How Should I Prepare for my Curly Cut

We want everyone to have the most comfortable experience in my chair, and get the best results. It is an absolute requirement for your hair to be clean, down, dry and fully detangled. No ponytails, braids, clips or buns so your curls aren’t altered. We cut the  hair dry in its natural state, and need to see the true pattern of your curls. If you have been experiencing tough tangles, I recommend you detangle meticulously in small two-inch sections.

If you do not follow these requirements— you will be charged a detangling fee, and we will not be able to fully complete the service.

What Can I Expect from my Curly Cut Appointment

Every appointment starts with a consultation to discuss lifestyle, short and long-term goals for your curls. After your custom dry-cut, I will wash your hair and provide an informative styling & drying session where I’ll share product recommendations, tips and techniques for maintaining your curls.

To make sure you don’t miss any important information, I kindly ask that you bring something to take notes or use your phone to write down key points. This will also serve as a helpful reference for you in the future.

How do you prepare your hair for going lighter?

Before dying your hair, you will want to make sure it is in the best condition possible. This means using a good quality shampoo and conditioner that will help to strengthen and protect your hair.

You should also invest in good hair treatments, something packed with protein, in order to fortify the hair shaft – that should protect your hair during the lightening process.

And try and avoid using heat styling tools, at least for a while, as they will only further damage your hair, and try to not wash your hair every day – it only makes it drier and more porous.

How to lighten hair without bleach

If you are set on lightening your hair but are afraid of bleach, there are a few ways to accomplish your hair goals, each with its own pros and cons. Here are a few of the most popular methods:

Hair Lightening Shampoos

Hair lightening shampoos are a popular way to lighten hair, and they’re a great option if you’re looking for something that’s gentle on your hair. These shampoos work by slowly fading the color of your hair, so they’re perfect for those who want to make a gradual change.

The downside of hair-lightening shampoos is that they can take a while to work, and they may not be as effective if your hair is very dark.

Hair Lightening Sprays

Hair lightening sprays are another popular option for those looking to lighten their hair. These sprays work by temporarily lightening the hair, so they’re perfect for those who want to experiment with a lighter color without making a permanent change.

The downside of hair-lightening sprays is that they can be quite messy, and they may not work as well on very dark hair.

Hair Dyes

If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, hair dyes are a great option. Some hair dyes can lift your hair a few shades without pre bleaching it.

The downside of hair dyes is that they can still be damaging to your hair, as they also use harsh chemicals to remove the pigment from your hair. They also won’t be able to lift your hair to a superlight blonde if it’s naturally dark or dyed a darker color.

What’s the least damaging way to lighten hair?

If you’re looking for a way to lighten your hair, without damaging all of it, then highlights are a great option. By bleaching only parts of your hair, you can still achieve a much lighter shade overall without having to process all of the hair.

Don’t attempt this at home though! Getting the right shade will not only depend on the product used, but also on the type of highlights, and their placement. So if you truly want healthy, blonde hair – make sure to book an appointment with a professional!


If you’re looking to go blonde but are worried about the damage that may be caused, don’t fret! With the right care before and after bleaching it, you can maintain soft and healthy hair.

And if you don’t want to leave anything up to chance, then make sure to find a good stylist with tons of experience and trust their advice!