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(From the Ouidad Blog) Ouidad Professional Jason Hallman Explains in his Blog post "How To Wash Your Curly Hair The Right Way"

Our hair suffers intensely over the winter months with all the heat and dryness we encounter daily. Signature Styles is the leading hair salon in Montpelier, VT and brings you some of the best styling and hair care regimens for curly hair through our Ouidad line.

Ouidad offers the finest fully researched and proven curly hair products available today. Their work to understand curly hair and its deeper needs has been an ongoing love affair for over 30 years. They know your curl intimately and regardless of pattern type or individual style, they have the product to keep your hair healthy, hydrated and happy.

Which Cleanser Should I Use?

“Choose a shampoo or co-wash based on the condition your hair is in,” Hallman says. “If your hair is dry, brittle, or damaged, go for an extra-moisturizing formula like Ouidad’s Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Oil.”

Determine the condition of your curls and choose products that will provide the results you are looking for.

Need to wash away buildup? Try a clarifying shampoo.

Want to control frizz? Opt for an anti-frizz formula.

Choose a cleansing or clarifying shampoo that is specific for your curl's type and condition. Tight/kinky curls do best with a co-wash regimen, while loose curls prefer a volume-boosting shampoo and conditioner combo.

“If most shampoos leave your hair feeling too squeaky clean and dry, try Ultra-Nourishing Cleansing Oil – it has fatty acids that cushion your curls, and it’s great for all curl types (even fine hair).” –Jason Hallman, Ouidad Curl Advisory Board

How Often Should I Wash My Hair?

clarifying shampooIt depends on your curl type. Loose and classic curls can lather up two to four times a week. Kinky curl types can co-wash weekly, and deep cleanse with shampoo once a month. Tight curls fall somewhere in between – shampoo or co-wash every few days to a week. A good rule of thumb: If your curls feel dry, try washing less frequently.That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wet your hair.

“Rinse and condition more often; shampoo less,” Hallman advises. If you work out daily, rinse and co-wash your curls instead of shampooing every day.

How do I prevent tangles?

“Don’t shampoo in a circular motion, which tangles the curls,” Hallman advises. “Instead, use a gentle back and forth motion, and avoid bunching up your curls.” Massage your shampoo or co-wash into your roots, and work the lather down the mid-lengths and lightly on the ends.

If your curls are very knotted, carefully break up the tangles with your fingers before wetting your hair – but don’t dry brush your curls. “Because curly hair stretches so much, you’ll get less breakage if you detangle wet,” Hallman says.

What's The Best Way to Condition Curly Hair?

If you’re a loose or classic curl type, apply your conditioner from your hair’s mid-lengths to ends, “so you don’t weigh down the roots and create a pyramid,” Hallman says. If your curls are tight or kinky, you can condition closer to the scalp as well as through the ends.

Use your fingers to detangle as you distribute the conditioner, or if your curls are especially prone to tangling, comb through with a wide tooth comb or Ouidad’s Double Detangler.

Let your conditioner soak in for between two and five minutes (“the longer the better,” Hallman says).

If your goal is elongated curls, don’t rinse out all the conditioner – leave a light coating on the hair to add weight to the curls.

Signature Styles in Montpelier, VT

Hair salons in Montpelier, VT are not all equal. Hair stylists are dedicated to their profession, but no salon in the area has taken that dedication to the next step and beyond like the Hair Care professionals at Signature Styles have done. Our staff receives continuing training and professional education in using our spectacular products.

Signature Styles is an exclusive provider and salon featuring Ouidad curly hair products in Central, Vermont. Whether you need hair styling in Montpelier, VT, a make-up consultation, or specific products and advice on how to manage your gorgeous curls, we are here to offer you the best in the area.

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