First, know your curl
There are a multitude of hair types when it comes to curly hair and each style can be enhanced and worked with to achieve your best curl. Naturally Curly put together a helpful picture guide to the types of textures, including wavy, curly, and coils. Learning your hair texture and its styling secrets will help your choose the proper hair care products and a haircut best suited to your particular texture.
Non-negotiable: Find a hair stylist with curl experience
When choosing a hair stylist, ask for one with experience in curly hair. According to Amy Pusateri, co-owner of Fringe Beauty Lounge in Wexford, Pennsylvania, there is a big difference in quality and technique when you choose a stylist specializing in curls. “They should be cutting your hair dry and working with it in its fantastic natural state before wetting,” Pusateri explains. When curly hair is cut wet it’s more likely to appear shorter and lay differently. Here are 38 secrets hair stylists won’t tell you.