Should Naturally Curly Hair Be Layered?

Many people with naturally curly hair think that a blunt cut is their only option. There are many reasons for this. They may think that layering their hair will make it look too big, puffy or worse - ending up with a triangle head. While these are not fun hairstyles to sport, layers can be exceptionally great for curly hair. Of course, it’s essential to consider several factors before you take to the pair of scissors. These include your curl type, hair texture, hair thickness, face shape, the amount of maintenance you require and your current hair volume levels. If you’re wondering whether curly hair needs layers, our recommendation is an emphatic “yes”. Here are our reasons why.

Does curly hair need layers?

People born lucky enough to have natural curls may find it a burden. Yes, there is frizz to think about in humid weather, there’s bulkiness and excess volume. And of course, the maintenance required. But layers are an excellent way of dealing with several issues that come with curly hair. Layering hair, as the name suggests, is the cutting of hair at different angles and lengths to achieve a better, more defined look. 

As such, there are multiple benefits to having your curly hair layered. Take a look at our best reasons:

  • They help boost a hair cut’s definition and texture
  • They offer improved shaping of a hairstyle
  • They can make the curls look more “liberated” and appear longer and fuller
  • They bring out the hair’s colours
  • They give the appearance of better kept and maintained hair
  • They offer much better movement and retain bounce
  • They can add more volume to finer hair
  • They redistribute fullness
  • They get rid of bulkiness, and
  • They can bring out unique features of one’s curly hair.

Luckily, layers are excellent for almost every hair style, length and hair thickness. This is irrespective of whether you’re sporting a short, medium or long hairstyle. Here are some options to consider in each scenario.

Short Curly Hairstyles

There is a right way and a wrong way to layer short, curly hair. The right way is to ensure there is more length at the top to provide a fuller offering of the hair’s texture and to reduce the appearance of blunt strands. Some options you’ve got here are the messy wavy bob or the angled curly bob. 
Shoulder length curly layered hair
If you have shoulder length curly hair, the options you have at your disposal are practically limitless. You can go for a middle path, a side part, front layered or back layered look, amongst many others. 

Long Curly Layered Hair

For long curly layered hair, we recommend that short layers are cut under longer ones. The reason for this is that this cut will add more volume to the top and avoid the triangle type of look we mentioned earlier. 

Visit Your Trusted Hair Stylist In Holborn

Whatever your current length of curly hair may be, having it layered is a great decision and the perfect way to gain more definition. If you’re feeling uncertain about making this change, then why not speak to one of our experts? At Frankie Cochrane, we are always more than happy to help you choose the best hairstyle that you’ll feel comfortable and confident with. So, don’t hesitate to reach out to us and we’ll be glad to be of assistance.