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Cutting Shock

Haircutting techniques for curly hair are very different from cutting techniques for straight hair. You can always blow-dry or flat iron curly hair straight, but it is very difficult to dry a straight haircut curly. Straight haircuts require an accuracy and tension that predict where the hair will fall. When used on curly hair, the “S” formation of the curl is overlooked. Traditional layering techniques cause the unwanted ledge - a mistake that could take years to grow out. Many hairstylists cut curly hair too short which does not allow for shrinkage. The results are a drastic loss of blend and hair length. We call this “Cutting Shock”

How to avoid Cutting Shock: Before changing your hairstyle try to examine the shape of your face. Take note of where the widest parts of your hair are as these are the areas where you will need the most volume control. Understanding the shape of your face, bone structure and profile will guide you to the right hairstyle. Collect photos of people with a similar hair type and identify what you like and dislike about their hairstyle. Pictures are a great tool and will help your stylist when you discuss a new cut or style. Be realistic and determine what would suit you. A successful hairstyle relies on your ability to manage and create the style while controlling the frizz. Mastering the art of frizz control will avoid “Cutting Shock”. Be sure to have a consultation before deciding on any drastic changes to your curly hair.

The secret to perfect style maintenance is learning which combinations of products are right for you. Curl Keeper is always the constant as everyone needs frizz control. Our Gel can be added to the Curl Keeper for extra hold that lasts all day. Silk Leave-In Conditioner softens all rough, dry and wiry hair. Whether you need allot of control or just a little, Silk Leave-In Conditioner will never leave a film or buildup on your hair. All three styling products reactivate with water and still perform at the highest level when combined.