Our in-house Curl Specialists, Jen and Wendy, have developed their ‘Curl Me’ technique based on the famous Curly Girl method. They have perfected their own method to maintain your curly locks at home and, with a deep consultation, will help you create a lifestyle for your haircare routine at home. With the help of professional products and aftercare advice, you’ll be sure to find the perfect haircut and style for you.
How It Works
- You should arrive for your appointment with clean hair and without product on.
- Please do not tie your hair back or pin it up. We need to see how you wear your hair and your curls in it’s natural state.
- You will then have a consultation to discuss all aspects of your hair, the shape and what you would like to achieve.
- We’ll discuss how you maintain your hair at home, which kind of products you prefer to use and any issues that you have with your hair.
- Curly hair is different and not all products are right for each person so it’s important to establish what you have tried and also what you think works and what doesn’t with your hair.
- Once you are happy, we will cut your hair either dry or wet depending on curl. We will talk to you about the Curly Me method and provide you with information to take home.
- Your hair is then dried or left to dry naturally using the correct styling products.
Curly Hair Tips
- Avoid heat – Too much heat will damage and alter the natural texture and curl pattern.
- Sulphate Free Products – Although regular shampoos clean effectively, they contain sodium sulphate which can be harsh on your curls, stripping your hair of the natural oils (sebum) your scalp produces. Deep conditioning at least once a month is equally as important to maintain moisture as it takes longer for the natural oils to reach the ends of your curls.
- Ditch the towel – Fibres in towels latch onto your curl disrupting the natural formation and soak up moisture. Swap for a micro-fibre towel or cotton t-shirt to minimise friction, frizz and breakage.
- Wet styling – It’s easier to apply and distribute products evenly on wet or damp hair. After styling, do not touch again until 100% dry. Using a diffuser on a low heat can help encourage a defined curl pattern.
- Banish the brush – Using a brush can cause damage and breakage. Instead, opt for a wide tooth comb or your fingers to detangle whilst your hair is saturated with conditioner.
- Dry cut – Curly hair has a spring factor therefore you will not get the same shape when wet or straightened. A dry cut will ensure a personalised, even hair cut.
- Pineapple – Gathering your hair on top of your head in a loose scrunchies or scarf and sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase will maintain moisture and reduce frizz during the night. Remove and refresh or spot treat any unruly curls after.
- Do not compare your curls – Admiration for and inspiration from others is amazing but learning to love and embrace the curls you were given is where it all begins!