If you are tired of the same boring color options for spring, try this.

Love your curls but bored with the color options?

 

Or perhaps you are afraid you won't be natural anymore after you color.

There is so much discussion about if you color are you still considered to be 'natural' and my answer is that it depends on what your definition and hair goals are. Let’s break this down.

Color application is a chemical that alters the bonds in your hair strands. For example, the lighter or blonder you go, the straighter your curls will become. With that being said, your hair is chemically processed once you apply color or lightener to the hair. Therefore if you don’t want any chemicals in your hair then simply opt out of a color service. For the rest of us that are ready to explore some vibrant pinks, purples, and everything in between, let me introduce you to a color specialist that will take you to Candy Color World. Meet Leysa Carrillo, a stylist at Atelier by Square Salon in Las Vegas, NV.

What are your favorite color trends for curly girls this season?

  • Sugar Plum (above): This technique with a lot of movement can work on loose curls better, showing the  multiples all the multiple colors.
  • Pink Flower (below): Ombre technique for those with tighter curls, a darker interior transitioning to a lighter ends.

What are your favorite brands for conditioning colored curls?

"My favorite lines are Pulpriot and Joico," says Carrillo. "I love the consistency, both of them condition and have great shine. They don’t smell chemically they have beautiful scents. I hate when colors look dull the older they get, but these lines fade amazingly.”

Is it challenging to color naturally curly hair?

“Yes, it is another world. You have to always check the elasticity of the curls. No heat with the color process since the curly hair cuticles are already open. With the right knowledge and products, you can get  soft, healthy curls after a curl service.”

What is your favorite technique when coloring natural curls?

“I make sure I ask if they wear their hair curly all the time, or alternate, that will determine what technique I use--curly hair is always thirsty for moisture, my clients have to do regular deep-conditioning treatments before coloring appointments.”

Are ingredients in the color line important to you?

“Yes, always! Various types of alcohols, which can also dry the hair, are present in most hair color. Check out the official ingredient list for a hair color formula."

How important is product maintenance on curls that have been colored?

“Choosing the right professional products is extremely important it maintains the integrity and  healthiness of the hair. Be sure to always break your hair up in sections when shampooing, conditioning, and applying styling product. By sectioning the hair in small sections it allows you to coat every strand and ensure definition when styling. If you quickly apply a product all over, you may miss certain areas and your curls may not be as defined.”

To sum it up

Make sure you read and research and find a professional that is use to working with curly hair. I would recommend the Surface Curls hair care line because it has vitacolor complex to protect your color investment. Happy spring and summer coloring!

You can book an appointment with stylist Leysa Carrillo here

Stacy is the owner of Augusta, GA-based curly hair salon, DyeVerCity. Follow her on Instagram @DyeVerCity.

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