The expert explains that there are two different ones, which deserve adapted gestures: ” The thick curls first of all, on which the work will be done especially at the level of the cut in order to adjust the volume, and the light curls , frothy, more difficult to control. For these, it will mainly be a question of working the hair with products .” Depending on your curls, you will know how to manage your hair and style your hair on a daily basis. For the hairdresser, we must above all get rid of clichés and preconceptions: “In France, we often have the impression that well-groomed hair must be smooth and brushed. Curly women must accept their hair as it is and have the good reflexes.”
A CUT ON DRY HAIR, ADAPTED TO THE TYPE OF CURL.
Everyone has their own technique but for the hairdresser, no doubt, we cut ” first on pre-dried hair and we finish on dry hair to see the volumes well. I do not recommend working on wet hair because you see less of the fall natural hair, and also because the curls have a spring, so once dried, the cut can be shorter than expected.”
I TAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR A DRY CUT.?
As for the cut itself, the expert does not prohibit anything, but recalls that the cutting technique differs according to the curl: ” On a heavy hair, it will be The reason? On the curly hair, the volume is sometimes at the bottom and not at the top, so you have to harmonize the volumes by degrading or thinning out. Light curls have a better spring and therefore a more harmonious volume by nature.” Thus, it should not be too thin these, otherwise the hair may not make defined curls. In general, she advises not to “fight against the nature of your hair because you risk damaging it more than anything else. Curly hair is finer, drier, you have to be particularly careful. They can be quickly sensitized so it is better to avoid multiplying the colorings , or in any case to take care of it.”
DAMPEN CURLS FOR STYLING
Curly hair tends to be drier than others, shampoo every two days may be more than enough, or even less often depending on the nature of your curls. The problem, remarks the hairdresser , “is that they are thin and flexible. So they are perfectly styled one day but the next day the curls can be undone. The trick then is to dampen them slightly with a spray bottle so that “they pick up a nice swing. Curls can be fickle, but sometimes it doesn’t take much to get them back into shape.”
APPLY A MASK WITH EACH SHAMPOO
Care is essential to nourish your hair and maintain your curls. The expert recommends applying a mask at least three times a week and using natural products as much as possible: “The ideal would even be to do a treatment with each shampoo, every two days, without letting it sit too much. long, in order to promote detangling . I particularly love the products of Christophe Robin, stores also offer very good natural products, such as those of the Douce Nature brand.”
I BUILD MY ROUTINE WITH A SPECIALIST
After the shampoo and treatment, you can dry curly hair naturally or with a hair dryer with a diffuser, without touching it too much. As for styling, she advises to ” put milk after the shampoo in order to structure them . It’s a styling product that has the texture of a cream. I like the Satin Design from Shu Uemura, or Potion 9 from Sebastian For an evening, you can take a few curls on top with a small iron by wrapping a wick without leaving it too long. The styling mousse , which contains alcohol, and would make the curls “cardboard”.