How to Manage Curly Hair

Curly hair can be absolutely stunning, especially with the right maintenance routine. It’s important to keep moisture and shape in curly hair so it can grow and stay healthy. Pixie Salon is here to help our curly hair clients with various products and at-home tips to achieve gorgeous, bouncy, frizz free spirals.


Products

Unite Boing Curl System

Curly hair needs moisture and nourishment, especially in months with dry, cold air. As it gets warmer, hair needs to be protected from environmental factors, such as humidity, salt air/water, and UV light. Unite’s Boing Curl System is formulated with added moisture and humectants to enhance and protect those curls.

Boing Curl Shampoo & Conditioner

The Boing shampoo is a hydrating cream-to-foam formula. It cleanses and restores elasticity and shine, which is vital in keeping curls healthy and frizz-free. Coconut extract restores the pH balance in hair, and this doesn’t clog the drain the way regular coconut oil does! Additionally, the vegetable oils in this shampoo strengthen and nourish each strand. Chamomile and oats promote hair growth and soothe.

Unite’s Boing Curl Conditioner pairs perfectly with the shampoo. This conditioner is all about keeping those locks moisturized to prevent frizz and keep curls strong. Curls will noticeably be enhanced. Much like the shampoo, the conditioner has chamomile to promote hair growth, too.

Boing Curl Leave-In

Many of our Pixie clients love the 7 Seconds Detangler. For those with a curly mane, we suggest the Boing Curl Leave-In. It detangles, protects, and refreshes the hair. The ingredients, such as plant-sourced vitamins and oils, lock in moisture, which battle against frizz. For anyone who uses a blow dryer or curling iron, which we’ll get into a little later, the hair will be protected because this leave-in is a thermal-protectant.

As mentioned, the 7 Seconds Detangler is another option for those with curls because it will help detangle the hair and refresh second day curls. This detangler also gives moisture and shine, protects against heat, and tames those flyaway hairs.

Boing Curl Moisture Curl Cream

Humidity will be kicked to the curb with this cream, moisture and control will bring the bounce back to those curls. This unique blend of coconut and Argan Oil delivers the ultimate nourishment curls need to stay healthy year-round. An added bonus is this cream, whether you use a blow dryer or fully air-dry, won’t leave the hair sticky or crunchy.

Boing Defining Curl Cream

When curls need some definition and hold, the Boing Defining Curl Cream works wonders. Like the previous Boing products, it has a mix of ingredients that will lock in moisture and strengthen hair, but this particular product also contains organic polymer that hold curls in place, which gives definition and a touchable finish.

Boosta Thickening Creme

Unite’s Boosta line is perfect for those seeking volume and thickness, but it also has benefits for curls. This creme will help curls stick together, providing them with a fuller look and more bounce. Apply it to damp hair through the ends and let air dry or use a diffuser to activate Boosta’s volumizing effects.

Unite’s U Oil

Truthfully, Unite’s U Oil is great for any hair type. U oil gives protection against UV and heat styling while combatting frizz and adding shine. Fighting frizz is important to help spirals look and stay maintained. It will also cut down the time it takes to blow dry. This oil is versatile because it can be applied to damp or dry hair.

Blow Drying and Brushing

It is best to comb through curls while the hair is soaking wet, preferably while still in the shower. After using a leave in conditioner, comb through the curls using a wide tooth comb or fingers. Start from the bottom and work up. Don’t try to brush through after the hair is towel dried.

Above, we mentioned using a blow dryer for curls, but there’s a difference when it comes to blow drying curly hair. To get the best defined curls without the frizz, use a diffuser attachment. Sometimes holding your head upside down and pushing the curls up slightly with the diffuser will add definition and volume. Our stylists recommend not blow drying the hair fully because curly hair will often do better drying naturally.

Bedtime

When offering advice to her clients, whether it’s for fine hair or curly and seemingly unmanageable hair, Shannon will often recommend trying out a satin pillowcase. A satin pillowcase will help minimize frizz because the friction is lessened. Due to the satin being softer, your hair, curly or not, will look less slept on in the morning.

Unite’s microfiber towel head wrap overnight will keep the frizz away and allow natural waves look and feel more manageable.

For those with curls, sleeping with hair in “pineapple” style might be a saving grace. If the length allows, bring all the hair up into a loose bun on the top of the head, resembling a pineapple. This keeps the hair from being tousled and tangled throughout the hair, leaving curls intact.

When hair needs a refresher in the morning, add either water or a leave-in conditioner to the hair and run your fingers through it to bring back some moisture and bounce. For pieces that don’t seem like they will cooperate, try curling them with a wand or curling iron.

Haircuts

One of the best haircut techniques for curly hair is adding in layers. Layers loosen up the hair and enhance the natural curl pattern. Layer can add volume if curls seem to lay flat. Graduation can help tame and shape unruly curls by adding weight and structure to the hair.


Do you use any of the Boing products? What is your favorite? Will you be trying any of these techniques, or do you have a technique that wasn’t mentioned here? We’d love to hear from you in the comments or on social media. Be sure to give Pixie Salon a follow!

