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Curl Concotions: The New Creamy Crack?

In Uncategorized on May 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm

We hate to beat a dead horse, but this one just doesn’t want to die!  The quest for curls is alive and well despite our most fervent dismissal.  You can hardly visit a natural hair group or forum without  tripping over the hairy pink elephant in the room.  Between curl typing charts, curl defining creams, and curl creating regimens women with natural hair are running around like chics with their curls cut off.     As with most things, The Damn Salon has an opinion about this and It is a simple one…Curls do not come in a jar.

Kinky hair IS curly. If you have ever examined a “nap” closely then you probably have already arrived at this conclusion. So, why are black women spending millions of dollars annually on puddings, creams, gels, sprays, and other concoctions that promise what they already have? It is absolutely possible to find products that will tame frizz, or define YOUR natural EXISTING curl pattern. But you will not find springy spirals in a jar, if you never had them to begin with, my dear.

Don’t fight nature, embrace it. Haute hair, begins with healthy hair. So, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!  Trim every 3 months.  Choose protective styles whenever possible. Avoid heat like the plague. Once you have mastered these principles, explore styling options that work with your natural curl pattern.  If your hair is very kinky, roll with it…literally. Styles like finger twists and comb twists will produce awesome lasting texture with ease. These styles also tend to look better as they age.  Gently separate the twist after a few days for greater volume and variety.

If you have a looser curl pattern the tried and true two strand twist will elongate and unify your curls. The springy corkscrews can be worn for up to two weeks, depending on their size.  Larger twists will show their age a little faster. Use a light oil, like The Damn Salon’s Peppermint and Tea Tree Hair Oil, when doing your twist out. You should enjoy natural spirals that age beautifully.  If you have wavy hair, try Bantu knots.  The knots alone are Avante Garde and exotic. When twisted out they will provide you with big bold waves.  Think old Hollywood Glam.

Natural hair is as beautiful as the women who wear it.  Know Yourself.  Love Yourself.  Be Yourself.

Stay Sexy,


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