How You can Embrace your Natural Texture, Whatever your Curl Type.
When looking to embark on a journey to embrace natural texture, we know it can be difficult to figure out where is best to start. For many it is a venture to the unknown, for those serial straighteners out there, you may not know what your natural curl even looks like. As explored by Claire Bennett, the Percy & Reed Salon’s Curl Expert, on our social channels, your natural curl pattern can be affected by a number of factors including mechanical, environmental and chemical damage – this includes colour treatments, heat styling and pollutants.
So before you throw out all of your haircare products to start again, there are simple steps you can take to work with your natural texture, whatever your curl type:
Put the Hair Straightener Down
When you apply heat to the hair, you disrupt the natural texture and curl pattern. If you want to work to retrain and revive your curls, then step one is to put those hair straighteners away! You don’t want to undo all your hard work, so put them away and instead play around with different hair styles that make you feel confident.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
It’s no secret that wavy, curly and coiling hair can be thirsty. Due to the pattern of the strands, it is harder for your natural oils to coat the hair, resulting in drier hair which requires more moisture. Whilst it will be important to introduce a good quality shampoo and conditioner that will gently cleanse and nourish your hair, you’ll also want to add a hair mask into your routine to deeply condition. Our Bye Bye Dry Hydrating Shampoo, Conditioner and TLC Mask is the perfect combination for soft, moisturised and healthy curls. Focusing on hydrating your hair is the most important step for getting the best out of your natural hair.
P.S. Consider this to also be your reminder to drink more water! Hydrate hair from the inside out.
Sculpt and Style
For an in-depth view on the perfect styling routine for your curl type – take a look at our guide on Instagram – where Claire breaks down her perfect curl and coil cocktails for type 2, 3 and 4 hair. Regardless of the curl type, one product that is a staple for all is our Session Styling Curl Control, the new best friend for everyone with curls and coils. The innovative gel-cream formula gives the hold of a gel with the hydration of a cream, making it the perfect styling step for definition and hold as well as, delivering curl memory and long-lasting results.
Take the Chop
Depending on the condition of your hair and it’s natural shape, when looking to embrace your curl pattern sometimes a simple chop can be one of the most impactful steps. Not only can it improve the overall quality of your hair, it can aid your confidence too.
For a service you can rely on and results you will LOVE, consider getting booked in with Claire – our resident Curl Expert at the Percy & Reed Salon. With years of experience cutting, shaping and styling curly hair, Claire has the skills and know-how to give you the perfect result that complement your features and leaves your hair in the best condition! - BOOK NOW.