Dear Ouidad: I had my beyond-shoulder-length very curly hair cut very short. I was trying to get below the damage and didn't realize it would take so much and should have done it bit by bit. But what's done is done. The damage was from medication from two hospital stays with another scheduled a week later and over-processing together. I had been having my under and side layers relaxed as they were and still are extremely coarse and curly where the rest of the hair is much softer with a lighter curl pattern. I am working with a stylist who appreciates curly hair and has really helped me to turn it around as it grows out. We are waiting for it to get a bit longer (yes I'm going back longer, I look like my grandmother with short hair) before she will even think about relaxing the kinks. We originally talked about perming it on large rollers, but they are beginning to use a Surface product for relaxing and I wondered what your thoughts were. We are probably at least another trim and color (covering massive gray) from doing it, but that depends on the process used. Are there any products that would help relax the curl and make it appear softer that I can use in the interim or instead of having it chemically relaxed/permed?

A: One option is a softening treatment. It is a technique to loosen the curls with very mild relaxants blended with Deep Treatment. It works to soften coarse curls, making them more maintenance free and healthy looking.

3. If anybody sees this comment O need help with my hair and I can’t seem to find the right article on here… I have type3 curly hair, its soft and has great texture but Its often frizzy and not the way i want it. I like thin not too poofy to overwhelm my face… I’d really like Tylor Swift’s type and i think Ic an acheive it if I find the right stylers and stuf… I just don’t enjoy producta that make my hair hard or give me buildup… the more natural and less time it take- the better!
I recently had my haircut too. My hair was long(down my back), i wanted to get my as smuch split ends as possible cut out. The stylist said it would be only 3 fingers. My hair is now barely past shoulder-length, to make things worst she also thinned out my hair. i have thick hair(3a/3b)and my old routine of just frizz serum and conditioning is just not cutting it.