Salon Otazzi is quickly becoming the curly hair specialist'.

The team implements special curly hair techniques and are proficient in enhancing  shape to compliment  the over all look ,- allowing the curls to flow, organically.

Your natural curls are stunning works of art which need to be cared for in a way different from all other hair types.

Cutting and styling curly hair requires the stylist to assess the curls individually- understanding that every head of curly hair is unique. The team at Otazzi educates guests on their particular hair structure; what causes damage and how to prevent it.

 

Otazzi always gives their professional reccommendations for all products, tools and ingredients best suited for curly hair.

 

 

 

a few tips to manage curly hair

 

 

 

 

air time

Always let your hair air dry whenever possible. If you’re in a rush, use paper towels or a clean T-shirt to dry your hair after a shower instead of a towel. Towels are rough and absorbent and more likely to cause breakage and frizz. 

 

 

no more brushes

Using a brushing can damage your sensitive curls. Always use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb, never use a plastic or metal brush. Try to comb your hair only when it's wet, but resist doing it too much. Don’t put any more strain on your delicate hair strands than necessary. 

 

ends first

When conditioning your hair, always start from the bottom and work your way up. This technique can help reduce frizz and avoid uneven curls. Follow the same practice when combing your hair. 

 

how often should you wash your curl? 

For all hair types, shampooing too frequently is hard on hair, no matter which shampoo you use. Shampooing too often just makes dry hair more dry, and the manipulation from towel-drying, brushing, and then using a blow dryer or flatiron causes more damage. Extensive research on hair shows that, without question, the less you manipulate it, the better. Try getting your hands on a cleanser conditioner. Also known as the “no-poo method,” helps your hair stay hydrated. If you must return to using shampoo, stick with sulfate-free products to help prevent frizz.

 

To prevent dryness, concentrate your shampooing effort mostly on the scalp. After your scalp is good and clean then gently shampoo the ends of your hair. Once should be plenty to get your hair clean. Shampooing twice isn't necessary, so just ignore the common directive you see on the packaging to "lather, rinse, repeat." 

 

styling curly hair

 

If your curly hair is thick and coarse, apply a silicone serum to the length of your hair before you start styling or add other styling products. Avoid the hair closest to the scalp.

 

If your curly hair is fine and thin, then use a silicone spray and apply as little as possible to the length of your hair, again avoiding the scalp.

 

If you want only minimal hold, then use lightweight styling lotions or gels.

 

Letting your hair dry naturally is definitely less damaging, but not always practical. Use your blow dryer on a low setting with a diffuser attachment. This reduces the impact of the air blowing over your hair, and helps your curls better maintain their shape. Be sure to scrunch (lightly squeeze) the curls, gently lifting your hair at the root as you go. It helps to apply a styling cream first​.

 

When applying styling products don't use too much, and take the time to apply them evenly. Apply a little extra where you need it, but even then, be careful not to overdo. You don't want a big glob in one area and not enough in another!