Thursday, January 19, 2012

Detangling Curly Hair

One step of curly hair care that is often overlooked is detangling. Tangles and knots get in the way of creating perfect ringlets and frizz free curly hair. Because healthy hair loses an average of one hundred hairs each day, combing through and detangling will not only give you better results with styling, but also get rid of all those loose hairs.

The winter season is the time of year when curly heads notice extra tangles at the back of their head where curls rub against the collar of a winter jacket. The constant rubbing on the collar of the jacket against curly hair inevitably causes knots and tangles. These are the most stubborn and painful, but are also the most important tangles to remove to prevent extreme matting. To easily remove and instantly detangle these knots use Slip™ Detangler. Slip™ will close the open hair cuticles, resulting in easier and less painful detangling without depositing a film on your hair. Use a generous amount of Slip™ and for 10 to 20 seconds allow the product to properly balance the pH of your hair. When you are detangling, try to be relaxed and work from roots to ends to give each knot time to untangle. Avoid frantically trying to pull and tug at the tangles as this will cause more pain and cause damage to the hair. After removing tangles, styling curly hair is effortless as the products can now effectively penetrate the hair for ease of style management.

Having the right tool for detangling is just as important in removing knots and tangles. The Bone Comb has both large and small teeth to combat all types of knots. Start by using the large teeth for the worst knots and tangles and comb through slowly to eliminate tangles. Then use the small teeth on the comb to achieve a tangle-free head of curly hair. When looked after properly, a Bone Comb can last a hairstylist for their entire career.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Importance of Cutting Curly Hair

Curly hair care involves getting the perfect haircut for your curl type and knowing how to style and manage your hair to achieve its maximum potential. Hair cutting techniques for curly hair are very different from cutting techniques for straight hair. Cutting straight hair requires an accuracy and tension that predict where the hair will fall. When used on curly hair, the ‘S’ formation of the curl is overlooked. Traditional layering techniques cause the unwanted ledge – a mistake that could take years to grow out. Many curly hairstyles cut curly hair too short not allowing for shrinkage. The results are a drastic loss of blend and hair length which we call ‘cutting shock’.

Cutting curly hair is the most complicated of all hairstyling procedures. The creative concept of cutting curly hair is all about understanding the correct distribution of bulk, where to eliminate the excess bulk to add volume movement and bounce, where to help enhance facial features or cover-up others and create easy to maintain fashionable hairstyles for all curly hair types. Before changing your long or short curly hairstyle try to examine the shape of your face. Take note of where the widest parts of your hair are, as these are the areas where you need the most volume control. Understanding the shape of your face, bone structure and profile will guide you to the right curly hairstyle.

We all know it’s a challenge to find a great hairstylist, especially a ‘curly-savvy’ stylist. Start by booking a consultation with a recommended salon. It’s important to have a consultation with a hairstylist before deciding on any drastic changes to your curly hair, this will determine if your cut is a success or a failure. Having a consultation will allow you to ask the stylist about his/her cutting techniques and the stylists will get a sense of your ability to style and manage your own curls. Collect photos of people with similar curl types and identify what you like and dislike about their hairstyle. Pictures are a great way to help your hairstylist get a better understanding on the look you want to achieve and will help bridge the gap in communication during the consultation.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Win A Year Supply of Curl Keeper™ Facebook Contest

 Back by popular demand, Win a Year Supply of Curl Keeper™ Facebook Contest will return starting January 2012.  Over the past year Curly Hair Solutions™ has spoken to many of our fans on one-on-one bases and listened to all of our consumers informative responses and have truly seen the benefit of social media.

If you haven’t already, please “Like” our Facebook group Curly Hair Solutions™ and become a fan!  Be a part of our Curly Hair Solutions™ Facebook Community and ask curly hair questions, learn styling curly hair tips, post comments, browse our product line-up, find what type of products to use for your curly hair type, become a curly hair club member, win free prizes, enter CHS contests, and be informed about our new and exciting deals every month!

To enter the contest ‘Like’ us on Facebook for a chance to Win A Year Supply of Curl Keeper™!

It`s that easy! So quickly, “Like” us on Facebook today and get CHS Facebook status reminders and contest hints of when CHS is giving away the year supply of Curl Keeper™!

Between January 5th and February 5th Curly Hair Solutions™ will choose a day the contest will open and the 30th person to tag themselves in a picture modeling their gorgeous naturally curly locks, will win A Year Supply of Curl Keeper™.

If you “Like” us in Facebook already don’t worry you can still enter the contest. Just stay locked to our Facebook page everyday for hints and updates on when to post your gorgeous curly photos.

The Winner will receive a 1 Year supply of Curl Keeper™.
1 Year = 12 Curl Keeper 33.8oz/1000ml

Contest Rules: One picture per person. Inappropriate photos will be deleted from the Facebook Curly Hair Solutions™ fan page and the contestant will be eliminated from the contest. This contest is only open to North American consumers. Skill testing question (2 × 4) + (10 × 3) =