Hair After Care
Caring For Your GinaCurl at Home
The Shampoo and Conditioning regimen below should be followed by everyone, but further instruction listed on this page is intended for GinaCurl clients only!!
After Your GinaCurl
Your service is complete but the procedure is not over yet! You will be leaving our salon with your hair still air neutralizing. This means it is still processing. Your hair still needs to absorb more oxygen and will do so naturally through air neutralization.
Once you leave the salon it is imperative that you do not brush your hair, tuck your hair behind your ears or stretch your hair in any way for 48 to 72 hours. This will allow your hair to completely neutralize into the current shape and gives your hair time to become entirely completed. Please do not use clips, pins, metal clips, and clips with teeth, rubber bands, barrettes, clip ins, pony tails, brush, comb, finger detangle or pullbacks for three days.
You can wet and add product to your hair to style during the three days after your procedure. You can shower and allow the water to soak your hair, and condition your hair if you would like– remember, no combing or detangling. After getting out of the shower make sure to add leave in a conditioner, and a curl cream of your choice, scrunch and style your hair so the curl stays in the best shape possible.
Do & Do Not
DO NOT leave a towel on your head if you have chosen to wet/condition your hair. Blot your hair with a towel and scrunch so that the hair remains curly
Do NOT wear a style that “creates tension” on the hair especially along the hairline such as, ponytails and pullbacks for three days. Repeat: Do not use clips, pins, metal clips, and clips with teeth, rubber bands, barrettes, clip ins, pony tails, brush, comb, finger detangle or pullbacks
Do not use anything that “causes pressure” on the hair such as, tight cap, hat or scarf for three days.
You have to wash and condition your hair three days after your GINACURL.
Do not swim in chlorinated pools or salt water for at least two weeks after your GINACURL. After the two weeks make sure you are soaking your hair with fresh water before you enter the pool or salt water. Bring a spray/water bottle to be prepared.
Do not color your hair for two weeks. If you do, your hair may react in a way which cannot be predicted and may revert back and over process. After the two weeks it is recommended to use deposit color, stains, semi and/or demi permanent. If you choose to use permanent hair dye make sure you or your stylist is using nothing higher than 20 volume developer or peroxide. Anything higher can increase your porosity levels.
Great care needs to be taken when coloring chemically treated hair. Your hair might look healthy to your color technician but your hair has been chemically altered. It is imperative that you inform the color technician that your hair has been chemically altered before a color service. If you are using a permanent hair dye make sure you when you go in for your retouches, you or your stylist does not “freshen” up your ends with your root color. If it is desired, have you/stylist use a semi permanent color on your ends for 10 minutes to boost your color.
We do not perform the GINACURL on highlight or lowlighted hair.
How To Condition Your Hair:
- Wring out your hair so there is as little water as possible. This is very important because if you hair is filled with water the conditioner will just sit on top of the hair, instead of penetrating into the hair.
Apply your GinaCurl Replenishing Treatment mid shaft down to the ends of your hair in a downward motion. Let the treatment soak into your hair for a few minutes. Then use a wide tooth comb and comb through. Make sure to get into those roots with your wide tooth comb. Allow the conditioner to stay in your hair for 5-10 minutes and then rinse thoroughly.
LEAVE IN CONDITIONERS are the ONLY conditioners that should be left in your hair.
Lastly, using a towel or t-shirt, blot your hair, taking out any moisture left in the hair.
Our GINACURL Replenishing Treatment is a great deep conditioning product that you can leave in your hair for 1-3 hours. For best results, you can apply it to your hair thoroughly and sit under a head dryer or steamer. Make sure to rinse it out completely. This product is not meant to be left in your hair overnight.
Conditioners are not meant to be left in the hair overnight. This can cause matting and extreme shedding.
Keep your hair curly for three days after your GinaCurl. No stretching your hair in any way (e.g. pony tails, tucking behind ears, using a hair wrap, etc.).
- You may need to section your hair to detangle it once your roots grow in.
- Rinse out your conditioning treatment completely. Never leave conditioner in the hair, even a little bit.
- Wring out excess water.
- Once a month you can use your Replenishing treatment as a deep conditioner by shingling the treatment all over your hair, putting a plastic cap on, and leaving it on for 3-4 hours or under a steamer for 30mins to an hour.
How To Shampoo Your Hair:
- Saturate your hair thoroughly with water.
Do not shower with hot water, always use warm water.
Do not use an anti-dandruff shampoo or baby shampoos, these may have the capabilities of breaking the altered disulfide bonds, thereby allowing the hair to revert back to its original state.
