S-Curl Activator tips

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S-Curl Activator tips
S-Curl Activator moisturises tight curls. (Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

S-Curl Activator is a spray-in moisturising product, made by Luster and aimed at anyone with thick, dry and tightly curled hair. It can be used on a daily basis, making hair look and feel softer and more manageable. So it gives the effect of relaxing curls slightly, while restoring bounce and shine. Curl activators are sometimes associated with chemically relaxed looks like the Jheri curl, but this is not designed to be an ‘80s-style dripping wet look, or to feel hard. So you can use if for modern natural looking styling, just to give some luster and sheen back to parched locks.

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Hair type

S-Curl activator is made for hair that is already extremely curly and needs some moisture to look its best. It is not the type of curl activator commonly put in damp wavy hair that boosts curl. Due to its moisturising properties, S-Curl Activator can also soften the look of curls for anyone growing out chemical relaxer, when the re-growth starts to show through. If your curls are really tightly wound, it can bring a slightly more relaxed look back without giving a perm effect. Do not use on straight, wavy or fine hair.

Usage

Spray S-Curl activator all over clean, dry hair. Spritz in at the roots and then work through to ends if your hair is long. Massage in with fingers but be careful if your hair suffers from breakage. Although the product will soften and moisturize this, helping with the overall look of your style, it is important not to be too rough and cause more breakage as you distribute it through. You can also comb hair with a wide tooth comb. You can use S-Curl Activator every day, as a moisturiser and it will continue to improve the look and texture of your hair.

Overnight

Apply S-Curl Activator overnight and leave it in for bounce and conditioned shine in the morning. Although it is a non drip formula, this product stays moist, so wrap your hair in a covering before bed time. Or you could place a towel over your pillow. Use sparingly at first until you get used to the amount your hair needs.

Hair condition

S-Curl Activator is part styling product and part conditioner. It moisturises hair, and makes it look sleek with a combination of glycerin and vitamin B5. This means it does not contain protein, so is suitable to use in conjunction with your regular regime, which may contain protein products. You can also use it if you wish to avoid packing your hair with too much protein on a daily basis. As with all cosmetic products, it cannot repair already split or broken ends but it can lessen the look of these. Try S-Curl activator on very brittle or stiff hair before styling, to get a natural look back. This is great for long hair, relaxed hair or pony tails.

Buying

If you get hooked and use a lot of S-Curl Activator, try buying the larger 950ml/32oz size. This does not come with a spray, but you can decant it in to the 250ml/8oz spray bottle you have already bought. Buying larger sizes is a little more economical if this on your daily beauty list.

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