Kelly Foreman and familyNC: Do you have any tips for women who are considering going natural or new curlies?

KF:

  1. Growth: I have been growing my hair for 13 years! I have the Rapunzel complex until my emotional hair cut scars are healed! I have found that eating healthy, exercising (I run five days a week for  30 minutes), taking vitamins and using NATURAL products all help with hair growth. NOTE: traditional silicones can build-up and clog the follicle, leaving you with thinning hair that breaks more easily!
  2. Frizz: Traditional silicones work like a moisture block. Remember when we used to wax floors and would get that yellow gross build-up? Well, that happens with traditional silicones too. Get a good clarifier (I’m working on one!) and occasionally clean that off your scalp and hair. Silicones work like laminates and prevent your hair from getting the necessary moisture you need to reduce frizz!
  3. Styling: Apply gel to wet hair, by sections, scrunch, then do NOT touch it until it is 80% dry. Release the “set” the first time after it is 80% dry, then let it dry completely and scrunch and touch all you want.  If you do NOT apply enough product and/or if you touch it before it has had enough time to set, it will frizz out on you. Voila! You are left with hair that is soft to the touch!
  4. Moisture: Leave in a good amount of conditioner. Your hair should feel slick, but you shouldn't have so much in your hair that it looks “milky” in your hand. Slick or slimy and clear on your hands. Once you balance the moisture in your hair, you will actually use less product. Lay off the heat! Sometimes this one is hard for me when I'm rushing to get out the door and don't want to leave with wet hair, so I will turn up the heat on my diffuser.
  5. Length: Do get the necessary trims to keep your ends looking and performing well! Silicone build-up is a huge issue for breakage. It took me a while to figure this one out. Heat stressed hair will also break more easily. Your hair is most fragile when its wet, so be gentle!

NC: Do you have a "suggested style" or a "featured style" to use wear with these products? What’s one of your favorite looks to do with your products? Can you tell us how to get this look with your products?

KF: My favorite is second and third day hair! Because of the time saver (I’ve got three kids and millions more to reach!) I take an empty spray bottle and put  one part gel or leave-in and three parts water. I do my version of the pineapple at night and sleep on a satin pillow case. then I go do my work-out in the morning (not the hard workout) and take a quick shower without wetting my hair. I then use the spray bottle to saturate the frizzy areas, use the Herbal Detangler & Refresher spray scrunch and go!

NC: Tell us where we can connect with your brand.

KF: FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/MopTopHaircare

Twitter: @MopTopHair

YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/moptophair

www.moptophair.com

NC: Where are your products available?

KF: MopTopHair.com and CurlMart.com. You can also check out our site for local salons that carry our products.