Curls are better cut when damp The Ouidad Carve and Slice technique is done on wet hair. The advantage of cutting on damp hair instead of dry curls is that it allows the stylist to better understand your natural curl pattern and, in turn, give a more effective cut.
How do you prepare your hair for a dry curly cut?
Arrive at the salon as you normally wear your hair (no twist-outs, braids, curling or flat irons or any other manipulation). You can have a product applied, as long as it doesn't make the hair sticky (like gels or spray). Let your hair hang loosely—no clips, bands, bun and ponytails. It can disrupt your curl pattern.
What is the best way to let curly hair dry?
Instead of using a blowdryer, hair is gently “plopped” (or dropped) onto a T-shirt or microfiber towel, which is then tied up at the ends to allow moisture to absorb into the towel. The plopping motion downward onto the towel allows curls to dry in their natural curl pattern.
Should curly hair be cut in layers?
Curly hair layers are a great way to define and enhance all curl types – coils, waves, ringlets, etc. Layered hair allows curls to gain movement and retain bounce. Adding layers to naturally curl hair can promote definition, add texture, and help shape your hair.
Is it better to wet cut or dry cut curly hair?
Wet-cutting gives a consistent end to the curls, not shattered like dry-cutting can give. This results in a more consistent shape and less frizz. Wet-cutting gives your curls the ability to not always fall the exact same way and still look good.
Can I cut curly hair dry?
Remember to cut your curly hair when it's dry. Trimming hair 2 or 3 days after a wash is optimal because it's settled into its most natural state by then. If you've recently styled your hair with any heat, it's best to wait until your hair is natural again so you can see how it will rest in its most organic state.