Smooth Hair Made Easy

Keratin treatments make unmanageable hair easier to control, shiny, and healthier. So many factors affect the condition of hair: the weather, heat treatments, color, and even water changes the ph balance. When hair frizzes, takes forever to dry, and is uncooperative it is almost impossible for it to look healthy and done. There are ways to help maintain the frizz and make hair shiny and healthy.

Below, we’ve listed some in-salon treatments at Pixie. Good hair doesn’t stop at the salon, however, so we’ve included some products that will help maintain that mane at home.


Keratin Treatment

Keratin Treatments are the ultimate solution to obtain smooth, manageable hair. The best part is that Keratin Treatments can be customized for different hair types, from straight to curly, and lasts months at a time. Below are the four options Pixie offers.

Smoothing

The Smoothing Keratin Treatment is the most requested at Pixie Salon. This treatment is for all hair types, which makes it a very popular option. KCSmooth gives total manageability, making styling and blow drying much easier. This treatment lasts roughly three to six months.

KCMAX

For those with straight hair, KCMAX is the strongest treatment available. Results give straighter and smoother hair. This treatment will last up to three to six months. After the in-salon service, it can be paired with the KCMAX spray at home.

Personalized Blowout (PBO)

A Personalized Blowout is customized for each client. No matter straight or curly hair, this Keratin Treatment can work for any hair type. It can be used to achieve straighter hair or define existing curls. The great part is that it aids in eliminating frizz. Just like the previous two treatments, PBO lasts about three to six months.

After the in-salon treatment, it is recommended to pick up the Keratin Complex PPH sealing masque as a final step at home. This masque has strengthening actives, botanicals, and moisturizing butters that helps preserve the hair fiber’s strength. It ensures the ultimate finish by helping to secure the new shape of the hair, leaving hair nourished and visibly smooth and shiny.

Express Blowout (EBO)

While normal Keratin Treatments take up to two hours in the salon, an Express Blowout only takes an hour to an hour and a half. It is an easy add-on to a color or haircut service. Unlike the previously mentioned treatments, the EBO lasts up to six weeks.

Vital Shots

A Keratin Treatment can take a chunk of time out of the day, but getting a Vital Shot takes a fraction of the time and is a glimpse of what a Keratin Treatment could do for hair.

Vital Shots stop frizz and protect against sun, UV, and aging. It gives hair strength from the inside and repairs damage, leaving hair soft, silky, shiny, and smooth. Unlike the longevity of Keratin Treatments, Vital Shots last multiple washes.

If booking a color service, adding on a Vital Shot does not take any additional processing time, so it’s a great and quick option for those crunched for time.


Products

Whether you opt in for a Keratin Treatment or Vital Shots or not, there are products available at Pixie Salon that can be used at home to help the manageability of hair, combatting frizz and providing shine.

7 Seconds Detangler

Unite’s 7 Seconds Detangler is a go-to for many at Pixie Salon. Not only does it detangle but it tames flyaway hairs and frizz. It will give hair the perfect balance of moisture and proteins, which will give hair a healthy shine while strengthening.

7 Seconds Glossing Spray

Trouble controlling frizz? Grab this anti-humectant shine spray. Frizzes will be gone and hair will be left smooth and shiny. It’s so airy and lightweight that it is perfect for any hair type. This glossing spray will protect against UV and heat tools to keep hair healthy.

U Oil

For hair that needs a refresher, repair, and some shine, Pixie Salon can’t get enough of Unite’s U Oil. It is the best multi-tasking product out there, taming frizz and flyaway hairs, hydrating dry hair, reducing blow dry time, and adding shine. U Oil is great for any hair type, fine or thick.

An added bonus is this Argan oil can be used on nail cuticles and skin. It really does it all!

7 Seconds Masque

Giving hair the moisture it needs will help it look shinier and healthier. Unite’s 7 Seconds Masque is sure to impress with giving hair that much needed moisture it deserves. The masque should be left on for ten minutes before washing out of the hair to give amazing shine, softness, and manageability out of the shower. It only needs to be used once every one or two weeks as the results are long lasting.


Frizz, dullness, and unmanageable hair can be beat! These in-salon and at home solutions can help you revive hair.

Did you know during February 2021, Pixie Salon is running a Keratin Treatment special? We are offering $100 off a any Keratin Treatment. However, EBO is excluded from this promotion but will receive a free shampoo and conditioner instead of the discount.

Do you currently use any of these in-salon services or at home products? If not, are you looking forward to giving some a try? We’d love to hear about your experiences and hair goals in the comments and on social media, so be sure to give Pixie Salon a follow.

  • ABOUT PIXIE SALON

    Pixie Salon is a hair and beauty salon located in Pennington, New Jersey. Pixie provides top notch service to the Princeton and Hopewell Township areas with some of the best hair stylists in the industry.  We pride ourselves on servicing our clients with fabulous, cuts, color, blowouts, and formal hairstyles, including Wedding and Bridal hair. Our stylists continue their education to bring our clients the newest trends, remaining one of the top beauty salons in Pennington, NJ.

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  • PIXIE SALON LOCATION

  • Pixie Salon
    23 West Delaware Ave
    Pennington NJ 08534
  • Telephone: 609-737-8700
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