This One's for the Curls
The secret to having perfect curls is by committing to a solid routine. The right products, habits, and salon services will keep your hair hydrated and healthy, which helps maintain the natural pattern of your curls.
The First step to Healthy curls is a curl-defining haircut.
What is a Curly Cut?
A curly cut is a haircut that takes place when your curls are dry and in their natural state. Your stylist cuts your hair according to the shape that you have or want. The point of cutting your hair when it’s dry is so you (and the stylist) can see where each curl is going to fall once styled. Curly cuts are for people who wear their hair curly most of the time and might straighten it every once in a while. If you constantly straighten your hair then a curly cut might not be a good fit.
HOW DO YOU WEAR YOUR HAIR THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME?
The answer to this question will determine what hair cut is best for you. Are you someone who always wears their hair in stretched styles? Do you like to alternate between wearing your hair straight or curly? If so, your hair should be cut in a stretched state, either blown out or cut wet with tension.
If you wear your hair in its natural curly state the majority of the time, then you should opt for either a dry cut with your curls in tact or a wet cut with loose tension. This type of cut will account for the variety of curl patterns on your head and the shrinkage that comes with each of them.
There are many Treatments to help refresh and moisturize frizzy dry curls. The correct treatment depends on your hair history and biggest concern
Infrared Conditioning Treatments for Dry Curls
Infrared light stimulates cellular energy deeply penetrating the hair conditioning treatment into the strands. Because of its long wavelength, infrared light penetrates deep into muscle tissue to help cells repair and regenerate. Specifically, for our purposes, infrared light has been found to increase blood circulation in the scalp, and also have soothing anti-inflammatory benefits– exactly what we want for a head of healthy strands. The deep penetration of moisture is the exact remedy for dry dull curls
Typically when you hear keratin treatment you think of smoothing. Keratin treatments can offer multiple benefits, mainly smoothness and anti-frizz. Keratin Texture Complex is an anti-frizz hair treatment specifically for curls.
This unique curly keratin treatment is designed to enhance and define curly, kinky and coily hair types while restoring essential moisture to the hair. This treatment requires NO HEAT and preserves all curl patterns to add softness and shine.
Curly hair is known for being damage-prone because of its natural tendency for dryness. This is because it’s difficult for your scalp’s natural oils to travel down a curly strand compared to a straight one.
All the problems common to curly hair are results of dryness. Your curls become breakable when they’re not properly moisturized. This results in frizz, breakage, split ends, and damaged hair. Dry hair also appears coarse and dull, putting a damper on your hairdo.
The secret to having healthy curls is to keep them hydrated. This means avoiding products, habits, and tools that strip moisture from your hair.
Build your everyday hair routine around hydration to protect your hair from dryness and breakage. Hydrated curls are bouncier, shinier, and healthier, making them easier to manage and style.
Choose a shampoo that’s specifically formulated for curly hair. We recommend getting one that’s free from toxic chemicals like parabens, alcohol, and sulfates. Look for a sulfate- and fragrance-free shampoo to avoid drying out your scalp.
You can wash your hair 2 to 3 times a week, depending on your curl type and how oily your hair gets.
Conditioner is a non-negotiable for curly-haired girls. It brings back the moisture in your hair after shampooing, so make sure to condition your curls after every wash.
Focus the product on the strands and the tips of your hair. Avoid putting conditioner on your scalp to keep your hair from looking oily and weighed down.
Curl creams or gels are designed to tackle dryness, frizz, flyaway, and tangles by providing maximum hydration. These products give the structure and definition of your curls so that your hair doesn't lose volume throughout the day. For best results apply product to hair while it's wet.
Our Final Advice...
Don’t follow trends on the internet. Consult with a licensed professional to determine what works best for you and your curls. Book an appointment with our cutting specialist Maddie for your curl makeover today!
You can also purchase amazing curl products through our Salon Partner at Virtue Labs.