I had heard amazing things about the Curly look Salon based in the Proud Salon in Glasnevin. I got in touch with them through Facebook on 26th May to make an appointment I was asked to send three pictures of my hair down and curly, one front picture, side and back which I done straight away.
I wanted my appointment for the 11th June, so I booked well in advance and I was told on the day of the appointment to wash my hair using conditioner only and leave abit in and style my hair with conditioner as well. I was told to wear my hair curly which have never been told this before by a hairdresser, of course I was very excited and I informed my normal hairdresser I would be cheating on her, she took it well.
hair styled with conditioner only
My appointment was at 11am but of course I arrived 10 minutes early and couldn’t wait to get my hair done. Saulo my hair dresser was in the middle of cutting a lady with amazing curls and ten times curly than my hair so I kind of assumed he was nearly finished as my appointment was at 11, this was only the beginning of her treatment. As I was waiting another lady arrived again with amazing curls and she was in a hurry also both lady’s wore regular clients I was asked kindly would I mind if she skipped me, as there was a mix up booking. Now I had made my appointment back on 26th May so I felt like I had given enough notice for this not to happen. I of course smiled and said yes, after all this man is going to cut my hair I want him to love me. At no time was I offered a coffee/ tea or water thankfully I had a book and a bottle of water. About an hour and half later it was my turn.
Of course my hair has been straightened a lot so my natural curl is not as curly as what it used to be. Saulo told me I needed to stop straightening my hair and start using the curly method he informed me I needed a good bit cut off but he would only take a small bit of as he understood how hard it would be, I told him to take abit more but not as short as he would like. The cut itself was done with my hair dry and curly.
My hair was than washed I was handed a mirror to hold how I could see how he washes my hair, no shampoo was used instead a Cleanser was used.
There is a lot to take in and I do think it would be a good idea if he handed you out a leaflet at the end of your visit. So here goes and I may have gotten bits wrong lol.
I am to stop using shampoo straight away as it’s all about keeping my hair hydrated and shampoos contain sulfate and these chemicals are too harsh for curly hair and strip the hair of your natural moisture. I am now to Co-wash
Co washing is using only Conditioner to wash your hair. As moisture is very important to my hair I am to rinse water on my hair for at least two minutes. A cleanser is than used on my hair this is massaged into my scalp, Cleansers are gentler and help hydrate your hair unlike Shampoos and contain no sulfates so this helps balance my hair without stripping the natural oils. The Cleanser is than rinsed from my hair.
Than I am to use conditioner on the bottom of my hair and with my hands I am to detangle my hair, this means no more using a hair brush madness I know. I am also not to rinse out all the conditioner I am to leave some in my hair. As you may have guessed this is a lot to take in as you are getting your hair washed.
After my hair was washed a micro fibre towel was used to squeeze out water but you can also use an old cotton t-shirt or a pyjama top. Than Saulo split my hair into four sections, sides, back and top and evenly applied silicone-free gel evenly to my hair and scrunched it.
Saulo added small clips to lift roots of my hair and put me under a dryer while he moved on to his next lady.
I’d say I was about 30 to 40 minutes under the dryer. I was told to sit back on the chair, at this stage I touched my hair and it felt kind of hard but when Saulo put his hands in my hair and shook it the hardness left, he then gave it another trim and my hair was ready to go.
This visit cost €50 he Saulo had no product left to sell me and told me to call back on Thursday but after a bit of research online, I have ordered what I want from Amazon as you can’t seem to get the products in Ireland. I will let you all know how I get on.
When I got home I wasn’t happy with my curl on the front of my hair at all it just didn’t look curly as I was going out that night I didn’t want to wash my hair so I quickly washed just the front bit and used my own product and it worked out well.
as you can see I am not happy as all
Below picture is how my hair normally looks.
There is a big differance and also as you can see in the picture above me hair looks hard which is something I hate
I’m still not sold on the Curly look Salon for my type of curl but if you have a very tight curl you will love it, I picked up some great tips but you can find them all here Curly method. Saulo was very warm and talkative and seems like a lovely guy but at the end I just felt my hair didn’t look amazing and I would of liked if he done something with the front. I’m not sure I will be heading back but you never know.
After I washed the front of my hair
Since my visit I have been only using conditioner and haven’t used a hairbrush and its been going good, I’m looking forward to using the cleanser but I know I am going to find it hard not to getting a blow dry as I love the sleek look.
Lots of Love