Soak your hair while you are in the shower for at least five minutes to get the water to penetrate the hair shaft. Shampoo with our GINACURL Replenishing Shampoo to your scalp first, scrub-lift – scrub-lift—do not rub the scalp and scrub in circular motion this will cause knotting and tangling. Never detangle or comb through hair with shampoo! Rinse, rinse and rinse well. Add shampoo again- this time you are going to work in a downward motion. Down the hair shaft. Your first shampoo is to LIFT, and your second shampoo is to CLEANSE. Next, rinse again. Wring the water out of your hair to the best of your ability. By leaving your hair soaking it will hinder the conditioner to really penetrate to the hair’s cortex layer.
Never detangle or comb through hair with shampoo!
Don’t be alarmed by shedding after the GinaCurl. Humans shed about 50-100 hair strands a day, which for those blessed with a tighter natural curl pattern, those hairs are usually not able to easily free themselves during washes.
Going forward, especially on your first wash day, the shedding will look more substantial than what you’re used to since you haven’t combed through your hair for three days, and due to your new hair texture.
With the GinaCurl, the hair is now stretched out, so it will visually appear to be more hair in the drain, but that’s just because, unlike before, the shed hair is freer to remove itself from the healthy hair, which is why the GinaCurl is able to avoid tangles and breakage.
GinaCurl Styling: Do & Don’t
As a preface, your hair naturally sheds 50-100 strands a day. With this information, it is important to make sure you are shampooing and conditioning your hair as explained every 3-4 days. If you exceed 3-4 days without washing, that 50-100 strands a day will multiply even more. When combing your hair with a conditioner in the shower, be sure to use a wide tooth comb. No brushes. Brushes are far too aggressive, especially when the hair is wet. When detangling, make sure you are getting into your roots. Even when your regrowth comes in.
No finger detangling. It may be difficult for the last few months of your GINACURL, due to your regrowth. This is when you should begin to baby your hair by going back to sectioning slowly and taking your time when detangling. Where the two textures meet- the line of demarcation is very fragile. It is important you do not neglect your regrowth by only treating your GINACURL hair. This can create extreme matting and damage.
Also, do not sleep with an excessive amount of products in your hair. You do not want to go to sleep with products, this will create product build up which will result in breakage, and excessive shedding. This also goes for color. Color build up can create the same amount of issues if not rinsed out thoroughly enough.
The last few months may be difficult with the two textures and you may have the urge to invest in a protective style. Braids are fine for NO more than 1-2 weeks. Remember, you must be washing your hair every 3-4 days.
Absolutely NO straightening or blow drying your hair. This is a BIG ONE.
You may blow dry your hair and your GINACURL reverts to its gorgeous curly state. UNTIL when you come in for your retouch and your hair WILL NOT curl.
Overnight or daily twists or braid outs are fine!
A roller set is fine, under the dryer (low heat).
Clip in extensions are fine. Do NOT sleep with your clip ins. No tape in, clamp extensions, or track installments.
No proteins or Keratins. Although these treatments may be good for your hair, it can alter the GINACURL curl pattern if not done correctly. Please stay away if suggested otherwise. Many products have proteins and keratins in their ingredients. Check the ingredient description list and make sure if it states there might be some in the product, that is towards the end of the list.
Every morning you should spray hair with water and add more curl cream. Scrunch! Only use Leave in Conditioner after using your shampoo & conditioner in the shower. Remember your hair needs moisture, the GinaCurl loves water!
Oils are OKAY. Even though oils provide moisture, it locks out moisture as well. Make sure to use your oils as the last product you use in your routine. Apply midshaft to ends. Stay away from your roots. For our clients who will like to continue using oils- it is a MUST to shampoo your hair with Clarifying Shampoo ONCE a month.
Keep a hair history! It is so important to know exactly what you are using in your hair and when. Please keep track of anything you color your hair with, peroxide level, and anything else you are chemically treating your hair with.
DO NOT sleep with Conditioner, Custards, Putty, Lock Cream, Oil or Masks in your hair! Directions MUST specify that you can LEAVE-IN.
Do NOT sleep with ponytails, braids, or bands.
Do NOT sleep with wet hair!
Stay away from gels and moose
ONLY use a wide tooth comb when combing through your hair, we don’t recommend a micro-fiber brush that is designed to “detangle” natural hair.
Apply Therapispa All in 1 Moisturizing Milk, or your personal leave-in conditioner, and shingle into your hair (check out Gina’s Shingling Technique on YouTube).
- Mist your hair with water if your hair begins to dry too quickly.
- Apply client favorite Therapispa Curl Cream then scrunch your hair and allow to air dry or diffuse on low heat.
- Finish off your styling by misting your hair with the Semi Di Lino Cristalli Shine Spray.
- Use Therapispa Curl Fluid to refresh your curls (especially the ends) and scrunch. If you have frizzy hair, hard to manage ends, or have some stubborn strands that don’t want to coil as much as you like, our recommended products are ideal for reviving your curls. Use them sparingly as they are very concentrated.