Haven’t you noticed? The fringe is having a major moment. But it’s not so much the glossy, blunt cut, Vidal Sassoon look that has been reawakened. The textured, Woodstock, rock ‘n roll curly fringe is the new ‘it’ style, bringing curly girls out of the shadows and into the limelight.
So wave good bye to the straightener, it’s time to shine. Embrace your curl, and cut a fringe. The new mantra is: frizz is just a curl waiting to happen!
How to wear a curly fringe
The ’70s bohemian look is featuring heavily in editorial fashion shoots, on catwalks and red carpets. A curly fringe is more versatile than you might imagine. It can be worn to the side, swept into (or left out of) a topknot, or worn heavily on the forehead for a more modern look. A fringe can mask your hairline, balance the proportions of your face and hide wrinkles. It can soften the features and draw romantic attention to the eyes, framing the windows to your enlightened soul.
The ‘Curly Girl Method’ is now a thing with products, Youtube tutorials and Facebook forums for avid followers. In addition to guiding you through techniques to maximise your curl, the Method advises all curlies to avoid alcohol, sulphates and silicones in hair products. This will prevent frizz and build up which will weigh your hair down.
Ideally, curly hair is washed less than once a week and then only with products that will add moisture and smoothing nourishment. Hair is often deep conditioned using a “squish to condish” technique to improve curl clumping results. Leave-in products applied to wet hair are intended to provide additional moisture and control, and help the curls to dry in a manageable natural curl pattern, keeping an unruly frizz halo at bay.
Go cruelty-free and show your hair some love. Avoiding hot water, terry cloth towels, (microfibre, bamboo cloth or an old T shirt are ideal) and heat tools after your in-shower routine. Your poor beaten-into-submission hair is about to become your grateful and loving friend.