On December 1, we spotted actress and L'Oréal Paris ambassador Andie MacDowell hit the red carpet for the L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth 2015 Celebration in New York. The 57-year-old star looked stunning in a strapless oceanic-hued gown, which she then teamed with a shimmering, festive makeup look and her iconic dark curly locks cascading about her shoulders. She's defiinitely still got it!
It amazes us day in, day out, that Andie MacDowell's hair is naturally this voluminous and full-bodied: how on earth does she keep her curls in such great condition? Well, although her locks look like they were made in heaven, there are some very earthly tricks to treating your curls right and getting the results to match! Here are some quick tips to get you on your way...
Top tips for tip top natural curls!
If you are one of these lucky girls with a full head of curly hair, you will know how tough it can be to keep your locks looking luscious without succumbing to dryness and frizz! Fight back with a team of the right products, and get to know what works best for your hair type.
Substitute your usual shampoo and conditioner for a highly-nourishing alternative, preferably infused with argan oil to naturally treat dry strands. Then use either a leave-in conditioner or a rich curl-defining serum to lock that moisture in post-wash for longer and keep the frizz at bay!
Heat damage does its evil work with all hair types, so make sure you keep your locks protected when styling! Give your damp locks a spritz of heat protection spray after washing if you intend to heat dry your hair, and remember to use a diffuser attachment on your hairdryer to allow your curls to form properly.
Once you have washed your hair, always pat dry with a jersey cloth to prevent frizz rather than rubbing your hair with a towel. Add your chosen high-moisture leave-in cream, then allow for your hair to dry naturally if you have the time. To further help your curls to form, turn your head upside down and massage your locks with a volumizing mousse, before either using bobby pins to secure your curls loosely against your scalp to take the weight off of them - or for a quicker approach - wrap your hair into a towel turban for around 30 minutes.
Once your hair is about 80% dry, warm a rich hair oil in the palms of your hands then use your fingertips to run the formula through your curls.