SHAW'S WEEKLY HAIR GUIDE: LEARN TO LOOK AFTER AND LOVE YOUR CURLS!....
By SHAW - TONI&GUY TRAINED 'MOBILE' HAIRDRESSER | Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 20:47
If you're lucky enough to have natural curls.....It's never been easier to keep your hair looking frizz free and fabulous! But first you have to love your curls.....Or at least be open to trying!....
Where to start?....
First and foremost a professional hair consultation and cut, tailor made to compliment you AND your curls is the most important foundation....
For you at home....
The key to making....and keeping your hair looking its best is to retain MOISTURE. Remember that shampoo will in most cases, dry your hair. Ideally, if you have natural curls you should aim to wash your hair once a week, by all means wet it daily and apply liberal quantities of conditioner to keep it feeling fresh but at all costs, avoid daily shampooing. Even better, apply conditioner the night before, wrap your hair up, sleep and rinse in the morning.
TIP: Keep a jug in or near your shower and pour cool, or better still, cold water over your hair as a final rinse, this will lock in moisture, close the cuticle and encourage shine.
TIP: If you find towel drying makes your hair fluffy, use an old cotton T-shirt instead, this will remove less moisture.
TIP: Especially after washing / conditioning, use your fingers to separate your hair, avoid using a brush or comb unless specifically designed to be gentle on those tresses....
DRYING: If you're unable to leave your hair to dry naturally, use a diffuser. Hang your head upside down and work in rotation movements from the nape forwards. A diffuser attachment can be purchased via the Internet to fit any dryer nozzle (universal). Keep your drier on the coolest possible setting.
TIP: Rather than washing your hair, use a water mist spray to keep any frizz under control
TIP: Invest in a sulfate free shampoo. Sulfate (salt) commonly found in shampoo can strip the hair of its natural oils.
TO EMBRACE THOSE CURLS, SOME GREAT STYLING PRODUCTS.....
BUMBLE AND BUMBLE CURL CONSCIOUS DEFINING CREME
Supports soft fine curls that have a tendency to drop
OUIDAD MOISTURE LOCK LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
A lightweight moisture treatment promoting long-lasting hydration.
ORIBE'S MOISTURE MASQUE DEEP CONDITIONER
A super rich indulgence, deep-hydrating masque.
OUIDAD 12 MINUTE DEEP TREATMENT INTENSIVE REPAIR
Feeds and strengthens the hair allowing each strand to regain its internal weight and body. Essential for re-building over-processed and dried out curls.
FOR EXTREME CURLS
DevaCurl No Poo Shampoo (No that's not a typo!). For the scalp and ends Kerastase Initialiste serum. As a styling cream DevaCurl or Miss Jessie's Quick Curls.
TIP: When applying any product to your hair, even distribution is essential. Massage well into both sides of your hands (as if using soap), hang your head upside down and apply from the scalp at the nape of the neck (where the hair is at its thickest) and work your way towards the front hairline.
If you'd like start your journey with a chat, please get in touch either by text, mail or call!