Last September (2007), I scheduled an appointment with Patrick when my regular hairdresser was out of town. He has been a hair dresser for many years, but had just joined Studio Cara a few weeks before my call. In my first appointment, he corrected texturizing that had been done to my hair for several years and for the first time in a very long time, my hair looked great, no matter how I decided to style it! In late 2006, I bought the Curly Girls book by Lorraine Massey and despite my efforts in the Spring and Summer of 2007, it just didn't work. Now that I had found Patrick, who was willing to work with me on Lorraine recommendations, it began to work. I bought a copy of Curly Girls and gave it to Patrick. Together, we began dry cutting my hair, washing only with conditioner and only diffusing it while scrunching my hair. It has now been almost 4 months since we began caring for my curls the Curly Girls way and my hair has never looked better. I finally love my curls and my mom, a straight haired beauty, loves them even more!