Working with Curly, Textured Hair

Working with Curly, Textured Hair

Check out the full ambassador bundle now on Leaf Academy where Ky Wilson and Charlie Gray produce a range of different styles on a number of curly hair types and textures. 

Be aware of spring back

Hair that has any type of curl in it will ‘spring back’ once it's been cut and dried. If you’re not aware of this it could cause trouble for both you and the clients as you’d never want to cut a client's hair too short.

Curly hair needs much more moisture

Curly hair tends to dry quicker and be naturally drier than straighter hair. This is why you should keep the hair constantly wet while cutting especially when working with tools such as a razor.

Also when recommending products / using products on curly-haired clients make sure your recommendations are high in moisture and hydration.

Work visually more than strategically

While cutting graphic and sharp styles into perfectly straight hair would mean you must cut strategically curly styles tend to look better / more natural when they’re cut in a more visual manner.

For example, visually assessing where length needs to be taken off as opposed to working in perfect sections 

Don’t be afraid to adjust the cut once the hair is dry

As mentioned prior curly hair will spring back and change once it starts to dry so don’t be afraid to go back in when the hair is dry and make any adjustments or spray the hair down again if you think its necessary.

Move the hair around while cutting to get a feel of the length and shape

Moving the hair around while you’re cutting will provide a better indication of the natural buoyancy and shape of the curl and the clients hair and you will be able to better assess the direction of the cut 

When Blowdrying use a diffuser 

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