The heat is over but curls are here to stay
Let your curls talk!
By David Antunes
Curls aren’t just for summer months – you can wear curls all year round. Embrace your curls; be true to your curls!
There’s something so sexy and retro about naturally curly hair that I think you should be very proud to have it. (and girls with hair as straight as a pin really admire your natural curls!).
Research indicates that curly clients love their texture more and more. I believe that most women are more willing to wear their hair natural today than they were five years ago. Did you know that 60 percent of the population has textured hair?
The timing is perfect as you flip through fashion magazines looking for a fall or winter trends.
If you have naturally curly hair and are not quite sure what to do with it, don’t stress! Ladies you can never go wrong with big, beautiful curls! Become more comfortable with your curls.This is the reason why more and more women are choosing to embrace texture in their hair, rather than opting for smooth and straight.
For guidelines on styling curly hair:
MOST IMPORTANTLY – Ask questions when scheduling your appointment and request a stylist that is comfortable working with curly hair.
Curls should be touchable soft, never stiff.
I never cut curly hair blunt because it interrupts the integrity and the format of curls. Give your curls life and bounce by trying a layered curly hairstyle. Layered curls are a great way to create shape. I use a combination of layering which is excellent for removing bulk and which is great for adding body and volume for fine or thinning hair. Don’t be intimidated to try something new with your haircut; be creative with your curls.
Take control of your curls and waves with the correct shampoo, conditioner and styling products.
Listed below are some of the best MUST HAVE products that I like to use and recommend:
Curl Recoil Curl Sulfate-free Shampoo
Recoil is a daily maintenance system specially formulated for naturally curly hair. Made for the girls with curls. This gentle, sulfate-free shampoo lathers luxuriously to enhance both curls and waves.
Curl Recoil Curl Activating Conditioner
Recoil is designed to hydrate, strengthens and leaves your hair with maximum style versatility and curl definition. Curls crave moisture, so feed their need with this thick, rich, creamy conditioner. The longer you leave it on, the better it fights frizz and encourages curls. By minimizing frizz by making certain curly hair is fully hydrated, it doesn’t react to humidity.
Total vitamin leave in treatment
After shampooing and conditioning, dispense Total Vitamin Leave-In Treatment evenly over damp hair. A light weight product that contains eight essential ingredients creates a daily multi-vitamin for healthy hair. Excellent for detangling and will leave your hair soft and shiny without feeling weighed down. Just like a sponge in water, dry hair will expand but when a wet sponge is put in water it won’t react. I absolutely love Youthful8 Milania collection. Youthful8 – Total Vitamin Leave – in Treatment is available at www.milaniahaircare.com
Styling products to achieve the perfect curl:
Curl Recoil Curl Activator
Recoil re-energizes and defines curls leaving them manageable, soft frizz free Perfect curls
Curl Trigger Curl DefiningSpray
Widely popular Recoil Curl Activator, but in a lighter spray. Unreal for fine hair, it instantly creates loose, lovely, carefree curls with no frizz or fuss.
Make sure to evenly distribute product throughout the hair and always work from the bottom to the top of the head.
It is simple and now you are ready with perfect curls!
All the RECOIL products listed above are by AG hair cosmetics – www.aghair.com
Once I share the tools and the knowledge to my clients that they need for their hair type and how to prep their hair for perfect curls, I have a client for life. I help them like their hair; they see what they can achieve.
If you absolutely hate your curls and you aren’t willing to change by giving up blow drying or flat ironing your hair every single day, please do take into consideration the condition of your hair and keep your hair healthy!
The big secret to finding what works for curly hair is trying out a lot of different hairstyles and haircuts.
A nationally recognized celebrity stylist, David Antunes is owner of Hair by David, a Kearny, NJ salon. David has 20+ years working with clientele including Madonna, Al Pacino, George Clooney, Kim Cattrall, Betsey Johnson and is currently the lead stylist for Teresa Giudice’s new hair care line, Youthful 8. For more information, visit the Hair by David website at DavidAntuneshair.com.
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