Here's some things I like to do with my curly and wavy clients in the salon:
Use a curl cream like Curls Rock by Bed Head or Matrix curl cream. They soften and separate curls and make them look soft and shiny without the crunchiness of mousse or gel or the wet look.
I also LOVE a two dimensional color on curly or wavy hair! The two colors just wrap so beautifully around each other. Best is strong contrast like a dark brown with a light blonde highlite weaved in between.
Also, if it's long pin it up. You have the advantage of not needing to curl and can get a really sexy pinned updo thingy in like ten minutes!
at 7:38 PM on Aug. 31, 2009