Welcome to Frequently Asked Curly Questions.
1) Why is it after a curly cut and my hair is wet, one side is longer than the other?
This is due to when we cut, we cut your curls dry, so it could be that your curls on one side are tighter than the other or looser on one side. But hopefully when your curls are dry they are pretty even.
2) How should my hair be when I come in for a curly cut?
Our main requirement is that your hair is down and isn’t or has been in a hair tie. This is so we can see your natural hair fall and curls.
3) What hair colour brand/s do you use?
We use mainly L’Oréal Professionnel. All Ammonia Free. For our Permanent colour line we use INOA as it’s 60% Oil, Demi colour Dia Richesse and semi Dia Light (visit www.lorealprofessionnel.com.au for more info).
We also use ASP Kitoko for our organic natural colour. This range is basically Henna but the non metallic option with a variety of colours.
4) Why do you use Ouidad? Its not Curly Girl Approved!
We also use Ouidad (prounounced Wee-dad) because even though we know the Curly Girl Method there are other methods out there. Plus before there was the Curly Girl Method & Deval Curl (1994); 10 years before that, there was the Ouidad Method and Ouidad Products (1984)!
Thats right Ouidad was around way before Curly Girl Method and Deva Curl! Ouidad in some of their products use water soluble or shampoo'able out silicones as they believe in shampooing in moderation & co-washing in moderation and they believe some hair actually needs some form of silicone to help control their curls.
5) Should I just Co-wash?
We believe in doing what is right for you and your hair/scalp. In saying that we also believe that the scalp and hair need to be properly cleansed now and then. Whether you cleanse once a week or fortnight or month, hair is porous and will suck up products and oil etc and co washing just wont remove them and the curls will loose their shape, go flat, scalp problems etc.
But you have to do what is right for you and your hair!
6) Do you guys shampoo after a hair colour?
Yes we do. If you are having a permanent hair colour our brand manufacturer requires us to use their Post Colour Shampoo after the colour service. Why? With INOA due to being 60% oil we need to use their INOA Post Colour shampoo to remove the oil from the hair (otherwise your hair will feel like an oil slick). If you are strict curly girl we will do 1 Post Colour Shampoo and then 1 Curly Girl Approved Shampoo. This is the same with our other colour services too, they have their own designated Post Colour Shampoo.
The reason you need to shampoo after a colour service is one of a few reasons: a) remove excess colour from the hair shaft to allow conditioner/treatments to penetrate b) stop the colour from oxidising longer than it should (keep processing) which will prevent fading later on and create less or no damage to the hair c) remove excess colour from the scalp d) remove colour from the hair to allow the toner to penetrate
I believe this is required for all Professional (Hair Salon) Brands and is required by the manufacturer for legal reasons as well.
more coming soon.