“You don't cut curly hair like you cut straight hair”
In the last year we are seeing a lot more of our natural curly hair clients putting down those straighteners and embracing their natural textures. Caring for your curls can sometimes be a struggle, especially when you have no idea where to start. However with Dominique’s tips, you too can learn to love your natural texture.
DO invest in specialised curly hair products
FIND good quality products, using good quality ingredients containing no sulphates, parabens or silicones for the best care & condition for your curls.
DO keep up with maintenance trims
We recommend visiting your stylist for a cut every 6-8 weeks to avoid the risk of any breakage and knotting
DO use hydrating / protein based hair treatments!
Focus more on protein during the Summer, as the sun breaks down the protein in our hair. And more on moisture during the Winter, as the harsh weather and indoor heating causes the hair to become dry, frizzy and lack definition leading to damaged, brittle hair.
We recommend our Original Mineral Power Base (Protein) & 7-Day Miracle (Hydrate) treatments, both available in-salon & at home perfect for any curly hair client all year round.
Top Hair Washing Do’s & Dont’s:
DO use a microfiber towel or t-shirt to soak up excess water and product, reduce frizz, enhance definition and speed up drying.
DO limit dry brushing, only detangle when wet
DO use an ‘orbiting motion’ above the hair with a diffuser until 70% dry before scrunching with the hair dryer diffuser
DON’T shampoo your hair more than a once a week, for the best curl refresh, wet the hair either in shower or with a spray bottle
DO style hair from soaking wet, scrunch & squelch!!
DO apply styling products whilst in the shower, steam will help activate the product and aid moisture
DON’T scrunch out the crunch!
After applying a gel or mousse to your wet curly hair. As it dries, it will form a hard, wet-looking, crunchy gel cast. THIS IS A GOOD THING! That hard, crunchy cast is protecting the curls from frizz, dryness and the humidity. Once your hair is fully dry, all you have to do to break that cast is gently “scrunch out the crunch.” And that crunchy, crispy, wet-look will be gone. Revealing soft, shiny, defined waves and curls.
DO Protect your hair at night!
The best thing to minimise frizz, retain moisture, maintain curl definition, and ensure your wash day results last longer throughout the week, is to protect your hair at night. Again, this is especially important during the winter as central heating and dehumidifiers in the home can cause dry, brittle, frizzy waves and curls which lack shine, moisture and definition.
So at the very least tie your hair up in a pineapple if it’s long enough. Use either a silk turban or bonnet. And stay away from cotton or linen pillowcases and sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase instead.
Most importantly, Do fall in love with your curls, your texture, your pattern and your hair shape. Self-love starts with you.