As a stylist and having curly hair myself, there are many things I can share with you about ways to make it more manageable. My biggest fear until I was in beauty school and even after, was getting a haircut. I HATED getting haircuts. As you know curly hair springs up once its cut and I can share stories about what I use to do when I did.

 

I made the mistake of chopping my hair off my head in beauty school, primarily because we highlighted my hair every day and needless to say it was Fried! The curl was limp, the ends were split and the color was god-awful. That’s what we did in beauty school. We had to learn somewhere. It only took 10 years to grow back or so it seemed. So my advice to you is this:

 

Ask your stylist to blow out your hair first before cutting your hair. This will limit the amount of hair they cut off. Most stylists know that the tension between your fingers is different that’s why when cutting you are not suppose to cut past your knuckles. (I say most because the good stylists won’t do this) Curly hair is more difficult to cut when wet. So if it appears that your stylist cut off a lot of hair, I suggest finding a new stylist or asking them to blow out your hair first.

 

Try a Keratin Brazilian Treatment. I know, I know, “there’s so much controversy over it.” Yes but, Keratin is the natural protein your hair is made of we are simply infusing with heat the natural protein back into your hair. And the Formaldehyde concern, well there is a little bit, but did you know that aspartame the sugar substitute also seen in diet soda, can be just as harmful if not more for you and your drinking that. If your truly concerned don’t do it often, open the windows and make sure there is ventilation. The benefits are just incredible. Humidity resistant hair, reduction in blow-drying time and in most cases you can let your hair air-dry, as well as strength, flexibility and it locks in your color so it doesn’t fade as quickly. I’ve done it and my curls have never looked better. Myth: this is not a straightening or chemical treatment. It’s a conditioning treatment and I highly recommend it!

 

One last tip…

 

Product, Product, Product… you need a good product to get the results you want. If your unsure ask a professional what would be best for the result you are looking for with your hair type. Moroccan oil and shine spray are great, but in small amounts.  If it is humid your hair is going to frizz or curl up therefore a good straightener or blow out serum needs to be used. It will protect your hair from the damage of a blow dryer and help it last longer and please don’t hold the end of the dryer directly on your hair or the brush unless it has a nozzle. I see this all the time; you’re frying your hair ladies.

 

Hope this was helpful! If you have any questions follow my fan page for daily beauty tips and tricks. www.facebook.com/PinnedandProper

 

ahhhh bad hair dayThanks for reading!

 

 

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