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Last updated: January 08, 2020

Textured Hair Troubles? Read This!

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5 Tips To Up Your Texture Styling Game

Looking to start working with textured hair and don’t know where to start? Don’t worry! Michelle O’Connor (@michelleoconnorbeauty), The Salon by InStyle’s Creative Director, has got you covered with these five essential tips that will soothe your curly hair fears. Scroll down for the deets and then get to styling! 


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1. Work With Small Sections

Textured hair can be intimidating because it’s a lot of everything—curls, density and volume. The secret is to work in small sections. Whether you’re cutting, coloring or styling, sectioning the hair allows you to gain control.



2. Cut The Hair Dry

A curl pattern is rarely the same across the entire head, so Michelle prefers to cut the hair dry and in its natural state because it’s the easiest way to see how the hair moves. When it’s wet, texture and length can be deceiving because curly hair tends to shrink once it’s dry.  


3. It’s All Visual

When cutting textured hair in its natural state, Michelle doesn’t use a comb. Instead, she uses her pinky finger to separate sections and to determine the curl pattern. Then, she’ll simply cut any areas that are sticking out and thin out texturized ends by slide cutting.



4. Use The Right Products

The right products are a must for controlling unwanted frizz. Matrix’s Biolage 3 Butter Control System is perfect for managing textured hair. “The name of the product gives it substance,” says Michelle. “‘Butter’ in the title speaks to clients with textured, wiry hair, and they immediately know it will help control curls and offer some uniformity to their pattern,” says Michelle.


5. Work On Wet Hair

Michelle recommends applying product on soaking wet hair and then using a microfiber towel to squeeze out the excess water. Need a little help on what Biolage 3 Butter Control System products to use? No problem!


    • Dry Hair: Leave Biolage 3 Butter Control System Conditioner and Biolage 3 Butter Control System Overnight Mask in the hair without rinsing.


    • Fine & Wiry Textured Hair: Rinse out Biolage 3 Butter Control System Conditioner in the shower, then apply Biolage 3 Butter Control System Overnight Mask and leave in for more curl control.


    • Moisturized Hair: Apply Biolage 3 Butter Control System Overnight Mask on dry hair at night. Then, in the morning, rinse out the mask and the conditioner and style the hair using the Biolage 3 Butter Control System Day Cream.


Note: Leaving the products on the hair overnight can seem strange, but they won’t leave the hair sticky or greasy. The system is designed to lock in moisture, eliminate frizz and keep the curl pattern intact.



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