One of the most controversial themes online is the best hairstyle for curly hair. I was not surprised when someone submitted this question to the “Good Hair Questions and Answers” series I recently ran. Although I was a little nervous about solving this problem, I have some tips to share with you. view more
First, I want to explain that I am not a hairdresser. I have curly hair and have been to many barbershops over the years and have seen and tried many different techniques.
Now I have many great friends, they are all hairdressers, and I have great respect for this industry.
I think this is the best haircut technique and style for curly and curly hair, and some haircut methods that I believe should be avoided.
Tips for perfect curls
1. You don’t always need to see a curly hair expert
Yes, hairdressers have received different training standards. Although seeing a curly expert can be helpful, it does not always ensure that you can get a great haircut.
Many curl training skills seem a bit outdated. Therefore, visiting a hairdresser who takes the time to listen to you and understand your hair is more valuable than a specific expert.
2. WET CUTS VERSUS DRY CUTS
In the hairdressing industry, it is very standard to wet your hair. Among girls with curly hair, there is a sporty style that tends to be dry. Here, they can cut their hair roll by roll. It does have some advantages and disadvantages.
I prefer wet cuts methods because they cut more evenly and have versatility. Also, since my curly hair is never the same when cutting dry, I always get something uneven.
Depending on the shape of your curls, this will be very different for you, and you may prefer dry cuts.
This curly hairstyle is called DevaCut, and it started from the Deva chain of beauty salons in New York. Lorraine Massey also formalized it in her “Curly Girl.” This technique is a dry cut, in which they trim curly hair one by one and check the hair at any time.
The advantage of this cut is that the final cut hair is less likely to be too short because it takes into account the curling method of “shrinking” after drying.
However, if you have thicker hair like me, and your curls change every day, this kind of haircut can produce very uneven results. It can be a very time-consuming process, and hairstylists will charge more for this type of appointment.
4. UNIDAD STYLE
The Ouidad School of Hair Design (pronounced “wee-dad”) has a hybrid hairstyle theory. Start with a wet cut and cut it into curls to shape your hair. Then dry them, check again, and cut them after they finally dry.
I know many hairdressers follow this technical style or at least follow these methods, whether your hair is curly or straight. Cut it into thin slices, then cut it dry, and recheck to make sure it seems to make the most sense.
I don’t think many people mention this technique on the Internet, although I think it has a more versatile hairstyle that can be adapted to many different types of curly hair, as well as general hair types.
5. ONE THING TO AVOID: THINNING SCISSORS
If you have ever seen these scissors in a salon or placed them near your hair, you will immediately know why I said no to thinning scissors.
In the 80s, Farrah Fawcett flicks were top-rated, but these cuts are not scissors. You want thin curls. One blade of these scissors is an ordinary scissors blade, and the other side is a comb-like blade. They cut half of their hair.
Although they can thin your hair, their ends will also look very fine, making your hair look thin and silky.
6. THE ‘UNICORN CUT’
I have seen a lot of mentions on YouTube recently, and many curly-haired girls in the forum are talking about using “unicorn haircuts” to cut their family hair.
I really don’t want to participate, because I don’t want to encourage you to do so, but briefly, this is what you have to do: tie all your hair thickly into a ponytail on the top of your head then cut straight across.
The idea of this technique is to create a shag haircut with all layers of the same length. However, in most cases, it is tough to trim your hair evenly. You are not a professionally trained hairdresser; it is difficult to even for others.
What you will end up with looks more like a mullet. Try this operation at your own risk.
There are additional final notes about home haircuts:
Hairdressing scissors cost hundreds of dollars for a reason. They are incredibly sharp and are precision instruments.
Don’t think that you can cut your hair at home or trim your split ends with ordinary scissors. You will be more likely to use less sharp scissors to create more open ends.
Blunt scissors will dull the edges of the hair strands, which can lead to split ends.
In Australia, hairdressers receive three to four years of apprenticeship training, so don’t try to discredit their work by doing it yourself at home through YouTube videos.
I need a haircut because I have been trimming it for at least four months. It has grown very well because I have cut into some long layers and added some shoulder and face frame layers.
I also had so-called V-cuts in the past, and my hair was trimmed into a V at the back. I also have a version called U-cut, which has smoother edges.
These hairstyles are suitable for longer curls because they allow more layers to contain more curls on the sides. V-shaped or U-shaped haircuts look great on curly hair, but please note that it can thin the hair, which is why I chose a long layered style.
I prefer this way. And longer layers are more comfortable to style and weave for me.
I hope this helps you understand the best curly hairstyles, and as always, I suggest you take pictures with the hairdresser. Check this post to see why.