I finally went to see my hairdresser to get a new haircut. I got a lot of new layers to get my curls back to being more voluminous.
In my post about long curly hair I’ve already described why I needed to get a new haircut with more layers. Actually, I recommend every curly to get a haircut with lots of layers.
If you don’t have any layers, your curls look like a triangle with a flat top. To avoid exactly that flat top, my new layers are from the top to the bottom and by that lightening my curls. As your curls’ weight causes them to hang down, having lighter hair gets you more volume. As you can see in the picture below, I also got some layers from the back to the front with my curls at the front being shorter. To read more about what to tell your hairdresser, read this post.
After washing my curls the first time after getting them cut and colored they don’t yet clump as they usually do, I’ll just have to wash them a few more times to get them back to normal.
When looking at the first picture it’s quite obvious I have different curl patterns – the curls next to my face just don’t want to curl like my other curls do. They’re probably a 2b, while my other curls’ pattern is a 3a. I didn’t have the time to get the front to be curlier, but if you wish to do so, try the method I’ve described to revive second day curls, it’s the same technique (I’m planning to do a post on this).
Products I’ve used today:
- Shampoo: Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Gentle Cleansing Shampoo (get it here)
- Detangler: Kinky Curly Knot Today (get it here)
- Conditioner: Mop Top Daily Conditioner (get it here)
- Styler: Mop Top Medium Hold Anti Frizz Gel (get it here)
- A little something extra for shinier curls: DevaCurl Mirror Curls (get it here)