How Celebrities Control Curly Hair on the Carpet

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How Celebrities Control Curly Hair on the Carpet
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Any woman with a head of curly hair -- be it slight waves, flowing loose ringlets or a sea of tiny coils -- knows the joy and frustration associated with curls. So just how do all those celebrities, such as actress AnnaLynne McCord, shown here, always have such painstakingly immaculate hair on the red carpet? Well, in addition to having a crew of stylists making sure every hair is in its place, they also have a few tricks up their sleeves.

They Have Healthy Hair
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They Have Healthy Hair

"The most paramount thing a woman who is blessed with curly hair can do is to keep it healthy," says celebrity hair stylist Vasken Demirjian. "I highly recommend using high quality, moisturizing shampoos and conditioners, as well as a deep moisture treatment left on the hair for at least five minutes once a week." Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, for example, has a full head of healthy hair.

They Work With Their Texture
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They Work With Their Texture

Fighting against the natural texture of your hair will only wreak havoc on your mane. Not to mention, it can be exhausting. "I tell my curly haired clients to embrace their lovely locks and not to fight them with over-styling," Demirjian says. Avoid chemical processing and daily straightening. Work with -- not against -- your hair like actress Julia Roberts does.

Vasken Demirjian; Celebrity Hair Stylist; Westchester, New York

They Use Professional Styling Tools
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They Use Professional Styling Tools

Professional-grade styling tools are constructed out of high-quality materials that protect your hair from damage, leaving your mane as healthy looking as singer Beyonce's. Contrarily, lower-grade products can severely damage tresses, causing breakage and dullness. Look for heating tools with ceramic or tourmaline parts, including blow-dryers. Additionally, purchase high-quality brushes with natural bristles, which are less likely to tear or damage your hair and also distribute oils more evenly.

They Don't Touch It
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They Don't Touch It

Ever notice how celebrities, such as singer Jennifer Lopez, keep their fingers out of their styled hair? This is true for both curly and straight-haired celebs, but running fingers through curly hair is a big no-no. The more you touch, the frizzier your curls become.

They Get Regular Trims
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They Get Regular Trims

It's possible that the curly haired celebs you see on the red carpet have had a haircut within the past week -- or even within the past 24 hours. Six- to eight-week trims nix dead ends and keep the shaft healthy from top to bottom. As for the haircut, layers are key, Demirjian says, such as those sported here by actress Debra Messing. "I recommend subtle layers to keep curls looking their natural best."

They Diffuse or Air-Dry
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They Diffuse or Air-Dry

Diffusing or air-drying hair is a common trick employed by curly haired celebs, including actress Julia Garner. To do this yourself, first apply an anti-frizz serum or oil through damp hair and then twist 1-inch sections into tendrils. Gently place hair into a diffuser attachment on your hair dryer and blow-dry on medium until 80 percent dry, then air-dry the rest. Alternatively, just let your hair air-dry completely. Style as desired.

They Use a Little -- Not a Lot -- of Product
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They Use a Little -- Not a Lot -- of Product

"I tell clients that they should not load down their curls with product," Demirjian notes. "Curly hair needs the freedom to move and work within its natural shape." Avoid really thick and gooey products, especially those that harden, so your hair looks free and fabulous like the locks of singer Solange Knowles, shown here. An anti-frizz product and flexible-hold hair spray are really all you need.

They Touch Up As Necessary
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They Touch Up As Necessary

We rarely think about the less glamorous side of the red carpet, but it does exist. Like everyday women, celebs have hair touch-up sessions in the bathroom, too. Keep a small bottle of de-tangling or finishing spray in your purse and use a comb to tame flyaways to give your hair the same gloss that actress Ashley Benson's hair has.

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