Spring has begun with celebrities like Khloe Kardashian and Cardi B welcoming back the 70’s inspired disco curls. This voluminous trend moves from the previous year’s tamer, sleeker styles toward embracing your natural texture and volume. Disco curls not only elevate your natural hair but can also make an outfit stand out. So, if you are ready to try this hairstyle for spring, read on to discover, in the first instance, how you can regularly add more volume to your curly hair. Then, follow our steps to create this look at home.
Preparing Your Hair For Disco Curls
Clarify Your Roots
You need to use a clarifying shampoo to allow your curls to have more volume and avoid product build-up on your scalp. This product will remove any residue from your used products and hard water. You can use a clarifying shampoo once a month as part of your regular curly hair routine. Your normal wash day routine should include a gentler sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner from Sofnfree Naturals, as it will not strip your curls of natural moisture. Both these products contain manuka honey, an ingredient that can revitalise your curls and moisturise your scalp simultaneously.
Wash And Rinse Your Curls Upside Down
By tilting your head upside down while washing your natural hair in the shower, you will allow curls to form at an angle instead of against your head. Then when it comes to applying your conditioner, you can tip your head forward, comb through this product with a wide-tooth comb and then rinse.
Clip Your Hair At The Roots To Dry
Drying your curly hair correctly can also provide your curls with natural volume. Choose some duckbill or butterfly clips and pin each curl to your roots. In this way, Each curl can be left to air dry for around twenty to thirty minutes. Once dry, remove each clip from your curls carefully to avoid breakage.
Use Your Fingers To Fluff Your Curly Hair
To re-create the volume, you experienced on your wash day later in the week, try flipping your head forward and fluffing your roots with your fingers. This action can create curls with more volume and should be done just for a minute or two at any time during the day.
Tease Volume With A Hair Pick
When used properly, a hair pick can gently lift your curls away from your scalp to create fuller hair. If you possess looser curls or waves, place the pick close to your ends and push your curly hair toward the roots by a few inches. Of course, you must repeat this action around different parts of your head for the best results. But if you have tiger coils or curls, you need to position the pick at your roots and pull them lightly toward your ends to encourage volume.
Maximise Volume With A Haircut
If you haven’t trimmed your curly hair in more than three months, the weight of your curls could be working against you. An experienced stylist can help you shape and cut your curls so that they can get their natural bounce and definition back. A stylist could also advise you on establishing a haircare routine specific to your curl density, pattern, width, and length.
Creating Your Disco Curls
Once you understand how to incorporate volume for your curls in your regular haircare routine, you can recreate this voluminous hairstyle at home. The first step would be to wash your hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Then, if your hair is naturally curly, you can achieve disco curls without using a curling iron.
Begin styling by applying our Curling Mousse With Flaxseed Oil & Rosewater over wet hair. This product can provide you with the defined curls and hold you need for this style. Then, use a diffuser to dry your curls. Start diffusing with your head upside down and continually switch your part from one side to the other so your curls do not set in only one direction. Remember to avoid touching your curly hair before it dries, as otherwise, you will disrupt the formation of your curls.
Disco curls will make you embrace your natural hair more as a new season begins. The best way to prepare your curly hair for a style like this would be to focus on a haircare routine that prioritises moisture, encourages regular trims, and accepts some of the frizz that comes with wanting bigger, bolder hair.