What is your interest in curly hair?
I have had so many people ask me to troubleshoot their curly hair and lament about their hair, that I started to wonder why curly hair was so different and how can I help my friends who are beyond frustration? One time someone asked me if I could do curly hair I was at a home-party where the consultant was of mixed European background and she had a pile of hair wrapped up on top of her head. She said it is constantly dry and hard to comb out and she couldn't find any products to keep it from becoming a big ole frizz bomb. I so wanted to give her answers!
The very next week I went to a trade hairshow in Seattle and was introduced to DevaCurl, a product line that was developed by a hairdresser who after a lifetime of suffering her curly hair discovered some methods that worked best for her curl type and has since started a Curly Revolution. Lorraine Massey wrote the book, Curly Girl: The Handbook, and has changed the lives of millions of Curlies around the globe.
At this hairshow I was mesmerized by the before and afters that were done right before our eyes on stage. We had opportunity to visit other booths and educators but I stayed the whole day observing and soaking in the Deva 3-Step. This was when I decided I wanted to be a curly hair specialist.
Do you have curly hair yourself?
Yes and no. I have what we call a s'wavy curl pattern. S'wavies have straight/wavy hair and can go either way. I am half Caucasian and half Japanese so my hair is a little on the coarser side. When I was a teenager I had very thick straight hair. As I have matured, my hair has thinned out quite a bit which has left room for volume and curl. I am able to achieve curls with proper hydration and scrunching. Left to its own, my hair will just lay straight. Of course, people with straight hair long for curly and curlies long for straight hair. I say, embrace what you have! Personally I think it's all fantastic. I am jealous of my curly counterparts who have so much personality to their heads, and I love that straight-haired gals can always look freshly groomed.
As members of CHA (Curly Hair Artistry) and your local curly hair specialists, we welcome you to learn along with us!