Getting haircuts when you have naturally curly hair can be pretty anxiety inducing! Not everyone knows how to handle curly hair. I know this firsthand, as I have received many bad haircuts in my lifetime! Thankfully with years of doing my own curly hair and training myself how to cut it as a cosmetologist, I have learned a lot. I hope these tips will help guide you in knowing what to ask for when you get your curly hair cut!
I am a firm believer in not frequently washing hair. This is for all hair types. After over a decade of training my own hair, I have been able to see the benefits of extending the time between wash days. This isn’t really new information for a lot of people with curly hair. It is something people have practiced for decades! The trick to extending washes for curly hair is knowing how to restyle those curls in between.
Curly hair really shouldn’t be washed everyday, unless it is absolutely necessary. The natural oils from the scalp are the best source of nutrition for curls. If the scalp is washed everyday, it isn’t able to produce those oils. …
Every head of curly hair is different! That is one of the most beautiful parts about curly hair. While not all curly hair is going to be able to be styled in the same way, there are a few basic styling principles that can be used for all curly hair types. Using these fundamentals when trying new styles will give you the best base to work from, while discovering what styles work best for your particular curls.
Curls are delicate! It’s really important that curls are treated delicately to keep curls intact and prevent damage or breakage. Knowing how to properly brush and comb curly hair can make a huge difference. Using the right tools for brushing curly hair is really important too!
Curly hair can be pretty delicate. Protecting those precious curls is the secret to keeping them looking and feeling their best!
This lesson doesn’t include a video because it is a short one! But just because it is short, doesn’t mean it isn’t vital. Protecting curly hair is so important!
It probably won’t come as a major shock to know that heat isn’t great for curly hair. It isn’t great for any hair! Not to sound like a broken record but curls need as much moisture as they can possibly get. When it comes to drying curls, it should be done strategically!
You have now learned about washing curly hair properly and your curls feel great. Now what? Once the shampoo process ends, many people get lost over what to do next when it comes to curly hair. I don’t blame anyone for feeling lost at this point. There are so many products to choose from and techniques to try. It can feel very overwhelming! I hope by sharing of what products we use and what we do after washing curly hair, it can help you have a less stressful curly haircare process at your house!
Washing curly hair is a science of its own! Curly hair is generally drier than straight hair, so the main goal when washing curly hair is adding moisture. Moisture helps keep frizz at ease and makes the hair healthier. Because keeping moisture in the hair is the ultimate goal, it is not recommended to wash curls daily. If you have only worked with straight hair, this might seem like a foreign concept but it is a very common practice for curly hair!
Generally speaking, the more curly the hair is, the more moisture the curls need. Using that same thought, the curlier the hair is, the less frequently washes need to happen as well. If you are worried about reviving curls, or making them last more than one day, we will be going over that a little later! For today, we will be talking about the actual curly hair washing and conditioning process.
When you look at any head of hair there are visible differences. Each person has different colors, textures, and hair density. This goes beyond just having straight, wavy, or curly hair. It includes several subcategories to define different types of curly hair.
Knowing what type of curly hair you are working with will help you make better product choices and styling decisions. One head of hair will most likely have more than one type of curl. This is part of the fun of curly hair!
Something to know about hair is it can change over time! Hair can develop curls or have curls relax from hormone changes. This can happen to both men and women and is actually quite common. There can also be changes to hair density and hair strand types. Knowing what categories hair can fall into is important so that you can know how to best take care of those curls and know what to watch for as they change over time. …
For years, I have had a nagging in the back of my head. I knew that I needed to launch a curly hair care course with realistic tools and recommendations for people with curly hair, as well as parents with curly haired kids. There have always been things that have held me back from launching… moving, pregnancy, busy seasons of life, the amount of work that needed to be done, and the fear of it totally flopping.
Curly Hair Course
After much work, I am thrilled to announce that starting March 1st, Girl Loves Curl will begin! Instead of launching this as a paid curly hair course, I am offering it for free!
You can sign up for Girl Loves Curl by following the link below and filling out the form. I can’t wait to help you go from curly clueless to curly confident!…