texturizers loosen the curl and make it more manageable. Like a relaxer, a texturizer is a chemical process that breaks down the hair. Chemicals can make your hair dry, brittle and frizzy. In order to keep your chemically processed hair healthy, you need to feed it. Leave-in conditioners help texturized hair retain moisture. They also repair damage, strengthen the hair and protect it from free radicals. When looking for a leave-in conditioner, look for a conditioner that has anti-oxidants, fatty acids and smoothing ingredients. It will result in soft, shiny curls.
Lock in That Moisture
"Allure" is a big fan of this leave-in conditioner from Ouidad. Ouidad's Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner uses prickly pear cactus extract to fight humidity, seal in moisture and prevent frizz. Green tea extracts and vitamin B5 repair and strengthen hair. Arnica smooths and conditions hair. Apply Moisture Lock to damp hair and comb through from root to tip. Allow hair to air-dry or use a diffuser and fingers to dry.
Infuse Your Hair and Repair
This lightweight, leave-in conditioner is designed to repair damaged hair. "Allure" recommends Infusium 23 Repair & Renew. Repair and Renew is ideal for those times when you want to blow-dry and flat-iron hair. It has panthenol, which conditions and protects. Amino acids strengthen hair. The conditioner also seals the hair and protects it from heat. Before blow-drying hair, use a generous amount of Repair and Renew. This treatment will leave hair shiny and tangle free.
Give Your Hair a Serum
"InStyle" magazine likes this leave-in conditioner from Kimble Hair. Kimble Hair Care System's Leave-In Conditioning Styling Serum is designed for hair that is severely damaged from heat and chemicals. This serum is design to eliminate frizz, deliver intense conditioning, define curls and provide smooth shine. For best results, apply to damp hair and comb through. Finger-twist hair into desired curl. Apply more serum and allow to air-dry. You will get big wavy curls.