If you've ever worked with curly hair, there's a good chance you know the name Nubia Suarez The NYC-based salon is known for her tried-and-true RëzoCut, a dry-cutting technique that amplifies volume, and she's also an expert when it comes to all things curls. Here, Suarez shares her top dos & don'ts when it comes to coloring curls.
- Incorporate hydration and moisture when coloring curls. It's essential!
- Use at least two lightening techniques in order for the color to be even.
- Use a clarifying treatment on the hair before lightening curly hair.
- Make sure curly hair is completely sectioned before you start to lighten it.
- Coloring curly hair too often can actually affect the curl pattern and result in looser curls and more fragile hair. Curly hair should only be colored every 3-6 months, depending on the texture. For type 2, every 3-4 months; type 3, every 5-6 months; type 4, twice a year.
- Lighten curly hair if the hair is at all compromised. The texture and integrity of curly hair should always be the top priority!
- Don’t lighten curly hair with more than 20-volume developer.
- Don’t lighten curly hair using only one technique.
- Don’t lighten curly hair without a clear method of sectioning the hair before you start.
- Never put lightened curly hair under heat! This withdraws moisture and can cause serious damage.