The Art of Cutting Curly Hair

Most people with curly hair have experienced a haircut disaster at some point. You visited the salon with high hopes that you’ll have a great haircut that will give you a boost in confidence. Instead, your trip to the salon ended up in pain and unhappiness.

To prevent a haircut disaster, we’d like to share with you some golden rules for cutting curly hair. Yes, there is a right way to cut curly hair.

pexels-photo-289923Work with dry hair

When you get a haircut, the process usually starts with washing your hair. But curly hair should not be cut the same way as straight hair. It is best to cut curly hair while it is dry. Why? It’s because the length changes between dry and wet. Curly hair becomes longer when it is wet. So if they shampoo your hair prior to cutting, then may be a recipe for a haircut disaster. You may end up with extremely short hair. Or worse, you may end up looking like a poodle. Don’t get me wrong. Poodles are cute, but you don’t want one living on your head.

Work in layers

You want to make sure that your cut doesn’t flatten your crown. Most types of curls should be cut at an angle. Long layers are ideal for curly hair as they can pump up the volume of your hair and add structure and definition to your curls.

For a more effective cut, it is best to work in layers. It is important to cut smaller, shorter layers to vary the length of the curls. Plus, it will help even out volume and density.

Never use razors

The use of razors is a no-no for curly hairs. Using a razor can weaken the strength of the ends of the curl. The curl tends to lose its shape and may appear frizzy, frayed and sparse.

Schedule regular trims

To keep damage at bay, we highly recommend that you schedule a trim every 6 to 8 weeks. This is important to prevent strand from splitting and knotting. You know it’s time for trim when your curls begin to knot easily.

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