Little girl

Dear Ouidad:

I’m looking for a way to style my type 3a curly hair. I like it long, natural looking and kinda thin, but I don’t want my styling products to make my hair hard or build up at my scalp. I like Taylor Swift’s type of hair; natural looking soft curls, and I’m looking for something like that. I also like Kate Winslet’s curls in "Titanic," although I know those are not natural. If you know of anything I can try, please let me know! The faster it takes to achieve that look would be the better! No one likes sitting in the bathroom doing their hair all morning! Please, help!

A: 

Each person’s curls are unique and beautiful! Like your own finger prints! I suggest a shampoo, conditioner and styling product that is appropriate for your curl type to achieve beautiful curls that aren’t weighed down or crunchy, which would be my Curl Quencher Shampoo and Conditioner and Styling Gel. While hair is still damp use my “Rake and Shake” technique with your styling gel to evenly distribute product and keep curls protected and defined. Remember- the amount of hair between your fingers will determine the size of the curl, so I recommend larger sections to get the soft curls you’re looking for.

Another option would be to use my Softening Treatment to loosen the curl pattern. This service is offered only at our New York and Santa Monica salons that specialize in curly hair and is meant to gently loosen the curl pattern without harsh chemicals used in most relaxers.