Natural texture patterns are completely unique to each person. Everything from tight coils to loose curls, thick texture, or thin density all play a role when it comes to the individual. Because of these ever-changing factors, styling naturally curly hair comes down to strategy and making sure you have a game plan. While a lot of the time a great hairstyle comes down to the cut and color placement, product, sectioning, and drying play a large role in the outcome. Sharing his expertise, Sam Villa, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Sam Villa and Global Artistic Ambassador for Redken, details how to enhance larger curl patterns.
The Top 7 Styling Tips To Enhance Large Curl Patterns
- Start with a good moisturizing line, such as Redken All Soft to shampoo and condition hair.
- After cleansing and conditioning, divide clean, wet hair into six sections. Three sections in the front (side, top, side) and three sections in the back (crown, center back, nape).
- Start product application at the nape. We suggest applying Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl Cream Serum to the first section and brush through with a Sam Villa Signature Series 9 Row Finishing Brush.
- Then, gently squeeze/scrunch the section with your hands, hold for 5 -10 seconds and then release.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each section.
- Dry into place with a Sam Villa Artist Series Professional Blow Dryer and Diffuser. Make sure not to pull on the hair when drying.
- Dry completely and use your fingers to shake the hair to release defined polished curls.
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Credits: Hair/Sam Villa; Guest Artist/Jose Luis Salon; Creative Director/Teresa Romero; Photographer/Nico Nordstrom Obsidian & Blush; Makeup/Sarah Contey-Leticia Tapia; Wardrobe/Michi Lafary Obsidian & Blush; Model/Ilisa Layne.