When your client comes into the salon with curly damaged hair, they may have a few questions about how to fix it – and we’ve got the answers. These are some of the most frequently asked questions we hear when it comes to stressed-out curls…
What Does Curly Hair Damage Look Like?
Some clients might not even know their curly hair is damaged. So how can they spot signs of stress? These are the symptoms they should be looking out for:
- Dullness and dryness.
- Changes in their curl pattern.
- Split ends and a rough texture.
- Breakage through the lengths.
- Excess frizz.
- Resistance to hydrating products.
If your client is experiencing one – or even all – of these signs of damaged curly hair, quick repair is needed to get their tresses back on track.
How Long Does it Take for Damaged Curly Hair to Repair?
The answer to this depends on just how damaged your client’s curly hair is. Restoring nourishment may take a matter of weeks, or it could even be months. What’s important is that your client stays consistent with the hair care routine above, and books in for regular trims to keep on top of the damaged lengths and ends. Over time, they’ll notice the signs of damaged curly hair start to disappear, as locks go back to their healthy, shiny and bouncy best.
How Often Should You Wash Damaged Curly Hair?
Everyone has their own hair wash routine that works uniquely for them, but if your client hasn’t figured theirs out yet, encourage them to invest in a little trial and error. They don’t want to be washing their curls too often, as they may be stripping moisture from their strands, but they also need to be shampooing frequently enough to purify their scalp. As a general guideline, advise them to wash their curls at least once per week. If their hair is prone to oiliness or build-up, they can lather up more often to keep curls clean and fresh.
Is it Better to Wash Damaged Curly Hair with Hot or Cold Water?
No matter if the hair is straight or curly, healthy or damaged, hot water is a no-go. It can strip the hair of natural oils and cause further damage. But this doesn’t mean your client wants to wash their hair with cold water; it won’t effectively remove their shampoos and conditioners. Instead, they always turn the tap to lukewarm; the perfect hair washing temperature for all hair types.
Looking for more ways to help your client care for their hair? Discover our complete collection of Hair Care Guides, featuring tips for every type and concern.
* When using ULTIMATE REPAIR Miracle Hair Rescue.
** Vs. non-conditioning shampoo.
*** When using ULTIMATE REPAIR Miracle Hair Rescue. Instrumental test versus non-conditioning shampoo.