Nov 21, 2014

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How to Care For and Style Your Curly Hair!

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Caring for your Curly Hair

Curly hair can make you look sexy and sassy, but when it gets out of control and frizzy, you’ve got yourself a hair problem.  We consulted the blogosphere and found you some interesting articles and video to help you manage your gorgeous curly hair and look stunning! What’s Your Curly Hair Type? Andre Walker, Oprah’s hair stylist, has created a curly hair types system, which NaturallyCurly readers have adopted and modified. They’ve put together handy charts detailing the different types of curly hair, as well as added some recommendations and curly hair tips for all types of curls. You’ll find information about all the curly hair types! This classification system gives you facts and tips on how to care for your curly hair.  (We don’t love their use of the term “kinky” to describe the curliest hair…we’d rather think of it as “passionate” hair).

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Recently, Elle Magazine interviewed Andre Walker:

Your motto is “Make peace with your hair,” but on hot, humid days, it can be more like full-on war. It’s common sense, but you should know what your hair does best and not try to make it do something it wouldn’t naturally do. Fifteen years ago, Halle had shoulder-length hair that was hard to control because of its curly texture. I could straighten it and make it look great for her in the salon, but she couldn’t do anything with it at home. She wanted something easy that she could handle, so we came up with the short cut that’s now her signature look. I always recommend embracing your natural texture. Kinky hair can have limited styling options; that’s the only hair type that I suggest altering with professional relaxing.

To read the rest of the interview and a slide show of recommended products, click here. Devachan Salon & Curly Hair Products If you have curly hair and live in NYC, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Devachan Salon.  Getting your curly hair done at Devachan is undeniably a transformative experience.  First, make no mistake — Devanchan salons are temples for curly hair, where curls are adored and celebrated.  Your hair experience there will include a full lesson on how to care for your curly hair (never use a brush or comb…use your fingers) and how to use products.  Hair cuts?  Another interesting experience — get one and you’ll see what we mean. Can’t get yourself to a Devachan salon?  No worries.  You can read their popular Curly Girl book, a primer on curly hair care and styling.  Visit their online store to order their products. Curly Hair Care Tips Video Liz Muller, from Liz’ Hair Design, offers excellent tips on how to care and style curly hair via her YouTube channel. In this video, Liz shows us some quick tips on curly hair care.

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Angélica Pérez-Litwin

Angélica Pérez-Litwin

Dr. Perez-Litwin is the Founder & CEO of ELLA Leadership Institute, a multi-platform professional development organization designed to advance the careers and leadership of women. She's the creative force behind the LATINAS THINK BIG™ national tour, sponsored and live-streamed by Google.

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  1. Jorgelina says:

    Is there a version of “new latina” in Spanish?

    • Angélica Pérez-Litwin Angélica Pérez-Litwin says:

      Hola Jorgelina,

      Thank you for visiting New Latina. We are in the process of making New Latina available in Spanish! Would that be of interest to you? or a family member? We would love to know.

      Gracias!
      Angelica

      • Jorgelina says:

        Oh, great! I speak English, so I have no issues, but I’m from Argentina, and I know a lot of people who’d love to have info on curly hair and hair care but can’t read English, and there’s so little info on the internet in our language!
        Thanks for your reply, btw!

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