This was a brand-new client who was referred to me. She was very nervous, but after studying my website she decided to trust me with her hair. Wow, did she have some hair!
If you look carefully, you can see the curl through the frizz! Val has worn her hair like this her whole life and knew nothing else. Can I help her, she had asked me.
Frizz, my friends, is just a curl waiting to happen! It is lacking moisture, and once properly hydrated can live to its full curl potential. For more about frizz, click here.
Val was beside herself with shock afterwards, never having seen her hair make actual curl formations like this. It was a beautiful moment to be able to introduce her to her hair!
In following up with her, she is adjusting to her new haircare regimen well, and having good results. (Unfortunately, she hurt her wrist, so right now her hair is taking a back seat as she heals!)
I cannot tell you the amount of joy I get to experience every day doing what I do. I love the moment a new curly flips her hair back at the end of her appointment to see the results for herself in the mirror. Thank you, Val, for your courage to step out and trust me!
Do you know someone whose hair resembles the "before" picture above? Send them my way! Let's work together for the curly good and help Olympia bring curly back!
Frizz is an anomaly for most people. It is the difference between a good day and a bad day for curlies. What products to use? Why are rainy days my worst enemy? How to tame it? These are the questions that plague the the curly mind.
1. Rid your hair of silicones. Silicones will choke the life out of your hair by sealing it in a mighty shield of plastic. Moisture cannot penetrate this barrier, so your curls will get drier and drier and drier. Read up on the 5 Worst Recommendations for Curly Hair, then get rid of all your silicone-laden products in your bathroom. How do you find them? Read the ingredients. Anything ending with the suffix "cone" is a silicone. Easy to spot.
2. On rainy days, leave in more conditioner. Silicone-free conditioner, that is. I recommend DevaCurl One Condition; it does a great job of rehydrating the hair. Keep in mind that the more conditioner you leave in, the longer it takes your hair to dry.
3. Apply a water soluble, silicone-free styling aid. They come in various forms: cream, gel, or foam. Avoid alcohols; they are drying. After applying your styling aid, DO NOT TOUCH. If you mess with your hair before it is completely dry, you will cause it to frizz. After it is dry however, you can shake and scrunch to achieve soft, touchable curls.
A curl-by-curl dry cut can enhance your curly or wavy hair. This and using the proper products will help you to achieve the same awesome curly results at home as in my chair. If you haven't seen me yet for a curly appointment, be sure to visit my booking site and come on in! My door is open for ya!
As members of CHA (Curly Hair Artistry) and your local curly hair specialists, we welcome you to learn along with us!