I recently went to get highlights and a haircut at a new salon, where the owner not only had curly hair himself, but he did a fantastic job with my unruly waves. I've definitely found an excellent salon and a trustworthy person, and I'm planning on putting my hair in his hands from now on. Hurray!
This salon uses Aveda products almost exclusively, and I was surprised not only by the quality and length of time the color is lasting, but also that the products I'm now using form their Curly line are actually doing a fantastic job. The Aveda products I'm using are Aveda's Madder Root conditioner, Be Curly curl control (on no-shampoo days), and a mix of Be Curly curl enhancer and Confixor (on shampoo days).
Some tricks the stylist/owner suggested I try:
- use more enhancer for definition or more confixor for hold
- split the hair product mix in half and use a little at a time, versus overwhelming the curl with too much product all at once
- Distribute very well!
- hit the curls with a diffuser for a few minuts as you scrunch and then end with a cool blast -- helps to retain shape longer, particularly to usually flat root area