Home Care for Your GinaCurl Curl Reformer

Congratulations, your service is complete, although the procedure is not over yet! You will be leaving our salon with your hair still air neutralizing. Your hair needs to absorb more oxygen and will do so naturally through air neutralization. This means that your hair is still processing and it is important to handle it properly during the first three days!

Once you're home, it's important that you thoroughly wash behind your ears, shoulders, neck, chest & back to remove any possible product that may have leaked- avoiding any irritation or reactions/burns.


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.

It is crucial you give it 48 to 72 hours for your hair to set properly. If you extend that timeline, and/or wash too early the hair can result in over and/or underprocessed. Do not risk it!

While sleeping: A satin pillowcase and/or satin bonnet is perfect! When you wake up in the morning, your hair may be a little flat due to sleeping, you can simply spray it down your hair with water. This will activate any product you have in your hair and you can scrunch and style as desired!

You are able to wet and add products to your hair to style during the three days after your service. We advise to only add leave in conditioner since we apply products during the day of your service. You can shower and allow the water to soak into your hair, and condition your hair if you would like to- 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.

Repeat: During the first three days- 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/tension” on the hair such as, tight cap, hat or scarf for the first three days!

Now that your three days are up and you are ready to wash your hair. Make sure you are always using our wash technique:  Shampoo, rinse, Shampoo, rinse, then Condition, rinse!

First two weeks after your GinaCurl:

● Wait two weeks before coloring your GinaCurl
● Wait two weeks before applying any clip-ins
● Wait two weeks before going into salt or chlorine water
● Wait two weeks before trying any specific hair styles that involve elastic bands, pony tails and any slick pullbacks
● Wait a MONTH before any protective styles


Shampoo and Styling Techniques

● Do NOT shower with hot water on your GinaCurl, always use warm water. 
 ● Do NOT use an anti-dandruff shampoo or baby shampoo, these may have the capabilities of drying, stripping and breaking the altered disulfide bonds, thereby allowing the hair to revert back to its original state.

Wash days should be every 3-4 days!

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. 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- any dirt and oils from the scalp/hair, and your second shampoo is to CLEANSE- the scalp and hair. Next, rinse again. Wring the water out of your hair to the best of your ability. If you leave your hair soaking it will hinder the conditioner from really penetrating the hair's cortex layer. Add conditioner with our GINACURL Replenishing Treatment, by using 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, use a towel or t-shirt to blot your hair by 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 your weekly moisture
treatments! 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.

When styling your hair, first apply our All In One Moisturizing Milk to the hairline, crown and nape area as your Leave-In.
Work it into your hair and then separate the hair at the crown and work down the front, sides and back. Before applying
your Curl Boosting Fluid/Cream as your styling product, be sure your hair is damp to wet. We highly recommend the technique “shingling” when adding your curl products. Start at the nape, taking sections and applying the product hroughout your hair with your fingers, from roots to ends. Saturate! Please look at our YouTube page for “How To Apply Product Shingling.” Once you apply your leave-in conditioner, curly creams, or other products, scrunch and style. We love to finger coil the hair for a more defined style. You can use an edge control if you would like- do not make it a habit!


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, that 50-100 strands a day will multiply even more. When combing your hair with 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 will need to have much more patience with your hair. This means you will be  sectioning it more when handling the hair 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 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.

Do & Do Not

● Perform moisture treatments weekly. This can be done by applying our GC Replenishing Treatment after thoroughly washing your hair
● After washing your hair: 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 or along the hairline such as, ponytails and pullbacks for more than 3 days MAX! When a client has chemicals in the hair, it allows the hair to become easily manipulated. It's important to change up the hair styles this way the hair does not adapt to any specific style and cause manipulation. In some cases, the curls can become weak and too loose after too much tension is worked on the hair!
● Overnight or daily twists or braid outs are fine
● A roller set is fine, under the dryer (low heat) Clip extensions are fine. Do NOT sleep with your clip-ins. No tape in, clamp extensions, or track installments.
● No proteins or Keratin. 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 leave-in conditioner. Scrunch! 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 the midshaft to ends. Stay away from your roots. For our clients who would 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 harsh gels and moose
● ONLY use a wide tooth comb when combing through your hair, we don’t recommend a microfiber brush that is designed to “detangle” natural hair


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 and leave-in conditioner 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/or 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 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.

Absolutely NO straightening or blow drying your hair. This is a BIG ONE. If you blow dry your hair and your  GINACURL reverts to its gorgeous curly state after washing, you may think it has not caused any issues. You may even decide to continue and blow dry/straighten your hair again. It is UNTIL you come in for your retouch, your ends will NOT CURL. You will have curly roots and straight ends. With this information, keep in mind that we are not responsible for undesirable results if the client goes against our directions and you will be signing a waiver when you come in for your next retouch.

Thank You for choosing Hair’s Talent for your GinaCurl process
Don’t hesitate to call or email with any questions
203. 466. 1246
All recommendations have been reflected on past experiences. Please make sure you are following every instruction. If you
(client) do not follow our instructions, we can not guarantee a successful GinaCurl. For that reason, we (Hair’s Talent GC 
stylist) are not liable.