Top Tips for Working With Curly Hair

Published 19th May 2022 by Chlo Weldon

As clients are embracing their natural hair, we spoke to Matrix Global Artistic Director, Desmond Murray, on his top tips for getting the best out of curly and textured hair. 

According to Desmond, clients have been experimenting with their natural texture while working from home. “Many people have continued to embrace the length and natural curl of their hair. Gone are the requests for smooth blow dries and products to hide their curls, now they are looking for a whole new regime of caring and looking after their hair.”

Now, it’s all about combining healthy-looking curls with shorter layers. "Shorter, tailored haircuts which have some form of colour to amplify their curl pattern and texture. It’s about loving what you have naturally and enhancing the definition and structure of the hair strands," Desmond adds. "Clients are excited about their hair again and are looking for products to get the look at home. We need to recommend the right products to them. Once they master the application of gels and conditioners they’ll never look back. Every curly client is different, and they are all looking for bespoke advice, but once you’ve taught them how to care and style their curls, they will love you forever!"

Desmond’s Top Tips For Getting The Best Out of Curly and Textured Hair

  1. Don’t wash the hair too frequently as it will dry the scalp and the hair.
  2. Don’t cut the hair wet, cut it dry so you can see the natural texture while you cut.
  3. Don’t work against the curl formation, work with what you have.
  4. Always use a conditioner after shampooing, that hydrates curls without adding weight.
  5. Always use a wide-tooth comb when combing through the curls so you don’t disrupt the curl formation.
  6. Curls are crying out for moisture so apply a mask once a week to nourish the hair.

Looking for more info on curly hair? Check out the history of curly hair, here.

Chlo Weldon

Chlo Weldon

Published 19th May 2022

Chlo writes regular content for the print magazine and website, as well as scheduling the content for HJ’s social media channels. Chlo has a master’s degree in Magazine Journalism and previously worked as Assistant Editor at craft magazine Tattered Lace. After moving to London from her small hometown to be part of the HJ team, she is loving every minute of being involved in the industry. She loves a good treatment and is on a mission for a longer and thicker mane.

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