Curly hair can be difficult to cut and style. Curly-haired people often leave their salon feeling dissatisfied. When cutting a curly fringe, there are many things to keep in mind, for instance: the way the bangs lay when they are wet versus dry, how frizzy your hair gets and the overall texture of your curls. To ensure a stylish and attractive fringe, follow these easy steps.
Things You'll Need
- Spray bottle filled with water
- Wall-mounted mirror
Dampen your hair with the spray bottle. Hair should be wet enough so that it lies slightly flat, but is not sopping.
Style your hair as you would usually wear it. For example, if you part it on the right side, part it on the right side now. This helps you to see how your fringe will naturally fall.
Arrange the hair you want to cut onto your forehead into bangs. Use only a small amount of hair at first. You can always go back later and cut more.
Cut the fringe a bit longer than you'd like it to be. Depending on how tight your curls are, you may want to allow as much as an inch extra. When your hair is at its normal moisture level, it should spring back into place.
Hold scissors at a 45 degree angle. This angle will enable you to wear your bangs both free-flowing and sculpted.
Tips & Warnings
- If your hair does not look how you want it to upon drying, re-wet your hair and repeat the process.
- Avoid a blunt cut, curls spring so a blunt cut can be impractical.
- Never use a razor to cut curly hair. Hairstylist Ayla Garrot of Five Color Cowboy Salon in San Jose, CA says using a razor can produce unattractive frayed ends.
- Naturally Curly: Where Curls Come to Life
- Ayla Garrot, Hairstylist; Five Color Cowboy Salon; San Jose, CA
- Photo Credit man image by Mat Hayward from Fotolia.com
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