When it comes to curls, there are tons of mistakes to make. That’s totally ok! Making mistakes is all just part of the process when it comes to loving your hair. However, we’d like you to learn from us and try to avoid as many of these pitfalls as possible. Here are some of the mistakes you could be making and what to do to avoid them.
Seeing a stylist who doesn’t have curly hair: When it comes to curls, you want your stylist to be able to relate to you. If they have straight hair, they just don’t know what you’re up against. This isn’t to say that you can’t have a stylist who is very well trained in curl care maintenance. If your stylist isn’t rocking curls, make sure you ask for their credentials before going under the shears.
Getting your curls cut wet: Curls are longer when wet and contract when dry. If your stylist is soaking your strands before cutting them, odds are they aren’t accounting for shrinkage. Make sure you get your curls cut while dry so you can both be exactly sure how much length is coming off.
Opting for a blunt cut: Each of your curls are unique so a blunt cut is just going to create a boxy or triangle look. Nobody wants that. Take a cue from your favorite curly haired celebrity and get your curls cut into layers that flatter your curl’s shape.
Over shampooing: Lots of curlies don’t even shampoo, but instead use a cowash to get their curls clean. If you continue to shampoo, make sure you’re cutting back on the amount of times you are actually shampooing and use gentle, hydrating products.
The wrong products: Not all curl care products are created equal, nor do they all work the same on all curl types. Make sure to select shampoos that are sulfate free, as well as high in hydrating ingredients. You also want to select products that are designed to work with your curly hair type.
Using too much heat: When it comes to heat and your curls, less is more. Try to avoid blasting your curls with high heat and over using heat tools like curling or flat irons.