Spoiled Pretty reader, Kristi, writes:
"I have very temperamental curly hair. It can be anything from looking like I just got a spiral perm (usually in the summer or in a humid environment) to looking sort of randomly curly and floofy in weird places (when it's dry in the winter). I don't like to blow dry my hair or use many chemicals on it because it needs all the moisture it can get. I generally just air dry and I shower at night. I finally have a stylist who knows curly hair and cuts it well, now comes the styling! "I'm wondering if there's a hair product or a technique (other than blow drying) that I can use to get my hair to have less curl but still be awesome when I air dry. A good example is Brooke Shields in Lipstick Jungle. I covet her hair, but usually the only days I can get it are random if the humidity is just so or if I haven't washed my hair in a while. I'm growing it out long and dream of Brooke's controlled curls! Any suggestions?"
To help Kristi control her curls, I contacted Ouidad. Ouidad was the very first stylist and salon owner in the country to specialize in curly hair. Today, editors at national fashion and beauty magazines consult Ouidad regularly and consider her to be the "Queen of Curl." She combined scientific knowledge with an understanding of curly hair's special needs. She takes an active part in formulating and creating her line of protein and vitamin enriched hair products that work with antioxidants to make curls defined, soft, shiny and manageable.
For all of you curly girls, Ouidad recommends that you stop fighting Mother Nature and learn to work with your waves…and you'll learn to love your curly hair. For Kristi’s curl quandary, she shares the following tips:
"Begin with a water based shampoo and conditioner, such as Ouidad Clear & Gentle Shampoo and Ouidad Balancing Rinse Conditioner. Use Ouidad Deep Treatment, a vital step in restoring and maintaining hair's health, to rejuvenate internal layer of the hair adding more pulse and movement to the hair. Use rake and shake styling method with Ouidad Tress FX Styling Gel to define curls by taking small sections of hair between fingers and rake through with gel. Tress FX light styling will keep position and style. Diffuse hair at the middle to add bounce and at the ends, do not dry naturally. And finish with Ouidad Styling Mist to set curl and add shine without holding hair stiff."
Ouidad has generously offered to send Kristi Clear & Gentle Shampoo, Balancing Rinse Conditioner, Ouidad Deep Treatment and Styling Mist so that Kristi can copy the Brook Shields curls she covets.
Many thanks to Ouidad for the sound advice and for spoiling Kristi pretty!!!
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