Natural Texture < Straight Ends
It has become more and more common that I have a client to come visit me in the salon and raise the question : Is there anyway that I can get my straight ends to go back curly? I am NOT a magician but I try to be very thorough in conversation and make sure that I GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT, because these straight ends didn't just appear nor did they grow from your scalp. The placement of the straight pieces usually tell it all.
Observation #1 Have you ever had a sew in and left a small portion of your hair out along with your edges? What usually happens is that the client feels the need to use more heat to make their natural hair blend with the silky texture of weave that they have chosen which is self inflicted heat damage. When wearing weave it is very important to chose hair that matches your texture but that is a totally different topic.
Observation #2 How often do you curl your hair? Usually what happens when your curl your hair everyday it is very damaging to your hair which causes weak strands that eventually breaks the curl down. I have seen in some cases that one side is straighter than the other because that is the side that the client is most comfortable with.
Observation #3 Do you do any home maintenance? For whatever reasons that may come up some clients are doing their hair at home. As a stylist with loads of experience it is still very hard for me to blow dry my own hair but I still proceed with caution. When improperly blow drying your hair you can over stretch the hair which adds unnecessary tension and eventually breaks the curl as well.
Observation #3 I don't even do my own hair, I have been going to a stylist that said she specializes in natural hair. Find you a healthy hair care profession that specializes in natural hair care and who are willing to establish a relationship with. I have had new clients visit me and say," I seen my co worker hair and when you do it its beautiful but when she wet her hair its still curly. I pride myself in maintaining natural texture and if I begin to see a difference from heat I will suggest heat free styles.
In summary, if you have completely transitioned straight ends should be a thing of the past. Once the texture is compromised it may have to be trimmed or cut. Although there are some services that I offer that can help your curls to bounce back but that comes with commitment. Commit to having the best hair!
"Pretty hair is healthy hair!"
10/8/2013 10:42:02 pm
This is a great post! This is one of the main reasons why I won't purchase a flat iron. I know for a fact that I would use it way too often. Thank you so much for keeping my hair healthy, Andrea!! See you on Friday!!
10/9/2013 01:56:14 am
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