There wasn’t a specific point that I “went natural” (I’ve worn my hair curly before the huge trend) it’s just that I’m wearing it natural more often now. When you’re a curly girl there’s A LOT of trial and error when it comes to taking care and styling your hair which means you’re likely to spend money in the process. That’s been my life for the past 7 months; trying to figure out what products and cocktails (product combos) that work best for my curl type. I’m slowly getting there! And while I still love the Moroccan Oil brand I think it’s important to have other options (budget friendly) as well. With that being said I decided to have a hair consultation at Muze Salon with Mona Baltazer. I found Mona on Instagram and just really loved the cuts she gave her clients. Plus, I was eager to find out what the hell has been going on with my hair!
Mona began by asking me what I was looking for; volume or more tame curls? As someone whose hair gets lots of volume by day 3 I am definitely seeking to tame and define the curls. She took her time to look at my hair, listen to my concerns (frustrations) and provide explanations. I appreciated that so much! As I suspected, my hair has been different/difficult since my last trim because the layers were cut too short on top. I learned that this type of cut isn’t necessarily “bad” but it doesn’t suit the manner in which I style my hair. What is happening because of that is the curls on the top are not as defined and frizzier while the rest is more defined. In the back the difference from layer to layer is too extreme. Dam!
I also learned that since my hair at the root is a lot curlier Mona recommended I try a different product specifically for that area and another for the rest of my hair. She also recommended I try DevaCurl products because they’re great for what I’m seeking; moisturized, defined, and tamed curls. I can’t tell you how much I’ve heard about DevaCurl so I need to get my hands on them STAT! After several Shea Moisture purchases I’ve finally accepted that they’re simply not for me and Mona agreed. I really wanted to love them though because in the curly hair blogospohere they’re all the rave but my hair just doesn’t agree.
It may take me awhile to find the perfect curly product combo but I’m currently using two so I feel like I’m almost there! Mona gave me several options to help balance out the cut and color of my hair and I’m anxious to get that done for once! I’ve never had a consultation with a curl expert but it just confirmed all that I’ve been hearing and learning thus far; not every hair stylist knows how to deal with curly hair, not every curl is created equal, and what works for one may not work for you. So you have to just keep trying until you achieve the results you desire.
If you are a curly girl and in the NYC area I highly recommend scheduling a consultation with Mona at Muze Salon because she’s amazing!! And don’t forget to check her out on Insta 😉 Oh, and yes, more #curlyhair posts coming to the blog!
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