With curly hair, you have the best of both worlds – you can straighten it or leave it curly. So, how do you tame it without flattening it?
If you shampoo your hair every day, you are drying out your hair. That tends to add frizz. Have a plan. Wash your hair every other day (or even once or twice per week) and condition the other times you wet it.
Don’t just put conditioneron your hair, comb it through. And, your mother was wrong – don’t start at the top of your head. Ouch! Start at the bottom and work your way up! Leave conditioner in for required amount of time and then rinse out with cool water.
Use but diffuse. If you’re going to use a hair dryer, use a diffuser. This will help you keep your style without adding frizz to it. But first apply a gel or mousse for use with heat-styled hair.
Hair products can either flatten your hair or add volume. Decide which of these works better for your hair – mousse or gel. Try using a leave-in conditioner to reduce the damage to your hair; pick one for either dry hair or damp toweled-dry hair.
Let’s talk haircuts. Curly hair works well when it’s layered; one length tends to drag down your hair because of the weight. Having layers allows your curly hair to be bouncy and full of life!
Meet the beautiful Liz. She has very thick, very curly/frizzy hair that she has had to spend around an hour and a half to get under control by blowing it out with a big brush then flat ironing it. Today she can simply blow it out. She also loves the look when she just lets it dry out of the shower.
For Liz we did a haircut, a partial highlight to blend in the outgrowth and a Keratin Treatment to make her life easier and give her hair more movement and touch-ability…
I have been the lucky recipient of this horrible flu going around this year and that is in part why I have not been here much at all. I happened to catch an old movie yesterday. The First Wives Club. Though this was made back in 1996, Goldie Hawn had the best hair. Loved it so had to go search for pictures. Great shape and beautiful color. Soft and touchable. These things never go out of style.
I have not been around much with the holidays in full swing and me being sick to boot. Just a little beauty for you for today.
Beautiful Stephanie with her dark brown wanted to have a little change without cutting her hair off so we elected to add some caramel ombre. With an ombre, you can have some “blonde” in your hair whether or not it is “your color” so long as it is not against your face.
What started out as a trend that I thought would soon turn into a fad doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. In fact we are now seeing Ombre on shorter hairstyles. Ombre unlike a full head of color or highlights is done away from the scalp and thus has no obvious line of demarcation as it grows out. This could easily explain in part some of it’s appeal. The other is that it can be beautiful! Ombre can be natural looking or over the top.
Jenifer here had an Ombre just over a year ago. I cut her hair into long layers first to facilitate placement of foils for her Ombre. I chose to do a more natural looking Ombre for Jenifer using two blonds on her level 6 light brown hair. Here are her before and after pictures…