Big hair, don’t care: how to embrace your curls – part 1

Big hair, don’t care: how to embrace your curls – part 1

We hear it all time at our hair salon in Rugby – “I wish my hair was straight.” Despite the envious onlooks of their straight-haired sisters, the mortified gasps of our hairstylists, and the curly-haired models dominating our magazine front covers, many of our curly clients loathe their frizzy locks. We’re here to change that by showing you how to embrace your curls, love your waves and step away from the straighteners.

Ever since your mum first let your hair down, everyone’s been jealous of your curls. But you don’t feel the same way. Fuzzy frizz, lioness volume, unruly strands and extra dryness all culminate in a hair day that’s never been good. At “Mack Hair and Beauty”, we understand your pain but we also know how beautiful your hair can look – you just need to know how to embrace your curls.

So strap in, take your hair tie out and let’s get big.

1. Work with your hair

The more you try to straighten the life out of your curls, the more your curls are going to hate you. The first step in embracing your curls is committing to working with your curls. It can be scary but it can also be incredibly freeing. So repeat with us in one, two, three: “BIG HAIR, DON’T CARE!”

2. Get a curly hair cut

The key to making your curls fall just right is having a haircut that is just right. Blunt cuts and block lengths are great for straight hair but can result in that dreaded triangle shape with some curly hair. Speak to your “curly hairstylist” for advice on the best cut and layers for your curl type and hair length.

3. Understand your curls

Speaking of curl type, it’s important to understand the type of curls you have and how best to care for them.

There are 12 main different hair types, all loving drawn out by one of our team:

Mack Hair Rugby - curly hair guide

Category one is considered straight, two is considered wavy, three is considered curly and four is considered kinky-curly. Why does this all matter? It directly affects how your curls will respond to different products, treatments, cuts and styles.

4. Understand your hair type

As well as curl type, you also have different hair types. These largely consist of:

Texture: fine, medium or coarse

Your hair’s texture is the thickness of one single strand of hair. Fine curls are more easily damaged, while coarse curls are far more resistant.

Thickness: thin, medium or thick

Your hair’s thickness is simply how many strands of hair your have per square inch. For example, you might have thin hair but a lot of it!

Porosity: low, normal or high

Your hair’s porosity is how easily your hair absorbs and retains moisture. Low porosity hair finds it hard to absorb moisture but, once absorbed, holds onto it really well. High porosity hair absorbs moisture really quickly but finds it difficult to hold onto it.

Again, all of this knowledge will help you to research the best methods and products for your specific curl type. But exactly what products are best for curly hair?

Find out in part two of our “Big hair, don’t care: how to embrace your curls blog series”. See you next week!

About Mack Hair and Beauty

Mack Hair and Beauty is a leading hair salon in Rugby, specialising in all hair types from poker straight to spiralling curls. Our passion is making clients fall in love with their natural hair so if you’re looking to embrace your curls, book an appointment today.

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